The 7th annual Laugh Your Asheville Off comedy festival has announced the third headliner of the festival. Comedian Hampton Yount will headline the August 16th showcase at Diana Wortham Theater.
Hampton Yount is a comedian and writer.
He was born in Virginia, started comedy in DC, aged four years, and now lives in Los Angeles. He won the DC Improv Comedy Competition in 2008 and other lesser important comedy contests in VA. He soon made a name for himself as the premiere contest winner and cheater of DC. He’s been invited to the Bridgetown Comedy Festival three times now and picked out of 600 hundred comics to compete in the Laughing Skull Festival where He was a semi-finalist. He’s written for Upload With Shaquille O’Neal on TruTV, Fantasy Factory on MTV, Loiter Squad on Adult Swim, and is currently a writer for his second season of Ridiculousness on MTV. He’s appeared on the G4 Network, will be appearing on Adult Swim. He’s also performed stand up to millions of listeners on the Bob and Tom Radio Show, The Nerdist Podcast young comics special, and XM Comedy Radio. Esquire Magazine recently named him one of the comics to watch in 2012.
Here are some clips of Yount performing:
Yount is the third comedian confirmed for the festival, read our previous article about the headlining comedian of the festival Rory Scovel here and the headliner for the Highland Brewing showcase Jenn Kober here.
Think you have what it takes to perform at Laugh Your Asheville Off? The comedy festival is accepting comedian submissions here.
For more Asheville stand up comedy check out our Asheville Comedy Calendar!