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 […]

The MMBC Fundraising Show – March 28th, 2014

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The MMBC Health And Wellness Fundraising Show features many of our local talent including comedians Kenny Carpenter, Nate Washington, Keith Bender, Karen Jaffe, Dwight McCormick and Doug Morgan. 100% of door proceeds donated to MMBC.  Friday March 28th at 8:00pm with and admission of $10.00

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 […]

John Roy – February 27th Through March 1st, 2014

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John is one of the most original acts that you will see. John started his career in Chicago and quickly went from the local club to becoming the winner of the 2003 Star Search. The Tonight Show, The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson, and  Last Comic Standing, Conan as well as the web series, […]

James Ervin Berry – February 21st and February 22nd, 2014

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James Ervin Berry’s likable personality, “down-to-earth” attitude and fun loving nature garners a large fan following. Berry’s comedic style has been described as “observational, with an educated homespun feel.” His “boy next door” charm creates an instant connection with mainstream audiences nationwide.Don’t miss this one of a kind comedian! Berry has been featured on WGN […]

Benefit For The Thurgood Marshall High School Track Team – February 20th, 2014

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This show features James Ervin Berry, Kenny Carpenter, Nate Washington and Raymond Jackson and 100% of door proceeds are going donated to The Thurgood Marshall High School Track Team. James Ervin Berry: His likable personality, “down-to-earth” attitude and fun loving nature garners a large fan following. Berry’s comedic style has been described as “observational, with […]

Baiting the Abyss

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Doug Stanhope and the Confrontation of Comedy Written by J.T. Ryder “I watched a snail crawl along the edge of a straight razor. That’s my dream. That’s my nightmare. Crawling, slithering, along the edge of a straight razor…and surviving.” ~Col. Kurtz Apocalypse Now             The willingness to say what needs […]