7 days till Laugh Your Asheville Off, Comedian spotlight Dave Stone
Aug06

7 days till Laugh Your Asheville Off, Comedian spotlight Dave Stone

UPDATE**** Due to a scheduling conflict Stone will not be appearing in this year’s festival We are seven days out from my favorite Asheville festival of the year, the 8th annual Laugh Your Asheville Off festival held August 13th-16th among various venues across town including Highland Brewery, The Millroom, The Altamont Theater, and Diana Wortham Theatre.   Today’s comedian spotlight focuses on Dave Stone who will appear on Saturday’s showcase at Diana Wortham Theatre starting at 8:00 p.m. Click here for tickets!   Here is a clip of Stone performing:   Stone should be a familiar face to the Asheville comedy scene as he was once one of the beards in the now defunct Beards of Comedy tour that appeared in Asheville regularly. Some of my favorite facts about Stone include when he moved to Los Angeles to pursue stand up full time he decided to live out of his van to save money and focus on stand up. Watch a short documentary about Dave living in a van below:   Stone is currently shooting a documentary about adopting a raw vegan diet, a fact I learned when he appeared on the very popular podcast You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes. Stone was also selected as one of the 100 comedians to try out for this season’s NBC Last Comic Standing.   More about Stone from LA Weekly: In Atlanta, Dave Stone was at the top of the stand-up food chain. He did vocal work on Adult Swim series Squidbillies, was named one of CMT’s “Next Big Comics” and regularly toured solo and as a member of the Beards of Comedy, who released their second album through Comedy Central.   On his way up, he’d been a radio DJ, worked in a BBQ restaurant, ran his own landscaping company, served as an undercover security guard for a grocery chain and tour managed for wrestler Chris Jerico’s heavy-metal band Fozzy. Dozens upon dozens of other temporary gigs paid the bills and gave him the necessary flexibility to feature for the likes of Brian Regan, Patton Oswalt, Maria Bamford, Marc Maron and John Mulaney.   But if he wanted to make it as a full-time, headlining comic himself, he needed to move out of Atlanta. After two years of planning and saving, in January 2012 Stone finished decking out the inside of a white cargo van with carpet lining, a sawed-off mattress, tan swivel chair, metal bar to hang shirts, cooler, battery-operated fan, curtains his mother sewed and a triple set of plastic drawers conscientiously labeled “Food,” “Not Food” and “Stuff.” He then drove from Atlanta to Los Angeles, and...

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Don’t be afraid to charge for your work, Michele Scheve on Finding Asheville
Jun09

Don’t be afraid to charge for your work, Michele Scheve on Finding Asheville

Don’t be afraid to charge for your work…   Nathan sits down with Michele Scheve, founder of Asheville Disclaimer, co-owner of Slice of Life Comedy, and DJ at AshevilleFM.org for the 39th episode of Finding Asheville. They chat about what it is was like to be raised by two doctors, what it is like to participate in lucid dreaming, why the key to life is finding humor in tragedy, the birth and fall of the Asheville Disclaimer, and what may be next of one of Asheville’s original comedy writers.    Listen to the full episode below or here: This episode was recorded at Mojo Coworking at 60 North Market Street in Downtown Asheville.      Be sure to subscribe to the podcast via iTunes here to get new episodes to download to your listening devices each week and get caught up on past episodes!           Oh and if you are feeling super nice like the Finding Asheville Facebook page here....

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Not accepting life setbacks, Asheville Disclaimer founder Michele Scheve on Finding Asheville Monday
Jun06

Not accepting life setbacks, Asheville Disclaimer founder Michele Scheve on Finding Asheville Monday

The 39th episode of Finding Asheville will be with Michele Scheve founder of Asheville Disclaimer, co-owner of Slice of Life Comedy, and DJ at AshevilleFM.org.    Listen to a preview below:     Nathan sits down with Michele Scheve, founder of Asheville Disclaimer, co-owner of Slice of Life Comedy, and DJ at AshevilleFM.org for the 39th episode of Finding Asheville. They chat about what it is was like to be raised by two doctors, what it is like to participate in lucid dreaming, why the key to life is finding humor in tragedy, the birth and fall of the Asheville Disclaimer, and what may be next of one of Asheville’s original comedy writers.   Full episode will be available for download via iTunes June 9th here.   Remember the easiest way to listen to Finding Asheville each week is by clicking the subscribe button via iTunes here....

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Asheville man paralyzed with decision of what flannel shirt to wear today
Feb18

Asheville man paralyzed with decision of what flannel shirt to wear today

ASHEVILLE- Heath Mason had already reduced his morning anxiety a year ago when he decided to wear the same pair of skinny jeans for the rest of his life.   Despite his anxiety prevention move, Mason found himself rubbing his lens-free horn-rimmed glasses, with mouth a gaped staring at his mass closet collection of flannel shirts early Tuesday morning.   “There is just so many,” said Mason.   “Red ones, blue ones, green ones, yellow ones, I just don’t know where to begin.”   Shortly after Mason collapsed to the floor in the fetal position, quivering as the cool closet air overwhelmed his bare chest. Mason began to question why God had put him on earth as his mounting flannel collection taunted him with chants of ‘wear me.’   Mason’s plight while extreme may not be all that uncommon as a new survey conducted by the Citizen Thymes has found 75 percent of Asheville males own more than six clothing items consisting of flannel.   Mason’s roommate Chuck Rigby found Mason 20 minutes later, when he went into Mason’s room to borrow Mason’s pipe.   “Dude what are you doing?” said Rigby.   “I can’t decide which flannel to wear today,” said Mason.   “Red ones, blue ones, yellow ones, it’s just too much.”   Rigby took a hit of Mason’s pipe and began laughing hysterically at his roommate’s predicament.   “Dude, red shirt, blue shirt, who gives a shit?” said Rigby.   “Here hit this and you will be alright.”   Mason took a hit of his non-doctor prescribed anxiety medicine and immediately returned to his life disposition of ironic pretentiousness.   Mason grabbed a red flannel shirt and put it on and then grabbed a yellow flannel shirt and tied it around his waste.  He readjusted his lens-free horn-rimmed glasses and looked at his attire in the mirror and muttered to himself, “ironic, just how I like it.”   If you or someone you know may be suffering from flannel shirt anxiety, you may want to consider moving to the states of Colorado or Washington so you too can take non-doctor prescribed anxiety medicine, but...

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Comic Andy Woodhull at Millroom tonight
Feb14

Comic Andy Woodhull at Millroom tonight

Comedian Andy Woodhull will be performing at the Millroom tonight.   There are two shows tonight, one at 7:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased here.   About Woodhull: Andy made his television debut on Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham. This came the same year that he was invited to perform at the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, and The Great American Comedy Festival. He has also been featured on the nationally syndicated Bob and Tom radio show, and was a semi- finalist in CMT’s “Next Big Comic”. Most recently he won the Best of the Midwest Competition at Gilda’s Laugh Fest earlier this year.   Here is a video of Woodhull performing:   Joining Woodhull on stage will be Atlanta comedian Gilbert Lawand and Asheville’s own Grayson...

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