Asheville headlines from 100 years ago
Local mom not proud of cussing out her children in parking lot of Asheville Center for Spiritual Living
Indie comedian Ben Kronberg recorded his first “Comedy Central Half Hour” special to a sold-out crowd in Boston last year, was featured on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” and just finished up a run of shows at South by Southwest in Austin last week. Kronberg’s next stop on his tour is the Lexington Avenue Brewery on Thursday, March 20 at 8 p.m.
When I wrote to say I preferred "News of the Weird" over the "Asheville Disclaimer," I assumed my opinion was in the minority and said so [“Give Me Weird,” May 30 Xpress]. I thought the letter in defense of the “Disclaimer” was just a wee bit over the top [“Haters Gonna Hate,” June 13 Xpress]. […]
The "Asheville Disclaimer" puerile? Duh! Of course it is [“Give Me Weird, May 30 Xpress]. Sorry it isn't high brow, but most comedy isn't (and comedy that is high brow isn't funny). Read The New Yorker if you're into that crap. I have read and laughed out loud at the "Disclaimer." I loved it when […]
What the hell are you doing? I have been a loyal follower of your print paper for about a year and a half. I read it throughout the week during down times, such as dining out. I start with the letters section, slowly pick my way through the articles, all of which I consider the […]
We must never forget that the South is composed chiefly of Bible-thumping, Confederate-flag-waving, potato-salad-eating, lazy-tongued, illiterate bigots [”Page 46 of the Jan. 4 Xpress Literally Made Me Cry,” Jan. 18 Xpress]. Clara Jones' letter indicates somehow that ethnic slurs and bigotry are unique to the Bible Belt. If she grew up in a working-class neighborhood, […]
I'm not Italian, but I was raised in a working-class Italian neighborhood in New Jersey. "Wop" isn't amusing; there are no "disclaimers.” Use of this word in the "Behind the Times" segment in the Jan. 4 Asheville Disclaimer is more than inexcusable — it is disgusting. I would very much like to leave the Bible […]
Thanks to the tireless efforts of many local standup comics (some of which write for this very paper’s “Asheville Disclaimer”), we now live in a city where you can go see fantastic local, regional and national comedians every single night of the week. But you wouldn’t know it by reading the Mountain Xpress. I cracked […]
First there was the silly article complaining about a PETA billboard [“Edgy Mama: Feeding Kids Meat Doesn't Equal Child Abuse,”May 25 Xpress]. Subsequently, Stewart David gently corrected her uneducated views on meat, protein and health. I'd like to add that Anne Fitten Glenn intentionally took the alleged billboard's message "feeding kids meat is child abuse," […]
I am consistently impressed by the quality and originality of the quirky news stories that the Asheville Disclaimer brings to light in our region — stories of the little people that might otherwise be overlooked by major media outlets. In the June 1 Disclaimer piece, "Local Company Offers Organic Way to Rid Your Lawn of […]
Disclaimer Stand-up Lounge welcomes The Rubber & Glue Tour to Athena’s tonight.
A hearty thanks to everyone who came out and made last week’s “Best of WNC Bash,” the bestest Best of Bash EVER! Here’s a slide show from the awesome celebration, which featured epic sets from Josh Phillips Folk Festival, Secret Agent 23 Skidoo, Sons of Ralph and Asheville Vaudeville, as well as an amazing piecemeal feast provided by some of Asheville’s tastiest restaurants. Also in this post: Snippets from host Tom Scheve’s roast of all things “Best of WNC.”
…just wait till you see them live at the Asheville Disclaimer Stand-up Lounge, in its brand-new location at Athena’s downtown.
If you need a little more Asheville Disclaimer in your life (is there anyone who doesn’t?), listen to the 5 p.m. hour of “Take a Stand with Matt Mittan,” Fridays on WWNC 570-AM.
Take the Asheville Disclaimer Downtown Master Plan Challenge, and score a pair of passes to a night of brews and music
The rib ticklers at the Asheville Disclaimer have launched a radio dispatch, which can be heard every Friday during Take a Stand! with Matt Mittan at 5:05 p.m.
Mountain Xpress has already heard from a few readers who were offended by last week’s Asheville Disclaimer page, and we may well hear from a few—or many—more. When the joke’s on you: Asheville Disclaimer founder and coproducer Michele Scheve says “we can’t start trying to protect dumb people from their opinions,” and that the target […]