Lineup for April’s The Last Draft Comedy Showcase at The ArtsCenter

April 12, 2024

After our first successful show, The Last Draft Comedy Showcase will be returning monthly!

“The Last Draft Comedy Showcase is a variety comedy hour, with a focus on stand-up comedy. Over the last five years, I have had the pleasure of meeting and performing with some of the funniest comics in North Carolina. The last draft is often what comics strive for; be that the perfect joke, a new five-minute set, or a full hour of original material. In my experience, comedy  is always changing and a script often represents the last draft before a performance instead of a final product. Stand-up comedy has always been an opportunity for me to share my perspective on life while entertaining a wider audience. So, The Last Draft Comedy Showcase is an opportunity for a rotating, diverse group of local talents to share their unique experiences on stage.” – Jonah Lewis

Josh Rosenstein performs stand-up comedy all over the Triangle NC area and across the south. His guitar-driven act is equal parts cynical and silly and pokes fun at folk, blues, and country music from a place of love. He’s performed in the DC Comedy Festival, the Highlarious Comedy Festival in Seattle, WA, the North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival in Chapel Hill and the North Carolina Comedy Festival in Greensboro- Josh has hosted the beloved weekly “Luxury” Open Mic at Zog’s Art Bar in Chapel Hill since 2014. He’s opened for Sean Patton, Matthew Broussard, Dave Stone, and Dulce Sloan. He’s also released 2 albums of ordinal music and served as a municipal public arts official since 2015.

Greg Capra is a former math major who got bored with corporate life and decided to make fun of it instead. Currently residing in Durham, North Carolina, he takes his sharp punchlines to comedy clubs, breweries, and wineries across the Southeast. He has quickly made a name for himself in the scene, featuring and producing regularly at Goodnights Comedy Club as well as the SLO Comedy Festival, Rubber City Comedy Festival, and Sno Jam Comedy Festival. He’s had the pleasure of opening for comics like Ian Lara, Zak Toscani, Alvin Kuai, Clark Jones, and more.

Jonah Lewis is a 24-year-old stand-up comedian from Chapel Hill, NC. For the last five years, he has traveled the state appearing in breweries, bars, and once even a chili cook-off! After completing the SNL Scholars Program in 2021, he has gone on to write for The Squeaky Wheel, perform across the East Coast, and produce shows with the People’s Improv Theater in New York City. He has appeared alongside comedians like Judah Freidlander, and he was a semifinalist in North Carolina’s Funniest competition at Goodnight’s Comedy Club in 2021.

Gayle Murray is a comedian based out of Charlotte, North Carolina. She has been a feature all over the American South, in cities such as Memphis, Charlotte, and Raleigh. Gayle was also a showcase producer and host as a part of the Queen City Comedy Experience in 2022, and a performer in other festivals such as Stoopfest in Lansing, Michigan and the Bull City Comedy Festival in Durham. She started her comedy career in Memphis and her biggest influences include Wanda Sykes, Conan O’Brien, and George Carlin. She has opened for headliners such as Andy Forrester and Chanel Ali.

Charles Andrews (host) is a New York City bound comic writer and performer resides in Carrboro, NC. He is also a Co-producer of The Last Draft Comedy Showcase. All things hilarious are encouraged, there is no better medicine than laughter.