We’re recording a special episode of You, Me, Them, Everybody following the Wednesday, June 3 8 p.m. performance of Zombie: The American at Woolly Mammoth.
Hosted By Brandon Wetherbee
YMTE is FREE but tickets are limited! Reserve here! (FB)
A Field Guide to Awkward Silences is the debut essay collection by Petri, a columnist and blogger for the Washington Post.
In this book about finding oneself through the quirky and odd moments of life, Petri does all the things we secretly wish we could do ourselves – and maybe things we wouldn’t wish upon our enemies. She takes readers on a wild ride as she auditions for both America’s Got Talent (for which she doesn’t, really, have talent) and America’s Next Top Model (her catwalk and pout can’t convince the judges). She wins pun championships but loses whistling contests and loses big on Jeopardy!.
Petri shares her experiences doing the things that every woman in her 20s does but with a twist – becoming a bridesmaid in the wedding of her childhood best friend but feeling that adulthood has crept up on her, and trying to fall in love while wearing a Jabba the Hutt costume at a Star Wars convention. (Sixth and I)
Hosted by Brandon Wetherbee
Stephanie Williams from DC Music Download
Katie McD for house band
Kevin Seefried for warm up (FB)
Barry is an actor, filmmaker and comedian. He’s been in every possible thing you can imagine including a Martin Scorsese film. (BYT)
Local comedy at its finest! Some of DC’s best comics doing longer sets. $3 tickets, or 2 for $5. Town Tavern. 7:30 pm. Featuring Haywood Turnipseed, Becca Steinhoff, Kevin Seefried, and Hillry Scofield!!!
Eight comedians square off in a one-night tournament! With Stavros Halkias, Sean Joyce, Elahe Izadi, Jared Stern, Kasaun Wilson, Kandace Saunders, Dana Fleitman, and Drew Landry.(DC Improv)
Kenny DeForest: He’s appeared at Stand Up NY, The Stand, Broadway Comedy Club, The UCB Theater, “Night Train w/ Wyatt Cenac,” “Comedy As A Second Language,” at Kabin, and “Hot Soup.” He’s performed in the Brooklyn Comedy Festival and just took over Hannibal Buress’ weekly Sunday show “Comedy at the Knitting Factory,” with Will Miles and Clark Jones. (KD website)
Will Miles: Comedy, women and music, he does it all. (WM website)
Clark Jones: Clark Jones believes comedy is the most beautifully awkward way of telling the truth. A graduate of Atlanta’s Morehouse College and a a Cubs fan from Chicago’s south side, he uses his diverse background to relate to any type of crowd, regardless of their upbringing. He has been featured at Chicago comedy Clubs Jokes and Notes, Zanies; The Improv as well as Laugh Boston in Masachusetts and the Brooklyn, Chicago Just for Laughs, and New York Comedy Festivals. (CJ website)
We’ve already spoken to her and it was amazing. I cried during the interview because my grandmother popped up. Could not be more serious. Go to this show. (JT/BYT)
The Summer Camp Show is back! Our line up of performers is bigger and better than ever.
Nate Johnson, Camp Coordinator
Natalie McGill, Leading a Guided Meditation
Alyssa Cowan, Letters from Camp
Brittany Carney, Camp Activity
Chet Breaston, Shitty Astronaut (David Tveite)
Hillary Joyce, Stand Up Comedy
and music from the soundtrack of O Brother, Where Art Thou? performed by Michael Sullivan! (FB)
Showtime: 10:30. A certain part of the population knows exactly who Doug is. But they’re also a forgetful part of the population, so here’s a reminder. For the last decade, Doug has cornered the market on stoner comedy – but he’s got 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)
Praised by the New York Times as “the most promising new talent in political comedy in many years,” Bell has multiple comedy albums to his credit, is a regular on several of the biggest comedy podcasts including WTF with Marc Maron, and was named an Ambassador of Racial Justice by the ACLU. This program contains mature themes and strong language. Free general admission tickets will be distributed in the States Gallery starting at approximately 5:30 p.m., up to 2 tickets per person. Note: this program will be streamed live but will not be archived. (KC)
June 11th – 13th. They’ll be singing folk songs about Bert one day. He was a legendary party animal at Florida State, and now he’s climbing to the top of the comedy mountain with a combination of amazing real-life stories, genuine friendliness and hustle. Bert has a cult following — and it’s the cult that throws the best parties. You can seem him as the host of “Trip Flip” on the Travel Channel, read his memoir, or (our preference) see him at the Improv this June. (DC Improv)
THIS LOOKS AMAZING! Everyone please go and support! Support! Support! (BYT)
feat. W. Kamau Bell, Bridget Everett, Rachel Dratch, Chelsea Shorte, Chris Doucette & Special Guests TBA!
UNCIVIL UNION: Comedy for Equality, a special benefit concert for The Ally Coalition, will take place on June 11th, 2015 at The Howard Theatre as part of the 40th Annual Capital Pride Celebration. UNCIVIL UNION will bring together the artistic community to raise awareness and funds to end discrimination against LGBTQ people. Headlined by W. Kamau Bell, Bridget Everett, Rachel Dratch, Chelsea Shorte, and a host of special guests, the Capital Pride event will feature stand-up comedy, music, special guests and opportunities for fans to engage in this important cause. THE ALLY COALITION was created by GRAMMY-winning band FUN. and designer Rachel Antonoff whose mission is to inspire people to take action for LGBTQ through education, awareness and advocacy.
Proceeds from this show will go to support programming for SMYAL, a DC-based LGBTQ organization which creates opportunities for LGBTQ youth to build self-confidence, develop critical life skills, and engage their peers and community through service and advocacy. For more info, visit: smyal.org (FB)
June 12th: Big Hunt. June 13th. Bier Baron. Originally from Washington D.C. and Virginia, Comedian Rob Cantrell now lives in Brooklyn, NY. He has been seen on several TV networks (NBC, CBS, HBO, FX, Comedy Central), most recently acting in sketches on Comedy Central’s “Colbert Report” (2014), FX’s “Totally Biased” (2014) and performing Stand-Up live on “AXS-TV”(2014). Cantrell has appeared at SXSW, BONNAROO and the “New York Comedy Festival”. In 2014, he released a comedy/Hip-Hop music album titled “Dreams Never Die”. Rob has produced/directed several popular music videos from this project and some of the songs are in rotation on Sirius/XM. He can also be heard as a frequent guest on the popular comedy podcast “Doug Loves Movies”. Rob first gained national attention as a top ten finalist on the first season of NBC’s “Last Comic Standing”. When not on the road, Rob can be seen performing at shows and clubs in New York. (RC website)https://vimeo.com/105160940
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)
For the dads and no dads in all of us. (BYT)
Brian Agler (The New Yorker, McSweeney’s, Splitsider)Gary Almeter (McSweeney’s)
Clare Doody (Washington Post)
Chris White (McSweeney’s Book of Politics and Musicals, DC Improv) (FB)
Inspirational Drag Testimony by Summer Camp
Children’s Comedy by Curt Mariah
Witness to Faith by Glam Gamz † https://goo.gl/8hEfCn Sing-a-long hymns. Shots-n-tots communion. Happiness. (FB)
The Capital City Showcase is the variety show that brings you some of the best comedians, musicians, and performing artists in the DMV. Hosted by Christian Hunt, it has featured some of the DC area’s finest stand-up comedians, sketch and improv comics, rock bands, jazz bands, acoustic guitarists, and hip-hop artists.The June Showcase will feature (in alphabetical order):comedian Martin Amini
band French Admirals
musician Rachel Levitin
comedian Wes Martens
comedian Natalie McGill
comedian Dylan Meyer (FB)