The Magnetic Theatre is takes pride in being able to offer a diverse array of performance styles- ranging from variety shows, stand-up, improv, and sketch comedy to Asheville audiences.  

The Magnetic Comedy Series is curated by our Associate Producer Rodney Smith. You can find out more about these upcoming performances by visiting this page. 

Comedy performances are offered throughout the year. Check back frequently or follow us on Facebook for the latest updates.  

The Death of Blacklist Improv - June 7th

Bid farewell to one of Asheville's favorite improv comedy groups at an evening that puts the FUN in Funeral!

Formed by a group of improvisers in 2014, Blacklist Improv has performed all over the Southeast. From huge comedy festivals to the dingy corners of dive-bars, their unique blend of improv has become recognized as performances where anything can happen.

Past shows have included award-winning pole dancing and blind exotic food tasting, this funeral will feature many uniquely funny guests as we say goodbye. Bring some tissues, they will have you crying from laughter!

The Death of Blacklist Improv will occur on Friday, June 7th at 9:00pm. Tickets are $12.

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MORE Crimes and Missed Demeanings: July 12th - 14th

THE MAGNETIC THEATRE presents the next installment of its unique comedy stage show, Crimes and Missed Demeanings. The second installment, MORE Crimes and Missed Demeanings takes inspiration from the sketch comedy of Monty Python’s Flying Circus, The Carol Burnett Show, and Saturday Night Live.

Directed by Rodney Smith (Full-Tilt Boogie at the Big Bang Diner, The SuperHappy Radio Hour), with original material from a brilliant pack of zany minds, and featuring an ensemble cast of accomplished and diverse stage actors, this “Totally ready for primetime, but not quite suitable for children” show will leave you rolling in the aisles!

MORE Crimes and Missed Demeanings runs July 12th – 14th. at The Magnetic Theatre, located at 375 Depot Street in the River Arts District. Performances are Friday 7:30pm, Saturday at 3:00pm and 7:30pm, and Sunday at 3pm. Tickets are $20 for General Admission and $10 for students. For tickets and information, please visit

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If you are interested in contacting us to book a comedy show, please submit the form below with the subject: COMEDY.

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Zoey laird performs her one-woman show, potty people. opening at the magnetic theatre on May 12th.

Zoey laird performs her one-woman show, potty people. opening at the magnetic theatre on May 12th.