New Shows coming this Summer!

Dave Waite is back and this time he’s bringing Logan Guntzelmen in the World of Trouble Comedy Tour.  This is Comedy Durham’s first collaboration with The Pit and we’re super excited.  The show is Sunday, August 5 at The Pit 462 Franklin St. Chapel Hill, NC.  Find it on the even page for ticket info.

 

Also coming is Martha Kelly!  She’s been on a number of late night shows and her Comedy Central half hour special is debuting later this year.  She’s also on FX’s “Baskets”.  Sunday, September 2 at Motorco Music Hall.

STAND UP:

 

Friday 4/20: Minori Hinds + Brett Williams + Deb Aronin

April 20th Minori Hinds at the Monkey Bottom Collaborative.  $7 at the door. Show at 8PM, doors open at 7PM. (Poster here)

Find it (with a little luck) at 609 Trent Drive, Durham NC

This show features Brett Williams on her adorable ukulele and hosted by (me) Deb Aronin.  Minori is on her way up on the comedy fame scale.  Comedians make a point of seeing her perform and she’s been praised by the likes of Todd Barry and Janeane Garofalo (she’s opened for both of them).

The Monkey Bottom Collaborative is where the Beaver Queen after party takes place every year, and it’s a little off the beaten path. I’d be lying if I said it was super easy to find, but it is worth it.  There’s a sense that you need a password to get in, like a speakeasy (the password is “Fidelio”).  This is sort of like a little secret show.  I wouldn’t want to miss that, so you shouldn’t, either!

New shows, old shows, TV Shows

Hey kids,

Lots of news this month! Take a deep breath and get ready to read …

New Facebook Page

First off, I finally have a Facebook page. Deb Aronin: Funny Person. Check it out.

4/17 Bulltown Comedy Series

On April 17th There’s the Bulltown Comedy Series. See the page on this site for time and location. Headliner this month is the incredible Mark Brady.

4/20 Minori Hinds + Brett Williams + Deb Aronin

April 20th there’s Minori Hinds at the Monkey Bottom Collaborative.  $7 at the door. Show at 8PM, doors open at 7PM. (Poster here)

Find it (with a little luck) at 609 Trent Drive, Durham NC

This show features Brett Williams on her adorable ukulele and hosted by (me) Deb Aronin.  Minori is on her way up on the comedy fame scale.  Comedians make a point of seeing her perform and she’s been praised by the likes of Todd Barry and Janeane Garofalo (she’s opened for both of them).

The Monkey Bottom Collaborative is where the Beaver Queen after party takes place every year, and it’s a little off the beaten path. I’d be lying if I said it was super easy to find, but it is worth it.  There’s a sense that you need a password to get in, like a speakeasy (the password is “Fidelio”).  This is sort of like a little secret show.  I wouldn’t want to miss that, so you shouldn’t, either!

4/20 Open Mic

Sam’s Quik Shop is Saturday as always. Will be guest hosted this week. I’ll miss you guys!

Deb is on TV!

And finally, the first episode of “Durham Works” is out! This is a show I’m hosting for the City of Durham. Sort of like Dirty Jobs on Discovery Channel but for Durham. Check it out!

 

Peace,

Deb

Bulltown Comedy Series Feb 20 It’s All About the Love

Tuesday, February 20  at 9PM

Fullsteam Brewery 726 Rigsbee Ave Durham, NC

 

Tuesday night get out and treat yourself.  It’ll have been a week since Valentine’s day and the magic is wearing off. The chocolates are gone, the lingerie is dirty, and the flowers are almost dead…so now is the time to boost your romance by seeing some hot hot comedy!  Local comedy at that.

 

This month features:

Bry Burguesa

Wolfgang Hunter

Dink Kearney

Shari Diaz

and headliner Drew Robertson

 

Hosted by Deb Aronin

Bulltown Comedy Series S3 Ep1 “New Jokes for the New Year.”

Do you have a new years resolution to go to more free comedy shows in breweries on Tuesday nights? I bet you do. Now’s your chance to make good on that promise with the Bulltown Comedy Series! This time I’ve asked all the comedians to do a few brand spanking new jokes to celebrate the new year (only the funny ones).

So get together a group of friends and come out on the 16th to see

  • Jeremy Alder: The guy with 150 kids
  • Will Purpura: The obligatory New Yorker
  • Deb Aronin: The hostess with the goodness
  • Grant Sheffield: The professional comedy car salesman
  • Jason Zaremba: The Jew from Weezer
  • and Brett Williams: The adorable dietary restricted musical pixie

You bring the love. We’ll bring the laughs.

Tuesday, January 16   9PM

Fullsteam Brewery

726 Rigsbee Ave, Durham NC

FREE

Bulltown September and the Dollop Podcast Live Recording!

Happy September  everyone!  We have some special shows this month.  First up is The Dollop Podcast Live Recording at Motorco Music Hall.  Friday, September 15 at 8PM Doors at 7PM.  VIP tickets still available.  Go to http://www.motorcomusic.com/event/1539206-dollop-durham/  To see if you can still get tickets.

Need more info?

History buff and comedian Dave Anthony was considering starting a new podcast in 2014. His idea was to write up an unknown story from American history and read it to a different comedian each week. Having not heard of the story before, Dave hoped the
comedian’s reaction would be hilarious. He gave it a go and his first guest was comedian Gareth Reynolds. They immediately clicked and fans flooded social media telling Dave to never change the co-host. And he didn’t.

Sticking to the formula of Dave reading Gareth a story he has never heard, The Dollop quickly shot up the charts. Fans of both comedy and history were drawn to the wild stories and quick improv skills of Gareth. With millions of downloads, The Dollop has
become a regular presence on top of the podcast charts, as well as selling out shows in both the US and Australia.

 

And of course there is The Bulltown Comedy Series, which is always special to us all.  This month’s headliner is Joe Perrow!  Winner of 2015’s North Carolina’s Funniest Person Contest at Goodnight’s Comedy Club.  The show also features Brandy Brown, JD Etheridge and Reid Pegram, all favorites in the NC comedy scene with a style of comedy for everybody.

At Fullsteam Brewery   9PM  Friday, September 15   726 Rigsbee Ave, Durham NC

The Bulltown Comedy Series August 15: John Boni, The Silver Senior

Bulltown Comedy Series S2 Ep8 “That Old Feeling…”

Also stay tuned for The Dollop Podcast September 15!

Tuesday, August 15   9PM

Fullsteam Brewery

726 Rigsbee Ave, Durham NC

The Bulltown Comedy Series is here, and we’re celebrating our seniors with The Silver Senior himself, John Boni.  He’s written for the Electric Company, 227, The Facts of Life and many more. He even has an Emmy!  Listen to him tell you to get off his lawn, just kidding.  He’s going to tell jokes about old people sex. Tuesday’s show also features Kathleen McDonald, Bishop Omega, Micah Hanner, and Britt Spruill.

See you all there.

Also coming up is The Dollop Podcast!  The show about history, comedy, and learning.

The Sunday Show: Caleb Synan

Caleb Synan returns to Durham! It’s been a year since Caleb has performed in the Bull City, and now he’s back on tour and stopping in again at 106 Main.
Caleb Synan’s breakout performance on CONAN was praised as “One of the Top 5 Late Night Debut’s of 2015” by TheLaughButton.com. Though his parents remain skeptical of his profession, he is a comedic force to be reckoned with – headlining clubs across the country and at home in LA! He continues to stay fake humble about his talents, even though his deceptively smart blend of Southern charm and razor sharp wit has earned him appearances on Last Comic Standing, Montreal’s Just for Laughs Festival, and the title of “Wittiest” in Franklin County High School’s 2009 Yearbook. He did not write this bio himself, either. He swears.
But he did write and star in his own web-series for Comedy Central entitled “Deadliest Chef.” And in 2016 he performed stand up on Hulu’s Coming to the Stage, Fuse TV’s Uproarious, and on a tour for the US troops in South Korea and Japan! And he’ll have a margarita with you if you play your cards right!

Hosted by Deb Aronin, headlined by comedians from all over the country, The Sunday Show at 106 Main is the laid back professional comedy show you’ve been waiting for.

106 Main is a Durham favorite. Part cocktail bar, part dive bar, part indescribable, this place is ideal for grabbing a drink after work and airing your grievances to a compassionate bartender.

Tickets are $10





Dave Waite and Grant Lyon in The Bro House Tour

Hey comedy fans,

Great seeing you at the Dave Stone show!  But there’s no time to lose.  Mark those calendars for June 4, we’re getting ready for two roommates slinging jokes all across the United States.

 

Dave Waite and Grant Lyon: The Bro House Tour

106 Main  106 E. Main St.  Durham, NC  Sunday, June 4, 2017  8PM  $10

Meet the Stand Up Comedy Odd Couple

“I’m sort of the Ben Stiller, funny straight man, if you will, and Dave is sort of this dirtbag with a heart of gold, and I think that contrast plays off each other very well.”  So says Grant Lyon, the L.A. based comedian touring with his good friend and roommate, Dave Waite.  The two have put together The Bro House Tour and will be performing at 106 Main in Durham, NC on Sunday, June 4.   Both Dave and Grant have won the Laughing Skull Comedy Festival in Atlanta in 2012 and 2014 respectively. Both have appeared on the syndicated radio program “The Bob and Tom Show” and can be heard on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio.  And they have done so with their own distinctive voices. Dave can easily be described as a charismatic oddball with the most charming of rants and peculiar look at life. And Grant, as described by the San Francisco Weekly is “a hilariously sharp observer, not one of those white guy tired, white-guy bellyachers.”

Dave also began One Year Dave, a project where he allows the world to tell him what to do for 365 days.  Every Tuesday he posts a list of things he can do that week and let’s his fans vote on what that thing will be. “The motivation was to do anything instead of nothing.” Says Dave, “There’s so much free time as a comedian. It’s so easy to become obsessed with wasting your life, all the mistakes you’ve made, ‘Where’s my career going?’ all that sort of stuff. ….I’ve always liked books where somebody commits to doing something for an entire year.  I wanted to be accountable in some way. That’s why I made it so people could vote every week. …I decided to let the internet be my boss.”

The two rising stars are building up their merits quickly.  Dave Waite debuted on late night television with his performance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Grant Lyon is a contributing writer for the Huffington Post and “Interview Date,” the short film his wrote and starred in, was eligible for an Academy  Award in 2013.

 

Dave Waite and Grant Lyon will be performing at 106 Main in Durham on Sunday, June 4 at 8PM. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at ComedyDurham.com/events. Hosted by Durham comedian Deb Aronin.

http://davewaitecomedy.com

http://www.grantlyon.com

http://oneyeardave.com/news/davewaitecomedy/

 

Get your tickets here!