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Side-splitting humor hits Truckee

Photo courtesy Brenda BresnahanFunny girl Diana Alouise has cavorted with Mel Gibson, styled for Steve McQueen and dated MacGyver. Her comedy contacts fly into Truckee for an all-star lineup April 4 in "Don't Laugh With Your Mouth Full."
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Momma always said Dont laugh with your mouth full. You wont be able to keep it shut at Truckees fourth comedy show of the same name.Dont Laugh With Your Mouth Full is a triple-header sure to tickle your funny bone April 4 at Truckees Community Center. A benefit for Camp Radical scholarships, it boasts top-notch comedians and fantastic food by Full Belly Deli.You wont find this quality of show in the area, not even Reno or South Lake, said Susan Duffey Smith, Teen and Senior Coordinator with the Truckee Donner Recreation andamp; Park District.Host Adam Stone is a fast-rising star in the world of comedy and originally hails from Hawaii. Stone is currently MC at the Funny Bone Comedy Club and brings his musical talent to add to an incredible mix of comedic talent. Headliner Brad Bonar, a top comedian and entertainer on the national circuit has been headlining comedy clubs, cruise ships and corporate events for the last 10 years.Closing headliner Jimmy Shubert is a sure side-splitter. His credits include Jimmy on King of Queens for five years, multiple Comedy Central half-hour specials, solo comedy albums and movies: Coyote Ugly, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, and The Italian Job.Diana Alouise, who is hysterically, rather, historically a Beverly Hills hair stylist and stand-up comedienne, is the local contact for the national acts. I got into comedy to meet guys, said Alouise, owner of Shampoo Hair andamp; Makeup Studio on Truckees East River Street. Who would have known such funny guys are such unhappy, dysfunctional people?Her one-woman show about mullets and hairdressing will cut things up on-stage during Dont LaughHow did the Alouise and Duffey Smith cook up a local comedy show? Alouise arrived in Truckee five years ago after a 26-year stint with the stars to be with family and she wanted to get involved in the community. She offered a childrens comedy class at the Community Center. There she met Duffey Smith, and they conjured up Dont Laugh With Your Mouth Full as a community benefit.They chose the outdoor summer camps as the beneficiary for pre-teens and teens to help families in the tight economy. Last years show raised funds for 15 scholarships, giving local children the chance to go whitewater rafting, kayaking, caving or take an overnight excursion to Six Flags/Marine World.Its going to be hilarious, said Duffey Smith. Who doesnt need a good laugh right now?

Date: April 4Time: Door opens 6:15 p.m. for dinner, drinks, silent auction. Show at 7:45 p.m.Location: Truckee-Donner Recreation andamp; Park District Community Center Tickets: $30 per personOutlets: Truckee-Donner Recreation andamp; Park District Community Center 10046 Church St., Truckee, 582-7720; Northstar Season Pass Office, Northstar VillageFood: Full Belly Deli, starters and entrees $5 and up