New Stand Up Comedy Open Mic Freak Show starts at The Odditorium tonight
Apr23

New Stand Up Comedy Open Mic Freak Show starts at The Odditorium tonight

A new Asheville stand up comedy open mic starts tonight at The Odditorium.   From the Facebook Event Page: West Asheville’s first comedy open mic night! Come watch comics from Asheville and beyond make you laugh, or at least take pleasure in their suffering. Do you think you might be funny but need definitive proof? Come sign up for stage time! This will happen on the last two Tuesdays of the month and then every Tuesday starting in July.     The monthly booked shows at The Double Crown in West Asheville have been fun and I have no doubt given The Odditorium’s clientele this ought be a highly entertaining open mic.   For more Asheville stand up comedy check out our Asheville Comedy...

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Slice of Life Comedy presents comedian Tom Scheve tonight at PULP
Apr18

Slice of Life Comedy presents comedian Tom Scheve tonight at PULP

Slice of Life Comedy presents a comedy showcase featuring comedian Tom Scheve tomorrow night at the PULP.   Doors open at 8:30 p.m., show starts at 9:00 p.m. Tickets are $5, which includes a year membership to the Pulp.   Scheve of course is the main pen man behind the longest running satire publication in town the Asheville Disclaimer and is also one of the main organizers of the Disclaimer Comedy brand in Asheville that brings the best stand up comedy shows to town. But this guy is also just funny. I saw Scheve perform in January for the first time in several months and this dude is on his A game. There is a little bit of truth underneath his one liners, which I personally enjoy.   Joining Scheve on stage will be comedians Craig Longino, Allie Steinhoff, Peter Smith-McDowell, Will Fortune, Ben Atkins, Josh Rosenstein, Josh Merrell, Cary Goff, and host comedian Kelly Row.   For more Asheville stand up comedy check out our Asheville Comedy...

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Laugh Your Asheville Off announces third headliner for 2013 festival
Apr18

Laugh Your Asheville Off announces third headliner for 2013 festival

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.   About Yount: 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!  ...

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Comedian Joe DeRosa at Lexington Avenue Brewery tomorrow night
Apr08

Comedian Joe DeRosa at Lexington Avenue Brewery tomorrow night

Disclaimer Underground Comedy presents Comedian Joe DeRosa at the Lexington Avenue Brewery tonight. Show starts at 9:00 p.m. Tickets are $7 and can be purchased here.   About DeRosa: Joe DeRosa started stand-up comedy by hitting the Wednesday night open mic at the Laff House in Philadelphia, PA. Within a year, he was a regular there and at all the major clubs in the surrounding area.   It was not long before Joe made the jump to New York City to take up comedy as a full time gig. He quickly began working frequently at New York venues such as Caroline’s, Stand-up New York, the Laugh Factory, and Gotham Comedy Club. He also made appearances on “Last Call with Carson Daly,” Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend,” and the “New Faces” showcase at the Montreal Comedy Festival.   In addition, he’s performed on national tours such as Dave Chappelle’s “Block Party Tour” and the “Insomniac Tour” with Dave Attell. Joe continues to perform constantly, making television appearances and headlining clubs and colleges both in and out of the country.   Joe DeRosa has become a regular on The Opie and Anthony radio show and Fox New’s Redeye. DeRosa has made guest appearances on FX’s “Louie” and HBO’s “Bored to Death” and has directed, edited, and starred in several shorts. DeRosa has made these achievements despite the fact that he was tragically born without shoulders.   Here are some clips of DeRosa performing:       Joining DeRosa on stage will be comedians Fay Canale, Macon Clark, and Tom Scheve.   For more Asheville Stand Up Comedy check out our Asheville Comedy...

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Laugh Your Asheville Off announces another headliner for August 15 show at Highland Brewing Company
Apr08

Laugh Your Asheville Off announces another headliner for August 15 show at Highland Brewing Company

The headlining comic of the August 15th showcase at Highland Brewing Company of the 7th annual Laugh Your Asheville Off will be comedian Jen Kober. Kober is the second comedian confirmed for the festival, read our previous article about the headlining comedian of the festival Rory Scovel here.   About Kober: ORIGINALLY FROM LAKE CHARLES, LA, JEN KOBER HAS BOUNDED ONTO THE NATIONAL STAGE BRINGING CROWDS TO THEIR FEET WITH HER ORIGINAL BLEND OF STAND-UP, STORY TELLING, AND IMPROVISED ROCK-N-ROLL COMEDY. HER HARD-HITTING HOUR IS PHENOMENALLY FUNNY AS KOBER COMMANDS THE STAGE AND DARES YOU NOT TO LAUGH. SEE JEN NOW… …ON THE MINDY PROJECT ON FOX …ON STANDUP IN STILETTOS HOSTED BY KATE FLANNERY …ON ANGER MANAGEMENT ON F/X WITH CHARLIE SHEEN   Here are some clips of Kober performing:       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...

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