Feral Chihuahuas experiment with Genetically Modified Comedy

Most people tend to shy away from feral chihuahuas, especially if they’re amenable to keeping all their limbs intact.

San Francisco was left reeling after Paris Hilton’s precocious chihuahua, Tinkerbell, took the world by storm some years back, and that little furball wasn’t even feral.

Asheville’s own Feral Chihuahuas, however, are well worth your time. Rather than bug-eyed little dogs that could be mistaken for vermin if they weren’t used as living fashion accessories, these Feral Chihuahuas are local comedians Tommy Calloway, Wyman Tannehill, George “the” Bastard, Drew McDermott, Adam Meier and Dickie “Ricardo” Davis. The troupe will perform Genetically Modified Comedy at the North Carolina Stage Company on Aug. 2 and 3.

Sponsored by Asheville Brewing Company and (the obviously completely legit) “Punsanto,” the set promises to showcase the fruits of “comedy and biotechnology united in a glorious swirl of progress.” And if you think it sounds corny, well, you should probably take a look at this photo:

You may remember the Feral Chihuahuas from their dance-tastic video celebrating Asheville’s status as Beer City, USA. If not, you should revisit it below before you come out for the “experimental indoctrination” that is Genetically Modified Comedy.

Genetically Modified Comedy will be performed at 7:30 p.m. (already sold-out!) and 9:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 2, and 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m, and on Aug. 3 at North Carolina Stage Company downtown. The show is 18+. Tickets are $13 in advance and $15 at the door, and tickets include complimentary beer from the Asheville Brewing Company for guests 21+. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.feralchihuahuas.com/genetically-modified-comedy/607/.


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