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Lots of laughs planned for Turnage in 2019

The Arts of the Pamlico is growing its comedy scene with more improv comedy, stand-up performances and a Comedy Fest on March 9, 2019, with headliner Sheri Diaz.

End your year with a comedy show by IC Comedy this Saturday night, when the group hosts their New Year’s Eve, Eve, Eve show. The show time is 7 p.m. in the Turnage Gallery. A wide selection of wine and beers, gourmet popcorn, toffees and more are for sale before and during the show. Don’t miss this last laugh blast of the year. Purchase your $5 tickets at the theatre on Friday, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., or Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., or at the door the night of the show. Theater doors open one hour before show time.

2019 is going to be a laugh-fest in the east at the Turnage. Mark your calendars for laughs in the new year with these upcoming events:

Jan. 25: Jake Weddle & Friends perform in the Turnage Gallery. Jake and a line-up of stand-up comedians will be in the historic Turnage Theatre on the last Friday in January from 8 p.m. until 10 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the door.

Feb 23: IC Comedy returns! Showtime is at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the door.

March 9: 2nd Annual Washington NC Comedy Fest with a line-up of North Carolina comedians. Comedy classes will be held from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m., with comedians kicking off the show at 5:30 p.m. with family friendly comedy; 7:30 p.m. for adults 18 years and older comedy. Limited tickets will be sold. Tickets are on sale now at  www.artsofthepamlico.org/event/washington-comedy-fest-2019/.

Want to be a comedian in 2019? Comedy Fest auditions for North Carolina comedians are open now and may be submitted online through Jan. 24, 2019. Comedians can submit their videos online (may be amateur or professional — it’s the content that counts) by following this link.

Comedians also can email Jake Weddle at weddlej15@students.ecu.edu for more information.

For more information about the Arts of the Pamlico’s upcoming events, call us at 252-946-2504, visit www.artsofthepamlico.org or find us on Facebook.

Debra Torrence is the executive director of Arts of the Pamlico.