Ticket Giveaway: BYT Election Spectacular 2012
svetlana | Oct 31, 2012 | 10:00AM |

So, you guys-I know that with the Halloween and Hurricane (parties) and ALL.THOSE.RYAN.LOCHTE.TWEETS.TO.KEEP.UP.WITH it was (almost) easy to forget that the ELECTION 2012 happens 6 days from now. 6.DAYS. Naturally-we are having a party for it. A really amazing party

>>>>>>>>>>>> Here is a Featured Event >>>>>>>>>>>>
Saturday 10/29
The Bentzen Ball Presents: Jon Dore @ Drafthouse Comedy
$25.00 / $25.00
The BYT Bentzen Ball Presents: Jon Dore! at Drafthouse Comedy ~~MULTIPLE SHOWS~~ Thursday, Oct 27th, 2016 6:15pm doors / 7:00pm Show Friday, Oct 28th, 2016 7:15pm doors / 8:00pm Show Friday, Oct 28th, 2016 9:40pm doors / 10:00pm Show Saturday, Oct 29th, 2016 6:15pm doors / 7:00pm Show Saturday, Oct 29th, 2016 8:15pm doors / 9:00pm Show @ Drafthouse Comedy 1100 13th St NW, Washington, DC 20005 $25.00 tickets on sale now! This is an 18+ event. ~~~~ About Jon Dore: Named one of “10 comics to watch” by Variety, Ottawa-born comedian, host and actor Jon Dore is renowned for his offbeat humour and unique bait-and-switch style. Dore is a favourite on the comedy club and festival circuit in Canada and the United States. He has hosted the Just for Laughs Festival Homegrown Comedy Competition on a number of occasions and has enjoyed sold-out runs at the Festival’s Montreal and Toronto locations, at comedy festivals in Halifax, Vancouver, Portland and Washington, DC, and at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tennessee. From his humble beginnings as the co-host of the cable talk show Daytime Ottawa (Rogers Television) and the irreverent roving reporter on Canadian Idol (CTV), Dore recently starred in the critically acclaimed ABC-TV series How to Live with Your Parents (for the Rest of Your Life) opposite Sarah Chalke, Elizabeth Perkins and Brad Garrett. Dore is the host of HBO Canada’s Funny as Hell, a series showcasing bold and uncensored comedy from the fastest rising comedians at the Just For Laughs Festival, currently shooting its fourth season. He is the star of his own award-winning ‘mockumentary’ series, The Jon Dore Television Show, documenting his hilarious and outrageous debates on life’s challenges and changes, from weight loss to gender. He also served as co-creator, co-producer and writer on the series, proving he is just as comfortable behind the camera. The series ran for a successful two seasons on IFC and The Comedy Network. Dore starred in the stand-up specials Comedy Central Presents...Jon Dore and Comedy Now! (CTV/The Comedy Network); appeared on a number Comedy Central’s specials including Live At Gotham, CC: Stand-Up: The Bonnaroo Experience and Mash Up; made guest-starring turns on How I Met Your Mother (CBS) and Scare Tactics (Syfy); and was the lead in the CBS pilot My Life As An Experiment. A regular on late night talk shows, Dore has the honor of being the first stand-up to appear on Conan (TBS). Dore's feature film credits include the indie drama Gus opposite Michelle Monaghan (Mission: Impossible III) and the comedy Stag, with Donald Faison (Scrubs) and Eva Amurri (Californication), which picked up two awards - Best Ensemble and Excellence in Filmmaking - at the LA Comedy Film Festival. TV Guide Canada called Dore one of the “rising stars of the future” and Toronto weekly NOW Magazine named him Best Male Stand-up. He is the recipient of four Canadian Comedy Awards including: Best Taped Live Performance (2010) for Just for Laughs; Best Performance by a Male in a Television Show (2009) for The Jon Dore Television Show; Best Writing on a Series (2008) for The Jon Dore Television Show; and Best Stand-up Newcomer (2006). He is also a two-time Gemini nominee (2008 & 2009) for Best Individual Performance in a Comedy Program or Series for The Jon Dore Television Show. ~~~ Thanks to our sponsor: http://www.heineken.com/ More Bentzen Ball shows available at: http://www.bentzenball.com Stay informed: http://www.twitter.com/byt
>>>>>>>>>>>> Ok, back to the article! >>>>>>>>>>>>
. Because, as you know-no matter what happens, you WILL want to be drinking.

Tickets are a bargain $10 in advance, and you should definitely get them because they involve ALL OF THIS:

Let’s party like it’s 2008!

BYT Election Party

BYT Presents

The Election Night 2012 Spectacular
returning to the historic
Bohemian Caverns & LIV nightclub on U St! (2001 11th street NW) – obviously -the date is November 6th

(ticket link: http://4more.eventbrite.com/#)

street party

Will we rejoice in the streets again, or riot?

We’re taking over all three levels starting at 5pm.
Go vote and then come on over, cause no matter what happens,
you’re gonna want to be drinking for this.


Jonathan Toubin
New York Night Train
(first appearance in DC since this crazy shit happened)

Kid Congo Powers
with guest selector
Kid Congo Powers
+ a host of judges TBA

Also featuring hometown DJ heroes

DJ Chris Burns
Chris Burns

(Party Bros / 410 Paradox Underground / BYT Election Night 2008)

DJ Adrian Loving
Adrian Loving
(President Obama’s DJ [for real])

DJ Ri5e
(in his first non-rooftop gig ever)

Magical memories in the
Onomonomedia Photobooth


TVs full of real time critical electoral stats and polls!
Champagne toast if Obama wins!
(wait, we should probably confirm that with the bar manager first)
Cotton candy!
An awesome restaurant!
Hugs (awkwardly long)!
Patriotic Eating Contests!
Piggy back rides!
Enjoyable conversation!
Cale’s Birthday!

Take Wednesday off you socialist.

Advance tickets are $10
Day of tickets are $15
we’re most likely gonna sell out

This is a 21+ event

NOW, WE ALSO LOVE YOU ETC, so we have a pair of tickets to give away to this too. TO ENTER TO WIN-let us know who would be your write-in candidate for president AND WHY. Cool? Cool. We will notify the winners by COB Thursday.


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Recent Comments:
  • itsmahburfday says:

    Daniel Day-Lewis as Abraham Lincoln because, with that kind of painstaking preparation Mr. Lewis took to get into the role, I have few doubts that he would know what to do in that seat better than most. Due to his lack of foreign policy background, for obvious reasons, I’m going to say Hil for veep. Bill can come too.

  • Takka-san says:

    I’d write-in a look-a-like for [insert current standing president because this vote is timeless] who makes appearances at used car sales events but has a heart of gold. He has the experience, because he was able to sub for the real president while he was in a coma brought about by extra-marital boning with aplomb while also sexing the neglected FLOTUS, Sigourney Weaver. He gets my vote because with the help of Charles Grodin and a roast beef sandwich, yes we can balance this budget.

  • lilyelle says:

    would have to go with Rachel Maddow – not because she’s super super liberal, which is also cool, but because she would not take ANYONE’S shit. I mean, come on:


  • Devin says:

    My write-in candidate for president would be Vermon Supreme. He has said that, if elected President of the United States, he will pass a law requiring people to brush their teeth and he promises a free pony for every American.

    • Sandeep says:

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  • smurphette says:

    Beyonce would be my write-in, because the White House (and the world in general) could always use more sass. Running mate would be Lisa Frank, because the posters would be amazing and what else is she doing anyway.

  • Naomi says:

    My write in would have to be Big Bird. Just because Big Bird has gotten so much attention and fame recently. And of course…Elmo would be the VP pick.

  • Postcollegiate says:

    HILLARY. Because that bitch knows how to get shit done and look swag doing it.

  • Julie says:

    I mean Clearly Martin Sheen would be the best president ever right?

  • Ron The Don says:

    My write in candidate would be Oprah since she’s one of the most powerful women in America, second to Michelle Obama. She’s one of the reason Obama won the presidency!

  • The Perry says:

    My write-in candidate for president would be Michelle Obama, with Elmo as her running mate, because really, who’s going to vote against that ticket?

  • BritPixie says:

    Obviously my serious write-in would be Ellen. Because she is a saint. And everyone would just not have to go xmas shopping ever again, because she’d just give everyone in the country tons of cool stuff. And also, you know, she’d be like super cool to military folks, and deaf people, and people who are just generally down on their luck. She’s the best, you guys. Though her VP might be Taylor Swift, and I can’t decide if that would be awesome, or not.