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Danville: Comedy series returning virtually in 2021

New year of comedy starts with headliner Brian Kiley

Local comedian Liz Grant is set to make her return in 2021 and is inviting residents to ring in the new year with some laughs with her and some of her funniest friends in a virtual show with the Village Theatre and Art Gallery.

Comedian Liz Grant will be returning to produce Danville's monthly comedy series, "Liz Grant & Friends" on Jan. 16. (Photo by Dave Strauss, www.dscomposition.com)

Set to appear in the online program on Jan. 16, the first 2021 installment of the local series "Comedy with Liz Grant and Friends" will welcome headliner Brian Kiley to the virtual stage alongside audience favorite Tony Sparks.

The head monologue writer for late night talk show host Conan O'Brien, residents may recognize Kiley from his appearances on “The Late Show with David Letterman," "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" and the "Late Show with Conan O’Brien."

Throughout his career, Kiley has been nominated for 16 Emmy Awards in his career and in 2007 won an Emmy for Writing in a Comedy/Variety Series.

The show will also feature the return of Sparks, who is known for his animated ad-libs and, according to Danville theater reps, is considered a legendary and beloved figure in the comedy community.

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January's installment of "Comedy with Liz Grant with Friends" will stream on Zoom at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 16. Tickets cost $15 and can be purchased on the Village Theatre and Art Gallery's website. Residents will have a link to the show sent to their email accounts at 6:30 p.m. the night of the show, with the waiting room opening approximately 20 minutes prior to the performance.

Comedians may use mature themes and language in their material, so theater officials have set an age recommended of 18 years old and up -- but comedy fans under 16 can view if given permission from an adult.

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Danville: Comedy series returning virtually in 2021

New year of comedy starts with headliner Brian Kiley

by / Danville San Ramon

Uploaded: Wed, Jan 6, 2021, 5:24 pm

Local comedian Liz Grant is set to make her return in 2021 and is inviting residents to ring in the new year with some laughs with her and some of her funniest friends in a virtual show with the Village Theatre and Art Gallery.

Set to appear in the online program on Jan. 16, the first 2021 installment of the local series "Comedy with Liz Grant and Friends" will welcome headliner Brian Kiley to the virtual stage alongside audience favorite Tony Sparks.

The head monologue writer for late night talk show host Conan O'Brien, residents may recognize Kiley from his appearances on “The Late Show with David Letterman," "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" and the "Late Show with Conan O’Brien."

Throughout his career, Kiley has been nominated for 16 Emmy Awards in his career and in 2007 won an Emmy for Writing in a Comedy/Variety Series.

The show will also feature the return of Sparks, who is known for his animated ad-libs and, according to Danville theater reps, is considered a legendary and beloved figure in the comedy community.

January's installment of "Comedy with Liz Grant with Friends" will stream on Zoom at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 16. Tickets cost $15 and can be purchased on the Village Theatre and Art Gallery's website. Residents will have a link to the show sent to their email accounts at 6:30 p.m. the night of the show, with the waiting room opening approximately 20 minutes prior to the performance.

Comedians may use mature themes and language in their material, so theater officials have set an age recommended of 18 years old and up -- but comedy fans under 16 can view if given permission from an adult.

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