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Bankhead providing laughs for Halloween weekend

Daily Show writers on stage; 'Young Frankenstein' movie on screen
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The Daily Show Writers Comedy Tour will present four of its funniest writers at the Bankhead Theater this month.

The Bankhead Theater will finish October with a laugh-filled weekend.

The Daily Show Writers Comedy Tour will present four of its funniest writers at 8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 30. The next day on Halloween, Sunday, Oct. 31, the Bankhead film series will bring family fun to the big screen with a 3 p.m. matinee of "Young Frankenstein," Mel Brooks' comedic take on this classic horror story.

From failed dating lives and the complexity of cat ownership to today's politics, "The Daily Show" writers will share jokes that make Americans laugh on the Daily, which won 24 Emmy Awards.

The writers include Kat Radley, who was featured in 2018 in Glamour Magazine and the Hollywood Reporter as one of the top female writers in late night. Her jokes can be heard on Sirius XM Radio, Pandora, Spotify and her debut iTunes album, "The Important Thing Is That I'm Pretty." She has headlined SF Sketchfest and the Women in Comedy Festival in Boston.

Joe Opio, a Ugandan native, also is a trained lawyer and accountant. An observational satirist, his standup has been seen on three continents from South Africa through Switzerland, and in the biggest comedy clubs in New York. He has written over 360 episodes of "The Daily Show."

Randal Otis is a writer, comedian and actor who has performed around the country, including the New York Comedy Festival. He was featured on VICE, and has written for the Huffington Post, including "Scientists Discover Another Thing You're Too Stupid To Understand."

Josh Johnson is a stand-up comedian, writer and performer from Louisiana by way of Chicago. He is currently a writer on "The Daily Show" with Trevor Noah, and as a stand-up, he has performed at clubs, colleges and festivals around the world.

The Bankhead Theater, located at 2400 First St. in Livermore, continues to keep COVID-19 safety protocols in place with enhanced air circulation, no touch ticketing, and masks required in the theater. Until further notice, proof of vaccination will also be required for entry. 

Tickets for the Daily Show Writers Comedy Tour range from $20-$78 ($20 for students and military personnel). Tickets and more information are available at LivermoreArts.org, by calling 373-6800, or at the box office windows. 

Tickets for "Young Frankenstein" are $5.