Comedian Bengt Washburn to perform at The Millroom in Asheville on June 6

Jason Sandford

Jason Sandford is a reporter, writer, blogger and photographer interested in all things Asheville.

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bengt_washington_2014Here’s the press release:

On Friday, June 6th, Comedian Bengt Washburn is set to perform shows at 7:30 pm and 9:30 pm in downtown Asheville at Asheville Brewing Company’s the Millroom as part of Funny Business’ professional stand-up comedy series. You can buy tickets here.

Bengt Washburn is an Aquarius with Hazel eyes who prefers boxer briefs, solid deodorants, and Crest toothpaste. He is 5’9″ tall, weighs about 149 pounds and can bench 150 pounds three times without a spotter. He has a vertical leap of 16 inches. 8 years ago a lump appeared on his right thigh. It’s not visible from the stage but according to some kids at the water park, it looks creepy. Many people say Bengt looks kind of like a monkey.

Bengt Washburn was born in Salt Lake City, Utah but grew up in a large Utah town (1,200 people) as the fifth child in a small Mormon family (7 children). Bengt is married to an officer in the United States Airforce. They have lived in 6 different cities over the last eleven years. Most recently he moved to Springfield, Virginia (Washington D.C.) after living in Stuttgart, Germany for 3 years.

Bengt is a former winner of the prestigious San Francisco International Comedy Competition. He has been seen on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Live at Gotham on Comedy Central and most recently Conan on TBS. He was invited to perform at the Vancouver International Comedy Festival, The Boston Comedy Festival, the Aspen Laff Festival and Gilda’s Laugh Fest in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Opening for Bengt is James Hodge from Greensboro, NC. James Hodge proves that a comedian can be razor sharp while still captivating audiences with southern charm. Hodge energetically describes the impossible balancing act of being a comedian and a recently divorced father of two. He’s been down-sized, over-educated, and under-qualified. Winning comedy contests and performing everywhere from LA to Alabama, James has honed his comedic style to engage any audience. A water-cooler-comic, who you’ll spend a month quoting, a night with James Hodge is a night you won’t soon forget.

Buying tickets in advanced is highly-recommended and can be done so by visiting Free parking is available across the street from The Millroom at 66 Asheland Avenue after 6pm. Food and beer will be available.


Friday, June 6th 2014

Shows @ 7:30pm & 9:30pm

Tickets: $12 advance, $14 at the door –

Jason Sandford

Jason Sandford is a reporter, writer, blogger and photographer interested in all things Asheville.

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