He just won big at the Boston Comedy Festival and, we’re told, is being chased by Hollywood agents. He’s getting away from it all at the Altamont tomorrow. 9 p.m. showtime, $10 cover.
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 […]
As the Xpress Best of WNC reader poll wraps up, last year's reigning comedians The Feral Chihuahuas are gearing up for a three-night run of new material. This is what the Chihuahuas have to say: "The show is entitled A Fistful of Glitter and promises to leave hilarity clinging to the clothing of all who […]
Comic Michael Ian Black has been a cult favorite since The State debuted on MTV in 1994. The show’s screwball, absurdist sketch comedy lasted only three seasons, but it proved to be a launching pad for several of its cast members. Michael Ian Black went on to perform in such under-the-radar projects as the Comedy […]
You think your summer job is bad? Listen to this group of storytellers (part of the Listen to This: Stories in Performance series) wax comedic about the ways they spent their summers. Thursday, July 28, 7:30 p.m. at 35below.
Our town is a veritable comedy-stravaganza this week: with great shows tonight at the Magnetic Field, and four nights at the BeBe Theater starting Thursday.
* If you don’t like laughing, you might consider giving it another try by attending these shows.
This month, Jason Williams directs a double-feature at Montford, and if anything at all unites the two plays, beyond the hardworking cast itself, it is that they are both done somewhat in the style of Bollywood.
• Finally, someone who professionally channels extraterrestrials comes to Asheville
• Stand Against Racism
• APD’s Chief Hogan quits; Sends farewell message to officers
Here’s the audio recording of our entire interview with comedian and pundit Bill Maher, who is performing on Friday, April 22, at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium in downtown Asheville. In this webcast, we gauge Maher’s thoughts on city Council member Cecil Bothwell’s atheism, Rep. Heath Shuler and many other subjects that didn’t make it in to print.
• Longtime fan of Widespread Panic celebrates band’s 24th anniversary with crisis-of-confidence in parking lot
• The SBI is investigating the APD’s evidence room. Why?
• White House releases text of latest El-Gadhafi letter to president Obama