Carmel grad returns to record album

Dwight Simmons is a comedy who lives in New York. He graduated from Carmel High School and is returning on Aug. 30. (Submitted photo)

Dwight Simmons is a comedy who lives in New York. He graduated from Carmel High School and is returning on Aug. 30. (Submitted photo)

By Anna Skinner

Dwight Simmons, 29, has planned a homecoming for late August.

Currently, Simmons works in New York as a comedian and has appeared on shows such as David Letterman and has been to various comedy festivals.

Simmons hasn’t always lived on the east coast though, as he graduated from Carmel High School and then Indiana University.

On Aug. 30, Simmons will appear at Morty’s Comedy Joint, 3625 E. 96th St., Indianapolis, to do a live recording of his first album.

“I’d describe my comedy as kind of goofy and fun loving. I like to deal with issues in a silly way, and that’s the basis of how I write my comedy,” Simmons said. “It’s just kind of everyday things and issues and things that are important to me where I take a unique look.”

Simmons is mostly excited for his show because of the Midwest’s receptiveness to his comedy.

“The thing about the Midwest is that they are open to a lot of new concepts. The feel of the Midwest is so different from the east coast here in New York,” Simmons said. “It’s home, so coming home is always great.”

And despite his live recording and his excitement for the show, Simmons is making sure he spends time with family and friends.

Simmons said that graduating from Carmel especially helped shape his sense of humor.

“Being in high school, especially in Carmel since it was so big, a good way to fit in was through a sense of humor. It was a good way to make friends. I kind of used that through high school and helped develop my sense of humor and my outlook on life and things,” Simmons said.

Anyone ages 18 and older can purchase tickets to watch Simmons’ live recording through mortyscomedyjoint.com for $10.

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