Announcing: Bentzen Ball Comedy Festival 2017
BYT at large | Oct 12, 2017 | 2:00PM |

THE 2017 BENTZEN BALL COMEDY FESTIVAL
Produced by BYT and curated by Tig Notaro
is back on Oct 26th – 29th, 2017!
http://www.bentzenball.com

We are two weeks out and have some important updates

Scroll down for the complete show schedule:


>>>>>>>>>>>> Here is a Featured Event >>>>>>>>>>>>
Thursday 12/21
Heineken AfterWork: Ugly Sweater Happy Hour! @ Lost Society
Free
Heineken & Brightest Young Things Invite You To: Heineken AfterWork: Ugly Sweater Happy Hour! We're kicking off the ~Holiday Party Season~ with an UGLY SWEATER party at Lost Society! Wear your ugliest holiday sweater (or just an ugly sweater it's fine)! - Prizes will be given out for the worst sweaters! - We'll have prizes at the door as well!! (you could win an ugly sweater to WEAR DURING THE PARTY) - First 50 people in the door get a free Heineken! - Then it's $5 Heinekens all party long! Grab your FREE RSVP here: afterworkuglysweater.eventbrite.com
~~~ Croosh Deets ~~~ December 21st, 5:30pm Lost Society 2001 14th St. NW Washington, DC 20009 21+ #HeinekenAfterWork
Grab your free RSVP: afterworkuglysweater.eventbrite.com
Capacity is limited // RSVP required
>>>>>>>>>>>> Ok, back to the article! >>>>>>>>>>>>

BENTZEN BALL PREGAME:

Before the very sold out How Did This Get Made show on Friday, Oct 28th, where we will be discussing The Howling II check out the original The Howling at SUNS Cinema on October 25th



++Opening Show at Lincoln Theatre!++

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The Bentzen Ball Comedy Festival Opening Night!
The Most Very Specialist Evening with Tig Notaro & Friends (that include Seaton Smith and Greg Barris)
Oct 26th, 2017 / 6:30pm Doors / 8:00pm Show
Lincoln Theatre / 1215 U Street NW

$35 tickets ON SALE NOW
$116.66 All-Access Lincoln Pass SOLD OUT

Featuring:
Tig Notaro / Seaton Smith / & more TBA!


++WOMEN IN COMEDY PANEL @ W Hotel!++

The Bentzen Ball & W Hotel DC Present
Women In The Business of Comedy Talk
w/ Tig Notaro, Cheryl Hines (!) and Stephanie Allynne & moderated by Washington Post’s Elahe Izadi
Oct 27th, 2017
6:00pm Doors & Complimentary Drinks / 6:30pm Panel
W Hotel DC / 1515 15th Street NW

$30 Tickets on sale now (100% of proceeds go Waterkeeper Alliance)


++Show at Lincoln Theatre!++

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We’re sold out! Follow us at
https://www.twitter.com/BYT
in case we’re able to release more tickets.

The Bentzen Ball Presents
How Did This Get Made Live!
Oct 27th, 2017
Howling II Screening / 6:00pm Doors / 6:30pm Show
HDTGM / 8:00pm Doors / 9:00pm Show
Lincoln Theatre / 1215 U Street NW

$35 Tickets SOLD OUT
$40 Ticket + Howling II screening SOLD OUT
$116.66 All-Access Lincoln Pass SOLD OUT

Featuring:
Paul Scheer / June Diane Raphael / Jason Mantzoukas


++Show at Nat Geo!++

National Geographic and The Bentzen Ball Present
You’re The Expert Live
Oct 27th, 2017 / 6:00pm Doors / 7:00pm Show
Grosvenor Auditorium @ Nat Geo / 1600 M Street NW

$25 Tickets ON SALE NOW

Featuring:
Chris Duffy / Aparna Nancherla / Maeve Higgins & More TBA!



++Afternoon Show at DC Improv!

The Bentzen Ball Presents:
Jermaine Fowler + David Koechner + Rell Battle
Superior Donuts Stand-Up Tour
Oct 28th, 2017 / 3:00 pm Doors /4:00 pm Show
DC Improv / 1140 Connecticut Ave NW

$25 tickets ON SALE NOW


++Show at Lincoln!++

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Big Terrific
with Jenny Slate, Max Silvestri, and Gabe Liedman
Oct 28th, 2017 / 9:00pm Doors / 10:00pm Show
Lincoln Theatre / 1215 U Street NW

$35 tickets ON SALE NOW
$116.66 All-Access Lincoln Pass SOLD OUT

Featuring:
Jenny SlateMax Silvestri / Gabe Liedman

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++Show at Kennedy Center!++

The Bentzen Ball & The Kennedy Center Present
Poets Andrea Gibson & Amber Tamblyn
Oct 28th, 2017 / 7:00pm Doors / 7:30pm Show
Kennedy Center / Terrace Theater / 2700 F St NW

$25 Tickets ON SALE NOW

Featuring:
Andrea Gibson / Amber Tamblyn


++Show at Nat Geo!++presented-by-heineken-redo

Story District and The Bentzen Ball Comedy Festival Presents
GOING COMMANDO
Stories About Roughing It, Getting Dirty, And Flying Without a Net
Oct 28th, 2017 / 6:00pm Doors / 7:30pm Show
Grosvenor Auditorium @ Nat Geo / 1600 M Street NW

$20 Tickets ON SALE NOW
Price goes up to $25 Day Of

Featuring:
Katy Barrett goes commando on a trapeze / Pierce McManus – goes commando during the Cherry Blossom Race / Scott Hollingsworth goes commando for a honeybun / Krista Auchenbach goes commando on a paraglider / Anne Thomas goes commando with a gorilla / Edward Hurme goes commando on a very tiny, uninhabited island / Sarah Weber‘s brother goes commando​ in her favorite shorts / Keith Mellnick goes commando in a Ukrainian sauna


THE COLIN QUINN SHOW HAS BEEN CANCELED – Full refunds will be issued


++The Dick Gregory show has been canceled++
++Our condolences to the Dick Gregory family++
++The comedy world will miss you++



++Closing Show at Lincoln Theatre!++

The Bentzen Ball Presents
Al Franken: Giant of the Senate & Ira Glass: Giant of the Radio
Oct 29th, 2017 / 6:30pm Doors / 8:00pm Show
Lincoln Theatre / 1215 U Street NW

$45 Tickets SOLD OUT
$55 Tickets + copy of Al Franken, Giant of the Senate SOLD OUT
$116.66 All-Access Lincoln Pass SOLD OUT

Featuring:
Al Franken / Ira Glass / & More!


The Awesome 2017 Bentzen Ball Comedy Festival Non-Profit Partner:

The Awesome 2017 BYT Bentzen Ball Comedy Festival Sponsor:

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The Awesome 2017 BYT Bentzen Ball Hotel Partner:

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The Awesome 2017 BYT Bentzen Ball photobooth:

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Thank you to #202Creates for supporting the festival:

The Official Bentzen Ball 2017 Transportation Partner:
Use code Bentzen17 for 20% off your ride to or from Bentzen Ball!
(code is also for existing users!)

More friends of Bentzen Ball:

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Click Al’s face for photos from the 2016 Bentzen Ball Comedy Festival:

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