801 Sibley Memorial Hwy.
Lilydale, MN 55118
Category: Bars and Clubs
Region: West St. Paul
One of the toughest parts about being a road comic is missing family. Comedian Dave Williamson solved that by simply taking his with him. "I'm from Miami, Florida, and we just recently moved to L.A," he explains. "My wife and I rented our house out in Miami, and bought an RV. I hooked up a bunch of road work, and my wife and two kids have traveled with me across the country." They bounced around L.A. for a while as they looked for a house to rent. Then Williamson got more work outside of California and the family once again hit the road. "They were still having fun doing it, so they came with me. We went to the East Coast and back." After a total of 14 months on the highways and byways of America, the Williamsons finally settled into a house in Southern California. There, he hopes to pursue work in television, either in front of or behind the camera. Williamson started out in sketch comedy in North Carolina, but when he returned to Miami to work in the family car business, he discovered his time was limited, so standup became his preferred method of performing. The auto bailout in 2008 shuttered the dealership he was running, so he took it as sign to move into standup full-time. "I liked the car business a lot," he adds, "but I love standup comedy." With Chris Maddock.
Sept. 12-14, 8 p.m.; Sept. 13-14, 10:30 p.m., 2013