Dayton’s comedy scene is booming! You can find comedy nights popping up all over town, with open mic nights as well as professional shows at two dedicated comedy clubs. Here’s a quick rundown of where to find the funny this week:
Monday, May 7th:
Ollie’s Place – Sign ups 9 show 10. See Jayson Aldridge to signup.
Open Mic at Hannah’s on Ludlow. Showtime will be 7:30pm – 9pm. See Raymond Jackson to signup.
Wednesday, May 9th:
Open Mic at the South Park Tavern. 9pm. 1301 Wayne Avenue. Comedy and music are featured on this show.
Sign up online.
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– Scroll down and read through any existing comments to find out which slots are still OPEN.
— Sign up for an available 30 minute slot in the comments section at the bottom of the page.
Thursday, May 10th:
Spirited Goat Coffee House in Yellow Springs! Open Mic Nights are every Thursday at 7pm! If you wish to sign up, just give them a call or stop in the shop any time after 3pm on that day!
Springfield Country Club
Comedy Night with Leslie Norris Townsend
7pm show $40 Dinner & Show, $25 show only
Reserveations (937) 399-4215
Her blend of stand-up comedy, music and audience participation will move your audience from tears to laughter, while motivating, mesmerizing and captivating each one.
Leslie’a 30+ television appearances include Comedy Central, A&E’s “An Evening at the Improv” and sketches seen on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.” She was even a Grand Finalist on “Star Search”.
Leslie left behind a promising acting career to create a better life for her children. In the classic fish-out-of-water tale, she moved from Hollywood to rural Ohio to live on her family’s 100 year old farm. This only added new material to her already hilarious routines.
Jordan Rock at the Dayton Funny Bone
88 Plum Street, Sutie 200 at The Greene
Thursday, May 10th 7:30pm
Friday, May 11th 7:30 & 10pm
Saturday, May 12th 7:30 & 10pm
Sunday, May 13th 7:30pm
Jordan says he feels like he wouldn’t be true to himself if he hadn’t pursued stand-up comedy. And for good reason, as his older brothers Chris and Tony have made a pretty good name for themselves.
“I’m the Solange of my family,” he likes to say, referring ot Beyonce’s less famous sister.
Jordan Rock is in his mid-20s, half Chris’s age. He is his own comic with his own voice, working out his material in clubs and pursuing an acting career, too. He’s got a recurring role portraying Kevi in “Love” on Netflix. He has also released his own 2011 comedy special Ladies and Gentlemen, Jordan Rock.
Rock will be in Dayton this weekend talking about his dating life, his tiny hands, his brothers and politics.
Also on the show is Brad Gill as emcee and feature Chris Harvey. You can even score FREE tickets here.
Fri, May 11 8pm
Sat, May 12 7:15 & 9:30pm
Brian left his small country town in Ohio to travel to California to pursue a career as an entertainer. Prior to his departure many of the town locals joked with Brian saying “You’ll be back. See you in six months.”
It’s been over a decade since Brian’s move and he has not looked back. He has only gained speed and momentum a long the way. Swinehart has delighted crowds around the world with his wit and charm. Brian has a crowd pleasing style that blends stories, one liners and impressions. DMM READER BONUS: We’ve got some FREE Tickets for this show- if you’d like a pair, email us by Thursday and tell us why you should be the winner!
Saturday May 12th:
Touch of Splash Presents
DC Young Fly Live Trap Comedy
at Deja Vu at 4321 Salem Avenue.
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