There’s typically a time limit for each presenter, and some open mics have a theme or a host to usher the evening along, but what happens in front of the microphone is, truly, wide open to possibility.
It’s no wonder that The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [Revised] is such a popular play in the Asheville area. It’s an automatic crowd-pleasing comedy.
If you like traditional rom-coms, this is the play for you. Significant Other, written by local playwright and Xpress contributor Jeff Messer is showing on HCT’s second stage through Sunday, July 9.
Hopefully stand-up comedian Hari Kondabolu’s in-the-works joke about the Statue of Liberty being deported will be ready in time for his show at Diana Wortham Theatre on Saturday, Feb. 18. If not, he’s got plenty more fresh work prepared.
Three female comedians, including headliner Erin Foley, will usher the Funny Business comedy series to its new home at The Grey Eagle. Foley plans to hit on politics, sports, and Los Angeles living during her set on Saturday, January 28.
Their performance in Asheville draws from their latest album, What to Expect When You’re Electing, and no politician is spared the whip of their witty charades at at Diana Wortham Theatre on Friday, Oct. 28, and Saturday, Oct. 29.
“… come over to my house and I assure you I will treat you with the respect and compassion you deserve. I will make you feel welcome, I promise. I’ll do that because that’s the world and the town I want to live in.”
“At no time did anything ‘nearly incite violence’ or rise anywhere a level of ‘lynch-mob-like’ atmosphere, and once they were gone, the show was, as always, fantastic.”
By day, Grayson Morris is a preschool teacher, by night, a standup comedian. For the last five years she’s honed her craft. Most of her material comes from her everyday life: being single and poor and working with young children. This past Wednesday night, her hard work paid off. Morris found herself the opening act […]
The Man Who Came to Dinner, a chaotic comedy about the worst house guest in the history of house guests, in onstage at Asheville Community Theatre through Sunday, April 24.
A veteran of the Pittsburgh comedy scene, Kleiber began his entertainment journey with childhood antics, eventually solidifying his place as a professional comedic actor, writer and film producer.
Catch the nationally known star at The Millroom, where he’ll translate his odd sense of humor into a stand-up routine.
There are a number of do’s and don’ts when it comes to the third annual Carolina Sketchfest: Do buy tickets in advance (they sold out the first two years), don’t bring the kids (there’s adult language and themes), do like dogs (concession proceeds benefit Brother Wolf Animal Rescue).
“I have the worst taste in men,” says comedian Lisa Landry. “If you know a good man with a job and a sensitive vocabulary, I’ll ask if he’s got an unemployed brother with a substance abuse problem.” The Louisiana native has culled material from her tumultuous relationships since her early stand-up days on the New […]
“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 […]
The only thing more awkward than having awkward sex is talking about it. Onstage. To an audience of strangers. But the femmes fatales of Awkward Sex … and the City will do just that at Lexington Avenue Brewery on Thursday, March 19.
The Washington, D.C.-born, California-based comedian has never skied, snowboarded or been snow tubing. But after he headlines the Funny “R” Us comedy show on Friday, Jan. 30, at the Crowne Plaza Resort Expo Center — part of the annual Winter Xscape — he “might just slide down the hill on my coat like I used to do when I was a kid.”
It was the 31-year-old Chicagoan’s casual stand-up riffing on the Bill Cosby rape allegations that sparked a media firestorm. Buress went from being a quickly rising comedian to the guy who inadvertently brought down the biggest black entertainer in history.
The Altamont Theatre recently revealed that it will re-open. One of the current owners, Sam Katz , filled Xpress in on plans for the revamped venue, what changes to expect, and how the new Altamont Theatre will work with neighboring venue Asheville Music Hall
Although Joe Zimmerman relocated to New York City to pursue a career in comedy, the former Ashevillean still comes back to visit — at least during his extensive, national comedy tours. Zimmerman, who calls himself an “ambassador of joy,” was recently featured on Comedy Central’s “The Half Hour,” “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson,” […]