Get Up Stand Up South: A comedy showcase and open mic, Dec. 19

Press release from event organizers:

Get Up Stand Up South: A Comedy Showcase and Open Mic will take place on Monday December 19th, 2016 at 8pm at Sanctuary Brewing Company in Hendersonville. Get Up Stand Up South will feature Andy Slye and welcomes a rotating list of open mic performers.

The open mic list goes out at 7:30pm and is open to stand up comedians, poets, songwriters, musicians, storytellers, and performers of all types.

About the Andy Slye:
Andy Slye cut his comedic teeth Phoenix and has played every major venue from Albuquerque to Seattle. He was a regular at The Hollywood Improv, The Comedy Store, and has appeared as a guest host of The John Miller Show and The Howard Stern Show. After moving back to North Carolina for a short sabbatical, Andy is ready to return to the stage and once again pursue his comedy career full-time.

About the Hosts:
Get Up Stand Up South will be hosted by producer Josh Dunkin and local comedian Troy Colbert.

After twelve years in the trenches of the Chicago comedy scene, Josh Dunkin and his family relocated to Hendersonville in September of 2015. Josh was co-producer of Laughingstock: The Chicago Comedy Music Festival, a yearly festival for comedy music, now entering it’s fifth year. Josh was also a writer, director, producer, and performer in the long-running, smash-hit Bye Bye Liver: The Drinking Play and has produced shows in cities all over North America including Chicago, Toronto, Boston, Philadelphia, Nashville and more. Josh and some fellow comedians began Get Up Stand Up in 2014 at Chicago’s Public House Theatre, where the show continues it’s weekly run to this day.

Troy Colbert is a Hendersonville native who made his triumphant return in 2014 after twenty years of traveling the country working in politics. Observational in tone, Troy looks at the absurdity of everyday life and people, matching a quick wit with a brilliant mind in a relaxed, conversational comedic voice.

About the Venue:
Sanctuary Brewing Company, located in the heart of downtown Hendersonville, is known for it’s amazing craft beers and unabashed dedication to animal rights. Each night, the brewery serves up a rotating list of sixteen handcrafted beers of all styles and imaginings.

Show Details:
Get Up Stand Up South: A Comedy Showcase and Open Mic

When: Monday December 19th, 2016
Open mic sign up at 7:30pm
Showtime at 8pm

Where: Sanctuary Brewing Company
147 First Avenue East
Hendersonville, NC 28792

Tickets: Get Up Stand Up South is a free show.

About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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