|Location:||Highland Brewing Tasting Room|
|When:||Wednesday, August 15th, 2012, 8:00pm - 10:00pm|
Kick Off party for the largest stand up festival in the south east! Last year's party sold out so get your tickets now! Show starts at 8:00.
In only five years the Laugh Your Asheville Off festival has become one of the largest and most respected stand-up comedy events in the country. The event attracts top comedy producers and representatives that will be in attendance to scout the hottest new comedic talent.
The festival prides itself on its non-competitive nature, as the producers of Laugh Your Asheville Off believe stand-up should be enjoyed not judged. Last Comic Standing producer Charlie Gerencer and New York Times best selling cookbook author and stand-up comedian Greg Brown produce the festival. Charlie & Greg were the perfect storm in getting Laugh Your Asheville Off to where it is today. Bringing comedy to Asheville was one thing, but bringing a successful, non-formulaic, comedy festival in the age of big name competition festivals was another thing entirely.
"Showcase 1" at Highland Brewing Tasting Room - Featuring Matt Fulchiron
Matt's been doing comedy since he was one and a half. The first time he stood up, he was already on stage doing stand up.
After years and years of performing at numerous comedy clubs and sleeping with all the wrong people in Hollywood, Matt made his first television appearance on "The Late Show with Craig Ferguson". If you saw the clip, Matt's the guy with the microphone telling jokes that's not Craig Ferguson. Backstage, Matt was completely snubbed by Kristen Bell and Ted Danson in the hallways of CBS studios. A regualr at the Comedy Store and the Irvine Improv, Matt has appeared in the HBO Las Vegas Comedy Festival, and was recently fired by Andrew "Dice" Clay in Miami, Florida.