New shows on the way

Time to update that comedy schedule for summer.  We’ve got the Bulltown Comedy Series May 21 at Fullsteam Brewery, Dave Stone on May 23 at the PIT comedy club in Chapel Hill and Myq Kaplan Sunday July 28 at Motorco Music Hall.  Buy your tickets on the events page today!

BCS and the mic continues…

Hey everyone.  I’m very VERY happy to announce that the Comedy Durham Saturday open mic you know and love is back.  This time we’ll be at Hunky Dory. The coolest of cool places.   Get some beer, get some vinyl records, get some “dankness” as the kids say.  Oh, and get some comedy.


Sign up 7:30 Show at 8, as always.   We’ll be in the downstairs area.  The Mic will come back on March 2, which is also the grand re-opening of Hunky Dory, so grab a beer and whatnot and check out their stuff.  You’ll be in the best mood for comedy after you do.

718 9th St. Durham NC



And, of course the Bulltown Comedy Series is coming up.  This month features Lew Morgante, Will Purpura, Janeen Slaughter and Lauren Faber.  Tuesday, February 19 at Fullsteam Brewery.  Free, but we have a tip spittoon in case you’re feeling giddy.  Show at 9, but get there early for your drinks and your food.


Love all of you,


Have a suggestion? Also updates.

Hey guys.  Hope I’ll see all of you tonight at the Bulltown Comedy Series!  The Dulce Sloan show was so much fun and I can’t wait to do another big show at Motorco Music Hall.  So I’m asking for suggestions.  I know the comedians I like, but who do you like?  Let me know and I’ll see if I can bring them in for an epic show.

Also remember, Sam’s Quik Shop is now closed, so the Saturday mic is on hiatus for about a month. I should have it up and running some time in February.  I will keep you updated.


See you tonight at 9.  Get there early for beer and food.  We’re funnier after you’ve had a few.



Tonight is Dulce Sloan!

Featuring Joe Kelley and hosted by Deb Aronin


It’s not too late to get a ticket.  See you there!

Dulcé Sloan is the latest full-time correspondent to join Comedy Central’s “Best F#@king News Team” on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. This past year, Dulcé was just named by Rolling Stone as one of the 10 Comedians You Need To Know and was hailed by TimeoutLA as a 2017 Comedian to Watch. She has also been honored as the 2016 NBC Stand Up Showcase Winner, a Montreal Just For Laughs New Face and as a Comedian to Watch on The Steve Harvey Show.

Dulcé is truly a unique emerging voice in the world of comedy. She offers a fresh and honest perspective that speaks truth to power and eviscerates the status quo. Most recently, she was cast in the FOX pilot “Type-A” opposite Eva Longoria and the Amy Poehler project “Dumb Prince” for NBC. She has also appeared on MTV’s “Acting Out,” Comedy Central’s @Midnight, Tru’s “Comedy Knockout,” made her stand-up debut on TBS’ Conan, and has made multiple appearances as a correspondent on “E! News Daily.” Her signature point-of-view and confidence drives her hilarious views on everything from her personal relationships to the absurdities of society.

Last Mic at Sam’s Quik Shop

It’s true, Sam’s is closing.  Don’t worry the mic will keep going (I’ll let all of you know when I get confirmation on the new location) but it’s time to say goodbye to Sam’s.  I’m sad to see this place go, so let’s make this last open mic count. This will still be an open mic, so please sign up at 7:30. But I’ll have some food out at 7.  I encourage people to bring food, potluck style.   There will also be our regular comedians doing some of their best stuff.  Expect to see Reid Pegram, Eric Duffy, Dink Kearney, Virginia Wallace and more!

I’ll see all of you there.


1605 Erwin Rd.  Durham, NC  7-10


Update:  The Indy ran a spot, so it might get busy! 😀

Reminder: UCB Raffle, deal on tickets, and Bulltown!

Don’t forget tomorrow September 18 is the Bulltown comedy series where I will be giving away two pairs of tickets for the Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Company!  If you don’t with a pair, you can still save on tickets with an exclusive Comedy Durham code.

The ticket offer is for 25% off the standard ticket price when you use the code IMPROV. Tickets can be purchased online via,, or via the main box office.

See you there my fellow improv enthusiasts!


Donate any amount here to be entered into the raffle. Donations go towards the ComedyDurham business account to help bring more great shows to the Triangle! 🙂

Upright Citizens Brigade (get a ticket deal through ComedyDurham!)

Hello my dears, this is the time you reap your benefits for following and going to all the shows and whatnot.  The glorious Carolina Theatre of Durham is offering you a discount to the Upright Citizen’s Brigade show on October 5!

Now I know that I normally promote stand up, but improv is also near and dear to my heart.  When improv is done at a truly professional level it’s bust a gut funny.  The Upright Citizens Brigade has birthed some of the greatest names in comedy.

UCB alumni include:  Amy Poehler (founding member), Matt Walsh, Donald Glover, Kate Mckinnon, Aziz Ansari, Ellie Kemper, Zach Woods, Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson, Aubrey Plaza, Nick Kroll, and Ed Helms!

Needless to say the UCB Touring Company is not a thing to miss!

The ticket offer is for 25% off the standard ticket price when you use the code IMPROV. Tickets can be purchased online via,, or via the main box office.

See you there my fellow improv enthusiasts!



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!