Dakaboom returns to the Kenwood Depot for their fifth annual holiday show at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 27, and Saturday, Dec. 28.

The show features brand new material exploring new directions for the comedic duo.

Known locally for bringing joy to the North Bay for more than a decade, Maria Carrillo High School alums – Kenwood-local Ben McLain and Cleveland transplant Paul Peglar – have been sharing music and comedy together for half their lives … 15 years (not to date them).

Whether singing in support of the Valley of the Moon Children’s Home with their high school quartet, Total Chaos, or selling out the Spreckels Performing Arts Center with the vocal electronic harmonies of Verve band Sonos, McClain and Peglar have remained connected to the hometown audience that supported them in their early careers.

The annual show fills up the historic Depot every year with warmth and music as a growing community continues to bring their friends and family to experience the joy of what has become a holiday tradition. In past years, Dakaboom celebrated the releases of their debut CD and DVD.

This year, they celebrate the completion of their first official U.S. tour spanning more than 100 gigs; emceeing the Los Angeles A Cappella Festival; headlining A Cappella Fest in Chicago; guest entertaining aboard Princess Cruises in Alaska; a Valentine’s show at New York City’s famed club, Don’t Tell Mama; performing at 85 colleges across the country, and more.

McClain, with his band ARORA, released the album, Bioluminescence, this past summer to critical acclaim.

During his third year as music director of TASIS (The American School In Switzerland) Peglar composed the music for a musical adaptation of “The Little Prince,” which will have its U.S. debut in May in New York City.

Tommy Smothers has attended the past two years and offered these words, “I heard there were two local guys in town doing songs and comedy so I thought I’d take a look … they took my breath away … with their music, comedy, and showmanship. Two voices in perfect harmony, and with joyful abandon and humor, they take you on a magical, musical, modern day vaudeville tour. Ben McLain and Paul Peglar are headed for stardom. They are unique, they are original. Don’t miss ’em ’cause you’re in for a treat!

CDs and DVDs available for purchase; drinks and refreshments available for donation.

A portion of all proceeds goes back to the Depot.

Tickets are $15 and are available at the door or advance tickets are available by emailing at sarahphillips2000@gmail.com or calling 537-6685. Tickets can be picked up at the Kenwood Press office, 8910 Sonoma Highway, in Kenwood.

The Kenwood Depot is located at 314 Warm Springs Road, Kenwood. For more information on Dakaboom visit thedakaboom.com.