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April 3rd – 6th: Judah Friedlander – The World Champion @ The DC Improv – $17

On the comedy stage, Judah Friedlander is The World Champion. He is the best athlete in the world, greatest martial artist, the sexual desire of every woman, and a role model to children. Let’s face it, Judah is the greatest comedian in the world… And the most humble. Judah is an extra-dark blackbelt in karate. BREAKING NEWS THIS SHOW WILL NOW BE HOSTED BY DC’S OWN DANA BELL. So..go go go. (DC Improv & BYT)

April 4th and 5th: Tim Meadows @ The Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse – $26

Listen…he’s a ladies man. (BYT)


April 5th: Comedy at Iris Lounge @ Iris Lounge (McLean, VA) – $10

Comedians Will Hessler, Jim Pate, Kevin McCarron, and Paul Simpson come to invade Iris Lounge and entertain you with their look on the world. These are four of the best comedians working today. All have worked the Improv, Funny Bones, Cozy’s, The Hylon Center for the Arts and many many more! (FB)

April 6th: The Capital City Showcase @ Penn Social – FREE

The Capital City Showcase (www.capitalcityshowcase.com) is the variety show that features some of DC area’s best comedians, musicians, and performing artists.

Come on down, grab a first-come, first-serve seat, and watch some of the
most fantastic new talent around for FREE. (FB)

Here’s the line-up:
comedian Adam Friedland
comedian Stavros Halkias
comedian Elahe Izadi
comedian Jamel Johnson
musician Don Kim
musician Justin Trawick

April 8th: Berserk – The Stav & Friends Comedy Show @ Wits End Saloon (Part of Magoobys) – FREE

The second Tuesday of every month. Hosted by the delightfully funny Stavros Halkias!

April 9th: What Weekly presents The Hustle: Comedy Show @ Metro Gallery (Baltimore) – $5

A world class night of comedy, magic and more presented by What Weekly, a digital magazine about everything beautiful in Baltimore and beyond.

Host: Ezra Lefko

Nik Oldershaw
Kragu Beauttah
Kathy Carson
Mike Finazzo
Mickey Freeland

April 10th – 12th: Lewis Black @ The Warner Theatre – $43 – $73

He’s still angry! (BYT)

April 10th – 14th: Kyle Kinane @ The DC Improv – $15

Kyle’s been seen on NBC’s Last Call With Carson Daly, and the BBC’s The World Stands Up. He has performed in the Aspen, Los Ageles, Vancouver, DC, and Leicester (UK) comedy festivals. Now residing in Los Angeles, he is a regular at the Hollywood Improv and UCB theater. He’ll have you know he was rated #5 in the Top 10 Emerging Comedians list on AskMen.com. Check Kinane out on YouTube if you’re ready for “a bleak, misanthropic Ernest Hemingway look-alike with a penchant for suicide jokes,” as one British media outlet described him. But they’re, uh, the happy kind of suicide jokes. Honest. (DC Improv)

April 11th: Funny Moms Goddess Seminar @ The Wonderland Ballroom – FREE

A Comedy Show
Hosted By Adam Friedland

Jamel Johnson
Michael J. Foody
Sean Joyce
Andrew Bucket
Dana Bell
Benjy Himmelfarb
Matty Litwack

As women on a conscious path of growth, we are constantly in the process of balancing our softness with our power, our selflessness with our selfishness, our fear with our courage, and our little girl insecurities with our spiritual wisdom. How we master this balance is what defines our journey as a woman. (FB)

April 13th: Comedy Boat Cruise with Adam Dodd and Friends @ Georgetown Harbor – $25

Holy schnikes! Men and women overboard!!! Adam Dodd (HBO, Brock Nickles, Jokeslingers Comedy Tour , VH1, MTV) headlines the 2nd edition of the Comedy Boat Cruise.

We take off at 4:30 sharp (pssst, get there at 4pm) from Georgetown Harbor on The Boomerang Party Bus and Boat Company‘s Pirate Boat. People gather typically in front of Nick’s Riverside Grill on the dock. Comedians perform as you sip on a rocktail or a beer and cruise around the Potomac River. This is an awesome lineup with Adam Dodd headlining and Danny Charnley, Dylan Meyer, Pete Bergen, and Michelle Bilenky delivering the funny. (FB)

April 14th: “Main Stage” Comedy Showcase @ Jammin’ Java (Vienna) – $5

Featuring 8 of the area’s brightest comics, doing what they do best: making you laugh.

Martin Phillips
Wes Martens
Mike Finazzo
Natalie McGill
Ahmed Vallejos
Danny Charnley
Jamel Johnson
Katherine Jessup

AND FOR JUST $5? 8 COMICS for $5?!?!? THAT”S INSANE!!! That’s less than a dollar a comic! 62.5 cents per comic, to be exact! So what are you waiting for? Shake off those winter blues and get ready for an amazing time with good laughs, good food, and good drinks.

Hosted by Benjamin Daniels
DJ Swift-T providing the vibes

April 14th: Comedy Wars at Little Havana @ Little Havana Restaurante y Cantina (Baltimore) – FREE

Comedy Wars returns with 15 of the areas best comedians, battling it out in teams for comedy supremacy.
$100 team prize. Audience prizes. 1/2 priced sandwiches. Dos Equis beer specials. Only at Little Havana. Contestants include: Jeremy Hall, Dylan Meyer, Ryan Neser, Tok Moffat, T Brad Hudson, Shawn Lytle, Justin Hancock, Donnie Sengstack, Todd Fleming, Matt Mahaffey, James Finn, Leelend Clayton, and more! (FB)

April 15th: Damo’s Laugh Lounge @ Wits End Saloon (Part of Magoobys) – FREE

On the third Tuesday of every month join Damo Hicks and some of the DMV’s finest funny folks for all the laughs and drinks! (BYT)

April 17th – 19th: Dean Edwards @ The DC Improv – $15

With a dynamic energy and an almost tangible onstage presence, Dean Edwards remains one of the comedy worlds most in demand performers across the globe. Armed with a razor sharp wit, an arsenal of characters and spot on impressions, it’s no wonder that he’s become such a favorite, garnering media attention as well as a legion of fans. (DC Improv)

April 18th: Chinese Menu Warms It Up @ DCAC – $10

The best improv in DC is back with an all star mash up of talent. Mixing it up for this show will be our guests from New York, Jordan and Amanda Hirsch!! (FB)
Mikael Johnson
Dave Johnson
Pete Bergen
Taylor Durant
Greg Tindale
Murphy McHugh
Cara Hayes
Tara Maher
Chris Ulrich
Greer Smith
Joe Uchno

April 18th: Guiness Book of World Records Record Attempt @ U.S. Capitol Reflecting Pool – FREE

CALLING ALL COSPLAYERS. Awesome Con and the Museum of Science Fiction have teamed up to break the record for Largest Gathering of People Dressed Up As Comic Book Characters! The current record of 1,530 people was set in China, and we KNOW we can beat that, BUT WE NEED YOUR HELP. We’re asking for at least 1,531 awesome people to dress up as their favorite comic book superhero (the character MUST have appeared in comic books first, not TV, movies, or video games), and show up at the Reflecting Pool in front of the U.S. Capitol to show DC (and the world) that we are the capital city of cosplay!

Let us know on the event wall what awesome superhero (villains are okay, too) you’re going to dress up as! Spread the word and invite your friends! We can’t wait to see 1,500+ cosplayers on the streets of DC…it will be AWESOME.

April 19th: Comedy at The Kennedy Center w/ Gary Gulman @ The Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage – FREE

Gary Gulman always knew he wanted to be a comedian and his humor is unique, clever, and highly entertaining. Gulman always loved late night television and dreamed of being a guest one day. That dream came true and he has appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Show with David Letterman, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and Craig Kilborn, Last Call with Carson Daly, Comedy Central’s Premium Blend, Comedy Central (1 hr Special Gary Gulman: Boyish Man), Showtime Presents Gary Gulman, Comics Unleashed with Byron Allen, Jimmy Kimmel Live, HBO’s Dane Cook’s Tourgasm, Last Comic Standing Seasons 2 and 3 (Runner UP), and was a guest star on Last Comic Standing Season 4. Gulman also performed at the NASCAR Year End Banquet (3 times), New York Comedy Festival (Madison Square Garden), HBO’s Las Vegas Comedy Festival, Just for Laughs Montreal International Comedy Festival, and Just For Laughs Gala in Canada. He was the host of New England Sports Network’s Comedy All Stars and New England Emmy Awards and appeared on National Lampoon’s Rising Stars DVD. Gary will be joined by Baltimore comic and What Weekly contributor Nik Oldershaw. (KC)

April 23rd: Sadness Town! A Live Podcast with David Tveite @ The Bier Baron Tavern – $10 at the door

Sadness Town is a live podcast in which host David Tveite and a guest revisit the garbage music they were into in high school, then wallow in embarrassment in front of an audience. It’s gonna get weird. This month’s guest is Matty Litwack: comedian, retired scientist and runner-up in the 2012 Cleveland Comedy Festival.

Show starts at 8:00 PM. $10 at the door.

April 25th and 26th: Brian Regan @ The Warner Theatre – $37.75 – $53

Brian Regan can turn the most mundane situations – like going to the eye doctor to get fitted for glasses, or trying to decide how many fig newtons to eat in one sitting – into side-splitting stand-up material. (Peoria Journal Star via www.brianregan.com)


April 25th: Don’t Block the Box @ The Wonderland Ballroom – $3

Howdy folks! We’re one month away from celebrating our 4-year anniversary and I bet you’re thinking: oh, the show before their big show is going to be lame. YOU THOUGHT WRONG. LOOK AT HOW WRONG YOU ARE. It’s going to be an absolutely amazing show and with your usual cheap drinks and post-show dance party, you really can’t go wrong.

Jason Weems (NBC’s “Last Comic Standing”, The Lunch Time Show, DC Improv, DVD “Vol. 1: Intellectual Property” out now)

Benjy Himmelbarb (Jewish Jews of Comedy)
Natalie McGill (Bentzen Ball)
David Tveite (Laughing Skull Comedy Festival)

Reggie Melbrough (Story League) (FB)

April 29th: Berserk – “Unsafe Sex” with Rob Maher @ Wits End Saloon (Part of Magoobys) – FREE

Join Rob Maher as he hosts first-timers, old-timers and everything in between. Comedy! (BYT)

April 30th – May 1st and 2nd: Eddie Izzard @ The Warner Theatre – $42 – $75

Eddie Izzard is perfect. (BYT)


Recurring Stand-up Events and Open Mics

Every First Monday: 8×8 @ The Looking Glass Lounge

This variety show features 8 performers who are onstage for 8 minutes each.

Hosted By Brandon Wetherbee

Performers include:
Mike Finazzo
Adam Friedland
Jamel Johnson
Howard Lester
Katie McD.
Valerie Paschall
Luke Wienecke
Wendy Wroblewski

Every Monday Night: Open Mic @ The Sidebar (Baltimore) – FREE

This is quickly becoming Baltimore’s best open mic. There is always a good, attentive crowd and once someone shit inside of a clothes hamper outside of the bar. No really. That happened. Signup is at 8:00, show at 8:30. (JT)

Every Monday Night: HavanaHaHa Showcase & Open Mic @ Little Havana Restaurant y Cantina (Baltimore) – FREE

Signup 7:30. Laughs at 8! (JT)

Every Tuesday Night: Tuesdays with Funnie @ The Brixton – FREE

Tuesday’s at 8:00pm, some of DC’s funniest comedians come together to bring you a FREE show EVERY Tuesday night! The shows are a unique blend of comedy , music, improv, and vaudeville guaranteed to entertain! And not only that, from 7:00pm to 10:00pm, The Brixton offers Happy Hour The line-up for these fantastic shows is as follows:

First Tuesday – The DMV Roast Some of the area’s funniest comics come together to roast DC’s sports teams, public figures, and current events. Each show will feature a “comic stand-in” to act as the concept being roasted. Hosted by Christian Hunt of The Capital City Showcase.

Second Tuesday – Seed’s Speakeasy An alternative-soul music show that features some of DC’s finest musicians, hip-hop artists, and spoken word artists. Step into the underground and see some of DC’s hippest artists. Hosted by comedian Haywood Turnipseed, Jr.

Third Tuesday – “Improv”able See some of DC’s best improv groups put on a fantastic show! The performances rely on audience ideas and participation, so it’s your chance to be a part of the action! Hosted by comedian Reggie Melbrough of Don’t Block the Box.

Fourth Tuesday – The Romane and Lettuce Hour Comedians Romane Walters and Jamel Johnson present a vaudeville-style show with a hilarious blend of music, comedy, and everything in between! See some of DC’s best comedians put on a truly one-of-a-kind show! All of these amazing shows are free of charge, though donations will be collected for the artists.

Join us for the Funny! (Haywood Turnipseed Jr.)

Every Tuesday Night: The Last Resort Comedy Show @ The Bier Baron Tavern – FREE

Max Rosenblum hosts DC’s best comedians every Tuesday beginning at 8:30 p.m. for a FREE show. For more information email [email protected] (JT)

Every first and second Tuesday: Attack of the Comics @ Solly’s – FREE

Hosted by Haywood Turnipseed Jr. and Mike Brown. Get attacked by the hilarity! (BYT)

Every second and fourth Tuesday Night: Open Mic @ Tangier – FREE

Open mic comedy organized by Amanda Foster and Teresa Cagnolatti. Free show at 8 PM. Sign-up is on site and starts at 7:30. Bar extends happy hour (on drinks and hookah) until 10 PM to accommodate comedy attendees. E-mail [email protected] with any questions. (AF)

Every Tuesday Night: Premiere Open Mic Night @ Old Firestation #3 (Fairfax) – FREE

Starting March 11th and every glorious Tuesday after! Sign up via Facebook or on site at 8pm. Show starts at 8:30! (JT)

Every First Tuesday: Tuesday Night Lights @ The Wits End Saloon at Magooby’s (Timonium, MD) – FREE

Do you need a good laugh? Well, starting on March 4th at 9pm, join host Mike Finazzo (who has opened for the likes of Dennis Miller and Drew Carey), along with some of his hilarious friends for a monthly standup show! Tuesday Night Lights will take place on the first Tuesday of every month in WITS END SALOON (located in Magooby’s Joke House) and will feature new talent as well as comics from 98 Rock, Comedy Central, Last Comic Standing and PBS. Great local and national talent, reduced drink specials and IT’S FREE! (FB)

Every Wednesday Night: Underground Comedy @ The Big Hunt – FREE

Sean Joyce is really running some QUALITY rooms in DC. It’s always packed but not in a terribly uncomfortable way and please feel free to try out your new jokes! That’s the point of an open mic after all. Signup via email: [email protected], doors at 7:30, show at 8:00. By the way most of these comics have performed with nationally touring comedians so you’re in for a real goddamn treat. (JT)

Every Wednesday: Wonderland Wednesdays @ The Wonderland Ballroom – FREE

Head to the Wonderland Ballroom every Wednesday night to see some great FREE comedy. Each show has a regular comedian. The first Wednesday features Haywood Turnipseed Jr (Highway Robbery), the second Wednesday is Linsay Deming (Church Night),the third Wednesday is Adam Friedland (Funny Moms), and last, but certainly not least, is Christian Hunt (The Wonderland Circus). (FB)

Every Wednesday Night: Open Mic @ Touchdown – FREE

Every Wednesday, 8 p.m., hosted by Hemu Nair, Blake Premer, and Justin Hefter. Please e-mail [email protected] to sign up. Emailers get priority over walk-ins. 5 minute set for e-mailers. 3-4 minute set for walkins (and only if there’s room). All levels welcome! (FB)

1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the Month: Open Mic @ Epicure Cafe (Fairfax) – FREE


COMICS: Interested in performing?Email [email protected] (FB)

Every Wednesday Night: Wednesday Night Comedy @ The B Spot Art Gallery/Smoothie Bar – FREE

Comedy Show, Open Mic at The B spot Art Gallery – Smoothie Bar – Tea Room located at 1123 Pennsylvania Ave SE. The B Spot was voted D.C.’s bests Smoothies in 2013 by the City Paper. Come out enjoy a smoothie, or some tea and laugh while watching some of the best local comics make boring regular life funny. The show starts at 730pm sign out at 7pm on the spot. (FB)

Every Thursday Night: After Class at The Science Club: Weekly Educational Comedy @ Science Club – FREE

Hosted by Max Rosenblum and David Coulter. Signup on site at 8. It’s a lottery folks so prepare yourself! (JT)

Every Thursday Night: Cool Cow Comedy Showcase @ Arlington Drafthouse – $5

Join Rahmein Mostafavi and three of the area’s best comics for an hour of comedy, food, and drinks. Plus, it’s only $5. (AD)

Every Thursday Night: Open Mic Night @ The Comedy Spot – FREE

Pros, amateurs and new comers and teens are welcome! To sign up email: [email protected]. (The Comedy Spot)

Every Thursday Night: The Laughing Buddha-ha-ha @ Topaz Hotel Bar – FREE

10 local stand-up comedians perform, each for 3 to 10 minutes. But it doesn’t end there. Stay for “Everyone’s A Comedian” afterwards where anyone from the audience can tell a joke. The funniest joke gets $25 and a t-shirt. (CS)

Every Thursday Night: Comedy @ The Rhodeside Grill – $5

Hosted by Jon Yeager featuring a new hilarious headliner every week. Open mic spots available! Get ’em while they’re lukewarm. (JT)

Every Thursday Night: Benny’s HaHa’s @ Benny’s Bar & Grill (Potomac) – FREE

Starting February 20th. Sign up with Jon Yeager on FaceSpace! (JT)

First Friday Night: You, Me, Them, Everybody @ The Wonderland Ballroom – FREE

A comedy talkshow/lovely podcast hosted by BYT’s own Brandon Wetherbee. Regulars include Haywood Turnipseed, Jr., Dana Bell, and Adam Friedland. (JT)

Every Friday Night: Underground Comedy @ The Big Hunt – FREE

Sean Joyce provides yet another amazing open mic for DMV comics. As always sign up via [email protected] Doors at 7:30. Show at 8:00. Laughter forever. (JT)

Every Friday Night: ThreeGuysOn presents The Final Draft @ Arlington Drafthouse – FREE

The guys from the ThreeGuysOn podcast come to the Arlington Drafthouse and perform their best comedy material. It’s a free comedy show! (AD)

Every Friday Night: Silver City Open Mic @ Heaven and Hell – FREE

Hosted by Martin Amini. Performers get 5 minutes. Sign up on site. Email [email protected] for more info. (JT)

Every Friday Night: Best Laughs in Town Open Mic @ Benny’s Bar & Grill (Potomac) – FREE

Benny’s Bar & Grill hosts an open comedy mic every friday. Sign up here or on site. Extended sets (10 minutes+) available. Sign up with Jon Yeager on FaceSpace! (JT)

Every Friday Night: ComedySportz: TNG @ The Comedy Spot (Arlington) – $10

ComedySportz: TNG is our training class that performs most Fridays at 8:00pm. Since these are our newer performers, and they are eager to please and to impress you – we encourage our audience to shout out their most cruel suggestions to really challenge the players! Come shout out your most cruel and challenging suggestions! (The Comedy Spot)

Every Friday & Saturday Night: The Blue Show @ The Comedy Spot (Arlington) – $15

The Blue Show is all your friends from ComedySportz, but now we can say and do as we are so inspired. We do not stretch to make the material dirty, we just don’t have to edit ourselves – and some of us really should be edited. There is no age requirement for this show, but enter at your own peril. This show is NOT COMEDYSPORTz! Please do not bring kids, your mom or livestock to this show. (The Comedy Spot)

Every 4th Friday: Don’t Block the Box Comedy Show @ The Wonderland Ballroom – $3

This month is the farewell show for DC comic Brandon Wardell (SXSW, LA’s Meltdown Comedy, DC Improv, Funny Moms, BYT’s Bentzen Ball, Lopez Tonight) who is returning to DC from LA to say good bye. Again! Featuring: Dana Bell, Michael Foody, Adam Friedland, Stavros Halkias, Benjy Himmelfarb, Matty Litwack, Jamel Johnson, Tim Miller & Ahmed Vallejos.

Every Saturday Night: Underground Comedy @ The Capitol Lounge – FREE

Another amazing Sean Joyce room! Starting February 8th he starts a new open mic in DC…and on a Saturday no less. That’s amazing! Signup by emailing [email protected] Show starts at 7. No cover. No drink minimum. No muss. No fuss!

Every Saturday Night: Open Mic @ The Arlington Grill – FREE

Sign-up on site at 9:30. Comics get 3 minutes. (AD)

Every Saturday Night: Laugh Riot @ The Hyatt – $10

10 local stand-up comedians perform, each for 3 to 10 minutes. But it doesn’t end there. Stay for “Everyone’s A Comedian” afterwards where anyone from the audience can tell a joke. The funniest joke gets $25 and a t-shirt. (CS)

Every Other Saturday: The French-Kissed Comedy Series @ Silverline Studios – $10

On April 5th you can catch Thom Lutkenhouse, Natalie McGill, and your headliner Richard Whack. Hosted by Franqi French it will feature some of the DMV’s (and beyond) best comics! Every other Saturday so get on it. (BYT)

Every Sunday Night: Underground Comedy @ Grand Central – FREE

Sean Joyce does it again! Starting March 2nd he starts YET ANOTHER new open mic in DC. He’s the best.  Signup by emailing [email protected] Show starts at 8! (JT)

Every Sunday Night: Color Me Funny Presents: Open Mic @ Charles Village Pub (Towson, MD) – FREE

Signup early by emailing [email protected] or on the spot at 8:30. This is always a really good mic so I suggest getting there early and staying late. Don’t be that comic who leaves after their set. We all have jobs! We all have kids*! *DVR’d shows (JT)