He’s appeared on Conan, Won the Seattle Comedy Fest and is coming to Asheville June 6th
On Friday, June 6th, Comedian Bengt Washburn is set to perform shows at 7:30pm and 9:30pm in downtown Asheville at Asheville Brewing Company’s the Millroom as part of Funny Business’ professional stand-up comedy series.
Bengt Washburn is an Aquarius with Hazel eyes who prefers boxer briefs, solid deodorants, and Crest toothpaste. He is 5’9″ tall, weighs about 149 pounds and can bench 150 pounds three times without a spotter. He has a vertical leap of 16 inches. 8 years ago a lump appeared on his right thigh. It’s not visible from the stage but according to some kids at the water park, it looks creepy. Many people say Bengt looks kind of like a monkey.
Bengt Washburn was born in Salt Lake City, Utah but grew up in a large Utah town (1,200 people) as the fifth child in a small Mormon family (7 children). Bengt is married to an officer in the United States Airforce. They have lived in 6 different cities over the last eleven years. Most recently he moved to Springfield, Virginia (Washington D.C.) after living in Stuttgart, Germany for 3 years.
Bengt is a former winner of the prestigious San Francisco International Comedy Competition. He has been seen on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Live at Gotham on Comedy Central and most recently Conan on TBS. He was invited to perform at the Vancouver International Comedy Festival, The Boston Comedy Festival, the Aspen Laff Festival and Gilda’s Laugh Fest in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Opening for Bengt is James Hodge from Greensboro, NC. James Hodge proves that a comedian can be razor sharp while still captivating audiences with southern charm. Hodge energetically describes the impossible balancing act of being a comedian and a recently divorced father of two. He’s been down-sized, over-educated, and under-qualified. Winning comedy contests and performing everywhere from LA to Alabama, James has honed his comedic style to engage any audience. A water-cooler-comic, who you’ll spend a month quoting, a night with James Hodge is a night you won’t soon forget.
Buying tickets in advanced is highly-recommended and can be done so by visiting http://avlcomedy.eventbrite.com. Free parking is available across the street from The Millroom at 66 Asheland Avenue after 6pm. Food and beer will be available.
BENGT WASHBURN @ THE MILLROOM
Friday, June 6th 2014
Shows @ 7:30pm & 9:30pm
Tickets: $12 advance, $14 at the door – http://avlcomedy.eventbrite.com
About Funny Business at The Millroom: Funny Business at the Millroom brings live, nationally-recognized comedians for 2 shows on a Friday night each month (mostly the 1st Fridays of each month). There will be 3 comedians each show: a local emcee, a feature act and a national headliner. Shows will run around 1 hour and 45 minutes. The headliners will generally all have Comedy Central or equivalent credits. Funny Business Agency (www.funny-business.com), one of the largest agencies in the country booking comedy clubs, is partnering with The Millroom (connected to Asheville Brewing) in downtown Asheville, NC at 66 Asheland Ave. Funny Business also booked The Funny Business Comedy Club at the S&W in Asheville several years ago. Our shows are designed to provide a consistent home in Asheville for high-quality professional standup comedy. 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.