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July 2nd: The Hustle w/ special guest Bosley @ Maryland Art Place (Baltimore) – $5 Suggested Donation

A kiler night of comedy at Maryland Art Place starring Pierre Bennu, Abby Fanara, Nik Oldershaw, Stephanie Joyal. Hosted by Ezra Winter with very special musical guest Bosley!

This is BYOB, none of that drink minimum garbage! (FB)

July 3rd: Mondo Baltimore – Roadhouse @ Maryland Art Place (Baltimore) – FREE

FREE! With Karaoke afterwards!

7PM – EAT OUR SHORTS
An opening program of demented shorts MADE BY the organizers of Mondo Baltimore.

8PM – ROAD HOUSE (1989)
“I thought you’d be bigger.” Patrick Swayze plays “the cooler,” in this staple of TBS weekend afternoon programming. Watch the one and only Swayze beat the crap out of people in bars… also there’s a monster truck in it towards the end because monster trucks are cool. Rumor has it Bill Murray will call Kelly Lynch’s husband during the screening.

July 3rd: 8×8: 8 Performers Performing. 8 Minutes. @ Gibson Guitar Showroom – FREE w/ EventBrite RSVP

8×8: 8 performers, 8 minutes each

Hosted by Brandon Wetherbee with musical accompaniment from Andrew Bucket

Performances from

DDm (music)
Earth, Wind & Fire (improv)
Michael J. Foody (comic)
Natalie E. Illum (poet)
Nate Johnson (story teller)
John F. O’Donnell (comic)
Jenn Tisdale (comic)
Haywood Turnipseed Jr (comic)

and special guests

This is a private show with a capped attendance. All attendees must RSVP. Once the list is full a waiting list will open. The show will be filmed. RSVP here:

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/8×8-8-performers-8-minutes-each-tickets-12028053231

8X8

July 3rd: ‘MURRICA – Part Theme Party. Part Comedy Show. All American. @ The Bier Baron Tavern – FREE

Friends, patriots, countrymen —

Kick off your Fourth of July weekend at ‘MURRICA, an interactive star spangled shindig full of laughs, liberty and patriotic merriment! Wear your red, white and blue and come ready for a great time — that’s just Common Sense (by Thomas Paine)!

Activity zones open at 7pm, show starts at 8pm.

Where else will you pitch a pick-up line to a Founding Father and drink some shots heard ’round the world? Only in ‘MURRICA. Get here early — it’s what George Washington would have wanted!

Comics/American heroes include:

Dana Fleitman (host)
Elahe Izadi
David Tveite
Sim Moan
Hillary Joyce
Dylan Meyer

USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA!

TICKETS: https://Murrica.brownpapertickets.com/

July 5th: Erin Jackson @ The DC Improv – $20

Erin has performed stand-up on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” OWN’s “Wanda Sykes Presents Herlarious,” Comedy Central’s “Live at Gotham,” TV Guide Network’s “Standup in Stilettos” and was a semifinalist on season 6 of NBC’s “Last Comic Standing.” She has appeared on VH-1 and TV Guide Network as a panelist on pop-culture countdown shows such as “40 Greatest Hip Hop Songs of the 90′s” and “Best Movie Kisses,” and her writing has been featured in The Washington Post and on NYTimes.com.

A proud alumna of Howard University, Erin is also obsessed with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Check out Erin’s website for more info! (DC Improv)

July 5th: Dan St. Germain @ The Black Cat – $10

Dan St Germain has been featured comic in Variety’s “10 Comics To Watch” list, Paste Magazine’s Top 10 Great Underrated Comedians, and named Time Out NY’s “Comedy Break Out” of 2013, and he’s currently developing a show with FOX. He’s got a Half Hour special on Comedy Central and has appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Conan, Best Week Ever, We Love the 2000’s, John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show, Guy Code, and a bunch of other basic and not-so-basic cable programs. He’s the creator and star of the web series Kicking Dan Out featured on My Damn Channel and In Security on Comedy Central Studios. And despite being so busy he’s still got time to squeeze in an appearance on the Mainstage. (Black Cat)

July 10th – 13th: John Witherspoon @ The DC Improv – $22

You probably remember John Witherspoon from the hilarious movie Friday but let’s not ever forget Vampire in Brooklyn or Little Nicky. (JT)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otXwmIgQ-tI

July 10th – July 27th: Capital Fringe Festival – Various

You didn’t know the Capital Fringe Festival also specialized in comedy? Well, you’re in luck! (JT)

This is a BRAND NEW open mic. Sign up every Monday at 7:00 PM, music from 7:30 PM to 11:00 PM. Hosted by Derek Evry.

July 11th and 12th: Iliza Shlesinger @ The Arlington Drafthouse – $22

Iliza’s TV credits include TBS’ Deal With It, Comedy Central Presents, as well as NBC’S Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham, E! Network’s Chelsea Lately and The Soup, TBS’ Who Gets the Last Laugh?, and Bridging the Gap Comedy Festival. She is featured in the comedy documentary I Am Comic. Her live stand-up résumé also includes performing at the coveted Montreal Just for Laughs Festival, hundreds of clubs and colleges, and in various countries for our troops overseas. Iliza loves the troops and was honored to participate in The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff’s personal USO Tour throughout the Middle East and Europe. (Drafthouse)

July 17th: Encyclopedia Show: CORRUPTION @ Busboys & Poets (5th and K) – $8/$10 at door

Witness the vaudevillian extravaganza that uses art to dissect different Encyclopedia entries with nerdcore charm.

In the city where extortion, blackmail, and bribery grease the wheels….let’s go behind the scenes and celebrate those corrupt treasures that keep our House of Cards flimsy.

The Encyclopedia Show DC is back! Now with thrice the CORRUPTION and most of the laughs.

Featuring The Unscrupulous Contributors…

Stache & Miss Bikini Atoll… Underhanded Hypnosis
Damo Hicks…Criminal Comedy
Luciano Lima… Unethical Instramentals
Diva Darling…Debaucherous Burlesque

With Cast Regulars…

Regie Cabico the Poetic Corruptress
David Carter as the Deplorable Dr. Painington
Judson Lewis as former Santa of PG County Mall
Kevin T. Phillips performs “Drunker History”
C. Alexander T Koth, as The Fact Checker
Keith Center as Ichabod Forte
Hosted by Chelsea Shorte and Shivali Chevtastic

Details at: http://www.epediadc.com/

NEW Location:

Busboys and Poets– 5th & K
1025 5th Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
Closest Metro: Chinatown (FB)

July 18th – July 27th: The Capital City Showcase at Capital Fringe Festival – $17 w/ purchase of the $5 Fringe Button

The Capital City Showcase is part of the 9th Annual Capital Fringe Festival (www.capitalfringe.org) on July 10 – 27, 2014.

The Capital City Showcase is the variety show with the best comedians, musicians, and performing artists in The DMV. For four years, we have featured some of the DC area’s best stand-up comedians, improv comedians, storytellers, bands, singer-songwriters, and hip-hop artists.

The Showcase comes to Fringe with an amazing line-up of acts, sponsored by some of DC’s finest local companies! These fantastic shows will be at The Baldacchino Tent, located at 607 New York Ave NW, Washington DC 20001. (FB)

July 18th: The Popular Outcasts Comedy Night @ MacDowell Brew Kitchen (Leesburg) – FREE

Great comics. Great price (nothing)! (JT)

July 19th: Summer Comedy Cool Down @ The Tavern at Firestation 1 (Silver Spring) – FREE

Ian Salmon brings DC a little California love with the Home Cooked Comedy Tour mixed with a little East Coast swing with Headliner Tony Woods and it’s all hosted by the Sydney Poitier of comedy Ian Salmon. (FB)

July 22nd: Open Mic @ The Irish Channel (Crofton, MD) – FREE

Our monthly Open Mic in July will take place on Tuesday the 22nd, as I will be roving around the southern badlands and swamps prior. Come welcome us back properwise: play some tunes, tell some jokes. A plethora of stories will be heard and (as always) a copious amount of drinks will be consumed.

Sign up- 8
Starts at 9
Featured artist- TBA (FB)

July 22nd: Wham City Comedy Presents: Comedy At The Crown @ The Crown (Baltimore) – $5

Wham City Comedy returns with a monthly showcase entitled:

COMEDY AT THE CROWN

Hosted by
Ben O’Brien &
Alan Resnick

Performing:
Stavros Halkias
Brandie Posey (All the way from LA!)
Lexie Mountain
Robby Rackleff
Alex Braslavsky
Cricket Arrison

1910 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD
8:30pm
$5
Be there on time dammit

@whamcitycomedy on twitter

For more info use google (FB)

July 26th: Jack n’ the Box @ The Wonderland Ballroom – FREE

a show of the hottest local and national talent breaking the barriers of expectation and stereotypes.

Hosted by Howard Lester
Featuring!
Mike Olmikeb Brown
Wendy Wroblewski
Michele Sometimes-Gray
Natalie McGill
and your headliner
Franqi BC French

tunes by
Sean Maxey aka DJ LB (FB)

July 31st – August 2nd: Bonnie McFarlane @ Magooby’s Joke House (Timonium, MD) – $9

Bonnie kicked some goddamn ass on the second season of Last Comic Standing which lead to appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Show with David Letterman and headlining all over this fine country of ours. She recently taped a one hour special on HBO that you can still catch! Plus she’s an accomplished writer and all around impressive comic.  (JT)

Recurring Stand-up Events and Open Mics

Every Monday Night: La Bomba: A Comedy Show @ Little Miss Whiskeys – FREE

COMICS: e-mail [email protected] to subscribe to the stage time mailing list. Run by Ryan Schutt.

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)

July 7th: Open Mic @ Buffalo Wing University (Fairfax) – FREE

This is a BRAND NEW open mic. Sign up every Monday at 7:00 PM, music from 7:30 PM to 11:00 PM. Hosted by Derek Evry. (FB)

Every Tuesday Night: Underground Comedy @ Vendetta – FREE

Every Tuesday night this show features DC’s best stand-up comics along with a few newer comics performing at Vendetta on H St NE. Many of these comics regularly perform with national touring headliners at the DC Improv and Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse. Vendetta is located at 1212 H St NE.

Doors at 7:30. Show at 8:00. No cover. You must be 21 to enter.

To perform email: [email protected](www.undergroundcomedydc.com)

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

COMEDY RETURNS TO EPICURE. PREPARE YOSELF. IF YOU LIKE TO LAUGH, TO BE MERRY, TO BE WITH FRIENDS, BE THERE. IF NOT, DON’T EXPECT ME TO REMEMBER YOUR BIRTHDAY. OR YOUR NAME. MAINLY YOUR BIRTHDAY, I’M USUALLY PRETTY GOOD WITH NAMES. Seriously though, comedy is back at Epicure! 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month, starting March 5th. Hope to see y’alll there!

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

Hi there. I see your Bing search brought you here. That is fascinating. Here has some great comedy. Here has some cheap drinks. Here has a dope dance party. You forgot what your original Bing search was. Should’ve used Lycos. Well now you’re here so enjoy yourself!

HEADLINER
Ryan Schutt (DC Improv, Nerdist’s “Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction” podcast, San Francisco Sketch Fest, winner of the 2013 March Madness of Comedy, semi-finalist at the 2014 Laughing Skull Festival, NXNE, peep the funny at https://twitter.com/ryschutt)

FEATURING
Matty Litwack (Cleveland Comedy Festival)
Jessica Brodkin (Arlington Cinema and Drafthouse)
Stavros Halkias (Bentzen Ball)

HOST
Reggie Melbrough (Broncos)

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: 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)

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