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YOU DESERVE TO LAUGH. HERE IS WHERE TO DO IT THIS MONTH:

May 6th: Tuesday Night Lights – Wits End Saloon @ Magoobys (Timonium, MD) – FREE

We’re back! Great lineup! No cover! Drink specials! Doors at 8. Show at 8:30!

Comics include:
Bryan Preston
Chelsea Shorte
Todd Fleming
Tok Moffat
John Conroy (FB)

May 6th: The DMV Roast of Vincent Gray @ The Brixton – DONATIONS

The Capital City Showcase, one the best variety shows in the DC area, returns with their latest installment of The DMV Roast on Tuesday, May 6th at 8:00pm!

On the first Tuesday of every month, we will be hosting The DMV Roast at The Brixton, located at 901 U St NW, Washington DC 20001!

Some of the area’s funniest comics will come together to roast DC’s sports teams, public figures, and current events. Each show will feature a “comic stand-in” to play the part of the idea being roasted.

And for our latest edition, we will be roasting Mayor Vincent Gray!

The part of Mayor Gray will be played by Haywood Turnipseed Jr! (www.twitter.com/woodyseed)

Our comedian roasters will include:
David Carter (www.twitter.com/_DavidCarter_)
Danny Charnley (www.dankcharnley.com)
Benjy Himmelfarb (www.twitter.com/BenjyHimmel)
Reggie Melbrough (www.twitter.com/MelReg1)
Dylan Meyer (www.twitter.com/YourBoyDylan)
Chelsea Shorte (www.twitter.com/ChikaChels)
Jon Yeager (www.twitter.com/toosoon_huh)

This show is part of “Tuesdays with Funnie” (www.facebook.com/tuesdayswithfunnie) at The Brixton, a FREE show EVERY Tuesday night. The Brixton will also be offering their Happy Hour from 7:00pm till 10:00pm, which includes $4 Bud Lights, $5 drafts and rail drinks, and $6 wine by the glass. (FB)

May 7th: Comic Talks @ The Bier Baron Tavern – $10

Imagine if TED talks were run by comedians
Hosted by Dr. Hemu Nair
Featuring:
Natalie McGill
Rich Bennett
Chelsea Shorte
Cliff Gallagher
Ryan Schutt

Advanced Registration: http://lygodc.com/event-registration/?ee=263 (FB)

May 7th: Open Mic and Instrument Drive @ Epicure Cafe (Fairfax, VA) – FREE

COMEDY IS BACK AT 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. Hope to see y’alll there!

COMICS: Interested in performing? Email [email protected]

SPECIAL ATTENTION!!!! This show will also showcase an instrument drive for the Now I Play Along Too Foundation. Bring any new or used instruments to donate to this wonderful cause!
More info found here at: http://nowiplayalongtoo.org/

SEE Y’ALL THERE! (FB)

May 8th: Todd Barry @ Sixth & I Street Synagogue – $20 – $23

Based in New York City, comedian and actor Todd Barry is widely recognized for his roles as the bongo-playing “Third Conchord” on HBO’s Flight of the Conchords and as Mickey Rourke’s deli boss in 2009 Oscar winner The Wrestler. He is well-known for his nuanced, measured, and thoroughly original approach to stand-up. Drawing audience members in with his deadpan self-deprecation and ability to pile punchline upon punchline, his decidedly low-key stage persona belies a deeply intelligent, often biting, occasionally absurdist worldview, one lauded by discerning fans who seek a fresh yet honest update to traditional observation and social commentary. This is possibly your last chance to see Todd do an entire show without any prepared material! (6th & I)

Two shows: 7:00 pm and 9:30 pm

May 8th – 11th: 2014 Charm City Comedy Festival @ Various Venues (Baltimore, MD) – Tickets and Passes Available

The Charm City Comedy Festival, first of its kind in the region, will take place from Thursday, May 8th through Sunday, May 11th, 2014. With performances from 73 improv, standup, and sketch acts representing Baltimore, Washington, D.C., New York, Philadelphia, Boston, and beyond, this inaugural festival will focus on providing our audiences with the highest quality comedy from reputable performers.

Events will include shows on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights at the Charm City Comedy Project, currently in residence in Hampden in the Lou Costello Room upstairs at Zissimos Bar (1023 W 36th Street, Baltimore, MD 21211), with a full day of performances on Saturday, May 10th at the 2640 Space in Charles Village (2640 St. Paul Street, Baltimore, MD 21218).

Improv and sketch workshops will be held on Saturday, May 10th from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM and Sunday, May 11th from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM at Zissimos Bar and Gallery 788 (3602 Hickory Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21211), and will be taught by some of the East Coast’s finest instructors – Amie Roe and Ruby Marez of Magnet Theater, Kristen Schier of Philadelphia Improv Theater, Shawn Westfall of The DC Improv, and Mikael Johnson and Murphy McHugh of Dojo Comedy.

For more information, please visit www.charmcitycomedyfestival.com. (FB)

May 9th: Finale Moms @ The Wonderland Ballroom – FREE

**THE LAST FUNNY MOMS IN DC**
Presented By Adam Friedland

Featuring

Michael J. Foody
Jamel Johnson
Adrian Rodney
Dana Bell
John F. O’Donnell
David Tveite
Andrew Bucket

MUSICAL ACCOMPANIMENT: Romane Walters et. al (FB)

May 15th: NPR’s Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me: Carl Kasell’s Farewell Show @ The Warner – $100

Carl Kasell, the famed voice of NPR News for three decades turned comedy star of Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!, has announced he’s stepping down this spring after a five-decade career in broadcasting. Kasell will record his final broadcast for Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! this spring; celebration shows are planned in the show’s home city of Chicago, and in Washington, D.C. (www.npr.org)

May 16th: Romane and Lettuce Presents: Pure Colombian @ The Wonderland Ballroom – FREE

Get your dollar bill$ ready….

Featuring:

Andrew Bucket
Danny Charnley
Elahe Izadi
Nate Johnson
Peter Muth
and MORE

Live Music x Live Comedy (FB)

May 17th and 18th: Cashing in with TJ Miller: Live Podcast @ The Arlington Drafthouse – $15 – $30

$15 on the 17th for just the podcast, $30 on the 18th for the podcast plus a stand up show!

T.J. Miller is quickly becoming one of the most sought after young comedians and actors in the comedy world. He has been named one of Variety’s “Top 10 Comics to Watch,” as well as one of Entertainment Weekly’s “Next Big Things in Comedy.” Miller has wrapped production on Universal’s SEARCH PARTY, which he will star in opposite Adam Pally and Thomas Middleditch this fall. He will also be seen this June in TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF INSTINCTION directed by Michael Bay and opposite Marc Wahlberg. Miller also stars in HBO’s upcoming comedy series “Silicon Valley,” which was created by Mike Judge and premieres April 6th. In addition to his work on TV, he has a popular podcast on nerdist.com “Cashing in with T.J. Miller” which turns the traditional interview comedy podcast on its head, as it’s an interview show, but host Cash Levy only has one guest: T.J. Miller. (Drafthouse)

May 18th: Silver City Presents: The Diplomats of Comedy @ Penn Social – $15

Silver City Productions and Simple To Society Clothing is teaming up again to bring you “The Diplomats of Comedy!” showcasing some of the best comedians in the DC Area.

Headlining is LA Based Comedian Francisco Ramos

Featuring Comedians:

Sim Moan, Stavros Halkias, and Rallo Boykins

Hosted by Martin Amini

Music by DJ Bo (FB)

May 18th: The Capital City Showcase Supports The Troops! @ DC Arts Center – $10 – $15 (All Proceeds Donated to the Wounded Warrior Project)

In honor of Memorial Day, we are donating all of the proceeds to Wounded Warrior Project!

The line-ups for this fantastic show will feature:

comedian Pete Bergen (www.twitter.com/peteybergen)
comedian Chris DeBo (www.facebook.com/debothecomic)
rock band The Mercy Alliance (www.joerathbone.com)
comedian Ol Mike B (www.olmikeb.com)
comedian Pat Riley (www.twitter.com/PatRileyComedy)
comedian Haywood Turnipseed Jr (www.twitter.com/woodyseed)

TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW at www.capitalcityshowcase.com
If your purchase your tickets online, you pay the early bird price of $10
Tickets will be $15 at the door, so don’t miss out! (FB)

May 21st: Roast of Tom Myers @ Main Street Oyster (Bel Air, MD) – FREE

For many years, Tom Myers has fearlessly taken on any subject under the sun from politics and current events to American society and pop culture, delivering harsh social commentary without any regard to how his audiences will be able to handle them.

Now, the top comics of Baltimore and DC will help said subjects get their revenge.

Mike Turpin will be your Roastmaster for the evening and your roasters will be Wendi Townsend, Ron Bender, Ken Watter, Drew Landry, Irwin Loring, Bryan Preston, Joe Greenway, Sonny Fuller, Todd Fleming, Justin Hancock, Brett Bean, Jon Yeager, Kimberly Ambrose and Mickey Cucchiella. (FB)

May 22nd: Funny or Die Presents: Road 2 Oddball Tour w/ Brody Stevens @ The DC Improv – $15

‘ROAD 2 ODDBALL TOUR’ PRESENTED BY REDD’S APPLE ALE FEATURING COMEDIAN BRODY STEVENS PERFORMING ALONG WITH HOWARD KREMER AND ADAM CAYTON-HOLLAND. (DC Improv)

May 23rd – 25th: Kevin Pollak @ The DC Improv – $25

Kevin Pollak has captured the attention of audiences worldwide with his range of both dramatic and comedic roles. Over the past two decades, he has appeared in over sixty films, as well as countless television projects, and has established himself as one of the few stand-up comedians to have a successful dramatic film career. In addition to his acting talents, he has also proven himself as both a writer and producer. (DC Improv)

May 23rd: Clash of the Fan Fictions Night @ The Windup Space (Baltimore, MD) – FREE

HEY EVERYBODY!! THIS IS ON A FRIDAY NOW!!! STAY TUNED FOR MORE DETAILS!!! There might be a raffle! And a costume contest! And an eating competition! What will they be eating?! USE YOUR IMAGINATION!

All details and schedule are forthcoming and subject to ceaseless change. (FB)

May 28th: Sadness Town w/ David Tveite Featuring Ryan Schutt @ The Bier Baron Tavern – $10 Suggested Donation

Sadness Town! is a live podcast hosted by comedian David Tveite. Every month at the Bier Baron, David and a guest relive the embarrassment of their teenage years by playing terrible music that was once important to them. Things get weird and everyone has a nice time. Also, according to the Washington City Paper: “dick jokes. Lots and lots of dick jokes.”

This month’s guest is Ryan Schutt, a terrific local comedian who performed at Atlanta’s Laughing Skull Comedy Festival and San Francisco Sketchfest, as well as winning the 2013 District Comedy March Madness of Comedy Competition.

Make reservations online at http://lygodc.com/shows/sadness-town-david-tveite

May 30th: Don’t Block The Box 4-Year Anniversary Extravaganza!!! @ The Wonderland Ballroom – $3

Holy shit, y’all. It’s been four years. I can’t believe we’re seniors. College is gonna be great. Dude, let’s not even write “have a good summer” in our yearbooks. Let’s go out and HAVE a great summer. Let’s start it off right by laughing and getting drunk off cheap booze and laughing our asses off.

HEADLINER
Lafayette Wright (Dr. Dreamo’s)

FEATURING
Graham Hall (Listrani’s)
Ryan Schutt (Club Heaven & Hell)

HOSTED BY
Reggie Melbrough (Blue Banana) (FB)

Recurring Stand-up Events and Open Mics

Every First Monday: 8×8 @ The Looking Glass Lounge

This variety show features 8 performers who are onstage for 8 minutes each.

Hosted By Brandon Wetherbee

Performers include:
Mike Finazzo
Adam Friedland
Jamel Johnson
Howard Lester
Katie McD.
Valerie Paschall
Luke Wienecke
Wendy Wroblewski

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)

Every Monday Night: HavanaHaHa Showcase & Open Mic @ Little Havana Restaurant y Cantina (Baltimore) – FREE

Signup 7:30. Laughs at 8! (JT)

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 (This month it’s the 5th Friday!): Don’t Block the Box Comedy Show @ The Wonderland Ballroom – $3

It’s the 4 year anniversary and DBTB is gonna DO THIS SHIT RIGHT!

HEADLINER
Lafayette Wright (Dr. Dreamo’s)

FEATURING
Graham Hall (Listrani’s)
Ryan Schutt (Club Heaven & Hell)

HOSTED BY
Reggie Melbrough (Blue Banana)

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: Color Me Funny Presents: 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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