Here’s your video sneak preview of the July 15, 2009, edition of the Mountain Xpress. This week’s cover story focuses on the veritable comedy explosion happening in Asheville.
The town might not yet be known as “Comedy City USA” (all it takes is winning an online poll to claim the title!), but there’s certainly a growing number of upcoming opportunities to catch a funny performance. This weekend, the Laugh Your Asheville Off Comedy Festival offers 50 of the country’s best up-and-coming standup comics over the course of three days. Homegrown sketch-comedy troupe the Feral Chihuahuas are in the midst of a summer-long stand. Local improvers the OxyMorons continue their seven-year run of weekly performances, and there’s a popular new standup open-mike start-up called Tomato Tuesdays. And let’s not forget the all-female sketch group LYLAS.
Click on the videos below to tickle your funny bone, and pick up a copy of Wednesday’s Xpress to read the full story.
Greg Brown and Laugh Your Asheville Off
— Jason Sandford, multimedia editor