Comedy festivals, like political conventions, feature charismatic speakers, rapt audiences, and filibusters on Airforce One in-flight meals. Join the movement with today's Groupon: for $37, you get a five-show pass to the fifth annual Laugh Your Asheville Off comedy festival (up to a $74 value).
One of the largest standup-comedy festivals in the Southeast, the fifth-annual Laugh Your Asheville Off tickles funny bones with a lineup of more than 60 up-and-coming comics and established legends. Joke receptors absorb five performances, running four nights, from Wednesday, July 13 to Saturday, July 16. A Wednesday launch party at Highland Brewing Company showcases Kyle Kinane, named one of the top comics to watch by Variety magazine. The remainder of the shows light up the Diana Wortham Theatre with jokesmiths such as Sam Morril, Rory Scovel and Carl LaBove, who will perform two unique sets. A founding member of the Outlaws of Comedy, LaBove has garnered guffaws for more than 30 years, making appearances on The Tonight Show, HBO, and Showtime.
All seating is general admission and tickets are transferrable, and each pass admits one person per night, so tickets for individual nights can be passed along to a friend or a scalper with a heart of gold.