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Bentzen friends! We have a few brand new and shiny announcements for you! As we told you this year is the 10th anniversary Bentzen Ball comedy and friendship, so we figured we’d lean into the FRIENDSHIP angle: Sasheer Zamata and Call Your Girlfriend ladies join the Saturday Lincoln shows line-up (which now with Tig and Roxane Gay and them all in one day, feels like the ultimate cool, smart hug of a day, doesn’t it?), and we are adding two FREE (YES, FREE) Kennedy Center shows featuring talent you need to keep an eye on (Catherine Cohen! Rosebud Baker! Chanel Ali! Franqi French! Wendy Wroblewski! Remember these names!). What are you waiting for? See you Oct 24-27 at BentzenBall.com

OK OK OK! HERE ARE THIS WEEK’S NEW SHOWS AND UPDATES!

The Bentzen Ball Comedy Festival Presents:
A Smart, Funny and REAL Afternoon w/ Roxane Gay, in conversation w/ Sasheer Zamata
Oct 26th, 2019 / 1:00pm Doors / 2:00pm Show
Lincoln Theatre / 1215 U Street Street NW

$40 tickets On Sale NOW

Featuring:
Roxane Gay / Sasheer Zamata

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The Bentzen Ball Comedy Festival Presents:
Catherine Cohen
Oct 26th, 2019 / 5:00pm Doors / 6:00pm Show
Kennedy Center / Millennium Stage

FREE SHOW!

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The Bentzen Ball Comedy Festival Presents:
Call Your Girlfriend LIVE!
Oct 26th, 2019 / 8:00pm Doors / 9:00pm Show
Lincoln Theatre / 1215 U Street Street NW

$30 tickets On Sale NOW

Featuring:
CYG Team!

CLOSING SHOW:

The Bentzen Ball Comedy Festival Presents:
Bentzen Belles: Future Headliners Showcase
Oct 27th, 2019 / 5:00pm Doors / 6:00pm Show
Kennedy Center / Millennium Stage

FREE SHOW!

Featuring:
Rosebud Baker / Chanel Ali / Wendy Wroblewski / Franqi French

HOW ABOUT ALL THAT?

PLUS KEEP SCROLLING / GO TO BENTZENBALL.COM FOR THE FULL LINE -UP OF SHOWSSSSS!

PSA: All Access Pass Is SOLD OUT and includes ALL THE SHOWS AT LINCOLN AND THE ENTERTAINMENT AND SPORTS ARENA, but you can still buy individual tickets

The Bentzen Ball Comedy Festival Presents:
An Evening W/ Maria Bamford
Oct 24th, 2019 / 6:00pm Doors / 7:00pm Show
Lincoln Theatre / 1215 U Street Street NW

$35 tickets On Sale

Featuring:
Maria Bamford / Jackie Kashian

THEN:

The Bentzen Ball Comedy Festival Presents:
Los Espookys Live: Special Halloween Show
Oct 24th, 2019 / 9:30pm Doors / 10:30pm Show
Lincoln Theatre / 1215 U Street Street NW

$25 tickets On Sale

Featuring:
Julio Torres/ Ana Fabrega / Greta Titelman / Lorelei Ramirez / Possibly MORE TBA

COSTUMES ENCOURAGED!

EARLY SHOW AT LINCOLN:

The Bentzen Ball Comedy Festival Presents:
Pete Holmes w/ Jamie Lee – LIVE!
Oct 25th, 2019 / 5:30pm Doors / 6:30pm Show
Lincoln Theatre / 1215 U Street Street NW

$40 tickets On Sale

Featuring

Pete Holmes / Jamie Lee / Maybe More TBA

LATE SHOW AT LINCOLN:

The Bentzen Ball Comedy Festival Presents:
The New Negroes
Oct 25th, 2019 / 9:00pm Doors / 10:00pm Show
Lincoln Theatre / 1215 U Street Street NW / Included in the All Access Pass

$30 tickets On Sale

Featuring:
Baron Vaughan / Open Mike Eagle / Jaboukie Young-White / Dulce Sloan / Haywood Turnipseed Jr / Violet Gray

The Bentzen Ball Comedy Festival Presents:
A Smart, Funny and REAL Afternoon w/ Roxane Gay, in conversation w/ Sasheer Zamata
Oct 26th, 2019 / 1:00pm Doors / 2:00pm Show
Lincoln Theatre / 1215 U Street Street NW

$40 tickets On Sale

Featuring:
Roxane Gay / Sasheer Zamata

THEN:

The Bentzen Ball Comedy Festival Presents:
Tig Notaro: But Enough About You
Oct 26th, 2019 / 5:00pm Doors / 6:00pm Show
Lincoln Theatre / 1215 U Street Street NW

$40 tickets On Sale

Featuring:
Tig Notaro / Very Special Guest(s) TBA

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The Bentzen Ball Comedy Festival Presents:
Catherine Cohen
Oct 26th, 2019 / 5:00pm Doors / 6:00pm Show
Kennedy Center / Millennium Stage

FREE SHOW!

Featuring:
Catherine Cohen

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The Bentzen Ball Comedy Festival & Events DC Present:
DC Comedy Homecoming!
Oct 26th, 2019 / 7:00pm Doors / 8:30pm Show
Entertainment and Sports Arena  / 1100 Oak St SE

$25 tickets On Sale

Featuring All These DMV Homegrown Comedians:
Jay Pharaoh / Aparna Nancherla / Rory Scovel / Jermaine Fowler / Judah Friedlander / Yamaneika Saunders / Hosted by Tig Notaro / More TBA

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The Bentzen Ball Comedy Festival Presents:
Call Your Girlfriend LIVE!
Oct 26th, 2019 / 8:00pm Doors / 9:00pm Show
Lincoln Theatre / 1215 U Street Street NW

$30 tickets On Sale FRIDAY, September 20th at 10AM

Featuring:
CYG Team!

The Bentzen Ball Comedy Festival Presents:
Bentzen Belles: Future Headliners Showcase
Oct 27th, 2019 / 5:00pm Doors / 6:00pm Show
Kennedy Center / Millennium Stage

FREE SHOW!

Featuring:
Rosebud Baker / Chanel Ali / Wendy Wroblewski / Franqi French

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QUITE POSSIBLY MORE SURPRISES! WATCH THIS SPACE!!!

AS ALWAYS, BIG THANK YOUS TO OUR PARTNERS:

The Awesome 2019 Bentzen Ball Comedy Festival Non-Profit Partner:

The Awesome 2019 Festival Supporting Partner With A Super Cool New Venue:

The Awesome Official Cocktail Partners


The Awesome Official Transportation Partner

The Awesome 2019 BYT Bentzen Ball Hotel Partner:

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Thank you to Stitcher for supporting ALL BYT Festivals this year:

WONDERING WHAT TO EXPECT?

CHECK OUT THIS GORGEOUS 2018 RECAP VIDEO HERE:

AND SOME BEAUTIFUL PHOTOS FROM THE 2018 EDITION HERE

STAY IN THE LOOP:

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CONTACT US HERE

plus: all the upcoming BYT EVENTS HERE

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