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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