We’ve updated the look of our monthly comedy guide. Rather than list everything, we’re giving you our picks for one show per night. Sorry about posting about horrible shows. We’ll try to avoid ever doing that again. Time to steal the Declaration of Independence…
April 1: Sometimes Pop-Up Comedy and Improv Show! @ The Wonderland Ballroom – FREE
Performances from Max Rosenblum, Leon Scott, Adaylah Banks, David Coulter, Franqi French, Russ Green and Kandace Saunders (FB)
April 2: Mondo Baltimore – Rollerblade @ The Windup Space – FREE
7PM – Extreme Shorts!
In celebration of a pretty extreme feature, we’re putting together the clip show that would make the X-Games jealous.
8PM – Roller Blade (1986, Donald G. Jackson)
In a futuristic society, rebels fighting against a fascist state are aided by a group of roller-skating nuns called the Bod Sisters. Director Donald G. Jackson (Hell Comes to Frogtown) followed this up with no less than FIVE sequels including “Roller Blade Warriors” and “The Roller Blade Seven.” (FB)
April 3: You Me Them Everybody @ Wonderland Ballroom – FREE
A TALK SHOW!
April 4: James Adomian @ The Arlington Drafthouse – $10
James Adomian is a daredevil dancing queen renowned for the many masks he wears and his fiery populist satire — but don’t you know deep down he’s just a kitten? James is a frequent contributor to COMEDY DEATH-RAY RADIO and other wild podcasts. He performs standup and characters live at UPRIGHT CITIZENS BRIGADE and at festivals, theatres, dive bars, party schools and radical political events across North America. Other credits include HAROLD & KUMAR ESCAPE FROM GUANTANAMO BAY, THE LATE LATE SHOW (CBS), FACE TO BUSH (Comedy Central), WORDGIRL (PBS) and THE ONION RADIO NEWS, along with several underground cartoons and some failed t.v. pilots that would have made for great television. But keep your chins up, you gorgeous nerdsluts: it’s High Noon in the Garden of Good & Evil! (The Drafthouse) Also April 3
April 5: 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)
April 7: David Sedaris @ The Meyerhoff – $35 – $40
Need we say more?
April 8: The Summer Camp Show @ Wonderland Ballroom – FREE
This is going to be the biggest and bestest The Summer Camp Show yet! Come join us for a night of camp activities, camp songs, stand up comedy, adult bug juice, arts & crafts, playtime, and other great camp stuff!
Your Camp Staff: Nate Johnson – Camp Coordinator, Brianna Lux – Music Director, Natalie McGill – Spiritual Advisor, Topher Bellavia – Cabin Counselor, Alyssa A. Cowan – Cabin Counselor, Michael Sullivan – Cabin Counselor, Kasaun Wilson – Stand Up Comedian
April 9: Marc Maron @ The Warner – $25 – $35 (w/out fees)
April 10: Church Night 2 Year Anniversary! @ The Black Cat – $12
Blessings and Light! DC’s BEST comedy variety show celebrates its 2 year anniversary with all the Lord you can handle. Come and worship at the altar of hilarity! Shots n’ tots communion! (BYT)
April 11: Trevor Noah @ Arlington Drafthouse – SOLD OUT
Twitter. (BYT) Also April 9, 10, 12
April 15: Mortified DC @ Town Danceboutique – $15
True Tales … Ripped from the Pages of Real Life!
Mortified stars everyday adults sharing their most embarrassingly real teenage diary entries, poems, love letters, lyrics and locker notes … in front of total strangers. Hailed a “cultural phenomenon” by Newsweek, Mortified is a comic excavation of the strange and extraordinary things we created as kids. Witness adults sharing their own adolescent journals, letters, poems, lyrics, home movies, stories and more!
COST: $15 in advance, $20 at the door (cash only at the door). Please note that this show is very likely to sell out ahead of time and if so, we will not be offering door sales.
April 16: Judah Friedlander @ The DC Improv – $17
You’ve seen him on 30 Rock but you should really see him on Sharknado 2. Seriously. (BYT) Also April 17, 18, 19https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxZ56a2Xp0g
April 17: Kathleen Madigan @ The Warner – $35 – $45 (w/out fees)
Over Kathleen Madigan’s 25 year career she has performed on nearly every standup television show ever made. Leno, Letterman, Conan, Ferguson and most recently in 2015 on the new The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, and she recently filmed her fifth appearance on Ron White’s Salute To The Troops set to air in the spring of 2015 on CMT. In 2014, Madigan was nominated for an American Comedy Award for Best Concert Comic and her third hour-long special, Madigan Again, was named one of iTunes Best Comedy Albums. Madigan Again, premiered on September 11, 2013 exclusively on Netflix in the U.S., Canada, Europe and Latin America, and is also available on CD, DVD and audio or video download. Previously she’s released 5 CDs and 3 DVDs and starred in 2 HBO specials, 3 Comedy Central specials, 4 CMT Salute to the Troops specials with Ron White and her previous hour-long special, Gone Madigan, premiered on Showtime and is available on Netflix. (www.kathleenmadigan.com)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iMra5IN9Tw
April 18: BYT Presents: Spirited Republic – A National Archives Museum After Hours! – SOLD OUT
Live comedy commentary of the awful National Treasure movie! (Facebook)
April 22: Duncan Trussell LIVE Podcast Show @ The Arlington Drafthouse – $20
April 23: Rory Scovel @ The DC Improv – $20
The Prodigal Son Returns! From the Ground Floor no less. (BYT) Also April 24, 25
April 25th: Unhinged: True Stories About Living With Mental Illness @ Emmanuel Episcopal Church (Alexandria) – FREE
A unique, fresh, first person program, and out of the closet approach to mental health advocacy, produced in collaboration with the unstoppable Episcopal priest and blogger, Joani Peacock (Unorthodox & Unhinged: Tales of a Manic Christian). Unhinged will feature eight masterly crafted true stories on the theme of living with a mental illness, loving someone with a mental illness, or working in the field. The storytellers will come from a wide variety of backgrounds, situations and settings. The program will be recorded by SPEAKEASYDC and made widely available for mental health advocacy and education.
The performance is free to the public and is made possible by the generous sponsorship of the Friends of the Alexandria City Mental Health Center, Virginia Theological Seminary, The Rt. Rev. Shannon Johnston, and Emmanuel on High Episcopal Church. (FB)