The ‘Most Races Show on Earth’ returns

  • Monday, June 16, 2014

After three consecutive years of sold-out shows at the Charleston Comedy Festival, North America's most defining, multicultural stand-up comedy showcase returns to Charleston on one of its biggest stages.

“The Most Races Show on Earth” takes place Saturday, June 21, at the historic Charleston Music Hall for one night only.

The multi-ethnic show was created nine years ago by Charleston-based, Filipino-Canadian comedian Neil Bansil as a way to examine racial differences and bring diverse audiences together laughing under one roof.

“It's amazing to see how far the show has come,” says Bansil. “Ten years ago, this show started with five local Toronto comedians performing in my hometown, and since then it has grown to feature over 60-plus comedians of various backgrounds hailing from L.A. to New York, from Atlanta to Montreal on stages across two countries.”

In addition to annual shows in Toronto, the show continues to bring diversity to stages with performances all over the Southeast, including an 18-city U.S. tour in 2013, as well as shows at colleges and universities across the country. “We chose Charleston, not only because it is my new hometown, but because it is quickly becoming one of the most progressive cities in the Southeast,” said Bansil.

Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for groups of six or more. A portion from each ticket sold will go to local nonprofit Corpus Callosum.

For tickets, please call 843-853-2252, visit www.etix.com, or visit the Charleston Music Hall box office at 37 John Street.

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