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Comedy Night: MEZCLA edition!

VAE hosts four hilarious Latinx comedians in conjunction with MEZCLA! 

Cost: $10
Ages 18+
Doors open at 7pm.
Show starts at 8pm!

Comedy guru and host Adam Cohen is bringing Rene Luna, Freddy Valoy, Kenyon Adamcik, and Carlos Valencia to tickle your funny bones. That's a whole lot of silly under one roof-- don't miss it!

(As pictured left to right) 

Adam Cohen, host
Adam Cohen's life is a joke. He was runner-up in 2015's "North Carolina's Funniest Person" contest, is the co-founder of The Dangling Loafer comedy showcase in Raleigh and is also a visual artist, animator and director. He has opened for Marc Maron, Todd Barry and The Sklar Brothers, among others. He lives in Raleigh with his wife, two kids, cat, and an assortment of fascinating compulsions. 

Carlos Valencia, headliner
Sharp-tongued and hilarious. Intelligent and profane. Silly and provocative. Honest and off-kilter. Carlos Valencia, whose comedy has been described by comedy legend Patton Oswalt as "a gorgeous level of hilarious wrong," is a comedy insurgent intent on subverting phony mainstream sensibilities and exposing cultural hypocrisies with an arsenal of unapologetic observations and laugh-out-loud irreverence. Through years of honing his craft in over 30 states from Miami to Seattle and almost everywhere in between, Carlos has built an underground following nationwide and earned the respect of both new and veteran comics alike – including the recognition of underground comedy legend Doug Stanhope, who tapped him to be his opening act during Stanhope’s "Big Stink Comedy Tour"; and Netflix sensation Tom Segura, with whom he did a tour of sold-out theater shows as part of Segura’s "No Teeth No Entry" tour.

Kenyon Adamcik
World-renowned! Revolutionary! Attractive! None of these words describe Kenyon Adamcik, but the word funny does. After a life-long career making his friends and family uncomfortable, Kenyon decided to take his talents to stage, unleashing a new form of peculiar humor onto the Southeast. He currently resides on his mother's couch, where he will remain for the better part of a century until she finally listens to his cries for help and gets a futon. 

Freddy Valoy
A second-generation Dominican from Yonkers, NY, Freddy moved to North Carolina after high school to wrestle at UNCG, and was also was an amateur cage fighter for three years. But those battles are nothing compared to the take-downs he's inflicted on stage since starting stand-up comedy. 

Rene Luna
His mom doesn't believe in him, but hopefully you will: Rene Luna is an aspiring comedian who started his career telling inappropriate jokes in awkward situations. Now he's bringing his views on white people – and why they're different – to the stage. 

This is the first of three Comedy Nights happening this year. The goal is to showcase talented comedy performers while creating deeper experiences of our exhibitions, encouraging new community connections, and giving you a chance to laugh your head off for 90 minutes. Who doesn't need a good laugh nowadays?!

Earlier Event: August 10
Ignite Happy Hour, Person St. Bar
Later Event: August 14
Ignite Gallery Owners Speed Date