Despite his recent success as the liberal half of “Trump vs. Bernie,” comedian James Adomian says he might not broach political subjects at his upcoming stand-up shows. He performs twice at the Millroom on Friday, Nov. 11.
Like any good Southern city, Asheville’s history is steeped in the gothic and the paranormal. While the facts and claims behind these legends vary from story to story (and storyteller), Asheville’s “ghosts” play an often unheralded role in capturing and preserving the city’s past.
Their performance in Asheville draws from their latest album, What to Expect When You’re Electing, and no politician is spared the whip of their witty charades at at Diana Wortham Theatre on Friday, Oct. 28, and Saturday, Oct. 29.
The show, featuring Winstead with Helen Hong, Joyelle Johnson and Buzz Off, Lucille, takes the stage at The Grey Eagle on Sunday, Oct. 30.
Ride a bike, cut a rug, revisit Neil Young, tour a haunted house or celebrate the spookiest season with poetry and pie. There are as many ways to commemorate All Hallows Eve as there are sexy zombie costume possibilities.
The performance is at UNCA’s Lipinsky Auditorium on Saturday, Oct. 22.
Costumes are encouraged at SCARY spoken word OPEN MIC, which takes place at Buffalo Nickel on Wednesday, Oct. 19.
This exasperated guy next door performs at the Millroom on Friday, Oct. 7.
Posehn, a comedian, actor, voice-over artist, writer and begrudging father, performs at The Grey Eagle on Thursday, Sept. 8.
“The storyline this season is less about Maeve being supernew to town, and more about her finding her niche and putting herself out there,” co-creator Lea McLellan says. “Maeve was often the sounding board for these other, wackier characters. For this season, I wanted Maeve to come out of her shell and show her true colors and personality.”
Comedians Krish Mohan and Lee Camp tackle social and political issues during their stand up sets at The Southern Kitchen & Bar on Saturday, Sept. 3.
Poetry-themed drinks and live music continue after the untamed variety show, which runs Sunday-Monday, Aug. 28-29.
The party is at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall on Saturday, Aug. 20.
The production, a satire about the “manosphere” (or men’s rights movement), takes its name from the The Red Pill online community, hosted on Reddit, “where men go to air their toxic views about women,” according to The Guardian. It was inspired by the events that unfolded around Waking Life Espresso.
This year the festival has gone from four nights to five, beginning with a two-night launch party at Highland Brewing Co. on Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 9 and 10. The festival then moves to the Diana Wortham Theatre from Thursday, Aug. 11, to Saturday, Aug. 13.
Family Dinner Improv will make its debut on Saturday as the opening act before two traditional stand-up sets by Minori Hinds and Mallory Denae plus a headlining performance by Blacklist Improv. The Bebe Theatre hosts the event on Wednesday, July 13.
The trio of stand up comics cover political issues and lighter, day-to-day subject matter at New Mountain on Thursday, July 7, with shows at 7 and 9 p.m.
Hop in your pickup truck or smart car and head to The Millroom on Saturday, June 25, to hear three comedians’ stereotype-squashing views on the South.
In its second year, the festival features local improv groups Reasonably Priced Babies, No Regets, Blacklist Improv and The OxyMorons. Shows run Thursday-Saturday, April 21-23.
The Indian-American (or “hyphenated American”) comedian makes his Asheville debut when his How Not To Fit In Tour stops at The Altamont Theatre on Thursday, April 21.
By day, Grayson Morris is a preschool teacher, by night, a standup comedian. For the last five years she’s honed her craft. Most of her material comes from her everyday life: being single and poor and working with young children. This past Wednesday night, her hard work paid off. Morris found herself the opening act […]