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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!)

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.