Tom Scheve (Asheville, NC) got his start in stand-up comedy at a notorious open mic show: Tomato Tuesdays, in which comedians performed next to a large gong while rowdy audience members threw foam tomatoes (or cigarette lighters) at the comedians and, occasionally, the gong. Tom then spent two years refining his act performing weekly at the world-famous Omni Grove Park Inn Resort for guests from all over the world.
Tom Scheve now performs for audiences of all socio-economic status. He has performed at the Laugh Your Asheville Off comedy festival, Cape Fear Comedy Festival, Scruffy City Comedy Festival and was a finalist in the 2013 Rocky Top Comedy Competition, and is regularly a featured performer at shows around the region. Tom has enjoyed working with the likes of Joe DeRosa, Ryan Singer, Tim Northern, Joe Zimmerman, Tom Simmons and Jarrod Harris, among others.
Tom produces Asheville Disclaimer, an award-winning, weekly satirical feature in the alt-weekly Mountain Xpress. You can find his work at www.tomscheve.com.
Along with comedian Cary Goff, Tom has produced hundreds of shows under the “Disclaimer Comedy” banner, in addition to producing since 2010 the popular weekly show in downtown Asheville, Disclaimer Stand-up Lounge.
Tom has a background in newspaper publishing (Washboard Weekly and Asheville Disclaimer) and newspaper reading (Athens, GA's alt-weekly Flagpole Magazine was his first true love). Tom is a contributing writer to HowStuffWorks.com. He has written for Cracked, Discovery, and many other publications. Tom studied English and journalism at the University of Georgia, though you’d hardly know it from looking at his academic transcript. He’s been performing stand-up comedy since 2009, and you’d know it from looking at his academic transcript.
Tom Scheve is a prolific joke writer, and some of those jokes can be read on twitter at https://twitter.com/tomscheve, or you can enjoy his work and see clips of his performances at www.tomscheve.com.