Laugh Your Asheville Off presents two shows tonight featuring Hampton Yount & Mick Thomas
Aug16

Laugh Your Asheville Off presents two shows tonight featuring Hampton Yount & Mick Thomas

Laugh Your Asheville Off presents another double header of comedy tonight featuring comedians Hampton Yount and Mick Thompson.   The first show is 8:00 p.m. show at Diana Wortham Theatre featuring comedian Hampton Yount.   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 is a clip of Yount performing:   Joining Yount on stage will be comedians Dan Decotiss, Rahn Hortman, Andy Forrester, Myke Herlhy, Mary Radzinki, Rahmain Mustafavi, and Paul Hooper.   The second show starts at 10:30 at the Altamont Theater featuring comedian Mick Thomas.   About Thomas: “Mick” is a derogatory term for Irish American immigrants. Of that lot, MICK THOMAS is the funniest. Born and raised in Wexford, Ireland, it wasn’t until moving to New York that Mick’s stand-up comedy career was born. A natural performer and insightful writer, in a few short years Mick has blown away one club owner after the next with his honest and genuinely original takes on American society and life as a young and dedicated family man. Mick Thomas entertains audiences regularly all across Long Island and Manhattan, and is swiftly becoming one of the most sought after acts in Clubs and Casinos up and down the East Coast. Mick has performed with the biggest names in comedy including Dom Irrera, Norm Macdonald, Jim Breuer, Carl LaBove, John Pinette, and Greg Giraldo.   Here is a clip of Thomas performing:     Joining Thomas on stage will be comedians Gary Fletcher, Jason Webb, Liz Russo, Ray Harrington, Shane Copland, Zach Martina, Jamie Ward, Josh Branham, and Kris Shaw.   For tickets to both shows click...

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Laugh Your Asheville Off presents comedian Jen Kober tonight at Highland Brewery
Aug15

Laugh Your Asheville Off presents comedian Jen Kober tonight at Highland Brewery

Laugh Your Asheville Off and Slice of Life Comedy presents comedian Jen Kober tonight at Highland Brewing Company.   Show starts at 8:00 and tickets are $10, which can be purchased 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 is a clip of Kober performing:   Joining Kober on stage will be comedians Noah Gardenswartz, Matt Mcclowry, Grayson Morris, Patrick Passafiume, Jessica M. Singleton, Alex Joyce, Brent Terhune, Amy Miller, and Russel...

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Laugh Your Asheville Off doubleheader launch party at Atlamont tonight featuring Landry & Ryan Singer
Aug14

Laugh Your Asheville Off doubleheader launch party at Atlamont tonight featuring Landry & Ryan Singer

Laugh Your Asheville Off and the Disclaimer Comedy Lounge launch the festival with a double header showcase featuring twenty of the hottest up and coming performers in the country at the Altamont tonight.   The shows start at 8 pm and 10 pm and cost $10 each, tickets of which can be purchased here.   The 8:00 pm show features comedian Landry. From Landry’s Bio: Landry is best recognized for his likable hair, sprouting from charismatic follicles. He is a Canadian-born interracial love child whose hybrid existence, when mixed with a little dysfunction, makes for a fantastic recipe of comedy goulash. In 2007 he relocated to Atlanta to hone in on his craft, and in 2010 he took the title of “Best Male Comic” in the Atlanta Stands Up Awards. Taking inspiration from personal life experiences, his writing style carries a unique and passionate tone. Landry is downright hilarious and his “crossover” comedy style appeals to people from all walks of life, age groups and ethnic backgrounds. He was a finalist in the 2010 Great Canadian Laugh Off , the 2011 World Series of Comedy, the 2012 Miller Lite Stands Up Competition and he was the winner of the 2011 Boston Comedy Festival. Landry has appeared on Season 3 of TVONE’s “Bill Bellamy’s Who’s Got Jokes?”, SiriusXM, and has worked with great comedic talents such as Dov Davidoff, Al Madrigal and Greg Fitzsimmons. Landry is a force to be reckoned with. With a smile that lights up a room and a personality to match, there is no telling what great things this young performer will achieve.   Here is a clip of Landry performing:   Joining Landry on stage will be comedians Rannan Hershberg, Matt White, Kenny Deforest, Ron Placone, Kevin Kinner, Shannon Thompson, Sydney Adeniyi, Carly Mcmenoman, and Gabe Kea.   The 10:00 pm show will feature comedian Ryan Singer. About Singer: Ryan Singer is the rarest of breeds: A comic’s comic who electrifies mainstream audiences with material that is both uncompromising and unpretentious. He recently released his 2nd album COMEDY WONDER TOWN, which was selected by Under The Gun as a Top 10 album of 2012.  LaughSpin says, “With his high-energy delivery and unpretentious leanings, there’s not a lot to dislike about comedian Ryan Singer. And it’s not just us saying it: In the last few years, he’s won over audiences headlining the nation’s finer comedy clubs and was hailed by Marc Maron in Rolling Stone as a comedian “who should be big.”   Here is a clip of Singer performing:   Joining Singer on stage will be comedians Danny Kallas, Brendan Fitzgibbons, Dennis Rooney, Adam Degi,...

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Laugh Your Asheville Off kicks off tonight at Altamont with local showcase to benefit Brother Wolf
Aug13

Laugh Your Asheville Off kicks off tonight at Altamont with local showcase to benefit Brother Wolf

The 7th Annual Laugh Your Asheville Off Comedy Festival kicks off tonight with The Local Laughs for Brother Wolf Animal Rescue show at the Altamont theatre.  All door proceeds go to benefit Brother Wolf Animal Rescue.   The show starts at 8:00 p.m. and tickets are $10, which can be purchased here.   Local comics taking the stage include Fay Canale, Allie Steinhoff, Chuck Shreve, Ben Atkins, Minori Hinds, Tom Peters, Becca Steinhoff, Taylor Rodgers, and Art...

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Countdown to Laugh Your Asheville Off, Today’s comedian Shane Copland
Aug12

Countdown to Laugh Your Asheville Off, Today’s comedian Shane Copland

1 day left until Asheville’s annual comedy festival, Laugh Your Asheville Off, August 13th to August 17th.   Today’s feature comedian that will be performing at Laugh Your Asheville Off is Shane Copland.   From Copland’s Bio:  Shane just doesn’t get it… growing up he told anyone that would listen that he wasn’t interested in work or responsibilities. As he’s gotten older he’s been consistently disappointed and confused as these things attempt to take on a larger role in his life. After avoiding the real world in college, then doing some loafing, Shane found himself in Singapore working as an Advertising Copywriter for Mercedes-Benz. Soon he ran out of ways to write “this car goes fast” and decided to seek out endeavors that would pay him a tiny fraction of what he was making… the obvious choice was comedy. He then completed Second City’s Conservatory and Comedy Writing programs; and in his short time in comedy appeared all across North America Here is a clip of Copland performing:   For tickets to Laugh Your Asheville Off held August 13th through 17th...

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