“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 […]
Funny Business at the Millroom presents a show by the comedian, writer and actor on Friday, April 15.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features the second season of locally filmed web comedy Transplanting plus an entrepreneurial mom’s educational line of toddler underwear.
Attic Salt Theatre Co., revisits the hilariously bizarre imaginings of playwright David Ives at N.C. Stage Company, with multiple dates through Sunday, March 20.
French food snob Pierre Geaux (an alter ego of local homesteading authority Bill Whipple) will host Organic Growers School’s upcoming farm-to-table benefit dinner, curated by Meredith Leigh. The event is at UNCA on Saturday, March 12.
“Sometimes people ask me, ‘Are you just trying to get a rise out of people, or play Devil’s advocate?’ … I always say exactly what I think, whether my own audience boos me or not,” says Bill Maher, who will share what’s on his mind at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium Saturday, Feb. 20.
From partner yoga to an adult prom and from self-love workshops to chocolate decadence, there’s something for every kind of Valentine.
On Friday, Feb. 5, the Harlem Wizards take the court at at the Kimmel Arena against local athletes to raise money for Oakley Elementary School.
Cliff Cash, along with fellow stand-up comedians Tom Simmons and Stewart Huff, has embarked on the eight-stop Sick of Stupid tour, with an Asheville date Friday, Jan. 22 at The Millroom.
The Asheville Fringe Arts Festival, which runs Thursday to Sunday, Jan. 21-24, features more than 30 local and imported performing artists.