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August 2nd

Can We Get An Angkor? @ Maketto

Maketto & Laughs at First Sight has selected some of the funniest uprising DC comedians to perform for you all.

Tok Moffat
Dominic Rivera
Nicki Fuchs
Allan Sidley
Alexx Starr
Si Mone
Jared Stern
Nicole Walkow
Ishmael J Gaynor
Michael Manning Ford

Hosted by Davine Ker

5-9 pm at Maketto’s cafe bar.

Proceeds to benefit Caring for Cambodia. – FB

August 3rd

Fun Fun at 121: A Variety Open Mic @ Acre 121

Fun Fun at 121 will feature some of the DMV’s finest comedians, musicians, and performing artists. And the best part is, the show is FREE! And not only that, there is Happy Hour specials ALL NIGHT, from open to close, which include $5 draft beers, rail drinks, and house wines. Artists can sign up in advance by emailing [email protected] There will also be a limited amount of sign-ups on the night of each performance. Acre 121 opens at 5:00pm and features Happy Hour from 5:00pm until 7:00pm. Seating is on a first come, first serve basis, so come early to make sure you get a great seat.

For more info, call 202-431-4704 or visit www.capitalcityshowcase.com. – FB

August 4th

Hypnotist Flip Orley @ DC Improv (4-7)

No two Flip Orley shows are the same, which is why he’s been a DC Improv favorite since the 1990s. Flip uses hypnosis to turn audience members into the stars of the show. He leads volunteers through twisted scenarios, getting reactions that are almost beyond belief – and he does it all without humiliating anyone. Whether you’re on stage or watching from the audience, Flip’s show is unforgettable. And no, we weren’t hypnotized into writing this. – DC Improv

Mondo Baltimore – Hands of Steel @ The Windup Space

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

7PM – All Hands on Deck!
A clip show dedicated to severed limbs!

8PM – Hands of Steel
1986, Serio Martino
A cyborg is programmed to kill a scientist who holds the fate of mankind in his hands. He fails and hides in a diner in a desert run by a woman who likes him. The people who sent him are after him and so is the local arm wrestling champ.

August 5th

Jenny Zigrino (Conan/50 Shades of Black/Bad Santa 2) @ Drafthouse DC (5-6)

With the sweetness of the Midwest and the iron balls of the East Coast, Jenny Zigrino is a comedian that packs a punch of truly original humor. She’s charmed audiences across the country with her wit, keen observations, embarrassing anecdotes, and brilliant honesty for a compelling performance you can’t ignore. She made her late night debut on Conan O’Brien and was a recent guest on the hit shows @Midnight and Adam DeVine’s House Party Season 3 on Comedy Central. She’s been featured on TBS, Oxygen, Fox, and IFC. A rising star in Hollywood, her first film appearance was a leading role in the film 50 Shades of Black with Marlon Wayans. She wrapped filming the new film Bad Santa 2 with Billy Bob Thornton, the highly anticipated sequel to the 2003 hit film Bad Santa. Release date is set for Nov 23rd, 2016. She’s a regular performer at the Women in Comedy Festival and has also performed at the New York Comedy Festival, RIOTLA Comedy Festival, The 9s Music Festival, Great American Comedy Festival, Cape Fear Comedy Festival, Boston Comedy Festival, and many others.

In conclusion, she’s kind of a bad ass bitch. – Drafthouse DC

Chris Distefano @ Arlington Drafthouse (5-6)

Described as a high energy comic, Chris Distefano acts out a variety of characters derived from his life, typically leaving you on the edge of your seat wondering “Who the hell is that he’s talking about?” Chris has worked at all of the top comedy clubs across New York City including but not limited to Gotham Comedy Club, Carolines on Broadway, and The Comedy Cellar. Chris has a Bachelors degree in Psychology to impress his mom’s friends, and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy to impress his Moms friend’s Moms. You can catch Chris all over MTV! He is a current cast member on MTV2s hit show “GuyCode”. You can also see him featured on MTVs “GirlCode” “Failosiphy” and “Money From Strangers”.  – Arlington Drafthouse

Adrienne Iapalucci @ Bier Baron Tavern

Born and bred in the Bronx, Adrienne Iapalucci’s skewed look on life is reflected in her unique brand of intelligent comedy. Her dark sense of humor is enhanced by her political incorrectness and counteracted by her love of dogs. Comedy fans might recognize Adrienne from her performances as a semifinalist on season 7 of NBC’s Last Comic Standing and her recent appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman. In 2009, Adrienne won the first ever People’s Choice award at the New York Comedy Festival. She was also a semifinalist in the festival’s New York Funniest Stand-Up Contest and a runner-up in the New York Underground Comdy Festival’s Best of the Boroughs contest. Adrienne has been featured in the Daily News, New York Times, Reader’s Digest, and TimeOut NY magazine. In 2010 Adrienne made her international debut as part of Montreal’s Just For Laughs Festival, where she took part in “New Faces.” Adrienne can be seen touring comedy clubs and colleges around the country. – www.adrienneiapalucci.com

The Young Dinosaurs Tour in DC @ The Fridge

This is gonna be weird and good. Good and weird. – BYT

August 10th

Eric Tries Too Hard Stand Up Comedy Night @ Ottobar (Baltimore)

The ETTH Podcast is back with another night of STAND UP COMEDY at the OTTOBAR! This month’s headliner is the very funny Jessica Murphy Garrett. Featuring extended sets from Mike Moran, Eric Navarro, and Morgan Julian. Hosted by Sergio Marzitelli. Come out for 2 hours of smart comedy. – FB

August 11th

Bill Bellamy @ DC Improv (11-14)

MTV!!!! – BYT

Finesse Mitchel (SNL/HBO’s Brothers in Atlanta) @ Drafthouse DC (11-13)

In March of 2015 SNL/Saturday Night Live alum Finesse Mitchell played a role in HBO’s new comedy Brothers In Atlanta which has now been picked up to series. The show is executive produced by Lorne Michaels (SNL/ Saturday Night Live) with Tim Story (Ride Along, Think Like A Man) directing. In February of 2015 Mitchell hit the road with Cameron Crowe (Aloha, Almost Famous, Jerry Maguire) and producer JJ Abrams (Star Wars, Star Trek, Lost) for the Showtime Network’s new comedy pilot Roadies. Mitchell a supporter of the men and women in the armed forces recently appeared in Ron White’s Comedy Salute to the Troops. The live event from Las Vegas was recorded for airing June 12, 2015  on Country Music Television (CMT), and all proceeds benefit the Armed Forces Foundation. Also in the stand-up comedy space, Finesse was a member of the 2014 Shaq All-Star Comedy Jam tour. He further shined on the SHAQ All-Star one-hour comedy special taped in Atlanta, GA which aired on SHOWTIME. In addition to being an SNL/Saturday Night Live alum, Finesse’s previous credits include Disney’s A.N.T. Farm and BET/ Centric’s According To Him & Her. Mitchell has also had numerous appearances on NBC’s Today show, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Arsenio Hall Show, B.E.T Comic View, Tyra, and many more. Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, Mitchell graduated from the University of Miami and is a distinguished member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity. He is also a former student-athlete who was a walk-on for the National Champion Hurricanes football team. – Drafthouse DC

Bobby Lee @ Arlington Drafthouse (11-13)

Bobby Lee, a native of San Diego, was expected to follow in his father’s footsteps running the family clothing store. After stints in a local rock band and at the local community college, he was spotted by Frank Burns, the legendary manager of a local comedy club, and the rest, as they say, is history. Lee rapidly became an in demand stand up comic, with his unique Korean American perspective and charismatic onstage personality. His seven years on MADtv, Lee was a fan favorite, known for his unique brand of pain-inducing, physical humor. He has created such memorable original characters as the comically confused film critic Johnny Gan, the world’s worst interpreter Bae Sung, and hapless warrior, the Blind Kung-Fu Master. Audiences have also loved his takes on such real world figures as Connie Chung, and North Korean President Kim Jong-il. Lee’s film credits include Hard Breakers, Kickin’ It Old Skool, Killer Pad, and Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle. On television, Lee has appeared in Curb Your Enthusiasm and Mind of Mencia, and has performed stand up on Late Friday, Premium Blend, and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. He also became a frequent round table panelist on the late night comedy talk show Chelsea Lately as well as hosted Asian Excellence Awards. – Arlington Drafthouse

August 12th

Comedy Kumite 7 @ DC Improv Lounge 

Thousands of years ago in a time of great crisis, the comedy elders needed a champion. They assembled comedians from across the realm, then had them fight to the death. When a champion was crowned, he was sent off into the mists to confront the great danger. He was promptly killed. Jokes aren’t that helpful against guys with axes rolling 12 deep.

But a one-night comedy tournament sounds fun, right? Here’s how it works: Comedy Kumite brings eight DC-area comedians together so that they can beat each other’s brains out. Each “match” features two comics doing five-minute sets, with the audience cheering one performer on to victory. We mow through the bracket in about 100 minutes, producing a comedy champion. – DC Improv

Church Night @ Black Cat Mainstage

The only religious service you’ll want to attend. – BYT

This Show Will Only Bring You Happiness w/ Elizabeth Croydon @ The Velvet Lounge

Welcome to the second iteration of This Show Will Only Bring You Happiness. You’d think that we’d have to go several shows deep before bringing in a veteran of NBC’s The Tonight Show. You’d be wrong! Plus, Elizabeth Croydon made a run for Congress as a Green Party Candidate. How awesome is that? Here’s the full badass lineup for the show.

Elizabeth Croydon (The Tonight Show, Last Comic Standing)
Omar Terrell
Mike Brown
Franqi French
Lars Loving

And your Lousy Host…
Valerie Paschall

$8 at the door. – FB

August 13th

Hey Frase Podcast Taping @ DC Improv Lounge

Not a podcast about Frasier. 🙁  – BYT

August 17th

The Comedy Potluck @ Wonderland Ballroom

Yay, an alt comedy showcase and open mic is here! The Comedy Potluck features works in progress from comedians and performers who work in a wide variety of genres: sketch, characters, music, interactive, magic (please someone do magic), experimental, etc. No stand-up or improv – this is a space for the hard-to-define and weird!

Wonderland Ballroom
Doors 8pm
Show 8:30pm

August 18th

Sing for Your Life! Murder Mystery Comedy Show @ DC Improv

Die Laughing Productions presents Sing For Your Life, the world’s greatest live karaoke-themed Murder Mystery Comedy Show. You’re at a TV taping of Karaoke Krown, a show that chooses who will reign as King or Queen of Karaoke! But before someone takes the crown, someone takes a life. This hilarious, interactive whodunit is part TV singing show parody and part live karaoke night.

Sing for Your Life stars 98 Rock’s Justin Schlegel, Franqi French, Rob Maher, and as always, you. We have speaking and singing parts available for all you wannabe thespians and crooners out there.

Sing a song. Solve a Murder. See you there. – DC Improv

Beltway Pundits @ DC Improv Lounge

All puns intended! Come enjoy the Improv’s new pun competition. The night features two contests — one where contestants write the puns in advance, and one where puns are made up on the spot. Win either contest and you can go home with some kick-butt prizes. This event is hosted by Dana Fleitman and produced by Laura Powell, the host of #ManicPunday on Twitter and a veteran of the O. Henry Pun-Off World Championship. Admission is just $5. Got any questions on how this works? Zap Laura an e-mail (dailysuitcase [at] gmail.com). – DC Improv

August 19th

Nick Offerman & Megan Mullally – Summer of 69 No Apostrophe @ The Hippodrome 

It’s a variety show comprised of talking, singing and sex acts…emphasis on the 69.

Lil Duval @ DC Improv (19-21)

Straight out of Jacksonville, Fla., Lil Duval was inspired by the comedy of Chris Tucker and started climbing the comedy ladder in the South. Before long, he landed a spot touring with Cedric the Entertainer. Today, he’s headlining shows all across the country. He’s raw, witty, and plugged into the hip-hop scene. Welcome him back for his second time headlining the Improv. – DC Improv

Nate Bargatze (The Tonight Show/Conan) @ Drafthouse DC (19-20)

Nate Bargatze’s debut one-hour comedy special, “Full Time Magic,” premiered on Comedy Central in 2015. Esquire named him as one of the Best New Comedians of 2012, and both Rolling Stone and Paste Magazine listed him as a comedian to watch. He was also listed as number one on Vulture’s list of 50 Comedians You Should Know in 2015. His television credits include “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” “Conan,” “@midnight” and his own episode of “Comedy Central Presents.” In addition to performing at the Montreal Comedy Festival, Bonnaroo, SXSW and the Oddball Comedy Festival, he went on tour with Jimmy Fallon’s Clean Cut Comedy Tour and performed for the troops in Iraq and Kuwait. Bargatze’s first comedy album, “Yelled At by a Clown” (2014), reached number one on the iTunes comedy charts and stayed on the Billboard Top Ten Comedy Charts for several weeks. – Drafthouse DC


Last Podcast on The Left @ Ottobar (Baltimore)

This is the best podcast out there and I realize we as humans use words like “best,” very loosely nowadays but I can confidently say this time it is being used to the BEST of its ability. – BYT

August 20th

Comedy at Fields Festival (AKA Tickle Time in the LOL Barn) @ Camp Ramblewood (MD)

Fields Festival 2016 is excited to be hosting two evenings of bizarre and comedic performances including stand-up, sketch, improv, musical weirdo, creepy smiling person, a loud yelling man, and many quiet people (the audience). Our performers have been featured on Late Night with Seth Meyers, Adult Swim, Comedy Central, the internet, venues around the country, venues in their home town, small shows, big shows, really big shows, and all alone. The mental disorders that will be represented include generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, depression (all types), light to heavy paranoia and many, many more which remain undiagnosed.

Please come out to the ol’ barn Saturday and Sunday night from 8-9pm to see bad people wiggle around. All of the organizers are in complete agreement that comedy is the greatest of all artforms and most certainly better than music in every way.
Curated by Ben O’Brien. Hosted by Ben O’Brien and Alan Resnick of Wham City Comedy.

Saturday night 8 – 9pm @ The LOL Barn
Hosted by Ben O’Brien
Hunkz ‘R Us (NYC)
Church Night (DC)
Christine Ferrera (Starbucks)
Violet Grey (Baltimore)

Sunday night 8 – 9pm @ The LOL Barn
Hosted by Alan Resnick
Sax Machine (Providence)
The New Dreamz (Philly)
Lorelei Ramirez (NYC)
Stavros Halkias (NYC) – FB

August 21st

SNL’s Sasheer Zamata w/ MTV’s Nicole Byer @ Black Cat Mainstage

The new stars of Saturday Night Live and MTV – Sasheer Zamata and Nicole Byer – dream team it up for a night of comedy you will not want to miss. – Black Cat

August 24th

Open Mic Night @ 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. – DC Improv

August 25th

Ron Funches @ DC Improv (25-28)

If you hear uncontrollable giggling, it’s one of two things: 1) People who are giddy to see Ron Funches. 2) Ron Funches. You usually don’t describe a grown man as cuddly, but it’s the perfect word for Ron. He’s a got a sunny demeanor, a cartoon-character voice and a body built for comfort — and he uses that exterior to get away with saying some seriously funny, out-there things. Ron was already an underground stand-up sensation before starring on the NBC sitcom “Undateable” and crushing all foes on Comedy Central’s “@midnight.” Join his growing army of fans this summer.

August 26th

CamPAIN 2016 by Chicago City Limits Improv @ Drafthouse DC (26-27)

From bankruptcies to email mail servers, and orange comb-overs to turquoise pants suits, the 2016 presidential election will be one for the books, with over so many saying they intend to vote for the candidate they hate the least. So, what’s a voter to do? Laugh! Chicago City Limits, NYC’s legendary improv theater company, is heading to the epicenter of it all, Washington DC to take on the faces, places and events surrounding this year’s chaos. Join CCL on a journey through CamPAIN 2016 – an interactive look at what the Don has Done, the Thrillery of Hillary, and Feeling the Berned Out. We never know who or what will show up in this highly interactive show because it’s all based on YOUR input. But rest assured, your voice will be heard…and acted upon! President Obama has been invited to host the evening, but as yet has not confirmed. – Drafthouse DC

Fortune Feimster @ Arlington Drafthouse (26-27)

Fortune Feimster, the loveable Southern comic with great hair and an even better personality, moved to Los Angeles in 2003 to pursue comedy after graduating Summa Cum Laude from Peace College in North Carolina. But first she made a pit stop in Sevilla, Spain for a year where she taught English, studied Spanish, and backpacked all over Western Europe. Even in a place where people spoke a different language, Fortune was able to tap into the universal gift of laughter. Upon arriving to L.A., Fortune became a columnist for Beck/Smith Hollywood and wrote for such outlets as the Creators Syndicate, netscape.com, and the NY Daily News. Having studied acting in college, she decided to take an improv class for fun, but soon a budding comedian was born! She has since taken the Los Angeles comedy scene by storm and last year made her national TV debut on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” where she finished as a semi-finalist. Now Fortune is a full-time writer and performer on the E! Network’s popular “Chelsea Lately” show. – Arlington Drafthouse


DMV Comedy Showcase @ DC Improv Lounge

There are some beautiful babies on this show. – BYT

August 27th

ComedySportz Improv @ DC Improv

PLEASE NOTE: Showtime is 7:30. Doors open at 6:30 and a full dinner menu is available. ComedySportzDC offers clean improv comedy. Two teams battle for laughs and points as they make up scenes and songs on the spot. The audience shouts out all the suggestions and votes for the winners, while the referee calls the fouls. It’s not a comedy show ABOUT sports, it’s the comedy show that IS a sport – similar to what you’ve seen on “Whose Line.” – DC Improv

Late-Night Improv @ DC Improv @ DC Improv Lounge

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