Laugh until it hurts at these top comedy events this month

Dayton’s famous drag troupe The Rubi Girls. CONTRIBUTED

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Dayton’s famous drag troupe The Rubi Girls. CONTRIBUTED

We all need a good laugh. Here are five opportunities this month.

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WYSO-91.3 (FM) is known for news and music but the staff at the Yellow Springs-based Public Radio Station knows it's important to cut loose on occasion. Which brings us to WYSO Serious? at Memorial Hall, 125 E. First St., Dayton, at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 7. The third annual spring gala features comedic performances by the Rubi Girls and WYSO staff members, plus hors d'oeuvres from Christopher's Restaurant and a cocktail hour with music from DJ Basim Blunt. Cost: $60 general admission, $100 VIP tickets, which include access to the VIP lounge and one complimentary drink. Visit

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Jimmie "JJ" Walker, the man who entered the word 'dynomite" into the pop culture lexicon, was a breakout star on the CBS sitcom "Good Times" in the 1970s. Despite his success, he always remained dedicated to his first love: stand-up comedy. Today, the 70-year-old comic is in high demand. Walker returns to town for a run at the Funny Bone Comedy Club, 88 Plum St., The Greene, Beavercreek, Thursday through Sunday, April 5 through 8. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Sunday and 7:30 and 10 p.m. Saturday. Cost: $47 Thursday and Sunday, $50 Friday and Saturday. Call 937-429-LAFF (5233) or visit


Chris D'Elia isn't a household name but he has a growing presence as a comedian and actor. His diverse credits include the NBC sitcom, "Undateable," the Netflix horror comedy film, "Little Evil," and stand-up specials "Man on Fire" and "Incorrigible." D'Elia, currently out on his Follow the Leader 2018 Tour, performs at Victoria Theatre, 138 N. Main St., Dayton, at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 14. Cost: $37-$77. Call 937-228-3630 or visit

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Chris Kattan is best known for his time as cast member on "Saturday Night Live" from 1995 to 2003. However, he had a recurring role on the ABC sitcom, "The Middle," and done voice work on animated programs like "Bunnicula." Kattan is on the road for some spring stand-up dates, including a one-nighter at the Funny Bone Comedy Club, 88 Plum St., The Greene, Beavercreek, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 17. Cost: $25. Call 937-429-LAFF (5233) or visit

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Comedy's Best Kept Secret Tour hits South Park Tavern, 1301 Wayne Ave., Dayton, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 11. New York-based comic Dan Frigolette, whose credits include "Boardwalk Empire" and the "Artie Lange Show," will headline. He's joined by special guest Mia Faith Hammond will be joined by local comics. Cost: $6 in advance, $8 at the door. Proceeds benefit the Liberty Humane Society. Visit

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