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Comedy Kumite 7 @ DC Improv Lounge
Comedy Kumite (koo-mih-tay) is a one-night stand-up comedy tournament -- eight comics enter, but only one leaves! Each "match" has two comics doing five minute sets, and the audience picks the winners. It's a showcase presented with the flair of pro wrestling, but probably less spandex. Who will be our next champion?
Beltway Pundits pun contest @ DC Improv Lounge
All puns intended! Come enjoy the Improv's new pun competition. The night features two contests -- one where contestants write the puns in advance, and one where puns are made up on the spot. Win either contest and you can go home with some kick-butt prizes. This event is hosted by Dana Fleitman and produced by Laura Powell, the host of #ManicPunday on Twitter and a veteran of the O. Henry Pun-Off World Championship. Admission is just $5. Details are on dcimprov.com or you can zap Laura an e-mail (dailysuitcase [at] gmail.com).
The Bentzen Ball Presents: Bridget Everett - Pound It! @ The Lincoln Theatre
The Bentzen Ball Presents: Bridget Everett Pound It! Friday, October 28, 2016 Doors: 6:30 pm Show starts at 8:00 pm The Lincoln Theatre Washington, DC $30 BYT invites you to The 8th Annual Bentzen Ball Comedy Festival, curated by Tig Notaro! Join us for a special Bentzen Ball edition of Bridget Everett - Pound It! Bridget Everett has been called "the most exciting performer in New York City" on the cover of the Village Voice, and "raw and riotous" by The New York Times. Her film, theater and television credits include "Inside Amy Schumer," "Two Broke Girls," Sex And The City, and the Judd-Apatow produced film "Trainwreck" and the HBO series “Girls”. Everett has headlined the U.S. extensively and has taken comedy festivals by storm. See more Bentzen Ball shows at
The Bentzen Ball Presents: Stuff You Should Know Live @ The Lincoln Theatre
The Bentzen Ball Presents: Stuff You Should Know Saturday, October 29, 2016 Doors: 5:30 pm Show starts at 6:30 pm The Lincoln Theatre Washington, DC $30 BYT invites you to The 8th Annual Bentzen Ball Comedy Festival, curated by Tig Notaro! Join us for a special Bentzen Ball edition of Stuff You Should Know, the award-winning podcast hosted by Chuck Bryant and Josh Clark and produced by the venerable website HowStuffWorks. Twice weekly since 2008, Stuff You Should Know has released a mind-addling array of episodes, cracking open the mechanics, history and cultural and scientific impact of topics like: Ouija boards, asteroid mining, termites, the use of MDMA to treat mental illness, the game of horseshoes, gender reassignment surgery, what would happen if the Earth stopped spinning, Barbie(r) dolls, peak oil, the effects of going without sleep, bioluminescence, disco, icebergs, the fat tax and so on and so on, totaling more than 800 episodes and adding two more every Tuesday and Thursday. See more Bentzen Ball shows at
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