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Comedian Damon Williams to bring laughs to Hobart

Comedian Damon Williams to bring laughs to Hobart

Comedian Damon Williams to bring laughs to Hobart

Pictured is Damon Williams.

Comedian Damon Williams, who's frequently appeared on television and toured widely, will perform standup at Gino's Banquets in Hobart. 

A Night of Laughter with Damon Williams will take place at 8 p.m. April 17 at the banquet hall at 1967 E 37th Ave in Hobart.

"During this five-week course starting on Wednesday, April 7, from 6:30-9:30 p.m., participants will learn basic techniques for wheel throwing, hand building, and how to finish their works using standard decorating and glazing styles," the Chesterton Art Center said in a press release. "Students will make 3-5 finished pieces of artwork. There will also be an additional daytime class session on Fridays from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. starting on April 9."

The evening of standup will also feature Just Nesh, Alex Ortiz, host Leon Rogers and music by DJ Phantom.

Williams has appeared on "BET's Comic View," Comedy Central's "Premium Blend," "The Tom Joyner Sky Show" on TV ONE, and HBO's "P Diddy's Bad Boys of Comedy." He is a former Subway sandwich shop owner in Chicago who first took the stage at All Jokes Aside Comedy Club. 

He's gone on to have his own one-hour special on BET, hosted "Showtime at the Apollo," and performed in the Kings of Comedy Tour. He has toured internationally, performing in Canada and the Cayman Islands. He's worked with Aretha Franklin, Pattie Labelle, Luther Vandross, Ray Charles, Chris Rock and other celebrities and appeared in "Not Another Black Movie."

​Williams co-owns Riddle's Comedy Club in Chicago and often appears on "Windy City Live."

Coming Sunday, see a day in the life of Michigan City Police Officer Brian Wright.

Tickets are $59 to $100 and can be purchased online at

Gino's Banquets also will host a spring pop-up vendor shopping event with "music, raffles and fun" from noon to 4 p.m. on April 10. Admission is $10 at the door. 

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Joseph S. Pete is a Lisagor Award-winning business reporter who covers steel, industry, unions, the ports, retail, banking and more. The Indiana University grad has been with The Times since 2013 and blogs about craft beer, culture and the military.

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