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America: 1492 – 2017

January 5

Sheryl Underwood @ DC Improv (6-7)

Tickets available for Friday midnight and Saturday midnight. All other shows sold out!

One of the hardest-working women in show business. Sheryl made her first appearance at the DC Improv in the 1990s. Since that time, she has built a media empire. Sheryl co-hosts “The Talk,” a daily panel show on CBS. She’s a regular on the Steve Harvey Morning Show and hosts Sheryl Underwood Radio. And she’s also the CEO of Pack Rat Productions. On stage, Sheryl continues to push the envelope: Her show is a no-holds-barred look at sex, politics, current events and relationships. – DC Improv

Off the Rails! Storytelling hosted by Katherine Jessup @ Drafthouse DC

Off the Rails features local performers telling stories and being misdirected by their host. It’s part storytelling, part improv, and lots of non sequiturs. Experimental comedy gets fun. – Drafthouse DC

The Facebook Monologues @ Drafthouse DC

The Facebook Monologues is an unconventional monthly comedy show. Some of DC’s best comedians will be performing monologues inspired by the weird world of Facebook. Epic fights, random comments, and regrettable statuses from your past. If it’s embarrassing, and/or unintentionally hilarious, we’re taking it to the stage. Cast Includes: Andrew Hall, Kandyce August, David Coulter, Franqi French, Pete Musto, and Alyssa Cowen. We highly recommend you update you’re privacy settings. – Drafthouse DC

Mondo Baltimore – Creepozoids @ The Windup Space

As usual, it’s FREE w/Karaoke after the flicks!

7PM – Splatter: Architects of Fear (1986)
A rarely seen short pseudo-documentary from a Canadian special FX team that essentially only exists to showcase some insane gore effects!

8PM – Creepozoids
(David DeCoteau, 1987)
When a group of WWIII survivors try to escape to the quiet lands, they encounter something much more deadly! Starring legendary scream queen, Linnea Quigley, and directed by one of our favorite auteurs, David DeCoteau! – FB

January 6

You, Me, Them, Everybody @ Wonderland Ballroom

You, Me, Them, Everybody Live (a talk show)

Hosted by Brandon Wetherbee
Co-host Allison Lane

Guests include
Katherine Jessup from WHAT A JOKE Comedy Fest
Philippa Hughes from Pink Line Project
Morgan H. West from A Creative DC
Haywood Turnipseed Jr for Color Commentary

Warm up from Kevin Tit

21+, $5 suggested donations, “The Donald” available for purchase – FB

Michael Ian Black @ Arlington Drafthouse (6-7)

Bentzen Ball 2016 alum and all around great guy Michael Ian Black is back! He’s Back in Michael Ian Black!

Vladimir Caamano @ Drafthouse DC (6-7)

With the name “Vladimir,” few people expect a Dominican from The Bronx to take the stage. His comedic style is the fruit of an immigrant Dominican family living in the cultural mecca that is New York City and is described as an elegant combination of urban grit and intellect. He began polishing his wit in the concrete jungles of The Bronx and Washington Heights and after graduating from Wesleyan University launched into Standup Comedy.
Vlad has quickly become a staple of the New York Comedy scene performing at The Stand, Gotham Comedy Club, New York Comedy Club, Dangerfield’s and the Comic Strip Live. He has been featured on Gotham Comedy Live on AXS.TV and Adam Devine’s House Party for Comedy Central. – Drafthouse DC

VENT! an Interactive Happy Hour & Comedy Show @ Drafthouse DC 

Every 1st and 3rd Friday, comedians Stephen Nicks and Max Rosenblum host “VENT!”, an interactive happy hour and comedy show. The show has local comedians and you, the crowd!Complaints encouraged. – Drafthouse DC

Shawn Wayans @ Baltimore Comedy Factory (6-8)

A Wayans Brother! – BYT

January 7

Chinese Menu Comedy @ DC Arts Center

Happy new year. Who is ready for some good ole fashioned, super fun, super smart, sometimes raunchy, always great improvisational comedy?
Chinese Menu shows have been called “The Ramones” of the improv scene. Why? Because they are bare bones and a kick ass rock and roll good time. No real kitsch. No gimmicks. No real hook other than the best in town having a great time.
Come out and see how we do. – FB

January 11

Stephen Lynch @ The Birchmere 

Stephen’s bio on his Facebook page is very long and very delightful. Please read it here.

January 12

Open Mic @ DC Improv

The Improv is proud to host an open mic night featuring local comics in our main showroom. Admission is free, but you can guarantee yourself a seat if you RSVP (click on the ticket icon). Walk-ups are also welcome on the day of the show if seating is available. This month: Host Katherine Jessup will be joined by Eva Mozena Brandon, Dave Butler, T.J Ferguson, Phil Mike, Ryan Neser, Dylan Morrison, Chris Lawrence and Chelsea Shorte. – DC Improv

Randolph Terrance @ Drafthouse DC

DC based comedian Randolph Terrance, is a consummate professional who has worked with some of the biggest names in the business.  From appearances on PBS to BET, as well as Sirius/XM Radio he has performed in some of  the most storied venues in comedy. His comedic style has been said to be strictly for the “Grown and Sexy”, pairing a smooth delivery with sharp, funny material that engages your mind will tickling your funny bone! Personal observations, family interactions, strong opinions, life experiences both good and bad all find their way into routines that are as hilarious as they are universal. As Randolph says “I once read a quote from Woody Allen that sums up standup for me; ‘If people come away relating to me as a person rather than just enjoying my jokes….If they come away wanting to hear me again no matter what I might talk about…then I’m succeeding.'” – Drafthouse DC

January 13

Mike Vecchione @ DC Improv (13-14)

In 2017, the DC Improv celebrates its 25th anniversary by remembering the past –- and looking to the future. The Next Wave series features rising stars, recommended to us (and you) by some of our favorite DC Improv headliners. These are performers that comedy fans will be talking about for years to come, and this is your chance to see them up close at one of the most respected comedy venues in America. Mike Vecchione is one of the hottest names on the New York comedy scene, with an act that is both daring and a throwback to classic “club comedy.” He has appeared on “Conan” and Comedy Central. And he comes recommended to you by one of the greatest comedy club performers of all time: DAVE ATTELL! – DC Improv

Tom Green @ Arlington Drafthouse (13-14)

His bum is at Arlington Drafthouse. His bum is at Arlington Drafthouse – BYT

Nick Turner @ Drafthouse DC (13-14)

Nick Turner has been featured on “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” “Funny as Hell,” “Just For Laughs” and “John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show.” He has appeared regularly on “Best Week Ever” and “I Love the 2000s.” Turner was part of the New Faces showcase at the Just For Laughs comedy festival in 2011 and has also performed at the New York Comedy Festival, the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival and the Bridgetown Comedy Festival. Turner’s stand-up show, “Nick Turner & Acquaintances,” was part of SXSW and the New York Comedy Festival, and it has also been performed at Union Hall in New York City. – Drafthouse DC

Bruce Bruce & Rickey Smiley @ The Warner Theater

Rickey Smiley was born in Birmingham in 1968 and is a stand-up comedian, TV host, actor, and radio personality. He began his career as the host of the 2000 season of BET’s ComicView program and he’s also featured on various other shows such as Showtime at the Apollo, HBO’s Def Comedy Jam, HBO’s Snaps, The Nashville Network, Uptown Comedy Club, and Comic Escape. In 2004, he became the host of the morning show on Dallas’ radio station KBFB and his prank phone calls became the show’s trademark. In 2008, he signed a deal to take the show nationwide and The Rickey Smiley Morning Show was thus born is now heard on a number of mainstream urban radio stations. The show went on to become one of country’s most compelling radio programs and contains unique a blend of laughter, social issues, celebrity news, and of course, Rickey’s signature prank calls. Rickey is also an established stand-up comedian with his role-play-based comedy routines featuring characters such as Bernice Jenkins (aka Granny Swims, Ms. Johnson or Mrs. Francis), Lil’ Daryl, Rusty Dale, Beauford, Joe Willie, and Beauford. Rickey has also starred in various films such as All About The Benjamins, Friday After Next, and Baggage Claim. – The Warner

Power of Positive Drinking pt. 42: Death Pool 2017 @ Right Proper Brewing Company

January 14

DC Laugh-a-Thon @ The Warner Theater

Featuring Corey Holcomb, Earthquake & DC Curry.

Corey Holcomb was born in Chicago in 1968 and is a stand up comedian and actor. He began his career in comedy with the help of another Chicago based comedian, Godfre Danchimah. Corey said in an interview, “He [Godfrey] would talk about how he was on stage and was having a good time and I was like “I wanna do it.” He was like “Corey, it’s not easy as sounds.” He took me to the comedy club; but I think he took me there to show me a lesson. I went to this open mike and I rocked. I rocked the first time, so I was cocky. I invited everybody from the neighborhood for the next week. I bombed so badly. Between 2007 and 2011, Corey regularly featured on Jamie Foxx’s satellite radio channel (The Foxxhole) and he currently hosts currently hosts his own internet show (The Corey Holcomb 5150 Show). He’s also starred in many films (Like Mike, The Watermelon Heist, Baggin’, Dance Flick, Who’s Watching the Kids, Think Like a Man Too, and The Wedding Ringer) and TV shows (Half and Half, Nick Cannon Presents Wild ‘n Out, Everybody Hates Chris, The Cleveland Show, Comic View, Def Comedy Jam, Last Comic Standing, and Black Jesus). – The Warner

January 15

DC Improv Live! @ DC Improv

Starting in 2017, Improv comedy clubs will be featured as SiriusXM’s comedy channels explore 50 years of stand-up history. But we’ll also be looking to the future! Join us on Sunday, January 15, as we record top-notch comedians for “Improv Live.” That new segment for the SiriusXM comedy channels will showcase rising talent from around the country. With Tim Miller, Kandace Saunders, Jason Weems, Rahmein Mostafavi, Rob Maher, Kasaun Wilson, Chris Coccia, Bengt Washburn, Lafayette Wright, Mike Finazzo and Denise Taylor. Tickets: $12 – DC Improv

January 18

The Comedy Potluck @ Wonderland Ballroom

DC funny folks try out innovative new material, sketches, characters, music, and more!

Wonderland Ballroom
Wednesday 1/18
8:00pm
FREE
Hosted by Linsay Deming of Church Night – FB

January 19

WHAT A JOKE Comedy Fest @ Various Venues January 19-21

The ACLU benefit comedy festival is happening in cities across America. The D.C. edition was curated by Linsay Deming and Katherine Jessup, two women we’ve recommended on multiple occasions. 8 shows over 3 nights will features locals and national comics, gathering together to try to eek out funny in a very unfunny time.

Huggy Lowdown & Chris Paul @ DC Improv (19-22)

Inauguration weekend, we’ve got two DC radio and comedy stars back on our stage. Huggy hosts the No. 1 segment on the Tom Joyner Morning Show (along with popping up on Donnie Simpson’s show). Chris writes for Tom Joyner, and his Redskins Remixes have become a football season institution. Their personalities are big enough to come through on radio, and they’re even better live. – DC Improv

Daniel Sloss @ Drafthouse DC (19-21)

This is an unusually attractive male comic. And he’s Scottish. – BYT

Daniel Sloss is a Scottish comedian, actor and writer, notable for having become established as a professional live and television performer whilst still in his teens. He was the youngest comedian to perform a solo season in London’s West End aged 19 and also signed a DVD deal with BBC WW’s 2Entertain label. He was also commissioned by the BBC for a broadcast sitcom pilot The Adventures of Daniel, and has appeared on US television programmes including The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and multiple appearances on Conan. – Drafthouse DC

What a Joke National Comedy Festival Supporting the ACLU @ Drafthouse DC 

Comedians in over 20 cities around the country are coordinating shows to raise money for the ACLU on Inauguration Day Weekend for WHAT A JOKE Comedy Fest. DC’s shows kick off at Drafthouse Comedy with comedians who have performed all over the country and local favorites. – Drafthouse DC

January 20

Hal Sparks @ Arlington Drafthouse (20-21)

The 90’s bb! – BYT

January 21

Next Wave: Jeff Maurer @ DC Improv Lounge

In 2017, the DC Improv celebrates its 25th anniversary by remembering the past –- and looking to the future. The Next Wave series features rising stars, recommended to us (and you) by some of our favorite DC Improv headliners. These are performers that comedy fans will be talking about for years to come, and this is your chance to see them up close at one of the most respected comedy venues in America. Jeff Maurer started doing comedy while also holding down a government job in Washington, DC. Many people took notice of his quick wit and sharp writing, and he eventually moved to New York and became a staff writer on HBO’s “Last Week Tonight.” Jeff is recommended by his boss, John Oliver – a fantastic comedian who headlined the Improv during his years as a “Daily Show” correspondent. – DC Improv

January 26

Brent Morin @ DC Improv (26-29)

One of the young stars of today’s stand-up scene. Brent first appeared on the DC Improv stage in 2014 as part of the “Undateable” tour – he co-starred in that NBC sitcom with fellow stand-ups Chris D’Elia and Ron Funches. His profile as a stand-up has been on the rise following the 2015 release of his Netflix special, “I’m Brent Morin.” We’re excited to have him headlining the DC Improv a second time. – DC Improv

Justin Willman @ Drafthouse DC

Oh. He’s a magician. – BYT

January 27

Fortune Feimster @ Arlington Drafthouse (27-28)

We feel very FORTUNATE she’s coming. – BYT

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