2013 SPRING PREVIEW: Comedy Arts Festival coming Jan. 30

Jan. 03, 2013 @ 05:00 PM

The North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival recently announced a headliner switch for shows at the Carolina Theatre in Durham. Two of the festival’s headliners are slated to take center stage at the Carolina Theatre on Feb. 8 and 10.
Larry Miller is no longer performing at the theater Feb. 8. However the festival will  welcome the touring company from the legendary Second City in his place. This show follows their sold-out performance last year.
Comedian Steven Wright heads to the Carolina Theatre on Feb.10. Tickets and a full schedule will be available at www.nccomedyarts.com.
This year the festival runs Jan. 30 to Feb. 17. The festival will be held at several venues throughout the Chapel Hill and Carrboro area and will have one night each at the Carolina Theatre and Motorco Music in Durham. Tickets and a full schedule will be available at www.nccomedyarts.com.
The festival begins with stand-up comedy which runs Jan. 30-Feb. 3. The festival continues with a week of sketch comedy running Feb. 6-10.
During the sketch block, the festival is welcoming a live performance of Kevin Allison’s RISK! This live show and podcast will take center stage at the ArtsCenter in Carrboro at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 9. RISK! is a show “where people tell true stories they never thought they’d dare to share in public.” The show will feature local storytellers and is hosted by Kevin Allison, of the MTV sketch comedy troupe The State.
The final week of the festival, Feb. 12-17, features improv. This year, the festival is welcoming Magnet Theatre Touring Company from New York City, Junior Varsity (NYC), North Coast (NYC), Dual Exhaust (Chicago), ImprovBoston Mainstage (Boston), Billyhawk (Los Angeles), Popular Science (Los Angeles) and others.