“I tell myself, ‘If I’m going to do comedy the rest of my life, what’s the rush?’” Attanasio says.
‘Rules and How to Break Them’ opens Thursday, June 20, and will run for six performances at The Bebe Theater.
On Thursday, June 6, internationally acclimated comedienne Elvira Kurt will take the stage at the Diana Wortham Theatre, where she will participate in Sisters Doin’ It For Ourselves, a benefit for Helpmate Women’s Shelter.
Four of Washington, DC’s top female comics perform May 25 at LaZoom Room.
The second iteration is slated for Monday, April 22, at The Mothlight with Chris Rodrigues and Abby the Spoon Lady, Laura Blackley and Tina & Her Pony; Forty Fingers & a Missing Tooth; Hilliary Begley; Tom Peters; Josh McClure of Jus Twerk; Kathleen Hahn of Danceclub Asheville; Kevin Evans and Lauren Napoli of Aerial Space.
The Chicago horror-comedy ensemble brings its brand of horror-comedy to The Mothlight on April 23.
Four accomplished comics — two from Western North Carolina and two based in Colorado — bravely bring their humorous stand-up to The Magnetic Theatre.
The comedian headlines an all-Atlanta show on March 23 at LaZoom Room.
Kevin “KevOnStage” Fredericks, Tony Baker and Tahir Moore perform at River of Life Full Gospel Church on March 9.
“It feels like a home game,” Kondabolu says of performing in Asheville. “I have a bunch of folks who I don’t have to explain as much to and who are excited that I’m there.”
There will be three comics each night, plus an emcee. The Saturday closer, Michael Palascak, a finalist on “Last Comic Standing,” has performed on every late-night show.
The Atlanta-based artist’s illustrations and standup skills will be on display Feb. 3 at Fleetwood’s.
The veteran standups bring their Come Out Laughing Comedy Tour to The Grey Eagle on Jan. 19.
Asheville’s thriving comedy scene remains active with local artists while also attracting major touring acts.
The Indian standup comedian brings his new show to Fleetwood’s on Dec. 8.
This year’s Asheville Comedy Festival features four separate comedy showcases with 44 comedians from across the United States and Canada. It kicks off Thursday, Aug. 9, at Highland Brewing Co., before moving to The Diana Wortham Theatre for three more showcases on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 10 and 11.
The former “30 Rock” actor brings his latest stand-up show to The Orange Peel on June 23.
“We always say, ‘It takes a village to run this place,’” says Amy Marshall, who owns the West Asheville venue with her partner, Tamy Kuper.
There’s typically a time limit for each presenter, and some open mics have a theme or a host to usher the evening along, but what happens in front of the microphone is, truly, wide open to possibility.
The Atlanta-based standup and “Tonight Show” alum performs at The Southern on May 19.