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January 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Head to House of Bourbon on the third Thursday for Comedy Night!
Show starts at 7:30 PM. Doors open at 7.
Tickets: $10 at door
In 2012 I embarked on my dream to become a stand-up comedian starting with open-mic nights and video shorts, eventually leading to becoming a touring and headlining comedian. For a stint I left my hometown of Asheville, North Carolina and went to Los Angeles to work on becoming a screen actress and comedian but at the time it just wasn’t in the cards. I returned home to Asheville and tirelessly worked myself from the ground up, going from being on the sign-up sheet of an open mic night to the host– to filming auditions in my friends’ basements and garages in between shifts at work hoping to get the callback to finally getting callbacks. Most people currently know me from the Netflix movie “Dumplin’,” a role I ultimately landed because of a a tiny photo on a show flyer not one of those garage auditions. Clearly, I’m a believer in fate. Before my film debut in “Dumplin’,” I was primarily known as a touring comedian, having toured cities such as Atlanta, New York City, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Charleston, South Carolina, and Charlotte, North Carolina and I’ve been a headliner for over a year. Comedians I have opened for include Jon Reep, Fortune Feimster, Judah Friedlander, and David Stone. When I’m in my town of Asheville, North Carolina I host a recurring Sunday night open mic comedy show, “Hallelujah Hillary’s Comedy Revival,” that has the theme of Southern Pentecostal revivals, with featured and headlining comedians.
She’s an emotionally unkempt broad who is as loud and boisterous as she is sad and possibly psychotic. Not for the faint of heart, unless you need someone to pray for. Featured on the People In My Neighborhood, Deadbeat Radio, and BrewChatt podcasts and was a featured guest on the Altercation Punk Comedy Tour. She’s opened for Pauly Shore and TJ Miller.
Bridgette is also a host at The Comedy Catch in Chattanooga, and is the host of The Comedy Catch Open Mic. She is the curator and host of Improv vs StandUp and Comedy #atthemoxy, monthly events in Chattanooga.
Ari Kobler is based out of Huntsville AL and is a co-host on the “Hey Assbutt” podcast.
Olivia Searcy is a stand-up comedian who has been performing stand-up weekly since 2013 and mostly performs in the South and along the Gulf Coast. She is a co-founder of the Pensacola Comedy group Back Porch Comedy and also hosts her own monthly showcase at local bar Chizuko. Her comedy can be described as self-deprecating, observational, and storytelling. She has shared the stage with/opened for the likes of Dave Stone (Squidbillies, Last Comic Standing, Boogie Man Podcast with Kyle Kinane), Myq Kaplan (Netflix), Shane Mauss (HBO, TBS, Comedy Central), Kristine Levine (Portlandia), Ben Kronberg (Last Comic Standing), Ryan Niemiller (American’s Got Talent), Cliff Cash (Comedy Central, Sirius XM), Jessica Michelle Singleton, Mo Alexander, Kenny Deforest, Sam Tallent and other well known touring comics.
Alicia Simmons Miracle
Alicia is originally from Newark , New Jersey. She recently relocated from Los Angeles, California to Panama City Beach Florida, with her husband and son. Alicia is a Groundlings Theater Sunday Company Aluminum and a past member of The Actors’ Gang, were she trained in the style of Comedienne Dell’ Arte. She was taught by (actor/writer/ director as well as the artistic director of The Actors Gang) Tim Robbins and Cynthia Ettinger (Managing Director). Alicia co-wrote and stars in a short directed by Jordan Black ( past Staff writer for Saturday Night Live), currently showing on the Funny or Die YouTube Channel. Alicia has performed stand up comedy at the Laugh Factory, The Comedy Store, The Comedy Union and the Ice House. She was a contestant on Jamie Foxx’s Laffapalooza, she has a recurring role on the TNT Series Claws.
Gina Vicari has acted in and directed many plays, including the ones she wrote. She has done it all in show business. She had her own TV Show. Gina Vicari, The talk of the town as well as radio show. “Gina Vicari and Friends.” She started doing stand up back in the 80’s and then took a break to have a daughter and then breast cancer.