Comedian Joe Zimmerman at the LAB tomorrow night
Jan14

Comedian Joe Zimmerman at the LAB tomorrow night

Disclaimer Underground Comedy presents Comedian Joe Zimmerman at the Lexington Avenue Brewery tomorrow night. Show starts at 9:00 p.m. Tickets are $7 and can be purchased here.   About Zimmerman: Joe Zimmerman a fan favorite who’s quickly making a name for himself around the country with his likeable demeanor and sharp, original material. Joe is a member of the Beards of Comedy, which released an album, “Cardio Mix,” on Comedy Central Records in 2011.   Named Charlotte’s “Comedian of the Year” by Creative Loafing in 2006, Joe has rapidly become known at the national level for his likable stage demeanor and original material.In 2007 he was named “Stand-Out Stand-Up” at the Laugh Your Asheville Off Comedy festival, and in 2009 he was nominated by Rooftop Comedy for the Golden Shingle Award — given to the most outstanding rising stars in the country. In the same year, Punchline Magazine wrote that he was one of the top comics to emerge from the NC Comedy Arts Festival.In 2009 he formed a tour with the Beards of Comedy, who recorded their debut CD “Comedy for People,” which is played regularly on Sirius-XM radio, and available on iTunes. In 2011, Joe placed first in the prelims & quarterfinals of the Laughing Skull Festival, and advanced to the semi-finals. Here are some clips of Zimmerman performing:       Joining Zimmerman on stage will be comedians Taylor Rodgers, Pat Hinson, and host Jaysun Webb.   For more Asheville Comedy check out our Asheville Comedy...

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Comedian Noah Gardenswartz at Grove Park Inn tomorrow night
Jan10

Comedian Noah Gardenswartz at Grove Park Inn tomorrow night

Tomorrow night Disclaimer Underground Comedy presents comedian Noah Gardenswartz at Elaine’s Piano Bar for free.   Show starts at 8:00 p.m.   From Gardenswartz’s Bio: With the timing of a clock and the gracefulness of a swan, 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. One of the few comedians that works the mainstream, alt and urban comedy circuits, Noah is truly comfortable performing for any crowd (though his niche is with high, black, Jews).   Noah was born and raised in Denver, but moved to Atlanta in 2002, where he still lives today with his pit bull, Bella. He attended Emory University, where he played one year of varsity basketball, wrote for the school newspaper, and graduated with a degree in sociology. Before turning to stand-up full time,Gardenswartz worked as a journalist, hedge fund day-trader, drug dealer, and elementary school teacher – though not all at once.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 are some clips of Gardenswartz performing:       Joining Gardenswartz on stage will be comedians Art Sturtevant, Justin Blackburn, Cary Goff, Tom Scheve and Grady Ray.   For more Asheville Comedy check out the Citizen Thymes Asheville Comedy...

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CITIZEN THYMES EXCLUSIVE- 3 Rejected Asheville Tea Party Raffle Prizes
Jan04

CITIZEN THYMES EXCLUSIVE- 3 Rejected Asheville Tea Party Raffle Prizes

ASHEVILLE-  The Asheville Tea Party will go ahead with the “Great Gun Giveaway” raffle this Sunday in the parking lot of the WNC Agricultural Center during the Land of Sky Gun and knife show, despite criticism from outlets such as the Huffington Post that the giveaway seemed insensitive due to the recent shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton, Conn.   While the recent raffle prize of DPMS Panther Oracle AR15 assault rifle may seem controversial, believe it or not the Asheville Tea Party has rejected some raffle prize suggestions for being too controversial in the past.   The Citizen Thymes did some digging and here are the Top 3 rejected Asheville Tea Party Raffle Prizes.   3. Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power by Rachel Maddow   If you send a member to Barnes and Noble to pick up last minute raffle prizes you better make sure that member can read. Hank Stubbins recalls his mistake of buying what he calls ‘liberal toilet paper.’   “They told me to get whatever, just something patriotic,” said Stubbins.   “The book was right there at the front of the store and it had a soldier on it. I had no idea it was written by that hootenanny skinny Communist man.”   Drift was not given away as a prize, but members did have a hell of time shooting it with an M16 according to Stubbins.   2. The Bible   The Asheville Tea Party didn’t want to confuse its members with all that ‘love thy neighbor’ mumbo jumbo stuff Jesus said. After all that may prevent members from understanding that all social programs to help the poor should be cut to reward rich people with tax breaks, because rich people are oh so very oppressed by high taxes.   The Bible was given away, but the New Testament was ripped out. Makes for faster reading.     1. Backyard Nuclear Silo   Well let’s just say the Asheville Tea Party didn’t reject a backyard nuclear missile silo as a raffle prize per se. Turns out building your own backyard nuclear missile silo breaks a couple federal laws. Who knew?   President Obama’s weak stance on Iran and North Korea lead the Tea Party to try to take the nation’s defense in their own hands. The Tea Party started building a nuclear missile silo. Thankfully members had only tied just a couple microwaves together before being busted by federal...

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Asheville Local Standup Comedy Showcase at Tolliver’s Tonight
Jan04

Asheville Local Standup Comedy Showcase at Tolliver’s Tonight

Tolliver’s Crossing Irish Pub plays host to an Asheville Comedy Showcase tonight. Show starts at 10:00 p.m. and is free.   From the Facebook Event Page: This Friday night at Tollivers Crossing, some of Asheville’s finest local comics will perform. No cover!   Featured comedians: Cody Hughes Cary Goff Fay Canale and Peter Smith-Mcdowell   with special guest Ryan Folks!   Pretty much a stacked local lineup of funny folks and better yet for free.   Also check out Tolliver’s Food and Drink Specials in our Asheville Food and Drink Specials directory. Tolliver’s has great specials every night of the week and their burgers are pretty...

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Asheville Bodybuilder opposes Councilman Bothwell’s call to ban gun show on City property, says biceps are a masterpiece
Jan03

Asheville Bodybuilder opposes Councilman Bothwell’s call to ban gun show on City property, says biceps are a masterpiece

ASHEVILLE- Do you have tickets to the gun show next week, yet?   No?   Asheville Bodybuilder Brock Nettlebaum has two for sale.   “Right bicep, left bicep, oh yeah bro I got your tickets to the gun show right here, bro,” said Nettlebaum.   Nettlebaum is concerned he won’t be able to sell tickets to his gun show much longer with City Council member Cecil Bothwell calling to ban gun shows on City-owned properties.   “Our municipal code specifically prohibits the carrying of weapons on City owned properties. I don’t understand why that law is not being enforced,” Bothwell said in a press release Tuesday.   Both the Asheville Civic Center and the WNC Agricultural Center, City-owned proprieties, have rented to gun promoters in the past.   Nettlebaum however says his gun shows should be protected under the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.   “These cannons (biceps) are works of art and the Statue of David pales in comparison,” said Nettlebaum.   “I should be able to host my gun shows on City-owned property because as an American I have a right to freedom of speech. Bothwell is being all unpatriotic and shit by suggesting I can’t show these bad boys off. Plus it would be a shame for all those babes to not get a glimpse of this on City-owned property.”   Nettlebaum admits he does not know why Bothwell wants to ban gun shows on City-owned properties, but Nettlebaum does have a theory.   “I think he is jealous of these bazookas, bro,” said Nettlebaum.   “I bet he doesn’t even do curls. I pity a fool who doesn’t do curls, bro.”   Nettlebaum does impromptu gun shows daily for whoever has the time and patience to watch. If you would like to purchase two tickets to Nettlebaum’s gun show click...

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