If you’re a stand-up comedy fan, please note that there’s a new comedy festival coming to town next month on the weekend before the dreaded Bele Chere.
If you’re NOT a comedy fan, please keep reading anyway. I’d love your help in spreading the word about this fest, since it was founded by two of my closest friends (Greg and Rowan) who sunk their savings into renting the Wortham and hiring comedian Todd Barry to come to Asheville.
Together these two took all their savings, rented the local theatre for two nights and paid a famous comedian to come to their town. (This is not cheap for anyone to do, much less an unemployed college student and her boyfriend the waiter.)
And the first annual Laugh Your Asheville Off Comedy Festival was born.
(Their friend Jen was relieved to note that their headlining comedian is actually funny.)
Todd Barry slings deliriously funny observations with a dry, squirrelly delivery tuned as tight as a mandolin…
– The Onion
Comedy albums that demand repeat listens are rare, ones that grow with each listen even rarer. Weird, rewarding, and a funny sort of unsettling.
– David Jeffries, All Music Guide
Download the free Rhapsody player and listen to Todd Barry here.
The First Annual Laugh Your Asheville Off Comedy Festival
Diana Wortham Theatre at Pack Place
July 19: 8PM
July 20: 7PM and 9:30PM
Tickets: $24 – $28
recommended for mature audiences 18+