The latest featured comedian in local comic Petey Smith McDowell’s Petey’s Playhouse series, Rob Haze began his stand-up career while studying political science at the University of Georgia. Since then, the Atlanta-based funnyman has opened for Dave Chappelle, competed on the ninth season of “Last Comic Standing” and, in January, made his “Tonight Show” debut. When he’s not onstage cracking jokes about his old job at an airport chicken restaurant and the benefits of being bullied, he may be heard deciphering a surplus of material as the co-host of the Kanye West podcast, “The Book of Ye.” Haze stops by The Southern Kitchen and Bar on Saturday, May 19, at 9 p.m. Fellow Atlantan David Perdue and Asheville’s Kelly Morgan kick off the evening with their own sets. $7 advance/$10 day of show. southernkitchenandbar.com. Photo courtesy of the comedian
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