Asheville Comedy News- Carolina Sketchfest, Rob Delaney, Laugh Your Asheville Off
Mar15

Asheville Comedy News- Carolina Sketchfest, Rob Delaney, Laugh Your Asheville Off

There was a lot of Asheville comedy news this week.       The Carolina Sketchfest “2013 Cackalacka Edition” will take place March 23 at the Asheville Community Theatre. The fest will feature four sketch comedy groups performing a set of their best of/fan favorite sketches. Asheville’s two most popular sketch groups (Feral Chihuahuas, LYLAS) are sharing the stage with two groups from Greensboro who are making their Asheville debut. Tickets are $15 and $10 for students which can be purchased here.   The Grey Eagle will play host to stand up comedian and Twitter star Rob Delaney on August 9. Tickets are $16 and can be purchased here. Delaney is famously crude on Twitter and I for one am looking forward to his Asheville debut.   Finally, the dates for Asheville’s annual stand up comedy festival Laugh Your Asheville Off 2013 has been announced. This years event will be the seventh festival and be held on the dates of  August 13th-17th 2013. The festival will be asking for comic submissions soon.   For more Asheville comedy or stand up comedy, check out our Asheville Comedy...

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Slice of Life presents comedians Gilbert Lawand & Noah Gardenswartz tomorrow night at the Orange Peel
Mar13

Slice of Life presents comedians Gilbert Lawand & Noah Gardenswartz tomorrow night at the Orange Peel

Slice of Life Comedy presents comedians Gilbert Lawand & Noah Gardenswartz tomorrow night at the Orange Peel.   Tickets are $8 in advance which can be purchased here and the show starts at 8:00 p.m.   About Gardenswartz: Noah Gardenswartz is a comedian that you should know about. Always relaxed on stage, he has a wide range of  material and a unique perspective on life.   His well-crafted mix of jokes, observations and personal stories are all full of the cleverly dry wit that have made him an Atlanta favorite and a national up-and-comer.   His credits include TBS’ “Today’s Riff,” Comcast’s “Trial By Laughter,” the 2011 and 2012 Laughing Skull Festival, the 2012 Charleston Comedy Festival, and the 2012 Bay Area Black Comedy Competition, where he was a semi-finalist. Noah also recently made his television debut on Bounce TV’s “Uptown Comic,” and was named as a semi-finalist in NBC’s “Stand Up For Diversity” for 2012.​ Here is a clip of Gardenswartz performing:     About Lawand: Gilbert is an Atlanta based stand up comic and producer of a weekly show called Comedy Gold. He started doing stand up in 2006. Since then, he has performed in clubs all over the country including the Punchline, Funny Farm, Laughing Skull (Atlanta), the Hollywood Improv and Comedy Store (Los Angeles), San Jose Improv, Denver Improv, Comedy Works (Denver), as well many more. Gilbert, or “Me” as I sometimes call myself, comes from an interesting background. He was born in Baghdad to Catholic parents. When he was six years old, his family moved to a town of 500 people in Georgia to live on a farm. Growing up on a farm taught him many important life lessons, like living on a farm sucks.   Here is a clip of Lawand performing:     Joining Gardenswartz and Lawand on stage will be comedians Minori Hinds, Tom Peters, Jenny Chalakian, and host comedian Kelly Row.   The show will also hold a benefit for Asheville fm, a nonprofit community radio station. Both Slice girls are co-hosts of the Ashevillefm radio show Michele & Kelly’s Slumber Party which airs every Wed from 4-6pm. There will be a $1 raffle held with donated prizes from local vendors.   The Local Joint, a popular and beloved diner in Fairview will be providing edible goodies for the night, probably something dipped in chocolate and wrapped in...

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Comedian Myq Kaplan at Lexington Avenue Brewery tonight
Mar05

Comedian Myq Kaplan at Lexington Avenue Brewery tonight

Disclaimer Underground Comedy presents Comedian Myq Kaplan at the Lexington Avenue Brewery tonight. Show starts at 9:00 p.m. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased here.   About Kaplan: Myq Kaplan is a 2010 Last Comic Standing Finalist and has appeared on the Tonight Show, the Late Show with David Letterman, Comedy Central Presents, Conan, and The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson. His CD, Vegan Mind Meld, was one of iTunes’ top ten best-selling comedy albums in 2010.   The Comedians magazine calls him “a comedy machine, in the best possible way. the way that some machines vend soda or prevent other machines from killing future revolutionaries – that’s how Myq Kaplan does comedy: relentlessly, methodically, unblinkingly.”   Word to the wise you don’t want to miss this show and I imagine you might want to show up early because I have a feeling the chairs will fill up fast.   Here are some clips of Kaplan performing:     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJAIBY4tBks   Joining Kaplan on stage will be comedians Jaysun Webb, Ryan Higgins, and comedian Cary Goff will be hosting the evening’s festivities.   For more Asheville Stand Up Comedy check out our Asheville Comedy...

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Slice of Life Comedy presents Asheville comedian Grayson Morris Sunday
Feb22

Slice of Life Comedy presents Asheville comedian Grayson Morris Sunday

Slice of Life Comedy presents the Comedy Showcase featuring Asheville comedian Grayson Morris Sunday night at the PULP.   Show starts at 7:00 p.m. tickets are $5,which includes a year membership to the Pulp.   Now you not only should go Sunday to support your local comics, but Morris just happens to be one funny comic. I’ve seen pretty much every Asheville comedian perform multiple times and Grayson is one comedian I never get tired of watching. She has a unique way of introducing the characters in her life to the audience and I find myself laughing every time.   Joining Morris on stage will be comedians Michael Channing, Josh Rosenstein, Randy Robbins, Taylor Rogers, Jon Reid, Rigel pawlek, David Hall, and host Comedian Kelly Row. Six unannounced comics will also be performing Sunday.   For more Asheville stand up comedy check out our Asheville Comedy...

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Stand Up Comedy at the Double Crown tonight
Feb21

Stand Up Comedy at the Double Crown tonight

West Asheville’s newest bar The Double Crown plays host to a stand up comedy show tonight. The show starts at 10:00 p.m.   From the Facebook Event Page: Featuring your hilarious host Pat Hinson, the irresistible Tom Peters of the Critters, the storyslam champion Grayson Morris, the dynamic charmball Petey Smith-McDowell, the precocious curmudgeon Cody Hughes, and the self-effacing womanchild Minori Hinds   A very stacked local line up, so if you are in the mood for comedy tonight I would head to the Double Crown.   For more Asheville stand up comedy, check out our Asheville Comedy...

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