Wiley’s Annual 4/20 Show – April 20th, 2014

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There is a lot of buzz going around lately about the 4/20 Comedy Show at Wiley’s on April 20th. To be blunt, the show will be the high point of the local comedy scene. It has taken months for Wiley’s to meticulously weed out all the chaff and the bad seeds, creating a roster of […]

Stand Up For Kidz Benefit for Michael’s House Child Advocacy Center – April 23, 2014

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To mark April as “National Child Abuse Prevention Month,” Michael’s House has joined forces with Wiley’s to bring you the “Stand Up For kidz” adult comedy show benefiting Michael’s House Child Advocacy Center. Nationally touring comedian Tim Cavanagh will be the featured performer for this event. Tim is a Wiley’s favorite and has been seen […]

Benefit For The Thurgood Marshall High School Track Team – March 27th, 2014

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This show features Kenny Carpenter, Nate Washington and Raymond Jackson and possibly a guest comedian or two. 100% of door proceeds are going donated to The Thurgood Marshall High School Track Team. Raymond Jackson: One of the club’s favorite comedians. He has opened for the Block Party All-Stars featuring Dave Chappelle Tour as well as […]

Jimmy Pardo – April 18th And April 19th, 2014

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Jimmy is probably the most quick witted and intelligently engaging comedian you will ever see. His rapid fire delivery and commanding stage presence is thoroughly entertaining. Pardo’s edgy, stylish form of comedy runs the gamut of subject matter and is conveyed in a riotous, scattershot fashion, guaranteeing that everyone in the audience will find the […]

Dwight York – April 10th Through April 12th, 2014

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Dwight York is a Bob and Tom Show favorite and has appeared on many of their All-Star Tours. He has also appeared at the Great American Comedy Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Legendary Buffalo Chip Campground for the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally as well as being a reoccurring headliner at the Buffalo Chip Comedy Club. Dwight’s machine […]

Paraprosdokian Pathways: The Emo Phillips Interview

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The Comic Genius Of Emo Phillips Written by J.T. Ryder             With a wide eyed, childlike stare, Emo Philips draws the audience down a winding garden path, the listener hanging on every word, softly spoken in an innocently wavering falsetto sing-song voice. Suddenly you find yourself in an Alice In […]

Heywood Banks – March 20th Through March 23rd, 2014

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Coming to the Wiley’s stage: The outrageous genius known as Heywood Banks! You may have heard him singing Big Butter Jesus on the Bob and Tom Show or seen him in People or Rolling Stone magazine or perhaps you caught him on A&E’s Evening at the Improv, MTV’s 1/2 Hour Comedy Hour, CNN’s Hollywood Minute, Caroline’s Comedy Hour, Entertainment Tonight, Showtime […]

Dr. Gonzo – March 13th Through March 15th, 2014

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Dr. Gonzo was one of the first comedy acts I ever saw live back in the 1980’s. His inventive rock and roll/musical parodies caught the attention of many fans as well as the ears of many musicians who invited him on tour with them. Dr. Gonzo has been seen and heard on Showtime, MTV, Comedy […]

Etta May – March 6th Through March 8th , 2014

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Please help Wiley’s welcome back the self-proclaimed “Reigning Queen of Southern Sass,” Etta May! Etta’s firebrand type of Southern humor has allowed her to be described as “Minnie Pearl with a migraine.” Etta May won the prestigious American Comedy Awards: “Stand-Up Comic of the Year,” and has appeared on Oprah, Comic Strip Live, MTV, The […]

“So, A Dyslexic Walks Into A Bra…”

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…and Other Tales From the Fringe of Dayton’s Comedy Scene.             The only sound cutting through the sea of silence is a slight feedback whine as the flop sweat pours from your forehead, reflecting chromatic prisms from the glaring, white-hot spotlight. You clench the microphone with sweat-slicked hands as your […]