Announcing: MORE Bentzen Ball 2013 Shows (Doug Loves Movies, Garfunkel & Oates, Moshe Kasher)
BYT Staff | Sep 4, 2013 | 10:00AM |

Good morning! As you may remember, we announced that THE BENTZEN BALL last week, the very fine, very funny comedy festival produced in collaboration with Tig Notaro is COMING BACK October 10th-13th. We were excited, you were excited, Washington Post was excited. The opening (Tig! Wyatt Cenac! Everythign is Terrible! @ 9:30 CLUB) and closing night shows (IRA GLASS & FRIENDS! @ The Newly Restored Lincoln Theatre) have been on sale since and are going fast so you may want to grab them NOW because they WILL sell out, but here are MORE shows to be excited for (with even more shows announcements coming your way next week + a very special giveaway you won’t want to miss!)

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Friday 10/28
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: More Bentzen Ball shows available at: Stay informed:
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REMEMBER, this is your one stop shop for all Bentzen Ball updates now through the festival:

New Shows on Friday, October 11th include:


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

Doug Benson
(Super High Me / The Benson Interruption)
Sssssecret Special Guests!


Same night, same place, later show (so you can make a whole evening out of it):


The Bentzen Ball Stand-Up Showcase
Oct 11th 10pm Doors
The Sphinx Club
1315 K Street NW
$20 tickets in advance, $25 day of
On Sale Now


Garfunkel & Oates
(Tonight Show / HBO GO)
Moshe Kasher
(Kasher in the Rye / The Champs)
Brooke Van Poppelen
(MTV’s Girl Code / Family Hemerlein)
Wyatt Cenac
(The Daily Show / Comedy Central Presents)
Jon Dore
(Funny As Hell / The Jon Dore TV Show)
Martha Kelly
(Conan / Premium Blend / Last Comic Standing)
& more TBA!


On Saturday, October 12th:


Theme Park Improv
Oct 12th 7pm Doors
U Street Music Hall
1115 U Street NW
$15 tickets
On Sale Now


Ian Brennan
Rachel Dratch
(Saturday Night Live)
Michael Hitchcock
(Best in Show/Waiting for Guffman)
Jessica Makinson
Cole Stratton
(Pop My Culture)
Janet Varney
(Dinner and a Movie / The Legend of Korra / JV Club)

Stay tuned – more shows to be announced soon!

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And by updates we mean show announcements featuring people like Nick Kroll, Megan Mullally, Brody Stevens, Kate Flannery,  and Sara Schaefer, for starters.