Monday, November 19, 2012

Disclaimer Stand-up Lounge announces new port-of-call: Dirty South Lounge in downtown Asheville


What: Disclaimer Stand-up Lounge stand-up comedy open mic
Where: Dirty South Lounge (The Southern) in downtown Asheville (41 College St.; next door to LAB). No cover, 18+.
When: Every Wednesday, 9 p.m.

Disclaimer Stand-up Lounge, a night of open-mic stand-up comedy featuring regional talent, is kicking off in a new venue: Dirty South Lounge.

"Unlike Groucho Marx, we would like to belong in a venue based solely on the venue's willingness to have us," said Tom Scheve. Scheve and Cary Goff -- who both write for the satirical Mountain Xpress feature Asheville Disclaimer -- run the weekly comedy event, which ensures the event exists on a week-to-week basis.

Disclaimer Stand-up Lounge -- which prides itself on "Excellence in Stage Craft, Innovation, Crowd Pleasure & Excellence" -- will crank back up on Wed., Nov. 28, at Dirty South Lounge in downtown Asheville. Dirty South Lounge is located in the back of The Southern, which sits on the corner of N. Lexington and Walnut St., directly next door to LAB. To circumvent the need to offer full refunds, Disclaimer Stand-up Lounge has a strict policy of never charging sober people a cover at the door. The Stand-up Lounge will commence at 9 p.m., and, according to Goff, anyone who wants to perform "should probably show up before that time."

The organizers say that former Lounge features -- such as "Audience Member vs. Comedian Lightning Round of Trivia Glory or Death," in which the winner walks away with a cash prize, or "Random Audience Member Cash Prize Bribery" -- will return as well.

"We strive to constantly upgrade the running of the open mic, and we often scrap these upgrades because they're often enormous failures," said Scheve, who added it was "legally unlikely" that Disclaimer Stand-up Lounge would ever again project Chatroulette on a large screen beside the performer on stage.

According to the organizers, first-timers are welcome to take the stage and, in true open-mic fashion, "anyone who signs up will get up, and anyone who doesn't sign up will enjoy a big fat buzz and plenty of hit-or-miss stand-up comedy."

For more information about Wednesday-night comedy at Dirty South Lounge in downtown Asheville at 9 p.m. for which there is no cover, call 828.216.2331, check out "Disclaimer Stand-up Lounge" on Facebook or visit www.DisclaimerComedy.com, or stop by Dirty South Lounge in downtown Asheville.

For more info about The Southern and Dirty South Lounge, please visit www.southernkitchenandbar.com/

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Monday, August 1, 2011

Disclaimer Underground Comedy presents Matt Ward & Grady Ray at The Magnetic Field on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2011


Disclaimer Underground Comedy kicks off August with a night of stand-up comedy featuring Knoxville's Matt Ward and Gray Ray. The show will be at The Magnetic Field (in Asheville's River Arts District) on Tuesday, Aug. 2 at 8 p.m. Tickets will be available at the door for $7.

Matt Ward, in an interview with The Daily Times, described his comedy from the perspective of the audience, saying, “Generally, it’s the stuff they’d be ashamed to say out loud, but there’s a dark part of them that agrees with what I’m saying. I’d describe it as raw, uncensored and honest."

Ward has toured across the Southeast, and currently runs a Sunday-night comedy room at Knoxville's Preservation Pub. Owing to his viewpoint on marijuana you wouldn't think he'd remember doing any of this, but you'd be sort-of wrong.

Ward has shared the stage with comedians Doug Stanhope and Kyle Kinane, and produced the show where Stanhope recorded his 7th comedy album, "From Across the Street," in 2009. He also produces an annual charity cancer benefit in Wilmington, NC, called Laughing for Life as well as producing both Port City's Top Comic, The Rocky Top Comedy Contest and The Cape Fear Comedy Festival.

Joining Matt Ward is Grady Ray, a 34-year-old biracial comic from East Tennessee. If you've been looking for an opportunity to laugh at a cop to his face, you're in luck — Grady Ray's day job is keeping the peace in a small town at the foothills of the Smokey Mountains.

Joining them on the show will be Shucky Blue, Chris Morgan and host Peter Smith-McDowell.

Two weeks later, Disclaimer Underground Comedy presents comedian Tim Northern. Tim Northern is a regular performer on the national comedy club circuit, having performed at the 2003 Montreal Just For Laughs Comedy Festival and appearing on CBS's Star Search where he advanced to the finals. Following his Star Search appearance, Naomi Judd raved about his performance. "He's the only one that could be a member of Mensa," she said. "I absolutely adore the cerebral humor." As Tim says: "I provide you with two-thirds of the joke, and you provide the other third. It's like do-it-yourself comedy."

Joining Tim Northern on stage will be Becca Steinhoff, Nick Shaheen, and host Cary Goff.

The Magnetic Field is located in the Glen Rock Depot, at 372 Depot Street, in the River Arts District of Asheville, NC. The Magnetic Field has a full bar and dining menu with indoor/outdoor café seating, and features a separate 64-seat jewel-box theatre.

For more information, please visit "Disclaimer Underground Comedy" on Facebook or call 828.216.2331 for more details.

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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Disclaimer Underground Comedy presents Atlanta's Paul Gallois & Mike Kaiser at The Magnetic Field, July 5, 8 p.m.




Disclaimer Underground Comedy is proud to host Atlanta comedians Paul Gallois and Mike Kaiser, who will headline a night of comedy at Magnetic Field (in the River Arts District) on Tuesday, July 5 at 8 p.m. Tickets will be available at the door for $7.

Joining them will be Charlotte comic Chris Layton, Asheville's own talented Minori Hinds and Asheville Disclaimer's Tom Scheve as MC.

Paul Gallois is an Atlanta-based standup comedian who Creative Loafing described as "a strong comedic embodiment of Everyman. Talking about things like beer, pizza, unemployment and childhood games of condom tag, he is a deceptively hilarious story-teller with a self-deprecating style that requests no pity." Paul has been the resident comedian at both The Laughing Skull Lounge and The Funny Farm Comedy Club in Atlanta, GA. In 2009 Paul was voted one of the best new comics in Atlanta. He has also been featured on TBS.com's "Daily Riff" and Comcast Cable's "Who's Laughing Now?"

After a prodigious youth in Buffalo, NY, Mike Kaiser exploded onto the Atlanta comedy scene with the force of one guy telling jokes. His intelligent writing and slender build not only distinguishes him from dumber, fatter comics, but has also earned him the Atlanta Stands Up award for "Best New Comic" in 2010.

Chris Layton is a performer who lives in Charlotte. His onstage material ranges from avoiding his own children to harmonica-playing-bluesmen-turned-psychologists. Layton is a regular on the Charlotte scene and he guarantees you'll feel better about yourself after his set.

On August 2, Disclaimer Underground Comedy presents Atlanta comedian Landry at The Magnetic Field.

The Magnetic Field is located in the Glen Rock Depot, at 372 Depot Street, in the River Arts District of Asheville, NC. The Magnetic Field has a full bar and dining menu with indoor/outdoor café seating, and features a separate 64-seat jewel-box theatre.

For more information, please visit "Disclaimer Underground Comedy" on Facebook or call 828.301.9301 for more details.

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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Disclaimer Underground Comedy presents Mia Jackson at the Magnetic Field on Tues., June 14


Proudly bringing Atlanta comedian Mia Jackson back to Asheville following her well-received performance at the 2010 Laugh Your Asheville Off festival, Disclaimer Underground Comedy is pleased to announce the next step in its quest to bring the best and brightest quickly-rising comedians from around the Southeast to Asheville audiences.

Mia Jackson will headline the Disclaimer Underground Comedy show at Magnetic Field (in the River Arts District) on Tuesday, June 14, at 8 p.m. Tickets will be available at the door for $7. This is a great chance to see a full performance from Mia before her featured return to the 2011 Laugh Your Asheville Off festival, which will take place July 12 through July 16.

Mia Jackson, a native of Columbus, Georgia and a self-proclaimed know-it-all, often finds herself literally the center of attention among family and friends. At six feet tall and with an explosive sense of humor, she’s always the life of the party.

Mia has appeared on Oxygen’s "Girls Behaving Badly" and TLC’s "Wild Weddings." She was also a writer on BET/Centric’s relaunch of the Soul Train Awards in 2009. In addition to playing comedy clubs around the country, Mia has become a crowd favorite at events such as Laughing Skull Festival, the Punchline Comedy Contest and Laugh Your Asheville Off.

Mia is a diverse comedian with a different voice and perspective. Her energetic conversational style leaves the audience feeling refreshed and as if they have known her forever. To learn more about Mia, please visit www.miajackson.com.

Joining Mia on stage will be fellow Atlanta comedian Jamille Harley, Greenville comedians Michael Robinette and Justin Blackburn, and host Allie Steinhoff.

The Magnetic Field is located in the Glen Rock Depot, at 372 Depot Street, in the River Arts District of Asheville, NC. The Magnetic Field has a full bar and dining menu with indoor/outdoor café seating, and features a separate 64-seat jewel-box theatre.

For more information, please visit "Disclaimer Underground Comedy" on Facebook or call 828.301.9301 for more details.

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Monday, June 6, 2011

Monday, May 23, 2011

Disclaimer Underground Comedy presents Joe Zimmerman at The Magnetic Field on June 7, 2011


Disclaimer Underground Comedy is proud to host Asheville's own Joe Zimmerman, a fan favorite around the Southeast who's quickly making a name for himself around the country with his likeable demeanor and sharp, original material.

Joe Zimmerman will perform at The Magnetic Field (in Asheville's River Arts District) on Tuesday, June 7, at 8 p.m. Tickets will be available at the door for $7.

Named Charlotte’s "Comedian of the Year" by Creative Loafing in 2006, Joe has rapidly become known at the national level for his likable stage demeanor and original material.

In 2007 he was named “Stand-Out Stand-Up” at the Laugh Your Asheville Off Comedy festival, and in 2009 he was nominated by Rooftop Comedy for the Golden Shingle Award — given to the most outstanding rising stars in the country. In the same year, Punchline Magazine wrote that he was one of the top comics to emerge from the NC Comedy Arts Festival.

In 2009 he formed a tour with the Beards of Comedy, who recorded their debut CD “Comedy for People,” which is played regularly on Sirius-XM radio, and available on iTunes. In 2011, Joe placed first in the prelims & quarterfinals of the Laughing Skull Festival, and advanced to the semi-finals.

Opening for Joe Zimmerman will be Laugh Your Asheville Off founder and beloved former Ashevillian Greg Brown. Known for his likable demeanor and impeccable sense of timing, Greg has been creating rapport with audiences everywhere, rapidly developing his own fan base. He has appeared with some of the largest comedic performers in the country including Todd Barry, Bert Kreischer, Alonzo Bodden and many more.

Joining them on the show will be Cary Goff, Tom Scheve (editor of Asheville Disclaimer), Pat Hinson and host Art Sturtevant.

The following week (Tuesday, June 14), Disclaimer Underground Comedy presents Atlanta's Mia Jackson. Mia has appeared on Oxygen’s "Girls Behaving Badly" and TLC’s "Wild Weddings." She was also a writer on BET/Centric’s relaunch of the Soul Train Awards in 2009. In addition to playing comedy clubs around the country, Mia has become a crowd favorite at events such as Laughing Skull Festival, the Punchline Comedy Contest and Laugh Your Asheville Off.

Joining Mia on stage will be fellow Atlanta comedian Jamille Harley, Michael Robinette, Justin Blackburn and host Allie Steinhoff.

The Magnetic Field is located in the Glen Rock Depot, at 372 Depot Street, in the River Arts District of Asheville, NC. The Magnetic Field has a full bar and dining menu with indoor/outdoor café seating, and features a separate 64-seat jewel-box theatre.

For more information, please visit "Disclaimer Underground Comedy" on Facebook or call 828.301.9301 for more details.

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Monday, March 7, 2011

Stand-up comedy at The Magnetic Field, TUES March 8: Carlos Valencia/Matt White & special guests





What: The Magnetic Field in the River Arts District has launched Magnetic Comedy, a weekly Tuesday-night comedy series sponsored by Asheville Disclaimer that aims to bring the best and brightest in live-performance comedy onto a stage the River Arts District is proud to call its own.

Who: Carlos Valencia and Matt White, two stand-up comedia...ns making names for themselves in the Atlanta comedy scene, will be performing at The Magnetic Field on Tuesday, March 8, 2011. John Cook (Asheville) and Boris Bearclaw (Boone) — two up-and-coming comedians you shouldn't miss — will perform guest spots. Jason Farr, universally regarded as the most handsome man in Greenville, SC, will host the show.

When: Tuesday, March 8. Show starts at 8 p.m.

Venue: The Magnetic Field is The River Arts District's cafe, bar, and performance house. Located in the Glen Rock Depot building, it's open for lunch Monday-Friday, and dinner and late night Monday-Saturday. Come early to grab dinner or a drink at the Magnetic Field, then get a good seat for the show. Drinks purchased in the bar can be brought into the theater.

372 DEPOT STREET
Asheville, NC 28801
http://www.themagneticfield.com/
(828) 257-4003

Tickets: $7 at the door.

More info
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Carlos Valencia

Web site: http://carlosvcomedy.com/
Twitter: carlos_valencia

Named "Standout Comic" at Laugh Your Asheville Off comedy festival, Carlos Valencia has inspired millions to follow the way of the tiger.

Through years of rigorous comedy research at Carlos Valencia World Headquarters R&D Institute, Valencia's line of cutting edge jokes have set new standards in stand-up quality. His comedic leadership in the field of enhanced joke telling techniques manages to make audiences laugh at rates that meet and often exceed the industry average.

Carlos' patented atomic comedic timing has been tested to far exceed the latest precision standards set forth by the Congrès Internationale de Comédie in Bhutan, Asia. His state-of-the-art timing accuracy is designed to lose no more than one millisecond every 273 years.

Valencia's appreciation for the art of comedy has led him to consistently win over the appreciation of both veteran comics and comedy audiences nationwide.

Matt White
http://www.rooftopcomedy.com/comics/MattWhite

Matt White is a comedic tour-de-farce. After realizing he wasn't good at real jobs, his insatiable appetite for outside validation and approval led him to begin performing stand-up comedy in 2009. He has quickly become a favorite of the Atlanta comedy scene. Especially adept at finding the humor in funny things, his comedy has been described as "soft spoken but hard hitting."

Upcoming shows at The Magnetic Theater:

Tuesday, March 15: Jeremy Peirce and Danny Swifft w/ special guests Petey Smith-McDowell and Tom Emmons

Tuesday, March 22
: The Beards of Comedy

Tuesday, March 29
: Magnetic Comedy w/ Mondy Carter, Karen Stobbe, Josh Batenhorst, & Tom Chalmers (sketch/improv)

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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Disclaimer Underground Comedy Series proudly announces the imminent arrival of The Rubber & Glue Tour






What
: The Highland Brewing Co.'s Disclaimer Underground Comedy Series presents The Rubber & Glue Tour (no cover).

When: Wed., Feb. 2, 2010. 9 p.m.

Where
: Athena's in downtown Asheville (14 College St., directly next door to Tupelo Honey).

Who: Rubber and Glue Comedy Tour — "Immaturity at its immaturest" — featuring Katie Hughes, Chris Weathers, Michael Robinette, and Justin Blackburn, with a guest spot from Craig Koenekoop, "UNCA's dopest comedian."

Disclaimer Stand-up Lounge presented by Highland Brewing Company, a weekly comedy night that takes place Wednesday nights at Athena's in downtown Asheville, welcomes The Rubber & Glue Tour as the next act of the 2011 Disclaimer Underground Comedy Series.

"While most Wednesdays are open mics at Athena's, we've begun hosting on a monthly basis featured shows by extremely talented and funny comedians who may not yet be on your radar, but certainly deserve to be," said Tom Scheve, a writer and performer who helps organize Disclaimer Stand-up Lounge along with fellow Asheville Disclaimer writer and comedian Cary Goff. "We're proud to host The Rubber & Glue Tour, and as fans of great comedy we can't wait to see the show. All the performers in this tour are comedians who are making names for themselves around the South, and it's only time before they break through on a much larger level."

Previous featured performers at Disclaimer Stand-up Lounge include Rory Scovel and Dave Waite, and Scheve hopes to continue introducing Asheville fans of stand-up comedy to quickly rising comedians and regional comedy tours.

"As it turns out, a bar full of couches loaded down with drunken freeloaders isn't enough — you need a stage and then you need someone really funny on that stage," said Scheve, breaking down the elements of the Disclaimer Underground Comedy Series. "A microphone, and a mic stand. You're going to need an amp. It's quite a production, and I could go on and on. A cord."

Scheve proudly points out that this underground comedy series is "probably the most underground of any underground comedy series outside of a collapsed mine shaft that features delirium, a miracle-trove of grain alcohol, and rising carbon monoxide levels."

The Rubber & Glue Tour will begin at 9 p.m. on Wed., Feb. 2, and is sponsored by Asheville Disclaimer and Highland Brewing Company.


More info: No cover, 18 +, doors open at 7 p.m. First come, first seated.

Web site: http://rubberandglue.tumblr.com/

Facebook: "Disclaimer Stand-up Lounge"

Contact organizer
: Tom Scheve, 828.216.2331 or tomscheve@gmail.com

More about:

Katie Hughes has been in Laugh Your Asheville Off and was a finalist in the Funniest Person in the Carolinas competition. Katie Hughes is a perfect blend of smart and silly, making her a comic's comic and an audience favorite. Katie’s wild imagination and energetic irreverence make her a force to be reckoned with on stage.

Chris Weathers is a righteously indignant doofus with a baby’s brain. Chris provides an offbeat vibrance that works perfectly with his gleeful jokes.

Michael Robinette possesses a magnetic personality that makes him impossible to ignore. With his quirky observations and wide range of emotion and energy Michael is capable of connecting with any audience.

Justin Blackburn is one of the most original comedians in the Southeast, with material ranging from grilled cheese sandwiches to talking with demons in the street. He was also voted Upstate Poet Of The Year in The Beat Magazine in 2007.

Thursday, January 20, 2011