Need a laugh? Sketch comedy festival set for March 23 in Asheville


Press release here:

CAROLINA SKETCHFEST: 2013 Cackalacka Edition
Saturday, March 23rd, 2013
8:00 pm
Asheville Community Theatre
Downtown Asheville

Presented by Asheville Pizza & Brewing Co.

As the comedy scene in Asheville continues to blossom a new comedy festival begins in 2 weeks. The Carolina Sketchfest focuses only on sketch comedy, not improv or stand up comedy. Some of the most successful sketch comedy shows and groups are Saturday Night Live, Monty Python, Chappelle’s Show, and Kids in the Hall.
The Carolina Sketchfest (CSF) will occur twice a year with the next festival occurring in September 2013 when it will expand to a multi-day event featuring the best sketch comedy groups from around the United States and Canada.

Carolina Sketchfest is founded by Wyman Tannehill, a member of The Feral Chihuahuas sketch comedy group. Having performed with the Chihuahuas in comedy festivals across the country, he realized there was not a sketch comedy festival in the South. With Asheville as a hot destination, Wyman expects CSF to quickly establish itself as one of the most popular comedy events in the country.
Why is this March 23rd show titled “2013 Cackalacka Edition”? Cackalacka is a slang term for the the Carolinas, and with each group being from North Carolina this title is fitting. Future Sketchfests will be titled as different, funny “Editions”.
This March 23rd Sketchfest will feature four sketch comedy groups performing a set of their best of/fan favorite sketches. Asheville’s two most popular sketch groups are sharing the stage with two groups from Greensboro who are making their Asheville debut.

The groups are…
The Feral Chihuahuas – Asheville’s longest-running sketch group is hosting the show, performing a fan favorite set, and will open the show performing a song as their 1990s fake boy band persona, The Douche Boys.
LYLAS – Asheville’s hilarious all-female group has existed nearly as long as the Chihuahuas with numerous shows that have brought them a huge fanbase. This is their only scheduled performance for 2013.
Thunderstood – This brilliant one-man sketch show hails from Greensboro, is unlike any other performance at the show, and has performed/won awards at comedy festivals across the country.
Mon Frere – Also from Greensboro, this group’s fans stretch across the Carolinas and they love pushing the boundaries of absurd and ridiculous to hysterical heights. Feral Chihuahuas fans will love their style.

$15 per ticket
$10 per student ticket (with ID)
Purchase tickets online at or at the box office of Asheville Community Theatre (35 E. Walnut St. in Downtown Asheville).


Feral Chihuahuas March 14, 2013 - 12:38 pm

Yes, for this Carolina Sketchfest next Saturday there is delicious, local complimentary beer for all ticket buyers (21+ only) from our awesome Presenting Sponsor, Asheville Pizza & Brewing!

It’s just like every Chihuahuas show with a Beer Break/Intermission to refill. Everything is funnier with beer.

Super Spy March 12, 2013 - 11:29 am

Friend took me to feral chihuahuas last year. Funny as hell. They did a boy band thing that killed. Hell of a lot better than snl. Drank free shiva all night. Think I had more in beer than paid for ticket. Same deal for this show?

Feral Chihuahuas March 10, 2013 - 7:44 pm

We are so stoked to be a part of this one of kind event! Finally we get to perform with LYLAS! Yeah!

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