Smart bets: Sick of Stupid Comedy Tour

There are compelling reasons to make fun of Southern culture, but comedians Cliff Cash, Stewart Huff and Tom Simmons hope to prevent negative stereotypes from defining a region that’s far from homogeneous. “There’s plenty of racist, homophobic people right now, holed up in a singlewide trailer, wrapped up in a rebel flag Snuggie with their AR-15, watching ‘Honey Boo Boo,’” Cash told The News & Observer. “Our message is that that’s not the whole South.” The trio will use footage from its issue-driven stand-up tour — which claims to present “a voice of reason with a Southern accent” — in a larger documentary project that explores comedy’s role in Southern culture and social issues. Head to The Millroom (in your pickup truck or smart car) on Saturday, June 25, at 8 p.m., to hear these three set the record straight. $12/$14. ashevillemillroom.com. Photos courtesy of the comedians

 

 

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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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