Ahead of his appearance in Dayton, comedian Bill Burr chats with WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota about his comedy, podcasting and more.

Bill Burr will perform at the Schuster Center on October 20th at 7pm.

Actor and comedian Tim Meadows joins WYSO Music Director live in the studio on Excursions for a conversation about his career, musical inspiration and more.

Tim Meadows will perform at Wiley's Comedy Club in Dayton on October 2nd and 3rd.

Comedian Emo Philips joins WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota live in the studio ahead of his appearances at Wiley's Comedy Club in Dayton.  They discuss his return to Dayton, his writing process and more.

Emo Philips performs at Wiley's Comedy Club in the Oregon District September 24-26th.

Kevin Barber aka Squishy Man is a former psychotherapist who now uses comedy to talk about mental health issues.  He’ll perform at the Little Art Theatre on May 14th. May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and the event is sponsored by NAMI Yellow Springs – the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

In a conversation with Squishy Man earlier this week we find out what his name means; he says, “I’m not fat, I’m Squishy,” and how he got it.

Leighann Lord is a stand-up comedian, author and host of StarTalk who incorporates science, words and more into her work.  Ahead of visit to Yellow Springs, Lord spoke with WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota about the roots of her latest book, working with Neil deGrasse Tyson and more.

Leighann Lord will perform at the Antioch School's 19th Annual Auction Gala & Comedy Show at the Foundry Theatre on March 7th.

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Stewart Huff savors his life on the road as a working comedian.  He visited the WYSO studios ahead of a 4 day stint at Wiley's Comedy Club in Dayton to talk about his love of travel, storytelling and finding artistic expression in comedy.

Stewart Huff will perform at Wiley's in downtown Dayton August 28-31st including a performance at the 14th Annual Blues and Comedy Party.

Comedian and songwriter Heywood Banks made a stop in Yellow Springs on his way to a two day engagement at Wiley's Comedy Club in downtown Dayton.  Banks joined Norm Whitman and Cindy Funk in the WYSO studios during Detours for an afternoon of songs, stories and lots of laughs.

Julia Sweeney On Comedy and Collaboration

Feb 25, 2014

Comedian and Saturday Night Live alum, Julia Sweeney talks family, comedy, her ongoing tour with musician Jill Sobule. 

The Jill & Julia Show is coming to the Dayton Art Institute on February 28 at 6pm.  Proceeds will benefit the scholarship fund at the Antioch School.  Tickets are available at 937. 767. 7642

2 Hopeful Spinsters Stop by the Studio

Jun 11, 2013


 Excursions today was joined by Dellaney Peace, Heather Olt, and Matt Long. These three make up the writers for the comedy web series "2 Hopeful Spinsters." Dellaney and Oakwood High School grad Heather play the main characters taking the spotlight in the unique, soon-to-be-released show.