Saturday 10/29
The Bentzen Ball Presents: John F. O'Donnell @ DC Improv Lounge
$10.00 / $10.00 John F. O'Donnell One Hour Comedy Special Taping Directed by Fugazi's Brendan Canty ~~CROOSH DEETS~~ Saturday, Oct 29th, 2016 6:30pm Doors / 7:30pm Show 9:15pm Doors / 9:45pm Show DC Improv Comedy Club 1140 Connecticut Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 $10 tickets on sale now! This is an 18+ event. ~~~~ John F. O'Donnell is psyched and honored to be taping his first one-hour stand up special during Bentzen Ball 2016 at the legendary DC Improv. John F. O'Donnell (JFOD) is currently a 'Political Correspondent' on the comedy news television show 'Redacted Tonight w/ Lee Camp' on RT America. According to the Comedy Central Insider, "John F. O'Donnell is one of the more explosive comics in New York City. On stage, he's like a tightly capped liter of soda filled with lit fireworks." John has been featured in The New York Times, The LA Times and The Huffington Post, as well as being one of Comedy Central's Fresh Faces of Comedy. Most recently, JFOD has been given a Congressional Press Credential and will be covering the Presidential Debates on location for 'Redacted Tonight,' which, if you know him, seems like a terrible breach of security. This very special stand up event will be directed by the brilliant composer/producer/filmmaker and founding member of Fugazi, Brendan Canty. Watch JFOD on Redacted Tonight: ~~~ Thanks to our sponsor: ~~~ More Bentzen Ball shows available at: Stay informed:
Friday 10/28
The Bentzen Ball Presents: Baron Vaughn @ The Kennedy Center Terrace Gallery
$20.00 / $20.00
Stand-up comedian Baron Vaughan makes his Kennedy Center debut as part of the Bentzen Ball Comedy Festival. Vaughn is a series regular on Netflix's Grace and Frankie in the role of Bud. He was also on USA Network's Fairly Legal (2010–2012) and has appeared in the films Black Dynamite, Cloverfield, and The Other Guys (Deleted Scenes). As a comedian, he has performed stand-up on Conan (twice), Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Showtime's SXSW Comedy, and Comedy Central's The Half Hour. He's the self-proclaimed "Master of Festivals," most notably having performed in the HBO U.S. Comedy Arts Festival (Aspen), Just for Laughs Comedy Festival (Montreal), South Beach Comedy Festival (Miami), Moontower Comedy Festival (Austin), SXSW Festival (Austin), San Francisco Sketchfest, Bridgetown Comedy Festival (Portland), Vancouver Comedy Festival, Accidental Comedy Festival (Cleveland), Chicago Comedy Exposition, JashFesht (Palm Springs), Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival (TN), and Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival (Seattle). Vaughan's recent comedy recording, Blaxistential Crisis, is soon to be released by AST Records. Please Note: This performance is recommended for mature audiences. Performance Timing: 75 minutes, with no intermission.
Thursday 12/29
Tom Rhodes @ DC Improv
D.C. is an international city, and Tom Rhodes is an international comedian. We get a lot of great stand-ups at the Improv, but so far he’s the only one who hosted a talk show in the Netherlands. Tom shares his travels both on stage and online, through his Tom Rhodes Radio podcast and his travel writing. He also makes regular appearances on other podcasts and Comedy Central. Close out 2016 with one of the most fascinating performers in our lineup.
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