We're going to let veteran comedian Emo Philips explain why he'll be appearing at the NC Comedy Arts Festival:
"Well, about two years ago, I played Charlie Goodnight's in Raleigh, and Zach Ward came up to me afterward, and asked, 'Would you like to play this festival?' And I thought, 'Boy, it'd be nice to play a slightly different market.' Because Charlie Goodnight's is amazing, but this festival is pretty far away, and it's probably going to skew a tad younger, and it's good to get the younger generation excited about me, because by the time I go back to Charlie Goodnight's again they'll all have families and they can afford me with their jobs working for the government, monitoring people's thoughts or whatever we'll be doing, I don't know how technology is going. But then again, an asteroid might be heading toward Earth by 2036, so that takes the pressure off considerably."
For more of Philips' thoughts, check out our extended interview with him. —Zack Smith