August 9-12, 2017
Laugh Your Asheville Off Comedy Festival returns to Asheville with 50+ comedians, the largest stand-up comedy event in the southeast. Attending are major TV network casting agents and talent bookers, some of the top industry representatives with hopes of discovering stand-up comedy’s next crop of rising talent.
Previous Laugh Your Asheville Off Comedy Festival performers have gone on to appear on The Late Show with David Letterman, Conan, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and a few were chosen to have their own half-hour Comedy Central specials.
Nearly 400 stand-up comedians have submitted their media clips in hopes of securing one of the performer slots. Despite the event’s enormous growth over the past few years, the festival keeps its format non-competitive for the talent, showcasing the best stand-up comics for the audience and maintaining affordable ticket prices.
Ticket packages and community discounts will be available in early July. A complete bundle package for access to every showcase will be available with a discount.
August 9, 8 PM, Highland Brewing, $20
Huge lineup of comics from all over the country and special guest Rich Vos closes out the show with his no-holds-barred style.
August 10, 8 PM, Diana Wortham Theatre, $20
Eclectic lineup of hand selected comics that will feature closer Tammy Pescatelli who brings her brassy sexiness and female voice of witty sarcasm to the stage.
Friday, August 11, 8 PM, Diana Wortham Theatre, $20
Named one of Comedy's Most Though Provoking Comics by The Black Comedy Awards and also a "Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore" breakout star Mike Yard will close the evening following a stellar comedy lineup.
Saturday, August 12, at 8 PM, Diana Wortham Theatre, $20
Juge lineup of comics from all over the country in a festival blowout extravaganza.
Nightly Disclaimer Lounge Late Night Shows, $10 per show
Revolving stage of comedians at the Southern Kitchen and Bar at 41 North Lexington Ave. 10:30 PM
Cosmo Passes (Includes entrance to all 8 PM shows will be $65)