Thanks to the tireless efforts of many local standup comics (some of which write for this very paper’s “Asheville Disclaimer”), we now live in a city where you can go see fantastic local, regional and national comedians every single night of the week. But you wouldn’t know it by reading the Mountain Xpress.
I cracked open the Oct. 5 issue and was shocked to see absolutely nothing about Louis CK’s Oct. 7 show at Thomas Wolfe — arguably one of the hottest tickets in town during a jam-packed Friday-night entertainment schedule. It disappoints me that so many people are working so hard to make Asheville a destination for live comedy, and yet the Mountain Xpress does so little to expose it to a wider audience.
Tonight, I have front row tickets to see one of the nation’s absolute best standup comedians (the aforementioned Louis CK), at an incredibly affordable price. If that’s not at least a “Smart Bet,” then I don’t know what is.
— Ryan Folks