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Even More Bentzen Ball Shows! Afterparties! Feelings!
September 19, 2013 | 9:00AM

Good morning! We are a mere three weeks away from THE BENTZEN BALL, the very fine, very funny comedy festival we are producing in collaboration with Tig Notaro, COMING BACK October 10th-13th. We’re excited, you’re excited, everyone is excited. The opening (Tig! Wyatt Cenac! Doug Benson! @ 9:30 CLUB) and closing night shows (IRA GLASS & FRIENDS! @ The Newly Restored Lincoln Theatre) + some very wonderful FRIDAY + SATURDAY shows (feat. NICK KROLL! MEGAN MULLALLY! GARFUNKEL & OATES! MOSHE KASHER! BRODY STEVENS! AND BEYOND)  are already on sale (PSA: with many of them on track to sell out).

And as if that wasn’t enough – we are adding a WHOLE new Howard Theatre Extravaganza – featuring both a show AND a magical afterparty:

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The Found Footage Festival
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Everything is Terrible! 

After epic internet flame wars, the FFF and EIT will finally meet live on stage to sissy fight IRL to decide which found video group will reign supreme!
Expect VHS weirdness, costumes, and blood all over the walls!

Saturday, Oct 12th
9pm doors
THE HOWARD THEATRE
620 8th NW

$18 tickets
On Sale Now

About The Found Footage Festival
The FFF is a one-of-a-kind event showcasing videos found at garage sales and thrift stores and in warehouses and dumpsters throughout North America. Curators Joe Pickett (The Onion) and Nick Prueher (Letterman) host each screening in-person and provide their unique observations and commentary on these found video obscurities. From the curiously-produced industrial training video to the forsaken home movie donated to Goodwill, the Found Footage Festival resurrects these forgotten treasures and serves them up in a lively celebration of all things found.

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About Everything Is Terrible!
In the beginning, there was darkness. The mystic numbers 9/11:11 and 42012 converged in the infinite transcendence, bringing peace where the Annunaki once left death and rape and so the Lehr thing called upon a front man goliath named Future Schlock and the number of 9/11:11=42012 was pictured with technologies of the ancients and the embers were placed in hot glowing sun dried deserts of old and the wisest of the planets dropped wisdom in the form of drowning rain, that roasted all the peasants and shit and when subtracted from 368472629, 9/11:11-42012 and destroyed with infinite intervals and perversions and division is done with black magic and title waves we see that there aren’t enough of this to do move past something or other than nothing that he won’t let you see…

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And right after the show, AS A BENTZEN BALL BONUS, all FFF vs EIT ticket holders get to stick around for free access to:

The Official Bentzen Ball After Party

Featuring
Animal Collective DJs
Bob Boilen from NPRs All Songs Considered
Tig Notaro’s shitty iPod
& More TBA!

Saturday, Oct 12th
11:30pm doors
THE HOWARD THEATRE
620 8th NW

$10 tickets
On Sale Now

!!! other crucial Bentzen Ball updates !!!

Bentzen Ball is proud to announce that a portion of the proceeds from the festival will be going to HRC, so now you can feel extra good while you’re laughing that weekend:

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The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. By inspiring and engaging all Americans, HRC strives to end discrimination against LGBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all.

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HEATHER LAWLESS
(Wonder Showzen / Flight of the Conchords / The Heart, She Holler)
has been added to our already awesome opening night extravaganza:

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Opening Night
Thursday, Oct 10th
7pm Doors
9:30 Club
815 V St NW
$25 tickets
On Sale Now

Featuring (in addition to Heather)
Tig Notaro
(Conan/ The Sarah Silverman Program / Professor Blastoff/ This American Life)
Doug Benson
(Super High Me / Doug Loves Movies / The Benson Interruption)
Wyatt Cenac
(The Daily Show)
Jon Dore
(Funny As Hell / The Jon Dore Television Show)
and more!

and yes, all these shows are still happening/you should be excited for them:

Friday Oct 11th Shows:

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Doug Loves Movies Live Taping!
Oct 11th 7pm Doors
The Sphinx Club
1315 K Street NW
$20 tickets
On Sale Now

Featuring:

Doug Benson
(Super High Me / Doug Loves Movies / The Benson Interruption)
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Secret Special Guests!
(we can’t say who they are, but trust us, they are really really good)

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The Handsome Men of Bentzen Ball Showcase/Bachelor Auction/Brandon Wardell’s 21st Birthday Party!
Oct 11th 7pm Doors
U Street Music Hall
1115 U Street NW
$15 tickets
On Sale Now

Featuring:
Brody Stevens
(Conan / Tosh.0 / Chelsea Lately / HBO)
Graham Elwood
(The Late Late Show / Super High Me)
Brandon Wardell
(DC’s premiere comedy wunderkind / 2009 Benzten Ball intern)
Michael J. Foody
(Family Hemerlein)
Andy T. Wood
(The Bridgetown Comedy Festival)
& more TBA!

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Bentzen Ball Stand Up Showcase
Oct 11th 10 pm Doors
The Sphinx Club
1315 K Street NW
$20 tickets
On Sale Now

Featuring:

Garfunkel & Oates
(Tonight Show / HBO GO)
Moshe Kasher
(Kasher in the Rye / The Champs)
Brooke Van Poppelen
(MTV’s Girl Code / Family Hemerlein)
Wyatt Cenac
(The Daily Show / Comedy Central Presents)
Jon Dore
(Funny As Hell / The Jon Dore TV Show)
Martha Kelly
(Conan / Premium Blend / Last Comic Standing)
and more TBA!

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Saturday Oct 12th Shows:

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The Bentzen Ball Saturday Stand-Up Showcase!
Oct 12th 7pm Doors
Lincoln Theatre
1215 U Street NW
$20 tickets
On Sale Now

Featuring:
Nick Kroll
(The League/ Kroll Show)
Sara Schaefer
(MTV’s Nikki & Sara Live / Late Night With Jimmy Fallon)
Moshe Kasher
(Kasher in the Rye/The Champs)
Seaton Smith
(Opie & Anthony / Family Hemerlein)
Martha Kelly
(Conan / Premium Blend / Last Comic Standing)
and more TBA!

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The Bentzen Ball Music Revue!
Oct 12th 9:30pm Doors
Lincoln Theatre
1215 U Street NW
$25 tickets
On Sale Now

Featuring:
Nancy & Beth
(w/ Megan Mullaly of  Will & Grace/Parks & Rec)
Garfunkel & Oates
(Tonight Show/HBO Go)
The Lampshades
(w/ Kate Flannery of The Office)
and more TBA!

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Theme Park Improv Show
Oct 12th 7pm Doors
U Street Music Hall
1115 U Street NW
$15 tickets
On Sale Now

Featuring:

Ian Brennan
(Glee)
Rachel Dratch
(SNL)
Michael Hitchcock
(Best In Show)
Jessica Makinson
(iCarly)
Cole Stratton
(Pop My Culture)
Janet Varney
(Dinner and a Movie)

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and we’re ending things on Sunday Oct 13th with:

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Closing Night
Oct 13th 7pm Doors
Lincoln Theatre
1215 U St NW
$30 tickets
On Sale Now

Featuring
Ira Glass
(NPR / This American Life)
and friends!

WE MAY HAVE SOME SURPRISES GUESTS still UP OUR SLEEVES

AND NEXT WEEK WE WILL ANNOUNCE ALL THE LOCAL OPENERS FOR SHOWS (YAY!) SO

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