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BYT hosts the 2013 Bentzen Ball Comedy Festival in Washington, D.C. on October 10-13, 2013.

BYT Presents
The Bentzen Ball Comedy Festival
Curated by Tig Notaro

Oct 10th – 13th
Washington, DC

Dear BYT, I’m confused, can you explain what this is all about?
Yes!  The Bentzen Ball is a comedy festival. It takes place in Washington, DC on Oct 10th – 13th, 2013. Our comedian friend Tig Notaro curated the thing. There are multiple shows at multiple venues with all sorts of funny people telling jokes and stuff.  You can scroll down this page and see each show listed out with the time, who is on it, and a link to buy tickets. Got it?

Thursday

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Bentzen Ball Opening Night!
Oct 10th 7pm Doors
9:30 Club
815 V St NW
$25 tickets

Featuring
Tig Notaro
(Conan/Sarah Silverman Program/Professor Blastoff/This American Life)
Doug Benson
(Super High Me/Doug Loves Movies/The Benson Interruption)
Wyatt Cenac
(The Daily Show)
Heather Lawless
(Flight of the Conchords/The Heart, She Holler/Wonder Showzen)
plus Everything Is Terrible Live
with your host
Brandon Wetherbee
(YMTE/BYT)

Presented by Chevrolet

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Friday

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

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Featuring:

Doug Benson
(Super High Me / Doug Loves Movies / The Benson Interruption)
+
SSSSSecret Special Guests!

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The Handsome Men of Bentzen Ball Showcase/Bachelor Auction (not really)/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
(HBO / Conan / Tosh.0 / Chelsea Lately)
Graham Elwood
(The Late Late Show / Super High Me)
Brandon Wardell
(DC’s premiere comedy wunderkind / 2009 Bentzen Ball intern)
Michael J. Foody
(Family Hemerlein / Neptune)
Andy T. Wood
(The Bridgetown Comedy Festival)
Rob Cantrell
(The Colbert Report / FX’s Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell)
with your host
Andrew Bucket

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

Featuring:

Doug Benson
(just added!)
Garfunkel & Oates

(Tonight Show / HBO GO)
Moshe Kasher
(Kasher in the Rye / The Champs)
Brooke Van Poppelen
(MTV’s Girl Code / Family Hemerlein)
Jena Friedman
(Letterman / The Daily Show)
Martha Kelly
(Conan / Premium Blend / Last Comic Standing)
Aaron Burrell
(Professor Blastoff)
Jenn Tisdale
(Cape Fear Comedy Festival / BYT)
Suprise Guest Host

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The Bentzen Ball Saturday Stand-Up Showcase!
Oct 12th 6pm 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)
Adam Friedland
(DC Improv / Funny Moms)
Haywood Turnipseed Jr.
(DC Improv / PBS)

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The Bentzen Ball Music Revue!
Songs, jokes, and songs with jokes.
Oct 12th 9:30pm Doors
Lincoln Theatre
1215 U Street NW
$25 tickets
On Sale Now

Featuring:
Nancy & Beth
(w/ Megan Mullally of  Will & Grace/Parks & Rec)
Garfunkel & Oates
(Tonight Show/HBO Go)
The Lampshades
(w/ Kate Flannery of The Office)
Christylez Bacon
(Family Hemerlein)
with your host
Elahe Izadi
and a special guest appearance by
Nick Offerman!
(aka Ron Swanson / Duke Silver)

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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:
Rachel Dratch
(SNL)
Michael Hitchcock
(Best In Show)
Janet Varney
(Dinner and a Movie)
Ian Brennan
(Glee)
Jessica Makinson
(iCarly)
Cole Stratton
(Pop My Culture)
+ a performance from
Perth O’Duibhdiorma
(The BYT Inauguration Spectacular)
& more!

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The Found Footage Festival VS. Everything Is Terrible!
Sat, Oct 12th, 9pm Doors
The Howard Theatre
620 8th NW
$18 tickets
(includes after party)
On Sale Now

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!
Basically a lot of shit like this but with more costumes, jokes, and blood all over the walls:

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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
They Might Be Giants DJs
Animal Collective DJs
Bob Boilen from NPRs All Songs Considered
Tig Notaro’s shitty iPod

Sat, Oct 12th, 11:30pm Doors
The Howard Theatre
620 8th NW
$10 tickets
(after party only)
On Sale Now

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The Bentzen Ball Free Happy Hour Show
Sat, Oct 12th, 5pm Doors
The Howard Theatre
620 8th NW
Free with proof of purchase from any other Bentzen Ball Comedy Festival Show
Otherwise, only $5
On Sale Now

Featuring:
Jamel Johnson
Stephania Hasz
Sara Armour
Mariya Alexander
Stavros Halkias
Dana Bell
Sean Joyce
Natalie McGill
Nick Mullen
and your host
Brody Stevens

Sunday

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

Featuring
Ira Glass
(NPR / This American Life)
Tig Notaro
and more!

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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.