Each night of the festival features a completely different showcase of comics, most of whom are making their first appearance in Asheville. “We keep a very wide revolving door with fresh talent coming in,” says executive producer Charlie Gerencer.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features ultra conscious refrigerator magnets, a new album by David Wilcox and a writer’s bike journey to inspire her new book.
Since the play is set in our home state, it helps bring a sense of realism to this production. This is a show to see with friends. It’s an absolute laugh riot, and the hysterical cast is truly outstanding.
If you like traditional rom-coms, this is the play for you. Significant Other, written by local playwright and Xpress contributor Jeff Messer is showing on HCT’s second stage through Sunday, July 9.
The audience can pose questions to the comedians at the second dinner theater show at Up Country Brewing on Wednesday, June 28.
This month’s lineup includes Peter Smith-McDowell, Hilliary Begley and headliner Macon Clark on Sunday, June 11.
The comedians will perform on Saturday, May 13, at The Grey Eagle.
Asheville Brewing Co. celebrates National Humor Month with screenings of comedy classics and new beers made in honor of the films. The new brews were named through a customer contest.
When Attic Salt founders Marci Bernstein and Jeff Catanese moved their company to Asheville from New York, officially relaunched in 2013, The Nerd was hot on their radar. “We tried to get the rights and got turned down,” Bernstein says.
The Blackpack will host “How to Turn the News into Great Comedy,” a free preperformance discussion for ticketholders, at the BLOCK Off Biltmore on Friday, March 31, at 5 p.m. “All Laughs Matter” follows at Diana Wortham Theatre at 8 p.m.
This year’s showcase takes place at The Grey Eagle on Saturday, March 25, at 7 and 9:30 p.m.
Asheville Amadeus — held Friday, March 10-Sunday, March 19 — is about music, of course, but it also includes art, wine, comedy, sing-alongs, theatrical productions and a symphony-meets-hip-hop EP.
Hopefully stand-up comedian Hari Kondabolu’s in-the-works joke about the Statue of Liberty being deported will be ready in time for his show at Diana Wortham Theatre on Saturday, Feb. 18. If not, he’s got plenty more fresh work prepared.
They’ll perform at Lipinsky Auditorium on Wednesday, Feb. 22, at 7 p.m. $15/$10 alumni. A master class with The 1491’s takes place on Thursday, Feb. 23, at noon in the Mountain View Room of the Sherrill Center.
in and around Asheville, there’s also plenty of music, comedy, dancing, dining, volunteering and even Drag Queen Bingo to commemorate the occasion.
Local comedian and radio host Michele Scheve is currently on the waitlist for pancreas and kidney transplants, two life-saving surgeries.
Performances take place at The Magnetic Theatre Thursdays through Saturdays, Feb. 2 to 25.
Three female comedians, including headliner Erin Foley, will usher the Funny Business comedy series to its new home at The Grey Eagle. Foley plans to hit on politics, sports, and Los Angeles living during her set on Saturday, January 28.
The show takes place at The Block Off Biltmore on Saturday, Jan. 28, at 8 p.m. $10/$12. A portion of proceeds will benefit the American Civil Liberties Union.
The comedian performs at the Diana Wortham Theatre on Friday, Jan. 20
Check out this list of weekend highlights and visit the Mountain Xpress Community Calendar for a complete list of weekend events! FRIDAY Deck the Trees Benefit email@example.com, facebook.com/montevistahotel FR (12/2) through SU (12/25), 10am-9pm – Proceeds from donations at this exhibition of unique hand-decorated Christmas trees benefit the Swananoa Valley Christian Ministry Fuel Fund. Awarding of […]