If you hate comedy, avoid smiling, despise giggling, and dislike the sound of others laughing, then be sure to avoid the Laugh Your Asheville Off Comedy Festival, scheduled for August 12th through the 15th, 2015.
But seriously folks …
The 9th annual Laugh Your Asheville Off Comedy Festival – also known as the LYAO 2015 – is the largest showcase comedy festival, the largest stand-up comedy event, in the southeast with more than 50 comedians in four days on two stages!
Laugh Your Asheville Off continues the tradition of keeping this popular Asheville comedy festival format a non-competitive one. It is felt this allows the talent greater freedom, providing a showcase of the best stand-ups, and keeping ticket prices down, all of which translates into a better audience experience!
This year the festival attracted submissions from nearly 400 stand-up comedians. With such a large pool to draw from, you know each evening of the Laugh Your Asheville Off Comedy Festival will contain pure comedy gold. Past Laugh Your Asheville Off performers have gone on to appear on some of the most famous comedy stages in the industry: The Late Show with David Letterman, Conan, and The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, network sitcoms, even their own half-hour Comedy Central specials!
Beyond comedians and audiences, the annual Laugh Your Asheville Off Comedy Festival also brings industry professionals, casting agents and talent bookers for major TV networks, and top industry representatives to this multi-day, multi-venue event in Asheville in the hopes of discovering stand-up comedy’s next wave of talent.
2015 Laugh Your Asheville Off Schedule and Lineup:
Wednesday, August 12, 8pm – Highland Brewing Co.
Famous Showcase #1
Headliner Billy Wayne Davis
Thursday, August 13, 8pm – Diana Wortham Theatre
Famous Showcase #2
Friday, August 14, 8pm – Diana Wortham Theatre
Famous Showcase #3
Saturday, August 15, 7pm – Diana Wortham Theatre
Famous Showcase #4
James P. Connolly
Saturday, August 15, 9:30pm – Diana Wortham Theatre
Famous Showcase #5
Laugh Your Asheville Off Comedy Festival
Aug 12 – 15, 2015
August 12, 8pm – Highland Brewing Co. – 12 Old Charlotte Hwy, Asheville, NC
August 13, 8pm – Diana Wortham Theatre – 2 South Pack Square, Asheville, NC
August 14, 8pm – Diana Wortham Theatre
August 15, 7pm & 9:30pm – Diana Wortham Theatre
For more information and ticket packages: www.laughyourashevilleoff.com
Laugh Your Asheville Off Lodging
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