Announcing: Final Bentzen Ball Shows with Reggie Watts, Retta, Wyatt Cenac, Wham City, More!

You’ve heard that THE BENTZEN BALL COMEDY FESTIVAL is back!

Since we’re only THREE WEEKS away, we thought we’d give you shows with even MORE amazing comedians/comediennes.

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Friday 11/10
FotoWeekDC 2017 Opening Party @ FotoWeek Central
$45.00 / $60.00
To celebrate the 10th annual FotoWeekDC festival, FotoDC has partnered with Spain Arts & Culture and the Mexican Cultural Institute as the 2017 FotoWeekCentral Campus. FotoDC & BYT Present: FotoWeekDC 2017 Opening Party! https://fotoweekopening2017.eventbrite.com/ Join us for an exciting evening of photography exhibitions, open bars, small bites, photobooths, music, and more spread across our two-campus FotoWeekCentral as we launch the 10th Annual FotoWeekDC Festival! The FotoWeekDC 2017 Opening Party is made possible with support from The Reva & David Logan Foundation Be among the first to view this year's exhibitions at our two-campus FotoWeekCentral: Magnum Photos Present: Magnum 70 at 70 An exhibition of 70 photographic icons celebrating the diversity of the Magnum Photos agency and how its photographers have born witness to major events of the last 70 years. Including seminal works by Susan Meiselas, Paolo Pellegrin, Martin Parr, and Christopher Anderson, the exhibition spans the globe and covers regional events such as Arab Spring, South Africa under apartheid, and the recent migration crisis. SPAIN arts & culture presents: Cislancerus A project by Thenesoya Martín De la Nuez and Aníbal Martel Cislanderus is cultural project that gives a face to the Canarian descendants in the US. The exhibition shows the faces, and also the voices, of the so called “isleños” from Delacroix Island, the descendants from Baton Rouge, Reggio and San Antonio, Texas. The visitor will delve deep into their work as fishermen and hunters, and discover the ways in which they fight on a daily basis to preserve an unprecedented historical and cultural legacy. FotoDC Presents: FotoWeekDC 2017 Contest Winners See all the winners from the FotoWeekDC 2015 photography contest, featuring both single and series winners in the Fine Art, Photojournalism, and Photographer's Choice categories. View the gallery of 2016 winners here. Also featuring the winners of our 2017 FotoDC:STYLE spring photo competition. Featuring hot jamz from: Ayes Cold & and more TBA! Croosh Deets: Friday, November 10th, 2017, 7:30pm-11pm @ FotoWeekCentral Since FotoWeekDC is celebrating our 10th anniversary bigger and better than ever, FotoWeekCentral will be spread across two campuses this year, @ SPAIN arts & culture and the Mexican Cultural Institute! SPAIN arts & culture 2801 16th St NW Washington, DC 20009 Mexican Cultural Institute 2829 16th St NW Washington DC 20009 Special $45 early bird tickets on sale now! Price goes up soon! This is a 21+ event There is no dress code! Support from SKYY Vodka Stay informed http://www.fotodc.org/ https://www.facebook.com/FotoWeekDC https://twitter.com/FotoWeekDC https://instagram.com/fotoweekdc http://www.brightestyoungthings.com/ https://www.facebook.com/brightestyoungthings https://twitter.com/BYT
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ANNOUNCING TODAY:

 CLOSING CEREMONIES ON OCT 5TH

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The Bentzen Ball Comedy Festival
Closing Ceremonies

Oct 5th, 6pm Doors
@ Lincoln Theatre
1215 U Street NW
$25 tickets
On Sale Now

Featuring
Reggie Watts
(Comedy Bang! Bang! / Conan )
Wham City Comedy
(BALTIMORE!)
+ more TBA

and

also this super hip and happenin’ show on OCTOBER 4TH

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The Bentzen Ball Comedy Festival Presents:
Wyatt Cenac, Aparna Nancherla, The Lucas Brothers, SSSSSPecial Secret guests!

Oct 4th, 6pm Doors
@ 9:30 Club
815 V Street NW
$20 tickets
On Sale Now

Featuring:

RETTA
(Parks & Recreation / @unfoRETTAble)
Wyatt Cenac
(The Daily Show / Comedy Person)
Aparna Nancherla
(Conan / Totally Biased)
Friends of the People Live (truTV / Guy Code) feat.
The Lucas Brothers + Sssssecret special guest

and more TBA soon!

Want to see these shows AND MORE? Our festival line-up to date is organized below by day!

Produced by BYT and curated by Tig Notaro!
Oct 1st thru 5th!
All over Washington, DC!

and we will keep rolling out the shows:

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The Bentzen Ball Comedy Festival
Opening Night

Oct 1st, 7pm Doors
@ Lincoln Theatre
1215 U Street NW
$30 tickets
On Sale Now

Featuring
Tig Notaro
(Conan / This American Life / The Sarah Silverman Program / In A World… / Professor Blastoff)
Jeff Garlin
(Curb Your Enthusiasm / The Goldbergs / WALL-E)
Kyle Kinane
(Comedy Central Presents / Drunk History)
Kate Berlant
(IFC Comedy Drop / Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival)
Ben Kronberg
(Ted & Gracie / Last Comic Standing)
& your Host
Brandon Wetherbee
(BYT / YMTE)
+ more TBA

10_02_Thursday

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The BYT Bentzen Ball Comedy Festival Presents:
Wild Horses Improv, The Puterbaugh Sisters, Mother Knuckle, Mike Lebovitz

Oct 2nd, 5:00pm Doors
@ Millennium Stage at Kennedy Center
Free / First Come First Serve

Featuring:
Wild Horses Improv with
Stephanie Allynne
(In A World…)
Mary Holland
(Comedy Bang! Bang!)
Lauren Lapkus
(Orange is the New Black)
Erin Whitehead
(UCB Theatre)
+
The Puterbaugh Sisters
Mother Knuckle
hosted by
Mike Lebovitz

The Bentzen Ball Comedy Festival Presents:
Eugene Mirman, Ron Funches, Myq Kaplan, Kate Berlant & More!

Oct 2nd, 6pm Doors
@ 9:30 Club
815 V Street NW
$20 tickets
On Sale Now

Featuring:
Eugene Mirman
(Bob’s Burgers / Flight of the Conchords)
Ron Funches
(Kroll Show / Undateable)
Myq Kaplan
(Comedy Central Presents)
Kate Berlant
(IFC Comedy Drop)

and more TBA soon!

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The Bentzen Ball Comedy Festival Presents:
Todd Barry, Kyle Kinane, Henry Phillips, Mike Lebovitz & More!

Oct 2nd, 7pm Doors
@ Filmore Silver Spring
8656 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20910
$20 tickets
On Sale NOW

Featuring:
Todd Barry
(Letterman / Bored To Death)
Kyle Kinane
(Comedy Central Presents / Drunk History)
Henry Phillips
(Comedy Central Presents)
Mike Lebovitz
(Comedians You Should Know)
& more TBA soon!

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The Bentzen Ball Presents:
John Hodgman, Jena Friedman and The Lampshades, with your host Rob Corddry!

Oct. 3, 6pm Doors
@ Lincoln Theatre
1215 U Street NW
$25 Tickets
On Sale Now

With Your Host:
Rob Corddry
(Hot Tub Time Machine / The Daily Show)!

Featuring:
John Hodgman
(NPR / The Daily Show)
Jena Friedman
(Letterman / The Daily Show)
The Lampshades
(Kate Flannery from The Office!)
& More TBA!

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The Bentzen Ball Presents:
Church Night

Oct. 3, 7:30 pm doors
@ Wonderland Ballroom
1101 Kenyon St NW
$10
On Sale Now

Hosted By Reverend Dr. Stevedore Maybelline Bidet Esq. and Youth
Minister, Kathy Piechota

Performances from
Alyssa Cowan
Pria Puss
Katie McVay
Myq Kaplan

10_04_Saturday

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The Bentzen Ball Presents:
An Evening with Rosie O’Donnell & Tig Notaro

Oct. 4th, 7 pm Doors
@ Lisner Auditorium at George Washington University
730 21st Street NW
$29.99 – $39.99
On Sale NOW

Featuring
Tig Notaro
(Conan / This American Life / The Sarah Silverman Program / In A World… / Professor Blastoff)
Rosie O’Donnell
(The View / A League of Their Own / The Rosie O’Donnell Show)

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The Bentzen Ball Comedy Festival Presents:
Wyatt Cenac, Aparna Nancherla, The Lucas Brothers, SSSSSPecial Secret guests!

Oct 4th, 6pm Doors
@ 9:30 Club
815 V Street NW
$20 tickets
On Sale Now

Featuring:

RETTA
(Parks & Recreation / @unfoRETTAble)
Wyatt Cenac
(The Daily Show / Comedy Person)
Aparna Nancherla
(Conan / Totally Biased)
Friends of the People Live (truTV / Guy Code) feat.
The Lucas Brothers + Sssssecret special guest

and more TBA soon!

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The Bentzen Ball Presents:
8×8 (9 PM Show) – Eight performers get eight minutes to perform

Oct. 4, 9 pm Doors
@ Black Cat
1811 14th St NW
On Sale Now

Hosted by Stephanie Hasz and Brandon Wetherbee

Performances from
Mike Lebovitz
(Chicago)
Liza Treyger
(NYC)
Kyle Martin
(LA)
Natalie McGill
(DC)
Josh Kuderna
(Baltimore)
Katherine Jessup
(DC)
Rachel Dry
(DC)
Howard Lester
(DC)

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The Bentzen Ball Presents:
8×8 (11 PM Show) – Eight performers get eight minutes to perform

Oct. 4, 11 pm Doors
@ Black Cat
1811 14th St NW
On Sale Now

Hosted by The Puterbaugh Sisters

Performances from
The Lucas Brothers
(NYC)
Katie McVay
(Chicago)
Matty Litwack
(DC)
Elahe Izadi
(DC)
Ryan Schutt
(DC)
Chelsea Shorte
(DC)
David Carter
(DC)
Bill Metzger
(DC)

10_05_Sunday

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The Bentzen Ball Comedy Festival
Closing Ceremonies

Oct 5th, 6pm Doors
@ Lincoln Theatre
1215 U Street NW
$25 tickets
On Sale Now

Featuring
Reggie Watts
(Comedy Bang! Bang! / Conan )
Wham City Comedy
(BALTIMORE!)
+ more TBA

BONUS:

Local comedian? APPLY HERE TO PERFORM at the festival.

And we still have more surprises! performers! other stuff! to be announced soon!

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