This weeks weekly comedy news roundup is curated by Brooke Van Poppelen, hilarious New York comedienne and comedy headliner of this month’s Family Hemerlein Variety Show. And by curated I mean: interspersed with awesome videos of her being fantastic.
HERE IS YOUR HIGHLY SOPHISTICATED DAILY CALENDER OF COMEDY.
Looking Glass Lounge in Petworth has the most raucous ragamuffin open mic in the city. It’s 8-10 PM and sign-up is at 7:30 for all y’all aspiring comic types.
Or stay home and check out Brooke playing herself on reruns of American Chopper for comedy tips instead.
Celebrate the fact that you have a job by not going out anywhere.
Trivia Nights are ridiculous so why not go to one that acknowledges this fact? DC Improv’s Trivia night is just what you need to get your life back on track. Hosted by Chris White.
Tonight is the night for love. Come to the Family Hemerlein show at the Gibson Guitar Showroom (709 G Street NW) to see Brooke, local loverboy Will Hessler, and all the precious indie music you can shake a stick towards. Do it now! You only live once.
More funny woman news: Natasha Leggero of Bentzen Ball, Sarah Silverman program, and Ugly Americans will be shocking Virginians at the Drafthouse all weekend. She’s tiny, she’s filthy and she’s LOL-worthy. Fantasy-girl amirite?
Or spend the night in looking up diseases on WebMD:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dau5xt3jhNQ&feature=player_embedded
At the State Theater in VA: Rob Cantrell, alumnus of the fabulous 3 Chord Comedy night at Velvet Lounge, takes his stoned-beautiful joke-stories to the big stage. Don’t miss Jason Weems opening up, he’s possibly the funniest dude in DC right now (though not as dapper as Seaton Smith, but who is?)
Also Rob is good at Sports:
Jake Johansen (DC Improv Wednesday-Saturday) was on a HBO Young Comedians Showcase about 75 years ago but still maintains his rugged good looks. AND HE’S SINGLE LADIES (I mean he is the song. He’s been happily married for years.)
Stay in bed all day and drink white Russians with your evil twin.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1y9zkD78gQ&feature=player_embedded
In other news:
Bob’s Burgers looks freaking amazing. cf Home Movies, Metalocalypse, Dr. Katz.
Neighbors From Hell looks OK.
Thank god fucking lost is finally fucking over fucking.
BEST TWITTER OF THE WEEK:
FOTC Jermaine will play an illegal alien in MIB III. Weirdly true to life.
And finally finally:
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