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The Bentzen Ball happened! Much like the opening night hinted, the whole four days was a treat for our ears and a delight for our hearts. Scroll down and revel in the magic that was October 24th -27th.

photos by: Nicholas Karlin, Clarissa Villondo, Franz Mahr, Ike Hayman, Nathan Napolitano

We’ll let you enjoy the photos below (backstage, sidestage, after-stage and whatnot snaps are included) but first some quick notes:

  • Thank you all for coming!!!!
  • Thank you to all our amazing talent!!!! You are all so beautiful and talented that we can barely handle it.
  • Thank you to World Central Kitchen for being our non-profit partners and for everything you do.
  • Thank you to Events DC for co-presenting our Lincoln Theater shows and PRESENTING the DC Comedy Homecoming and for keeping the Bentzen Ball dream alive!
  • Thank you to Lyft for getting us around town! $1 from every ride at Lincoln Theatre shows was donated to World Central Kitchen, so use that app!
  • Thank you to Smirnoff and Captain Morgan for being the official cocktail partners of the Bentzen Ball! You’re keeping us going on the daily.
  • Thank you to ArchipelagoBrixtonCloak & Dagger and Nellie’s for being our official Bentzen Bars!
  • Thank you to W Hotel DC for keeping us well rested and inspiring us always, and hosting panels and charity funny brunches for us.
  • Thank you to Stitcher for being our favorite podcast platform forever.
  • Thanks to Sweetgreen and Milk Bar and Girls Night In and We Act Radio for being lovely and supporting the festival.
  • Follow us on follow us on FACEBOOK / TWITTER / INSTAGRAM and use #BentzenBall and #BYThings ALL THE TIME.
  • Thank you, thank you, thank you forever.
  • P.S. WE HAVE A TRUE CRIME FESTIVAL COMING UP NOV 8-10, SEE YOU THERE!

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