Nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes but you can actually not do your taxes. You have to do death.
There was fierce competition on “Last Comic Standing” in 2015, but when the dust settled, your winner was none other than Clayton English. Judges praised him as the total package: A performer who was animated, honest, likable and hilarious. Coming off the nationwide LCS tour, Clayton makes his DC Improv debut this spring. – DC Improv
(a talk show)Hosted by Allison Lane*
Co-host Brandon WetherbeeGuests include
Haywood Turnipseed JrMusic from The Lothario*Because it’s her birthday. Happy birthday, Allison!- FB
Described by LA Weekly as “a comic who’s got big ideas and big plans to go big places,” Byron Bowers is a stand-up comedian and actor that has toured nationally with Dave Chappelle, Hannibal Buress, John Caparulo, and Eric Andre and The Eric Andre Show Live. Byron won the Big Sky International Comedy Competition and was named by LA Weekly as a “Comedy Act to Watch in 2013”. He was also featured as a New Face at the prestigious Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in 2013. Byron performed on the side stage at the Oddball Comedy Festival in 2013, only to be promoted to the main stage in 2014, sharing the spotlight with Louis CK, Jim Gaffigan, Sarah Silverman and others. – Drafthouse Comedy
Bentzen Ball alum and friend of BYT, Liza Treyger is back! – BYT
Liza Treyger is from the former Soviet Union where jokes aren’t allowed so she moved to America and has been telling jokes in Chicago and loving it. For close to two years she was creator and co-producer of one of Chicago’s most loved weekly showcases, Riot Comedy. In the past year she’s been able to travel the country performing with her friends and heroes in amazing venues and prestigious and super fun festivals. – Drafthouse Comedy
w/ Matteo Lane!
Welcome to another round of Science Comedy night in Washington, DC– a show where only funny science jokes, stories, and songs are allowed! This show’s performers include veteran storytellers, a mathematician, and hilarious comedians– including our headliner who is a science comedian from NYC! There will be two show times. The early show begins at 7:15pm (Doors: 6:15pm). The later show begins at 9:30pm (doors 9pm).
Seating is a on first come, first serve basis. We highly recommend buying tickets in advance to secure a seat. – FB
Jammin’ Java’s BIGGEST comedy event yet! 7 of DC’s best stand-up comedians on ONE SHOW! These comics have performed in bars, clubs, theaters, comedy festivals, and kids birthdays all over the country, and now they’re at Jammin’ Java, just to make you laugh!
Please come help us celebrate 4 years of The Later Late Show! There will be goodies and good times to be had by all!
VIBES BY DJ SWIFT-T
HOSTED BY BEN DANIELS – FB
RESCHEDULED FROM JANUARY 22-24. Due to the massive January snowstorm, these shows have been moved to April. If you purchased tickets for Friday or Saturday, your tickets have been moved to the comparable day in April. If you purchased tickets for Sunday (January 24), or if you have any other concerns, please call the Improv at 202.296.7008 x0 and we will walk you through your options.
Tom’s a master of observational comedy, laying out his side of the story with a mix of exasperation and amusement. Respected by people throughout the entertainment industry – everyone from Jerry Seinfeld to Rob Zombie is a fan – he has landed gigs as an actor and a game show host. (You can see him right now on Fox’s “Boom!”) He’s also in charge of “Come to Papa,” a podcast and radio program that features top-notch comedic and celebrity guests. – DC Improv
As always, it’s FREE with karaoke after the flicks!
7PM – How to Have Fun With Billy Bob Teeth
An informative video explaining the proper uses of fake hillbilly teeth.
8PM – Road to Revenge (1993)
It’s “The Room” meets “Any Steven Seagal Movie” in this HILARIOUS action flick that treats continuity like Donald Trump treats protestors at his rallies. This one is not to be missed!
From an IMDB user:
“This is one of those things you’re not supposed to see, like a snuff film or that moment in the bathroom at the party when you quickly shut the door and try to forget who you witnessed doing what. I was fortunate enough to be shown this buried treasure by a friend, who had borrowed a copy under the strict injunction not to reveal his source. There is good reason for this kind of secrecy, as it’s maybe the worst movie I’ve ever seen.” – FB
Mike Recine is either the smartest dumb guy or the dumbest smart guy in the room. He’s performed stand-up on Conan, written for the MTV Video Music Awards, performed as a New Face in the Montreal Just for Laughs Festival, and been nominated for Time Out New York’s Joke of the Year. Since his first open mic as a teenager in Jersey, he’s performed at nearly every comedy venue in NYC, blending observation and personal storytelling with a pitch-perfect dark wit. Catch him live across NYC to see one of the only guys Brooklyn hipsters and Jersey slobs can agree on. – www.mikerecine.com
Sampson is a PERSONAL FAVE. You’re in for a real treat here. – BYT
HALLELUJAH! Join Church Night as they celebrate their 3rd Anniversary in the main stage sanctuary. Reverend Bidet and Youth Minister Kathy have an exhilarating and #blessed service planned in honor of this momentous occasion. Featuring Altered Boy Randy in his shortest shorts, music, games, a photo booth, and everyone’s favorite, shots-n-tots communion!
Free Church Night shot glasses to the first 200 people in line for shots-n-tots communion.
$5 Drink Special on Holy Water
FREE Carnival Games starting at 8pm! PRIZES for winners!
/ Seven Deadly Spins / Toss the Cross / Sticky Dicky / “Bible Adventures” NES video game / – Black Cat
It’s been, what, three whole months since we highlighted the funniest women in the DC/Baltimore area? Well, we’re back. Featured comics are:
Michelle Carnes (aka Dr. Torcher)
Hosted by Dee Ahmed.
This is a charity show because it is always a charity show! And it’s only $5. – FB
Great local comics (and special guest Paul Morrissey) in our 60-seat showroom. Hosted by Kevin Seefried, featuring Lafayette Wright, Andy Kline and Umar Khan. – DC Improv
If you like just dudes, this is the show for you! – BYT
Since 2009, The Freestyle Funny Comedy Show (#FFCS) has been winning over audiences around the country, including over 50 universities, with its unique approach to the live comedy experience. The #FFCS consists of four of the nation’s fastest rising comedians, three of which are cast members of MTV2 Nick Cannon’s Wild ‘N Out show- Brian “B Daht” McLaughlin, Anthony “Chico” Bean, Darren “Big Baby” Brand, and Demar “Osama Bin Drankin” Rankin. Each #FFCS is tailored to fit its audience, so every show is distinctly different than its predecessor. The fusion of original stand-up, urban improv, and interactive crowd games produces a recipe of funny that keeps its audience joyfully on the edge of their seats! – DC Improv
Featuring Rob Cantrell, Andy Haynes, Bengt Washburn, Kasaun Wilson, John F. O’Donnell, Hillary Scofield, Lafayette Wright, Wendy Wroblewski and Sean Joyce. – www.202comedyfestival.com
The Summer Camp Show is a monthly comedy show based on the experiences of summer camp. Join us for a hilarious evening of summer camp presentations, live music, guided meditations and comedy performances. As always, we’ll have an arts and crafts table open, and help yourself to free adult bug juice. Started in 2014 by DC comedian Nate Johnson (Arlington Drafthouse, Funniest Fed Contest), The Summer Camp Show is a popular and recurring show at the Wonderland Ballroom. See pictures and previous shows at the Summer Camp Show Facebook page. – www.202comedyfestival.com
The 202 Comedy Festival is partnering with Laughter Hours to bring you a special edition of one of DC’s most popular shows. Curated and produced by local comedian and DC’s favorite dad Russ Green, Laughter Hours is a local comedy showcase at Impala on H Street. For the 202 Comedy Festival, Laughter Hours will double-up and bring you TWO shows showing some incredible local talent. The first show begins at 7 o’clock and the special edition late show begins at 9: two chances to catch this incredible DC showcase! – www.202comedyfestival.com
Five great comedains for just $5! With Rob Maher, Tim Miller, Rahmein Mostafavi, Kandace Saunders and Cerrome Russell. – DC Improv
Calling all DC f*ckboys and poets! “It’s Lit” presents the best comedy curated for non-basics like you. The city’s brightest 20’sish comedians will make you and your squad laugh more than any Vine, Snap Story, or wack Tinder message you’ve ever seen. “It’s Lit” aims to keep the stand-up fresh- no bummer jokes about aging or mid-life crisis up in here! So bless up, because we’ve got the keys to a great show. – www.202comedyfestival.com
Recently recognized by the Washington City Paper, Specific Ignorance is an interactive comedy show unlike any other. Englishman Chris Milner (Limestone Comedy Festival, Laugh Your Asheville Off Comedy Festival, Derby City Comedy Festival) hosts a trivia contest where three of some of DC’s funniest comics compete against the audience. The comics choose the trivia subjects beforehand, but audience members write the questions. Be ready for riffing, stand-up, crowd work, and free shots! – www.202comedyfestival.com
The 202 Comedy Festival is showing off how great the local improv scene is. Three of DC’s funniest stand-up comics will tell their favorite jokes, then some of the area’s best improvisors will use the material they just heard to perform improv scenes. One of the most unique shows you’ll see on the 202 Comedy Festival, the Improv Stand-up Mashup show is guaranteed to be an experience unlike any other. – www.202comedyfestival.com
The 202 Comedy Festival is partnering with the Diplomats of Comedy to bring you a night of DC’s best multi-cultural talent. Hosted by DC local favorite Martin Amini, the Diplomats of Comedy is a local showcase highlighting the talents of a host of countries such as Iran, Ethiopia, and El Salvador. The show will take place at Bier Baron, doors open at 8:30pm and showtime at 9pm. Get there early, seating is limited! – www.202comedyfestival.com
TAXES ARE DUE, GROW UP
The Atlanta comedy scene has produced some our favorite performers — guys like Earthquake, Arnez J and Bruce Bruce. This April, we’ll be adding Rod Man to that list. Rod’s talents and laid-back Southern charm already propelled him to victory on “Last Comic Standing,” when he won season 8. Now they’re bringing him to the DC Improv stage to headline this club for the first time. – DC Improv
Grads of our stand-up comedy class return to the DC Improv stage. Hosted by Jimmy Meritt, featuring Lilly Shapiro, Dusty Terrill, Stephanie Mikos, Christian Evans, Leavy Matthews, Jeff Black, Michael Schakow and Philip Anderson. – DC Improv
Bentzen Ball alum! Man about town! Drennon is HILARIOUS. – BYT
Drennon Davis is a musician/comedian from San Francisco. He has been featured on a variety of TV networks and comedy/music festivals including Comedy Central, SXSW, MTV, Edinburgh Fringe Festival and as a semi finalist on NBC’s Last Comic Standing. He performs his live musical comedy show “The Imaginary Radio Program” all over the world. – Drafthouse Comedy
Jason Weems, Jason Saenz, Matty Litwack, Ryan Schutt, Pearl Rose Hood, Cerrome Russell, Kat Timpf and Johnny Black. – www.202comedyfestival.com
LOOK AT MY ANGEL KAT TIMPF – Jenn Tisdale, BYT
The 202 Comedy Festival is proud to have the return of Funny Moms! Started by DC comedian Adam Friedland, Funny Moms was DC’s most popular alt-comedy sketch and stand-up destination. Each show had tons of weird robots, laying down comedy, art videos, and the best comics in the city. Funny Moms has since moved to NYC, where it’s become a popular comedy destination that’s featured national headliners such as Hampton Yount, Dave Hill, Anthony DeVito and more. Funny Moms is coming back to DC for one night only – don’t miss it! – www.202comedyfestival.com
The 202 Comedy Festival makes a quick trip to the 703! Every week at the Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse, the Final Draft showcases some of the best comedians in DC, Maryland, and Virginia. This show is the reason the Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse was voted Best Thing to Do on a Friday Night by the Washingtonian Magazine. Teaming up with the members of the Three Guys On podcast, the 202 Festival will show you why the Final Draft the most celebrated comedy staple in Northern Virginia. – www.202comedyfestival.com
The only funk/comedy band in the universe, Romane & Lettuce is here to make you FEEL something. Something good. Every month at the Wonderland Ballroom, the band gets together with their favorite comedians and musicians to host the funniest times with the grooviest soul accompaniment. Some nights, it’s the comedy. Some nights, it’s the music. But all nights, it’s all DYNOMITE! Romane & Lettuce is the brainchild of two of DC’s brightest comics, Romane Walters and Jamel “Lettuce” Johnson. Joined by Mike Hernandez on drums and Jono “Jon the Bassist” Allen on bass, Romane & Lettuce contains elements all audiences can enjoy. Don’t miss it. Check out the band’s Facebook page.
Welcome to Sadness Town! Your mayor David Tveite invites you to both reminisce and cringe on your teen years in this live recorded podcast. Every episode, David invites one of his funny friends to bring a playlist of music they listened to in high school to be played in front of an audience. They swap stories, riffs, wallow in embarrassment, and start a lot of sentences with “Do you remember when?” Get your one way ticket to Sadness Town! Tears not accepted as form of payment. – www.202comedyfestival.com
Join Jen Kirkman for a special book release show. Unlike a typical stand-up show, this is a night of funny, personal, and cringe-worthy stories told by Jen – aka “dispatches from a life under construction”. Tales of an awkward kid, teen, and now the technically adult Jen. Stories that aren’t in the book. Then a reading from the book and a Q&A after! Ask anything! Except don’t ask what the meaning of life is – Jen knows but she’s not gonna tell you. You figure it out. Books will be for sale at the show and Jen will sign books after the show. – Sixth and I
Our Late-Night Improv slot features “The Blue Show,” the cast from the early ComedySportz show making up comedy on the spot for your amusement. It’s the late show, so no kids at this show. We never know how “blue” this Late Night Improv show will be. It all depends on how dysFUNctional the crowd is. Ages 18 and up welcome. – DC Improv
Nick Turner, Ryan Conner, John Conroy, Tyler Richardson, Brian Parise, Natalie McGill, MK Paulsen and Kyle Martin! – www.202comedyfestival.com
You, Me, Them, Everybody is a podcast hosted by Brandon Wetherbee of Brightest Young Things. YMTE episodes are dynamic and hilarious conversations with intriguing people across the country. The show has been recorded in Washington D.C., Chicago, New York, Baltimore, and Philadelphia. This special edition will be recorded live, right here in the 202, at The Looking Glass Lounge, come by and be a part of the conversation! – www.202comedyfestival.com
Have you ever wondered how certain fun substances affect a comedian’s timing, memory, and delivery? Well The 202 Comedy Festival can help you find out! Come to The Bier Baron for the Festival’s only daytime comedy show/science experiment! Some of DC’s finest comedians will perform sober sets, then perform again while incredibly drunk or incredibly stoned. At the end of the show, the audience will choose who had a better set: the drunks or the highs. Buy your tickets today! – www.202comedyfestival.com
The festival’s main attraction, The Big Show, will take place Saturday, April 16th on the Black Cat’s main stage. The Big Show will feature headliners Jermaine Fowler, Aparna Nancherla, and Seaton Smith, all DC natives returning to the District for one climactic homecoming show. Fowler has recently released his one hour special “Give ‘Em Hell Kid” on Showtime, and made appearances on Adult Swim, TruTV, and MTV. Nancherla is a staff writer for “Late Night with Seth Meyers” and has recently appeared on TBS, Comedy Central, and VH1. Smith is a main cast member on FOX’s “Mulaney”, had roles on Comedy Central and HBO, and in 2015 recorded his debut comedy album “Bologna Meat.” The Big Show will be hosted by DC’s own comedy/funk band Romane & Lettuce. Tickets are available today, don’t miss out on a locally-grown lineup the likes of which won’t be seen again for years! – www.202comedyfestival.com
The After Party Show is an exclusive, late-night look at the rising stars of DC comedy. These comedians are here to make sure you end your night on a huge laugh. If you’re looking for a free party or a fantastic date night, then be sure to come to the After Party. – www.202comedyfestival.com
This will maybe be better than Weekend Update! – BYT
Rapper, actor, comedian and social media phenom – Chingo Bling is all these things. Millions of fans already know him from his music parody albums and YouTube videos, which celebrate and have fun with Mexican-American culture and identity. Now he’s hitting the road as a stand-up, bringing live comedy to sold out showrooms around the country.
Michelle Wolf is originally from Hershey, PA and moved to New York after getting a job on Wall Street. She quickly realized that was a terrible choice and, knowing there was no where to go but up, started taking improv. She performed at both the PIT and UCB, and, eventually started writing stuff down. Since then, Michelle has become one of the fastest rising comedic talents in the city. She is a writer and producer on MTV’s Girl Code and was head writer for the 2013 Style Awards on CNN. Michelle was recently named to Complex Magazine’s 50 Funniest Comedians on Twitter with the likes of Steve Martin, Ricky Gervais, and Chris Rock. – Drafthouse Comedy
Two of our favorite DC media stars are bringing their hit show to our stage. Tony Perkins and Gary Stein once worked together on “Good Morning America,” and now they’re lighting up the Internet with their weekly comedy and entertainment podcast. You can be in the audience, share in the laughs and see the guys up close. Not to be missed! – DC Improv
Back in Black and angrier than ever! – BYT
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. Walk-ups are also welcome on the day of the show if seating is available. – DC Improv
Showtime: 10:00. A certain part of the population knows exactly who Doug is. But it can be a forgetful part of the population, so here’s a reminder. For the last decade, Doug has cornered the market on stoner comedy, with a goofy, lovable style that everyone can enjoy. He starred in the documentary “Super High Me,” created “The Marijuana-Logues” and was even named the Stoner of the Year by High Times Magazine. He currently travels the land, performing stand-up and recording the immensely popular “Doug Loves Movies” podcast. – DC Improv
Rachel Feinstein grew up outside Washington, D.C., as the daughter of a civil rights lawyer and a blues musician, which gave her a keen eye for the absurd and unjust. She developed her hilarious, character-driven style by opening for her father’s blues band as a kid and doing impressions of various loud and jarring relatives. Rachel has made numerous appearances on Comedy Central and can also be seen on episodes of “Comics Unleashed” as well as the “Just For Laughs” comedy series on TBS. She’s written for “The Onion” and “Heeb Magazine.” Rachel has voiced various characters on Adult Swim’s “Venture Brothers,” the animated Comedy Central web series “Samurai Love God” and SPIKE TV’s web series “Battle Pope.” She has also appeared on VH1’s “Jewtastic” and CNN’s “Not Just Another Cable News Show.” International spots include Montreal Comedy Festival, Scotland’s Glasgow Comedy Festival, Amsterdam’s Comedy Factory and a U.S. military tour in Korea. – Drafthouse Comedy
Josh Rabinowitz is a 27 year old stand-up comedian in New York City. He has performed stand-up on Comedy Central’s “Adam Devine’s House Party” and Just For Laughs Montreal’s “All Access” on the Comedy Network. He has been named one of Comedy Central’s “Comics to Watch” and a “New Face” at Montreal JFL. He was a writer on Lucas Brothers’ “Super Late Morning Show” for Comedy Central Studios and played “Kent” on MTV’s “I Just Want My Pants Back.” Currently, he serves as head writer, executive producer, cast member, and creator of “Friends of the People” on TruTV, which just completed filming season 2 and is the network’s first scripted show. He is also the writer and lead of the short film “Hasta La Vista” which has been a 2015 official selection at IFF Boston, Just For Laughs Montreal, the Austin Film Festival, the Hollywood Film Festival, the Lower East Side Film Festival, and the South Dakota Film Festival. He’s also co-producer of the indie feature “5 Doctors” starring Matt Porter, Max Azulay, Bobby Moynihan, Eddie Pepitone, and Jeremy Shamos, which is currently in post-production. – Drafthouse Comedy
The last time we had Nikki here, she was getting ready to tape a stand-up special for Comedy Central. This time, she’s coming back as the host of her own Comedy Central show. “Not Safe” is just the latest outlet for Nikki’s fearless and frank comedy — she’s bold and hilarious when talking about sex, relationships and all the other fun stuff that no one really understands. This is one of the rising stars of comedy, and this is your chance to see her live. – DC Improv
Great local comics in our 60-seat showroom. Hosted by Dana Fleitman, featuring Jimmy Meritt, Benjy Himmelfarb, Adrian Rodney, Wendy Wroblewsi and Rallo Boykins. – DC Improv