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 […]
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.