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With the Comedy World’s Toxic Culture on National Notice, Mettlesome is a New Kind of Organization for a New South

One of the first events Mettlesome staged was almost rained out. The show, in honor of local comedian Paula Pazderka, took place in Ashley Melzer and Jack Reitz’s Durham garage, where they hung black shower curtains from the rafters. A makeshift tarp sagged under the deluge, threatening to drench the audience seated below. Melzer stopped […]