• Laugh Your Asheville Off Comedy Festival announces lineup, Jim Gaffigan set to headline

    Jim Gaffigan will headline the sixth annual Laugh Your Asheville Off Comedy Festival, set to take over venues around Asheville, NC from Aug. 14 to 18. The hugely popular comedian  will play the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium on Thursday as part of “The America Tour,” and Ryan Singer (who’s album landed in our Top 10 Albums of Year list in 2010) is at the Altamont Theater on Friday. The festival attracts

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    Jon Stewart invokes Pee-Wee Herman, challenges North Carolina’s gay marriage ban (Video)

    Last night on The Daily Show, Jon Stewart responded to the gay marriage ban recently voted into law by North Carolina by pointing out the “collateral damage amongst the heteros,” that outlawing civil unions causes. No worries, though, says Stewart. It’s a step towards equality, since, “Now many opposite-sex couples will enjoy the same lack of rights same-sex couples have always never had.” In response to the ubiquitous sanctity of

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    Flavor Flav launches stand-up comedy tour

    It seems that while washed-up hip-hop hypeman, failed fast food restauranteur and reality television star Flavor Flav was busy opening and closing fried chicken spots, ignoring arrest warrants and trying to bed skanks on national television he was also harboring some fantasy that he’d be able to become a stand-up comedian– because, really…can’t anyone? And he thought to himself, I’ll be so good at this thing I’ve never done that

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    Jake Johannsen: Confident comedy

    By Joe Zimmerman One of the most respected comedians in the comedy world, Jake Johannsen, maybe more than any other comic, knows exactly who he is and how to practice his art. In this interview, comedian Joe Zimmerman has a comic to comic chat with the man himself. I had a chance to sit down with Jake Johannsen last week, comic to comic, at the fourth annual Laugh Your Asheville

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    Punchline Magazine writer named funniest Carolina comedian

    Comedian Tom Keller won the third annual DSI Comedy Theater’s Carolina’s Funniest Comic competition on Friday. Keller, from Greensboro, NC, also writes for Punchline Magazine. To win the competition, Keller competed against 32 other Carolina comedians; the last round broke a tie between Keller and Raleigh comedian Kenneth McLaurin. For winning, Keller will receive $1,000 and a primetime slot at DSI Comedy Theater. He is already a regular performer at

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    Jake Johannsen to headline North Carolina comedy fest

    The Laugh Your Asheville Off comedy festival, dubbed the “largest stand-up comedy event in the southeast” is back for 2010. And comedy veteran Jake Johannsen will headline the events. The festival will take place in Asheville, North Carolina, from July 13th-17; and for the first time producers of the event have teamed up with Rooftop Comedy to bring you the highest quality comedians around to the Asheville stages. The event

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