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June 3rd

You, Me, Them, Everybody Live! @ Woolly Mammoth

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

Guests include members of the creative team from Zombie: The American, zombie expert Dr. Arnold T. Blumberg, dead talks with Jenn Tisdale, music from Linsay Deming

YMTE is FREE but tickets are limited! Reserve here! (FB)

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Alexandra Petri in Conversation with Alyssa Rosenberg @ Sixth and I

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)

June 5th

You, Me, Them, Everybody Live @ The Wonderland Ballroom

Hosted by Brandon Wetherbee

Guests include
Stephanie Williams from DC Music Download
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Katie McD for house band

Kevin Seefried for warm up (FB)

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Barry Rothbart @ The Big Hunt

Barry is an actor, filmmaker and comedian. He’s been in every possible thing you can imagine including a Martin Scorsese film. (BYT)

$3 Pop-Up Local Showcase @ The Town Tavern

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!!!

June 6th

Comedy Kumite @ The DC Improv Lounge

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, Will Miles, Clark Jones @ Bier Baron Tavern

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)

June 10th

Medium Cindy Kaza @ The DC Improv

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 @ Wonderland Ballroom

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)

June 11th

Doug Benson @ The DC Improv

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)

Comedy at the Kennedy Center: W. Kamau Bell @ Millennium Stage

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)

Bert Kreischer @ The DC Improv

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)

Uncivil Union: Comedy for Equality @ The Howard Theatre

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

Rob Cantrell @ The Big Hunt & Bier Baron Tavern

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)

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 June 14th

Freestyle Funny Comedy Show @ The DC Improv

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)

Romane and Lettuce Presents: Dads – A Salute to Dads @ Wonderland Ballroom

For the dads and no dads in all of us. (BYT)

June 15th
What is it? It’s an evening of humorous readings–like the kind you’d see in McSweeney’s, or Shouts and Murmurs–live and in person. Also, it’s free, and you can buy beer. Invite your friends!Hosted by:
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)

 

June 17th
“You’re the Expert” is a live show, podcast, and new public radio program on 90.9 WBUR, Boston’s NPR station, that uses comedy to make academic research more accessible and exciting. Through games, sketches, and hilariously misguided guesses, a panel of comedians will try to get to the bottom of what a distinguished scientist does all day. You won’t want to miss being part of the audience for this live show and podcast taping, hosted and produced by Chris Duffy. Chris Duffy is a standup comedian and improviser who has performed at colleges and festivals from sea to shining sea. He is the creator and host of “You’re the Expert,” a live show and public radio program on 90.9 WBUR. Chris is also a former fifth grade teacher and a writer whose work has appeared in the Boston Globe, Wag’s Revue, and Makeshift Magazine. (DC Improv)

 

June 18th
St. Louis native Guy Torry climbed the show-business ladder with non-stop hustle — he started out as a production assistant on “Martin,” and now he’s performed in dozens of TV shows, movies and comedy clubs. Guy still brings that energy to the stage every night. He’s one of the best at connecting with crowds and lighting a fire. It’s why we keep bringing him back to our stage. (DC Improv)

 

June 19th
For those who missed the other dads show or maybe just miss their dads. (BYT)

 

June 20th
The popular troupe ComedySportzDC has a new home for 2015: The DC Improv Lounge! CSz serves up fast, fun and clean short-form improv — like you might have seen on “Whose Line is it Anyway?” Get ready for comedy without a net. Showtime 8:00 pm. (DC Improv)
ComedySportz players stick around after their early show to present “unclean” improv comedy in our lounge. Showtime: 10:30. (DC Improv)
You’ve seen Keith Letterman (we miss you Dave!) and Last Comic Standing. He’s also been overseas for USO Tours (comedy for the troops). Tickets are $12 or 2 for $20 in advance. Door tickets are $18. Bier Baron. 6:30 p.m. One Night Only.
Get the fuck out of the way Joel Osteen cuz there’s a new mega church in town! Join us for a very special PRIDE EDITION of Church Night on the Black Cat DC Main Stage. This is a mega church so we will have room for all the people. Invite your friends, family, frenemies, and ex lovers because this is one you won’t want to miss!Praise Music by B O Y Fhttp://boyf.org/
Inspirational Drag Testimony by Summer Camp
Children’s Comedy by Curt Mariah
Witness to Faith by Glam Gamzhttps://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)

 

June 24th
The nation’s only funny-story competition, where the audience picks the winner! Hosted by David Crabb, with Chelsea Shorte, Shep Kelly, Layla McCay, Peter Murray and Rachel Hinton.Host David Crabb is a New York City–based storyteller, actor, instructor and now author — his memoir BAD KID was released May 19 by Harper Perennial. The solo story show of BAD KID was a New York Times Critic’s Pick in its original run in NYC, and the Wall Street Journal praised his ability to take an audience “from belly laughs to pin-drop silence,” while The Advocate hailed the piece as “freakishly funny.” He hosts regularly for Story League in D.C. and Philadelphia and for The Moth in NYC, and has appeared on The Moth’s Mainstage in many cities. David was one of 7 performers chosen by Time Out New York for its 2013 New York Comedy Festival lineup. (DC Improv)
Bentzen Ball Alum and all around hilarious exceptionally nice guy, Myq Kaplan returns to DC and we’re better for it! If you missed him at Bentzen (oh no) you probably caught him on Fallon, Letterman, Conan, and Seth Meyers. Tickets are $10 (no 2-for deal) in advance. $15 in cash at the door. Salty Dog Tavern. 7:30 pm. One Night Only.
June 25th

 Aries Spears @ The DC Improv

June 25 – 28. Aries impersonated family members at the dinner table when he was a kid. He was on stage at comedy clubs by the time he was a teenager, and before he hit 20 he launched a career in showbusiness that’s still going strong. Aries is famous for his long run on “Mad TV,” which showcased his amazing ability to mimic and mock celebrities. His live show is quick, confident and aggressive – and it’s still highlighted by spot-on impressions of sports and entertainment stars. Please note: There are three shows on Saturday (7, 9 and 11). (DC Improv)

 

June 26th
June 26th: Big Hunt. June 27th: Bier Baron. Originally from New Jersey, Anthony DeVito is a NYC based comedian. He was one of the “New Faces” at the 2012 Montreal Just for Laughs Festival, made his television debut in 2014 on AXS TV’s Gotham Comedy Live and was the 2015 winner of Caroline’s March Madness. He’s also performed at the 2014 Boston Comedy Festival, 2014 Laugh Your Asheville Off, 2014 Limestone Comedy Fest, 2013 Bridgetown Comedy Festival and 2013 SF Sketchfest. In addition to stand-up, he’s been a featured guest on PIX 11’s Morning News, is a regular on Sirius XM’s Ron and Fez, is a contributing writer for the website Sparklife.com, has been published in Timeout NY and is the former host of the NOC TV’s Say What?!. (AD website)
June 27th
The star and creator of the award-winning hit BBC TV show, Russell Howard’s Good News, returns to the U.S with a brand new show that promises to deliver more of his trademark blend of upbeat musings and razor-sharp wit. (Sixth and I)

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