Lifeview Marketing Presents: 8th Annual United Nations of Comedy Tour
Live Events | 11/17/2018 | 8:00PM
The United Nations of Comedy Tour returns to The Paramount Theater! This tour features national comedians as seen on CONAN, Comedy Central, Showtime, TVOne, and other national programs. The United Nations of Comedy is one of the funniest national comedy tour to visit the area and has become one of the area’s most highly anticipated comedy events.
The tour was founded on promoting diversity through laughter and focuses on choosing the perfect blend of national comics by selecting an eclectic mix of styles. This years lineup includes a hysterical array of national comedians: Mike Recine, Antoine Scott, Ashley Gavin, and Funnyman Skiba.
The Paramount Theater was chosen as the host venue due to its historical significance, convenient location, and community driven mission. The theater’s stage has been visited by some of the top comedians and performers in the nation and the United Nations of Comedy continues its streak.
This event is sponsored by Presenting Sponsor C-Ville Weekly, along with the supporting sponsor the Charlottesville Albemarle Convention and Visitors Bureau. A percentage of the profits will support the making of America’s Darkest Future: The Cost of an Inaccessible Early Education, the non-profit documentary.
Mike Recine is either the smartest dumb guy or the dumbest smart guy in the room. He’s performed stand-up on Conan, written for the MTV Video Music Awards, performed as a New Face in the Montreal Just for Laughs Festival, and has been nominated for Time Out New York’s Joke of the Year. Since his first open mic as a teenager in Jersey, he’s performed at nearly every comedy venue in NYC, blending observation and personal storytelling with a pitch-perfect dark wit. Catch him live across NYC to see one of the only guys Brooklyn hipsters and Jersey slobs can agree on.
Antoine Scott’s comic style and personality is infectious. Antoine has appeared on Showtime at the Apollo, TVOne with Roland Martin, BET, and other national tv programming. He is a regular at the FunnyBone Comedy Club and has shaken the rooms of some of the country’s most popular comedy clubs. He is one of those comics that you just cannot get enough of. With multiple visits to Charlottesville in the past, Charlottesville audiences have expressed great admiration for him and he is back by popular demand. His last visit to the Paramount Theater was two years ago. A hilarious comedian who gives you more than you paid for.
Ashley Gavin is a New York based, nationally touring comedian. Her comedy has been featured on Hulu, FOX, AXS TV, SiriusXM Comedy, Refinery29, Elite Daily, and The Kicker. Ashley has headlined at colleges and clubs around the country, including her recent breakout (sold-out) performance at Carolines. Ashley has taken part in some of the most prestigious festivals and showcases including NBC’s Stand Up For Diversity – New York. Her webseries Gay Girl Straight Girl has over 400k views and has been featured in Galore Mag.
Ashley is best known for her hard-hitting, intelligent, and sometimes absurd social commentary, particularly about her experiences as a gay woman and feminist. Email and ask her about her scripted and unscripted pilots or her movie treatments.
Funnyman Skiba is a 4X Comic View All-Star, former radio host, shared the stage with both Kevin Hart and Dave Chappelle, and has performed in Charlottesville 12 times and has made multiple appearances on TVOne. He is one of the most sought after stand-up comedians in the nation touring from coast to coast. Skiba makes it extremely difficult to follow him on stage by even your household top named comedians. He may be your favorite comic’s favorite comic. He shamelessly places every inch of his life on the stage for the audiences enjoyment. Often you are able to spot his wife in the audience shaking her head and closing her eyes. It is a reason why the audiences of Charlottesville have demanded Skiba’s visit year after year.