Category Archives: Comedy

Comedian Hari Kondabolu on race, politics and educated audiences

hari-kondabolu-new(Mountain XPress) On a previous trip to Asheville, comedian Hari Kondabolu says, “It was incredible … before the show wandering around thrift stores, drinking good coffee and seeing the mountains. [Then] doing the gig and feeling like people got it.” He continues, “It feels like a home game. I have a bunch of folks who I don’t have to explain as much to and who are excited that I’m there.”

Plus, during his interview with Xpress, it was snowing in Brooklyn, where Kondabolu is based. So even if the comedian’s upcoming Sunday, March 3, show at The Orange Peel doesn’t fall squarely within spring, it’s likely to be a welcome reprieve, weatherwise.

Read the full feature by Alli Marshall HERE>

Trevor Noah – Loud and Clear Tour Hits Asheville

trevornoahsquare(Press Release) Trevor Noah returns to Asheville Sunday February 17, 2019 at 8:00 pm, doors at 7:00 pm.  On the stage at the ExploreAsheville.com Arena.  Tickets will be available at 10:00 am Friday October 19.
About Trevor:

Trevor Noah is the most successful comedian in Africa and is the host of the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning The Daily Show on Comedy Central. This year The Daily Show has been nominated for three Emmys, including Outstanding Variety Talk Series. Noah joined The Daily Show with Jon Stewart in 2014 as a contributor.

It was recently announced that Noah will debut his 9th new comedy special Afraid of the Dark on Tuesday, February 21 on Netflix. The special was shot before a packed house in New York City at the Beacon Theatre on November 5, 2016. Last year, Noah debuted his one-hour stand-up special, Trevor Noah: Lost in Translation, on Comedy Central. Noah was the subject of David Paul Meyer’s award-winning documentary film You Laugh But It’s True which tells the story of his remarkable career in post-apartheid South Africa. His Showtime comedy special, Trevor Noah: African American premiered in 2013. He was nominated for “Personality of the Year” at the 2014 and 2015 MTV Africa Music Awards and won the award in 2015. Trevor’s success has also spanned to sold out shows over 5 continents.

See the full release and access tickets HERE>