'Crimes and Missed Demeanings,' comedy variety show, opens in Asheville this weekend

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What happens when you bring together some of Asheville’s most acclaimed comedy writers and esteemed stage talent to create a comedy/variety show? You get, well a great deal of potty humor.

However, if you let that potty steep for a bit, stir regularly, add a dozen distorted worldviews, a gallon of unpasteurized love for "The Carol Burnett Show," "Monty Python’s Flying Circus," and "Saturday Night Live" (seasons '75-'80,'82-'84 and '86-'89), then add a pinch of spellcheck and a dash of Nietzche, and viola! The Magnetic Theatre presents "Crimes and Missed Demeanings."

Magnetic Theatre Associate Producer Rodney Smith ("Full-Tilt Boogie at the Big Bang Diner," "The SuperHappy Radio Hour") has assembled a pool of comedy and stage talent to bring Asheville a weekend of laughter.

For one weekend only, January 11 – 13, "Crimes and Missed Demeanings" brings a modern flavor to the sketch comedy formats of the “Golden Age of Television”. Each performance will have unique guest performers ranging from stand-up comics, to music, to burlesque.

Featuring some of Asheville’s most accomplished stage actors, this show is totally ready for prime time, but not quite suitable for children.

The Magnetic Theatre presents: Crimes and Missed Demeanings. Sketch Comedy/Variety. Written by Rodney Smith, Barbie Angell, Chris Kingsley, Anne Dickens, Stewart Goldstein, Jeff Catanese, Lance Worth and Murphy Funkhouser-Capps. .

Featuring: Barbie Angell, Murphy Funkhouser-Capps, Steve Jencks, Chris Kingsley, Darren Marshall, Daniel Moore, Rodney Smith, Mis Tippin, and Alison Young. Directed by Rodney Smith.

The Magnetic Theatre is located at 375 Depot Street in Ashevile. Shows are January 11 and 12 at 7:30 p.m. and January 12 and 13 at 3 p.m.

Tickets are $20. Proceeds from ticket sales and sponsorship will be donated to Arms Around ASD, a local organization providing services and therapies for those on the autism spectrum and their families regardless of age, ability or income.

Click here for more about the show.