Jake Johannsen to headline North Carolina comedy fest

By | June 8, 2010 at 12:08 pm | No comments | News | Tags: , , ,

Jake JohannsenThe Laugh Your Asheville Off comedy festival, dubbed the “largest stand-up comedy event in the southeast” is back for 2010. And comedy veteran Jake Johannsen will headline the events.

The festival will take place in Asheville, North Carolina, from July 13th-17; and for the first time producers of the event have teamed up with Rooftop Comedy to bring you the highest quality comedians around to the Asheville stages.

The event begins with a showcase of local comedians at the New French Bar on Tuesday night. Wednesday will feature a screening of the documentary film I Am Comic – featuring such stars as Tim Allen and Tom Arnold – at the Fine Arts Theater. Thursday features two stand-up shows – Josh Gondelman, and the late night show with the Beards of Comedy at the Diana Wortham Theatre.

Friday will showcase 20 back-to-back up-and-coming comedians handpicked from around the country. The festival comes to an end Saturday with Johannsen, who’s been featured on The Late Show with David Letterman a whopping thirty-two times.

For more information and tickets to the festival check out Laughyourashevilleoff.com.

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