Gateway’s Top Comic competition back for round two

Eight of the 16 comics from the first round of Gateway’s Top Comic Competition are ready to take the stage for the second round on Friday, Oct. 28 at 8 p.m. in Downtown Waynesboro.

The comics are among the best new comics in Central Virginia. They call Richmond, Lynchburg, Charlottesville and surrounding areas home. Seeking to be one of the four who will compete in the final round in November are Josh Bluhbaugh, Caitin Carone, Julian Close, TJ Ferguson, Brad Foster, Steve Howze, Zak Krone, and Josan Velez.

The audience will decide which of the eight go on to the final round.

Tickets for Gateway’s Top Comic can be purchased online at or at the door. Admission for the 8 p.m. performance is $10.

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Team of Destiny: Inside Virginia Basketball’s Run to the 2019 National Championship, by Jerry Ratcliffe and Chris Graham, is now available at a special pre-sale discounted price of $20. The book is expected to ship by May 15, 2019, and expected to retail for $25.
Pre-order for $20: click here.

The book, with additional reporting by Scott Ratcliffe and Zach Pereles, will take you from the aftermath of the stunning first-round loss to UMBC in 2018, and how coach Tony Bennett and his team used that loss as the source of strength, through to the ACC regular-season championship, the run to the Final Four, and the thrilling overtime win over Texas Tech to win the 2019 national title, the first in school history.
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