Producer of unique comedy events in the 828!
Join us for a unique theatrical experience! Quality Service, by Joe Carroll, is a one-man comedic exploration into the mind of a “people pleaser.” Blending improv, sketch comedy, storytelling and audience participation, Quality Service is about the challenges of adapting to a world out of balance, a world that can feel cold and impersonal, as technology seems to drive us further apart.
Written and performed by improv comedy virtuoso, Joe Carroll, Quality Service plays with the idea of being of service to others, all the while highlighting the absurdity of pathological people pleasing. “In order to live up to the expectations of others, one must sacrifice a part of themselves,” Carroll says. “How does one reclaim those pieces lost?”
Staged at the beautiful Asheville Masonic Temple, this is a show you won't want to miss!
Written and performed by Joe Carroll, directed by Carin Metzger.
About Joe Carroll
Joe Carroll has been an improviser and performer since 2007. He has performed at The Dirty South Improv Festival, NC Comedy Arts Festival, Asheville Yes Fest, The Asheville Fringe Festival and Chicago’s Annoyance Theater. As an instructor at the Misfit Improv & Acting School, Carroll has also brought countless students to the stage as performers in their own right. He has also taught improv at the Black Mountain Center for the Arts and as part of the Asheville Improv Collective. A member of the comedy duo “Mabel’s Baby,” Carroll also co-hosts a monthly comedy show called “Liar’s Club: An Evening of Fake Storytelling.”
About Carin Metzger
Carin Metzger is a multi-disciplined performer who is thrilled to return to directing with this production of Quality Service. A graduate of Elon University's BFA Acting program, with an Honors thesis in directing, Ms Metzger has graced stages of many sizes all over the country as a touring actor with companies like The Immediate Theatre Project, The Nebraska Theatre Caravan, and the National Theatre for Children before settling into a different type of touring as a full time performer with Asheville's LaZoom Comedy Tours. A graduate of the former Asheville Improv Collective's program, she now uses these skills as a host for events such as New Belgium's Tour de Fat and Enter the Garden - A Sensual Movement Experience, and Danceclub Asheville's All Improv Holiday Show. She strives to provide quality service in all her work, but if you have a complaint about this show you can speak to the manager. Oh No. She is the manager.
- Jan 19 2024 Fri, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM EST
- Jan 20 2024 Sat, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM EST
- Jan 21 2024 Sun, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM EST
Date & Time
Jan 19 - 21, 2024