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Funny Business at the Millroom brings live, nationally-recognized stand-up comedians to Asheville on a regular basis. The Millroom offers full bar service, food and a selection of Asheville Brewing’s locally-made craft beers. The adjacent Asheville Brewing offers the best pizza and beer in WNC before and after the comedy shows.

Friday Valentine’s Comedy Special in Asheville Features Comedian Andy Woodhull

Andy Woodhull

Andy Woodhull, who’s appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, CONAN, and featured in his own Half Hour Comedy Central Special, is set perform two shows in Asheville on Friday, February 16th. Opening for Andy will be Maddie Wiener.

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Ari Shaffir Late Show Sells out, Tickets Remain for Early Show

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Ari Shaffir, host and co-creator of Comedy Central’s This is Not Happening is set to perform two shows in Asheville, NC on Friday, January 5th

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Funny Business Moving Comedy Shows from The Millroom to The Grey Eagle

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Funny Business is excited to announce that in 2017 our comedy shows will be at The Grey Eagle.

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Comedian Josh Gondelman at The Millroom December 3rd

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Writer for HBO’s John Oliver to Bring Stand-up ‘Sweater Weather’ Show to Asheville
Comedian Josh Gondelman to perform at The Millroom Saturday, December 3rd  

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Stand-up Comedian James Adomian To Play Asheville Nov 11

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On Friday, November 11th, Comedian James Adomian will perform two shows in downtown Asheville at The Millroom. Adomian will appear at 7:00pm and 9:30pm.
James Adomian is a daredevil dancing queen — but don’t you know deep down he’s just a kitten? James was a finalist on the 2010 season of Last Comic Standing, and his debut standup album Low Hangin’ Fruit is now available on Earwolf.

James' many insane characters appear as celebrated guests all over the podcast-o-sphere. He is a staple on IFC's Comedy Bang! Bang! and guest stars on the new season of Children’s Hospital on Adult Swim. Catch James live performing standup and characters across the globe at festivals, comedy clubs, gay bars, rooftop parties and radical political events.

Adomian has a hilariously spot-on impression as Bernie Sanders in his popular live touring performance “Trump vs Bernie” mock debate with comedian Anthony Atamunuik. James is also hailed for his impressions of Jesse Ventura, George W. Bush, and Gary Busey.

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Live Taping: Sick of Stupid Comedy Tour: A Comedic Look At All Things Southern

Tom Simmons

On Saturday, June 25th, Funny Business at the Millroom presents the Sick of Stupid Comedy Tour featuring Tom Simmons, Stewart Huff and Cliff Cash. Sick of Stupid promises to give audiences an intelligent, comedic look at all things Southern.

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Netflix Star Brings His Stand-up Comedy Show About Psychedelics to Asheville

Shane Mauss

Comedian Shane Mauss brings his unique stand-up comedy show about psychedelics to Asheville’s Funny Business at The Millroom on Saturday, May 21st at 8:00pm.

Shane Mauss has too many credits to name. Since winning HBO's Comedy Arts Festival "Best Stand up Comic" Award, he's gone on to be a favorite on Conan, Jimmy Kimmel, Comedy Central, Netflix, and Showtime. His latest album, 'My Big Break', debuted at #1 on the iTunes comedy chart and now he’s diving into a brand new hour about one of his admittedly controversial lifelong passions: psychedelics.
A self-described insane teenager, Shane seems to have done every drug he could get his hands on while constantly in trouble with the law. Since then, however, he's gone from barely getting a high school diploma to interviewing the top scientists in the world about the meaning of life on his hit podcast ‘Here We Are’ while headlining comedy clubs all over the world. Throughout all of this there appears to have been only one constant in Shane’s life: TRIPPING BALLS.
Take a journey down the rabbit hole for some deep, authentic laughs about mushrooms, LSD, DMT and more.  Shane will question our fickle perceptions, share personal experiences, explore the history of psychedelics and modern scientific research.  All with a lot of laughs and a whole lot of weird in one of the most unique and thought-provoking shows you will ever see.
NOTE: No prior drug experience is required to enjoy this show.  It will be entertaining and educational for all.
WARNING: This show is about PSYCHEDELICS!  It’s about learning about ourselves and looking at life differently.  If you are a fan of meth, heroin, or any other idiotic drug like that, this show will probably only make you feel worse about yourself than you likely already do.
FINALLY:  To answer your question, no!  Shane will not actually be on drugs during the actual performance, mostly because tripping at work is a waste of good drugs.  But regardless, we’re all going to have a good trip. 

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Gut-Busting Comedian Sean Donnelly to Perform in Asheville 3/4/16

Sean Donnelly

On Friday, March 4th, stand-up comedian Sean Donnelly comes to The Millroom in Asheville to perform shows at 7:00pm and 9:30pm.

Fresh off the release of his new comedy album

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Valentine’s Show with Comedian Andy Woodhull at The Millroom

Andy Woodhull

On Saturday, February 13th, comedian Andy Woodhull returns to Funny Business at the Millroom for two Valentine’s shows at 7:00pm and 9:30pm.

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Announcing: Best of Asheville Comedy Showcase and Sick of Stupid Comedy Tour

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 On Saturday, January 9th Funny Business at the Millroom will present 10 of the top Asheville Comedians. Friday, January 22nd will feature the Sick of Stupid Comedy Tour with Cliff Cash, Tom Simmons, and Stewart Huff.

Best of Asheville Comedy Showcase
Come see the most popular standup comedians in Asheville perform together in one outstanding show! An annual favorite, the Best of Asheville Comedy Showcase sold out last year, so buying tickets in advance is highly recommendend.
Featuring Petey Smith-McDowell, Tom Peters, Minori Hinds, Cody Hughes, Jason Webb, Grayson Morris, Tom Scheve, Cary Goff, Gabe Rosenberg, Macon Clark, and host Chase McNeill.
Ten comics, $10, lots of laughs.

Sick of Stupid Comedy Tour
Standup Comics Tom Simmons, Steward Huff, and Clifton Cash have joined forces and are touring six Southern cities as the Sick of Stupid Comedy Tour. Sick of Stupid promises to give audiences an intelligent, comedic look at all things Southern.
With a growing perception of the South as populated exclusively by camo-wearing, gay-hating, Confederate-flag waving, fanatical white people, Sick of Stupid will become the voice of intellectual Southern comedy and become the voice of the new South.
“Some Southerners love Duck Dynasty and Honey Boo Boo and lowering the rear end of their pickup truck. We probably aren’t the voice for them, but we hope we can be the voice for the Southerners who find all this stuff absurd,” said Cliff Cash.
Duck Dynasty, Larry the Cable Guy, and Jeff Foxworthy have their place, but we want to give a voice to smart, progressive Southerners and provide a fresh take on life—politics, culture, and the past, present, and future—in the South as we live it,” said Clifton Cash.

As part of the tour, Tom, Stewart, and Cliff will record their sets as well as on- and off-stage antics and plan to release a 90-minute comedy special. In addition, they will use footage of performances, man-on-the-street interviews, and Q&As with audience members to produce a documentary about comedy’s response and responsibility to social and cultural issues in the South.

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