This year’s Asheville Comedy Festival features four separate comedy showcases with 44 comedians from across the United States and Canada. It kicks off Thursday, Aug. 9, at Highland Brewing Co., before moving to The Diana Wortham Theatre for three more showcases on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 10 and 11.
Each night of the festival features a completely different showcase of comics, most of whom are making their first appearance in Asheville. “We keep a very wide revolving door with fresh talent coming in,” says executive producer Charlie Gerencer.
This year the festival has gone from four nights to five, beginning with a two-night launch party at Highland Brewing Co. on Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 9 and 10. The festival then moves to the Diana Wortham Theatre from Thursday, Aug. 11, to Saturday, Aug. 13.
Laugh Your Asheville Off isn’t your average comedy fest, says Head of Development Charlie Gerencer. With more than 50 new comics and no repeat performances, each of the four nights of the festival stands on its own, and offers an eclectic assortment of comedy styles.
Wondering what comedic qualities make the best fit for the Asheville audience? Los Angeles television developer and live event businessman Charlie Gerencer has the answer. “We do our best to find famous comedians who also play a banjo, brew their own beer and build furniture out of sticks from the woods while waiting for their […]
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This weekend brings the spoken and written word, vaudeville and hip-hop for kids, free rock ‘n’ roll and plenty to do outdoors. So enjoy the comfort of cooling temperatures while your wallet rests safely at home. Know of other budget-friendly events this weekend? Share them in the comments section at the bottom of the page.