Comedy in Billtown


The Williamston Theatre presents the first show in its new stand-up comedy series, Comedy in Billtown, 8 p.m. Tuesday (Oct. 17), featuring performances by five Michigan comedians.

The evening’s host, Louis D. Michael, has been featured on National Public Radio and “Don’t Tell Comedy,” which hosts pop-up comedy shows throughout the United States, United Kingdom and Canada. According to the theater, “His ‘edgy and not entirely well-thought-out’ jokes and stories will have audience members laughing at some darker topics, cutting like a butter knife with an edge.”

The four additional performers include Robert Jenkins, a Detroit native and Lansing resident who “combines his quick wit and sharp words with a disarming delivery to leave you wondering if you just heard what you thought you heard”; Pat Sievert, who has “honed his charmingly quirky, wickedly funny material with diligent road work” at festivals across the country and won the 2019 Funniest Person in Grand Rapids competition; Nick Leydorf, who “talks about his unrelatable profession” as a lawyer “in such as relatable way that audiences can’t help but laugh”; and Camila Ballario, an Argentine-born comedian who was voted Best Comedian in Washtenaw County by Current Magazine in 2020 and has won Best of Fest at both the Big Pine Comedy festival in Arizona and the Laugh After Dark Comedy Fest in Las Vegas.

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online at or by calling 517-655-7469. The series will continue in February and May 2024, with Michael returning to host. 



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