AshevilleFM is an official sponsor for this month’s Funny ‘R’ Us!
The Funny “R” Us comedy series will present nationally known comedian and actor Red Grant on Friday, January 30, 2015 at 8 pm at the Crowne Plaza Resort Expo Center, 1 Resort Drive. Opening acts will be Terrell “Angry Bird" Marrow and Brian “Da Wildcat” Smith. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased at asheville411.com or mydaddytaughtmethat.com.
Grant got his start at the Apollo Theatre and HBO’s Def Comedy Jam in 1996; though he is best known for his contagious laugh and appearances in American Hustle (which he starred next to Katt Williams), First Sunday and Martin Lawrence First Amendment. He has been featured on NBC’s Later, MTV’s Snaps, and BET’s ComicView. Over the years, Grant has become synonymous with real, raw comedy. He can be seen most recently on Shaq’s All Star Comedy Jam, as well as his Showtime special Caught Red Handed and Comedy Central Presents Red Grant. Not only is Red Grant a star in the comedy world he is also making a name for himself as a film and television producer, writer and director. Grant has written for Snoop Dog’s Dog After Dark and the Comedy Central roast of Flavor Flav.
Joe Greene of Funny “R” Us says, “My goal has always been to promote diversity through laughter. By hosting well known urban comedy acts like Red Grant, Funny “R” Us offers exciting new options for entertainment in this area that appeal to a wide range of audiences.” There are spaces available for vendors at the show. Call 828-215-2063 to reserve a spot. This show will be part of the Winter Xscape weekend, more info at winterxscape.com.