Smart bets: Kurt Braunohler

Photo courtesy of the artist

“I think I might have figured out the dumbest way to make the world a better place,” wrote comedian Kurt Braunohler on his crowdfunding page. “I’ll be jet-skiing from Chicago to New Orleans (seriously) in order to raise money to provide 500 goats and 1,000 chickens for African families in need.” Comedy Central Studios taped Braunohler’s “insanely stupid journey” for a Web series (, and his foolish-yet-endearing side has also appeared on popular broadcasts like “Conan,” “The Tonight Show,” “John Oliver Presents,” “Chelsea Lately,” “New Girl” and “Drunk History,” among others. Braunohler — who incidentally holds a world record for leading a 117-part all-meow cover of “Lean on Me” — brings his stand-up inland for a show at New Mountain Asheville on Wednesday, March 25, at 8 p.m. $18-$20. Photo by Mandee Johnson

About Kat McReynolds
Kat studied entrepreneurship and music business at the University of Miami and earned her MBA at Appalachian State University. Follow me @katmAVL

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