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Dave Williamson

Daily from Dec. 28-31
7:30 p.m.
Daily from Dec. 29-31
9:45 p.m.
Comedy, Holiday

“When I was a kid, I didn’t know it was a job path you could have,” says Dave Williamson of a career in standup comedy. “I thought it was something on TV that people lucked into. But I liked being the funny guy in high school and college.” Williamson, who grew up in Miami, was an only child, but he never lacked an audience. “We used to have tons of family and friends over to the house for dinner all the time. I think that led me down a path too because I’d watch my Italian mother tell all these stories and be loud and funny. And my grandmother was always a great exaggerator, so I grew up around a bunch of great storytellers.” Williamson relocated to Los Angeles a few years into his standup career. “I felt like I’d done everything I could do in Florida.... It’s hard to tour when you’re that far south.” New York wasn’t an option. “There was no way I was going to talk my wife into going to New York. We’re a tropical climate kind of people.”