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Carolina – LaZoom Haunted Comedy Bus Tour
“Hey babe, for our vacation to Asheville NC next month I
booked us a one hour thing called the LaZoom Haunted Comedy bus tour...that
should be fun right?”My wife said
I stopped sipping my hot coffee and looked up at her from my
cup with a completely bewildered look on my face and replied with a certain
snarky snapping tone, “Ah what?”
I thought for a moment she had completely lost her mind and
then with my playful yet annoyed attitude I asked, “What the Hell are you
I thought; “Haunted” and “Comedy” cannot go together, they
don’t mix…or do they?
I can tell you folks that “haunted” and “comedy” can in fact
mix and give you quite an enjoyable time…at least for us that it did.
We ventured down to Asheville NC in late August of 2018. We had
never been there before and decided on a whim to go (actually we saw a tourism commercial
on television about the town and both said, “Hey that looks kind of cool, let’s
On a warm Saturday night we arrived at the LaZoom
headquarters on 76 Biltmore Ave. The building was funky and the interior was
even funkier (is that a real word?). We sat on a comfy couch and had a beer
while we waited. The tour bus sat outside and the staff was getting it ready to
go. Honestly, I had no idea what to expect. I had been on ghost tours before,
but never one that incorporated comedy of any kind and a giant purple painted
bus with huge lips on the front.
Once the bus rolled down the street we were greeted by a 300
year old voodoo priest named BoneZee as our tour guide. He was quite
a delightful character…a real fire cracker. He regaled us with true haunted
stories as we went from one block to another along with his side-kick who
helped bring the stories to life; the nun at the church, the bootlegging
tunnels during prohibition, the fella that jumped off a building during the Great
Depression and so on. He even pulled out his…guitar…and sang a hauntingly
rendition of “You give love a bad name”
with slight change of wording of course.
The tour was filled with not only a great deal of humor, but
real history and real ghost stories as well. We got to see parts of Asheville that we most likely
would not have seen on our own. Same is true for the stories of the haunted
parts of Asheville. So, it is true, haunted and comedy can indeed mix and you
can have a lot of fun doing it. I highly recommend if you are ever in Asheville
NC, you definitely book the LaZoom Haunted Comedy Tour. Just look at all the
positive reviews on Google, Facebook and Trip Adviser and you’ll know what I