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!





Dave Stone returns to 106 Main (No snow this time)

Last time he was here the roads were a nightmare. This time the weather will probably be perfect.  Dave Stone, one of the great Beards of Comedy, is returning to Durham, NC.  Need a refresher on his jokes?  Check this one out.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfAs5Ya5jZ4

at 106 Main   106 E. Main st. Durham, NC  8PM Doors 7PM

Online tickets available on the site soon.  Cover is $10 card and cash accepted at the door.

Mark those calendars!

 

Bulltown Comedy Series S. 2 Ep.12 Airing of Grievances or Festivus Comedy

A Comedy Show for the Rest of Us.

 

Starring Mike Rinaldi, JM, Reid Pegram, and Brett Williams. The perfect mix of personalities for some possible sentence alliteration and also a fantastically entertaining show.

At Fullsteam Brewery, a romantic beer getaway for singles and doubles. Get the Workingman’s Lunch, get Rocket Science, the Persimmon beer (my fav).  726 Rigsbee Ave  Durham NC   9PM

 

 

Respect the Road Comedy Tour and Challenge October 9

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Hey there kids,

Respect the Road Comedy Tour and Challenge is coming our way Sunday, October 9 at 8PM. at 106 Main in Durham. Tickets just $7 bucks!

Comedian Reid Clark, Meredith Armstrong, and Jordan Bench are three comedians traveling across the country documenting their struggles and participating in challenges on the road to amuse and amaze you.

They will film themselves doing things such as performing without pants, hitchhiking all dangerous like, and inverting all gatorades in a Wal-Mart.

Also you can help Reid get a new testicle.

So who are the comics?

Meredith: A style of comedy that will simultaneously delight and disgust. Her experience both as your favorite neighborhood slut (her words) and traveling ER nurse have provided her with a unique and interesting perspective on human interactions. Meredith will take you on a journey that will make you laugh, cry, and probably do that thing where you wince and groan at the same time.

Jordan Bench: Originally from Sammamish, WA but now a transplant in Wilmington, NC. He’s hosted at the Cape Fear Comedy Festival two years in a row and has opened for comedians like Eddie Efft and Ron Funches. If you enjoy comedy that will make you question why you left the house then Jordan might be a comic for you. He dances like everyone is watching.

Reid Clark: the HEADLINER. A five year comedian with appearances all across the US. He’s worked with Fortune Feistier, Alonzo Bodden, Neal Brennan, and Trevor Noah at Dead Crow Comedy Room in Wilmington, NC. He was a joke writer for Orlando Jones. And written, directed and performed for music videos that have been in festivals and Funny or Die. Also a bunch of other really great stuff.

Reid gave up his right testicle for comedy. No, really.

His comedy has been described as dark, blue, and political, with elements of musicality and improvisation.

Once again this is at 106 Main in Durham. That’s both the location and the name of the bar. Tickets are $7. Check out our shows page to get tickets. Or buy them from Deb (me) in person! OR go check out 106 main in Durham and buy one directly from them.

Email: putsomerespeckonthetour@gmail.com
GoFundMe: https://www.gofundme.com/23cz5n8k
Videos: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B-vvbl7ZKPqUc2M4a2FXM2ZqT00

Future updates to the site

First off. Andy Woodhull Tuesday July 26 at 8PM
tickets $10 Advance $12 at the door.
Check out for videos and for tickets.

Now, updates.

On the old site there were videos, pictures, and a comprehensive list of local comics with bios.
Those things are coming back!

The post listing all open mics will have it’s own page (along with a link to Cynthia Raxter’s fabulous spreadsheet).

The photos page will be organized and updated with pictures from shows and open mics.

See you all at the show!

Andy Woodhull: A National Local Treasure

Because he is. Andy Woodhull is one of the best comedians out of Raleigh ever. He’s been on Conan, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, and Live at Gotham. As a nationally touring comedian he’s performed everywhere, but he always comes home to the Triangle. It’s hard to say who loves him more, audiences or local comics.

Seriously, ask a Triangle comic how they feel about Andy Woodhull and you’ll see what I mean. Of course I can’t convince like he can himself. Check out his bio, order his album and watch his videos here: About two years ago, Ryan Singer was hanging out at Motorco getting ready for his first show in Durham. Andy was there with him and from that evening we’ve been trying to organize a show at Motorco together. At last our schedules match and the show is on. Tuesday night at 8PM Tickets here: Tickets

The feature act of the evening is Adam Cohen. Adam is a co-founder of the successful Dangling Loafer comedy series in Raleigh. Not only is he a great comedian, he’s a fantastic artist and animator. Take a look at Band Candy on youtube!

Raleigh comedian Kenyon Adamcik will be doing a guest spot. Kenyon is one of the funniest comics performing in the Triangle right now. He’s also one of the youngest. So don’t buy him a drink at the show.

Tuesday, July 26 at 8PM see ticket link above. Be sure to buy your tickets in advance and save a couple dollars!

News & Observer

Today a fantastic article came out in the N&O about the Triangle comedy scene. It mentioned yours truly and I’m truly honored. It also mentioned Adam Cohen, Stephen Hamlett, and other comics in the area who find a way to create a stage when there is none. That sounded a lot more schmaltzy than I meant it to.

The indispensible Craig D. Lindsey has been a champion for local comedy for years. He’s written articles for the shows at Motorco Music Hall, he’s written about the Bulltown Comedy Series at Fullsteam Brewery (back when the loverly Virginia Wallace was hosting) and now he’s written about the DIY spirit of Triangle Comedy. Yes, I used caps.

Craig asked to interview Adam Cohen and myself for an article on the local comedy scene. We met up at a movie theater before a midnight showing of “The Siege.” I talked about all the relevant comedy stuff I could think of at 11:15PM and then watched a strange and violent film from the 1970s. It was a fun evening. I told him I was doing a show at this guy’s apartment. He actually hosts shows in his apartment. It’s not everyday that you invite someone to a person’s apartment for a comedy show and they say yes.

I encourage you to read the article yourselves as it is a fine tribute to local comedians. Also I love Craig’s writing and would encourage you read his stuff any chance you get.

The next Motorco show is Andy Woodhull (who’s mentioned in the article). He’s a local favorite, in that he’s a local comedian who is absolutely loved by everyone. He is also VERY successful. He was the first comedian to appear on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. He’s appeared on Conan. He was on Live at Gotham. He’s a professional comedian. And if you’ve ever been to one of the shows I’ve produced at Motorco Music Hall you know that I never disappoint.

The link to the article is here

And you can find tickets to Andy Woodhull here

Thank you to all who’ve supported not just the comedy I perform and produce but all local comedy. We don’t really make anything doing this, and it’s the love from the audience that makes it worth it.

Deb