• LaZoom Comedy: Ali Clayton

    LaZoom Room Bar & Gorilla

    $8.00

    Meetup members pay just $8 at the door and hang out after the show to meet the comics! Ali Clayton is the southern, former pageant kid, who grew up to be a gay, cowboy boot lovin’, comedian and actor. Ali’s been performing for ten years, having gotten her start at the Actors Theatre of Louisville and the Second City Conservatory in Chicago, where she spent eight years working her way up from the open mic scene to playing at JFL Chicago 4 years in a row. Ali moved to NY in 2016 and has been a regular in the NY comedy scene since. Ali was recently featured on Vice’s FUNNY HOW and was just selected to participate in this year’s STANDUP NBC showcase. Featuring Melody Kamali and Tom Peters Doors at 8:30, show at 9:30 ages 18+ Tickets $8 advance, $12 day of https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lazoom-comedy-ali-clayton-tickets-64198239663

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  • Comedian Jen Snyder

    The Boiler Room

    Jenn Snyder, a powerful presence and a lot of hilarity is a small package. Jenn is gracing the stage at the Boiler Room for one night. It will be a show that you won't want to miss. Also performing, local favorites Cary Goff, Lily Campbell, and Jess Cooley.

  • Disclaimer Comedy Open Mic

    The One Stop at Asheville Music Hall

    The show starts at 9:30, and there is no cover. Anyone wanting to perform needs to sign up by 9:00 PM, and will get five minutes on stage. The order of sign-up is not necessarily the order of the show. Come enjoy hit or miss comedy every Wednesday. For information about the longest continuously running comedy open mic in WNC, please see Disclaimer Stand-Up Lounge on Facebook. Disclaimer Stand-Up Lounge prides itself on a little something called “Excellence in Stage Craft, Innovation, Crowd Pleasure and Excellence”. We strive to constantly upgrade the running of the open mic, and we often scrap these upgrades because they’re often enormous failures. (Please see Chatroulette projected on large screen beside performer” in some future discussion tab).

  • Asheville Comedy Festival Late Night Show 3

    LaZoom Room Bar & Gorilla

    $14.00

    Join us Wed-Fri at The LaZoom Room for late night shows after the Famous Showcases! Each night a different group of hilarious comics from all over the country, so get tickets for one night or all of them! www.ashevillecomedyfestival.com

  • A History of Stand-up Comedy w/ Ritch Shydner

    The One Stop at Asheville Music Hall

    Part of the 13th Annual Asheville Comedy Festival Free event About the Show: Stand up Comedy – its history and what it says about America. Description of the Lecture -- A funny and insightful 90 minute multi-media presentation about the roots and flowering of an original American art form, stand-up comedy. -- The most immediate art form, standup comedy, captures the country’s zeitgeist at any given moment. A funny joke pleases while exposing hidden truths. This lecture explores what America’s laughter says about us. -- The stories of forgotten trailblazers, martyred iconoclasts and familiar stars show how the simple act of one joker taking on a crowd became one of our most popular entertainments and a cultural weathervane. About Ritch Shydner In the 1980’s, Ritch Shydner made numerous appearances on TV, including HBO and Showtime Specials, Late Night with David Letterman and The Tonight Show with both Johnny Carson and Jay Leno. He played Al Bundy’s co-worker on “Married with Children”, and made guest appearances on many other TV shows, such as “Designing Women” and “Roseanne.” Ritch was able to translate his modest success on TV into an obscure film career, appearing in Steve Martin’s "Roxanne"; and Eddie Murphy's "Beverly Hills Cop II"; before moving on to minor roles on smaller pictures. Ritch wrote for sitcoms such as "Roseanne", "The Jeff Foxworthy Show", and HBO’s “The Mind of the Married Man.” In 2006 Ritch was co-author of a book on stand-up, “I Killed”. In 2010 Ritch produced and performed in an award winning documentary on the world of stand- up comedy, “I Am Comic”. In 2016 Ritch wrote a movie adaptation for HBO of Bill Maher's book on the 1979 New York City stand-up scene "True Story". That same year, he released "Kicking Through the Ashes - My Life as a Stand-up in the 1980"s Comedy Boom.” Jay Leno: “And remember, Shydner, don’t tell anyone you wrote those jokes for me.” Jerry Seinfeld: “Ritch Shydner is a terrific comedy writer and definitely one of the good guys.” Jeff Foxworthy: "Ritch helped me write two albums, both of which were nominated for Grammys. I've always thought that he was one of the best stand-ups ever." Bill Maher: Back in the day, in the dingy ratskellers in which we learned our craft, Ritch Shydner was always the comic the other comics came into the room to watch, because he was the funniest. That hasn’t changed, and I’m afraid neither have the ratskellers.

  • Asheville Comedy Festival Late Night Show 2

    LaZoom Room Bar & Gorilla

    $14.00

    Join us Wed-Fri at The LaZoom Room for late night shows after the Famous Showcases! Each night a different group of hilarious comics from all over the country, so get tickets for one night or all of them! www.ashevillecomedyfestival.com

  • Asheville Comedy Festival Late Night Show 1

    LaZoom Room Bar & Gorilla

    $14.00

    Join us Wed-Fri at The LaZoom Room for late night shows after the Famous Showcases! Each night a different group of hilarious comics from all over the country, so get tickets for one night or all of them! www.ashevillecomedyfestival.com

  • Disclaimer Comedy Open Mic

    The One Stop at Asheville Music Hall

    The show starts at 9:30, and there is no cover. Anyone wanting to perform needs to sign up by 9:00 PM, and will get five minutes on stage. The order of sign-up is not necessarily the order of the show. Come enjoy hit or miss comedy every Wednesday. For information about the longest continuously running comedy open mic in WNC, please see Disclaimer Stand-Up Lounge on Facebook. Disclaimer Stand-Up Lounge prides itself on a little something called “Excellence in Stage Craft, Innovation, Crowd Pleasure and Excellence”. We strive to constantly upgrade the running of the open mic, and we often scrap these upgrades because they’re often enormous failures. (Please see Chatroulette projected on large screen beside performer” in some future discussion tab).

  • LaZoom Comedy: Wes Van Horn & Kristen Rand

    LaZoom Room Bar & Gorilla

    $10.00

    Meetup members pay only $10 at the door! Kristin Rand has been listed as a "next wave comic to watch" by Splitsider, deemed "gloriously authentic" in Hey Reverb and called a "force of nature" in LA Weekly. Kristin has been seen and heard on stages all across the US - including festivals like Riot LA, High Plains Comedy Festival and Bridgetown Comedy Festival, iconic shows like Hot Tub w/ Kurt and Kristen and The Meltdown w/ Jonah and Kumail, and heard on 2 Dope Queens. She's opened for names like Hannibal Buress, Ron Funches,Rory Scovel, Beth Stelling, Gabriel Iglesias and Aparna Nancherla. She now lives in Birmingham, AL with her husband and glorious baby boy. Wes Van Horn is a stand-up comedian and writer from Birmingham, Alabama. Formerly a writer and not model (contractually obligated to say so) for Playboy.com, you may have seen Wes as a recurring guest and fan favorite on CMT's The Josh Wolf Show or heard him on an episode of Doug Loves Minis doing a Doug Benson Movie Interruption. He’s been on stages all over this big blue marble, including recent stops at The High Plains Comedy Festival in Denver, as well as Red Clay Comedy Fest in Atlanta. Wes’ skills have got him gigs opening for comedy’s biggest names like Kyle Kinane, Nate Bargatze, and Iliza Schlesinger. His unique joke writing, energy, and charm have garnered him praise from literally everyone but his parents. Doors at 9pm, Show at 9:45pm ages 18+ Tickets $8 advance, $12 day of https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lazoom-comedy-wes-van-horn-kristen-rand-tickets-64195527551

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  • Disclaimer Comedy Open Mic

    The One Stop at Asheville Music Hall

    The show starts at 9:30, and there is no cover. Anyone wanting to perform needs to sign up by 9:00 PM, and will get five minutes on stage. The order of sign-up is not necessarily the order of the show. Come enjoy hit or miss comedy every Wednesday. For information about the longest continuously running comedy open mic in WNC, please see Disclaimer Stand-Up Lounge on Facebook. Disclaimer Stand-Up Lounge prides itself on a little something called “Excellence in Stage Craft, Innovation, Crowd Pleasure and Excellence”. We strive to constantly upgrade the running of the open mic, and we often scrap these upgrades because they’re often enormous failures. (Please see Chatroulette projected on large screen beside performer” in some future discussion tab).