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  • Seniors say ‘yes, and…’ to life

    Through exercises that build confidence, foster humility and sharpen wit, village resident and lifelong improv actor Justin Howard is teaching local seniors how to say “yes, and …” to life.

  • Fest in show

    The festival, which ran Oct. 6–8, featured a number of screenings and Q&A discussions, including with filmmakers Steven Bognar, Stephen Michael Simon and Steve Zahn and actor and comedian Fred Armisen.

  • Chuckleheads

    A cabal of area comedians descended on the Peach’s Grill stage for a comedy show on — funnily enough — April Fool’s Day, last Saturday, April 1.

  • E&A’s Big Dumb Show to debut this weekend

    The sketch comedy production, “E&A’s Big Dumb Show,” is open to audiences at the YS Arts Council building on Friday, Aug. 12, at 8 p.m., twice on Saturday, Aug. 13, at 2 and 8 p.m., and again the following weekend, on Friday, Aug. 26, at 8 p.m., and finally on Saturday, Aug. 27, at both 2 and 8 p.m.

  • Comedian Donnell Rawlings to host local events

    The four-day series, dubbed “Donnell Land,” will include shows at Wiley’s Comedy Club in Dayton, kayaking down the Little Miami, and a kickball game in Gaunt Park.

  • Dave Chappelle seeks four more Wirrig shows

    A request concerning locally based comedian Dave Chappelle was among several zoning-related matters discussed during the most recent meeting of the Miami Township Trustees on Wednesday, Sept. 8.

  • Chappelle’s final ‘Summer Camp’ shows canceled

    Possible exposure” to COVID-19 by someone in his “inner circle” has led comedian and Yellow Springs resident Dave Chappelle to bring an earlier than anticipated end to his summer-long series of shows at a rural property just north of the village.

  • Brothers to present film — Political satire propels ‘Oath’

    In Ike Barinholtz’s “The Oath,” a politically divided family gathers for Thanksgiving dinner the day before all Americans have been asked — under some duress — to sign the titular oath of loyalty to the United States. As tensions rise around the holiday table, the family is threatened when two federal agents drop by to question Chris (Ike Barinholtz), who is a vocal opponent of The Oath. Clearly enjoying their Thanksgiving meal around the table are, from left: Abbie (Meredith Hagner), Pat (Jon Barinholtz), Alice (Carrie Brownstein), Chris, Kai (Tiffany Haddish), Eleanor (Nora Dunn) and Hank (Chris Ellis). (Submitted photo)

    On the day after Thanksgiving — Black Friday — all Americans have been asked to sign a pledge of loyalty to the United States. This is the central conceit of “The Oath,” a dark comedy/horror/political satire film starring Ike and Jon Barinholtz, and written and directed by Ike.

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