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Purge: Erection Year

November 2nd

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

EVERY Wednesday night, the Showcase will be presenting Fun Fun at 121: A Variety Open Mic at Acre 121 in Columbia Heights, located at 1400 Irving St NW, Washington DC 20010. 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. – FB

November 3rd

Ricky Velez @ Drafthouse DC (3-5)

Born and raised in Queens Village, NY.  Ricky attended New York City Public Schools and attended High School at The Frank Sinatra School of Performing Arts.  After graduation, Ricky tried his hand at college but soon found out his heart was still in New York City and still on the stage. He began his stand up career at the age of 19 at New York Comedy Club. Recently he was named “New York’s Funniest” by the New York Comedy Festival and one of Comedy Central’s “Comics to Watch.”  and the rest as they say is history. – Drafthouse DC

Adam Ferrara @ DC Improv (3-6)

We loved him in Nurse Jackie – BYT

Nick Cannon @ Baltimore Comedy Factory 

He’s going to Howard University now. Hi Nick! – BYT

Mondo Baltimore: Hard Ticket to Hawaii @ Windup Space (Baltimore)

As always it’s FREE, with KARAOKE after the flicks!!

A clip show that will make you glad you’re in Baltimore right now.

(1987, Andy Sidaris)
From cult icon Andy Sidaris comes one of his most notorious T&A spy action romps, featuring a bevy of Playboy playmates, explosions galore, and an escaped python made even more deadly thanks to toxic waste. – FB


November 4th

You, Me, Them, Everybody: A Talk Show @ The Wonderland Ballroom

The November talk show. The Chicago Cubs are playing baseball in November. Brandon Wetherbee hosts. Allison Lane co-hosts. Haywood Turnipseed Jr color commentates. Everyone listens to Brandon talk about the Chicago Cubs. – FB

VENT! An Interactive Happy Hour & Comedy Show @ Drafthouse DC

Every 1st and 3rd Friday, comedians Stephen Nicks and Max Rosenblum host “VENT!”, an interactive happy hour and comedy show. The show has local comedians and you, the crowd! Complaints encouraged. – Drafthouse DC

Capital Laughs Presents: DC @ The Town Tavern

On the first Friday of every month, The Town Tavern in Adams Morgan plays host to a Capital Laughs comedy extravaganza. Come and see some of DC’s best stand-up comedians before they get all famous.

Tickets are just $8! Or two for $12.

It’s a deal. It’s a steal. It’s the sale of the century!

This month features Sean Gabbert, Franqi French, Chelsea Shorte and Umar Khan!

Greg Stone @ Big Hunt (4-5)

Greg Stone is a master story teller who can be seen and heard all over TV, radio, and podcasts nationwide. Through high-energy performances he works long stories from his life into clear, pithy statements about the world we live in. He has appeared on America’s Got Talent, AXS TV’s Gotham Comedy Live, the Bennington show on SiriusXM, and is the co-host of the Rad Dudecast. – Underground Comedy DC

November 5th

Dirty Laundry: DC’s Only Late Night Dirty Comedy Show (Free) @ Drafthouse DC

Come out and see DC’s best comedians do the jokes they can’t do at other venues. Every Saturday!! – Drafthouse DC

November 7th

Capital Laughs Presents: Election Eve – A Free Comedy Show @ The Passenger

A comedy show? The night before the election? What fresh hell is this?! And who opens a description with three questions? Okay, four questions. But it was three questions until the fourth question was finished…We’ll stop now. Look, it’s pretty simple–we’re doing a comedy show the night before the election. Adelle Gresock and Kevin Tit will be hosting. There’ll be bunting, and comics doing political material. And more bunting. And booze! Booze and bunting! We should have called the show ‘Booze & Bunting’. Join us if you like to laugh. It’s your final chance to hear some of the funniest people in our nation’s capital complain about an outcome that has yet to occur.
Come enjoy signature martinis and awesome comedians at our new location Dirty Martini Bar & Lounge in Dupont Cirlce. We’ll have another all-star line up of pro comics and, of course, (LOTS MORE) prizes and giveaways for our audience!! There is no cover charge. And as always, it will be the most fun you can possibly have on a Monday night. Come laugh with us. We’re Pretty Funny. – FB

November 8th

Hey Frase Election Party @ DC Improv

Since Trump Hotel in DC has refused to rent to the Hey Frase podcast and their amazing listeners, we’ve decide to throw one helluva crazy parody election night party at the Improv. Yes, we will still have the wall, immigrants, Maryland’s number one porn star Danny Blaq, videos, prizes, and NOW … Hilary Clinton’s email server will be there, an Anthony Weiner impersonator, a ‘grab her by the puss’ game, plus a VARIETY SHOW. Sarah and Samy K will do a special podcast set and enjoy local DC comedian Rahmein Mostafavi and Super Magic Man Reggie Rice. This will be the craziest election night party in all of DC. Don’t miss it! PLEASE NOTE: The Improv’s kitchen is closed for this event. Drinks will be available at the bar. – DC Improv

November 9th

The Summer Camp Show: Election’s Over Party! @ The Wonderland Ballroom


The Summer Camp Show! A monthly celebration of childhood nostalgia and weird comedy! Special Decision 2016 Edition: THANK GOD IT’S OVER I NEVER WANT TO DEAL WITH A PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION AGAIN!!! We’ll have your usual mix of comedy, adult bug juice, and fun ‘n’ games aplently! Plus no politics! No politics at all! We’ll rejoice in the fact that we don’t have to think about who we’re voting for for at least 8 months!

This month’s performers:

Nate Johnson
Alyssa Cowan
Jhession Nunez
Pearl Rose Hood
Norm Quarrington
Romane Walters

and music from:

Michael Sullivan
Herb Manilla
Michelle Terry
Glen Hawkins

The Facebook Monologues @ Rendezvous Lounge

The Facebook Monologues is an unconventional comedy show. Some of DC’s best comedians will be performing monologues inspired by the weird world of Facebook. And when we say “inspired by”, we actually mean “copied directly from”.

Political rants, heated debates, and regrettable statuses from the platform’s early years. If it’s embarrassing, and/or unintentionally hilarious, we’ll perform it. And of course, there will be riffing. Lots of riffing.

Cast includes Franqi French, Yoki Danoff, Bridget Geiran, Michele Sometimes-Gray, W. Cody Skinner, & Romane Walters.

Hosted by Dee Ahmed & Max Wolfson
FREE at Rendezvous Lounge (second floor) – FB

November 10th

The Crab Feast Standup Show @ Drafthouse DC (Special Event!)

Feat. Ryan Sickler and Jay Larson, the show focuses on storytelling with new episodes every Toozdee. The chemistry between Ryan and Jay enables them to take the conversation anywhere, often making light of some heavier subjects. They make their guests feel like family and their listeners feel like they’re sitting around sharing stories with old friends. Pull up a chair, grab a coupla cold ones and enjoy The Feast! – Drafthouse DC

Johnny Pemberton @ Drafthouse DC (10-12)

Johnny Pemberton is a comedian, an actor, a writer, a mildly knowledgeable gardener, a reggae enthusiast, and a friend to both insects and mammals. He is the voice of ‘Peanut’ on the notoriously controversial Disney XD program “PICKLE AND PEANUT”. He can be seen in the films “21 JUMP STREET” “22 JUMP STREET” “NEIGHBORS 2” “THE WATCH” “ANT MAN” “BAND OF ROBBERS” “THE 4th” and Armando Ianucci’s Oscar nominated film “IN THE LOOP”. On Television he plays ‘Bo’ on NBC’s Superstore. Starting fall of 2016 he will star as Alangulon, Son of Zorn, on the groundbreaking new FOX series “Son of Zorn” produced by Lord & Miller. Johnny is a nationally touring comedian and host of the vanguard podcast “TWISTING the WIND” on Feral Audio. Johnny attended Florida State University. He was born and raised in Rochester Minnesota. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and dog 🙂 – Drafthouse DC

Power of Positive Drinking: Election Aftermath @ Port City Brewing Co. 

It’s getting down to the wire. Is this it? Is November 8 going to go down in history as the day the shit hit the fan? Up turns down, black turns white. Monkeys drive cars and smoke cigarettes. And poor sweet America lies wrapped in total chaos. A ruined wasteland populated by weird mutants or maybe just libertarians. We certainly don’t hope for the worst. But we at the Power of Positive Drinking at least want to hedge our bets and throw one hell of a post-apocalyptic comedy show with some of the DMV’s funniest steam-punk barbarians. Just in case. Afterall, two days after the election seems like enough time for everything to fall apart.

Doors 6pm
Jokes 7pm

November 11th

Sam Morril @ Big Hunt (11-12)

Sam Morril, one of the fasting rising comics in NYC, is a nationally touring comedian widely known as one of the best joke writers on the scene today. The New York Daily News called him “one of the four funniest in New York.” Sam has been seen on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Conan, Inside Amy Schumer, @Midnight, Adam Devine’s House Party, Last Comic Standing, and America’s Got Talent. He also has his own Comedy Central special and album called “Class Act.” Both were met with rave reviews. “Class Act” went on to be #1 on iTunes comedy specials and was ranked number 6 in The Laugh Button’s review, “Best comedy albums and specials of 2015.” As popular online comedy magazine, Splitsider, says: “Morril has a knack for making the potentially unfunny very funny, while still leaving enough bleakness lingering in the void to remind us that jokes are merely coping mechanisms, not problem solvers.” When not on the road, you can see Sam regularly at The Comedy Cellar, various other clubs, and indie shows around New York City.  – Underground Comedy DC

This Will Only Bring You Happiness w/ Kasaun Wilson @ The Velvet Lounge

Lousy Humans’ monthly showcase is going ALL OUT for our post-election edition. These are Story League Champions, DC Improv regulars, Bentzen Ball alums and some of the funniest local humans with TV credits. We also chose a radical group of comics for our November show because DUH.

Kasaun Wilson (Last Comic Standing)

Chelsea Shorte (In Laughing Color)
Elahe Izadi (Real Time With Bill Maher)
Reggie Melbrough (In School Suspension)

With Your Lousy Host:
Russ Green (BET)

November 12th

Brian McDaniel @ DC Improv Lounge

From PGC to “TMZ” … Brian McDaniel grew up in the DC area, but eventually took his talents to Hollywood. For almost a decade, he was one of the funniest voices on “TMZ,” and he has branched out to talk shows, soap operas and more. Now he’s coming home to show what he can do on a stand-up comedy stage. – DC Improv

InTheLab Comedy Showcase @ Atlas Performing Arts Center

Washington, D.C. has produced some of the funniest standup comedians on the planet and continues to be a proving ground for comedic talent to this day. Saturday, November 12, the Atlas Performing Arts Center hosts the District’s next generation of stars from Comedy Central, Last Comic Standing, and clubs from around the country in the Lab I Theatre. 2 shows! 8pm & 10pm!

Hosted by Pat Riley (http://patrileycomedy.com/)

Danny Rouhier (http://funnydanny.com/)
Kandace Saunders (http://kandacesaunders.com/)
Jason Weems (http://jasonweemscomedy.com/)
Lafayette Wright (https://twitter.com/Lafayette247)

November 13th

Comedy Hack Day DC @ DC Improv

Come see the awesome conclusion of an amazing comedy experiment! Comedy Hack Day DC is a weekend long “hackathon” bringing tech developers and comedians together to build hilarious apps and websites. Starting Friday night, “hackers” (coders, designers, engineers) and “hacks” (stand-up comedians, comedy writers, performers) toil away to create funny new tech products. Their hard work culminates in a live comedy showcase of the best of the best, complete with a panel of judges, audience raffle prizes and more fun than that amazing tweet you thought of and then forgot. Guest judges include local stand-up comics Haywood Turnipseed and Hillary Scofield and #DCTech star Sibyl Edwards, President of DC Web Women. Hosted by DC’s own Martin Amini. Come for the comedy, stay for the tech and leave because it’s over. PLEASE NOTE: The kitchen will not be open for this show, but bar service will be available. – DC Improv

Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Company @ Sixth and I

The Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Company brings the very best of its New York City and Los Angeles theatres to our stage. See the comedic stars of today and tomorrow from the theatre that brought you comedy greats Horatio Sanz, Amy Poehler, Rob Corddry, Ed Helms, MTV’s Human GiantThe Daily Show’s Rob Riggle, and more.

Performers at this show will be James III, Alexandra Dickson, James Dwyer, and Connor Ratliff. – Sixth and I

November 17th

Joe Mande @ Drafthouse DC (17-19)

He’s very mean but in a great way. – BYT

Bob Marley @ DC Improv (17-20)

In his home state of Maine, Bob could probably shoot a man in broad daylight and get off scot free. He’s that damn popular. He’s got an endless supply of stories about his family, his childhood and New England living (he has the record for the world’s longest stand-up show). And it’s all served up with good-natured, blue-collar attitude. He’s one of the most likable comics we know. – DC Improv

Brian Posehn @ Arlington Drafthouse (17-19)

Comedian/actor/writer Brian Posehn has most recently been seen on Comedy Central’s popular show, “The Sarah Silverman Program” and on tour as one of the original members of the “Comedians of Comedy.” Besides writing and performing on HBO’s acclaimed “Mr. Show”, he has appeared in sitcoms such as “Just Shoot Me”, “Seinfeld”, “NewsRadio”, “Everybody Loves Raymond”, and “Friends.” Brian has also appeared in several movies, including Rob Zombie’s “The Devil’s Rejects” and “Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer”, “Sex Drive” and “Surfs Up.” – Arlington Drafthouse

November 18th

Timmy Hall Presents…@ DC Improv Lounge

Just Jokes USA teams up with the DC Improv to bring you a night of sidesplitting laughter! Kick off the holiday season in the cozy comedy lounge with Timmy Hall and Friends. Cohost of the Donnie Simpson show on Majic 102.3 FM, the “Comic Cop” hosts a diverse combination of local and national comedians to deliver the funny. – DC Improv

Liza Treyger @ Big Hunt (18-19)

Bentzen Ball alum and BYT fave Liza Treyger returns to DC! We’re pumped. – BYT

November 21st

Revenge of Super Dank Fanfiction Orgy @ The Windup Space

Hey we hate ourselves so we’re doing this again.

The main, and only events, will be the prepared and timed fanfiction competitions. For those of you who weren’t at the previous nights here’s how that works:

People bring in fan fictions prepared ahead of time, and read/present them. The goal is 5-7 minutes when read aloud.
NOTE: Fandoms chosen by the authors for the prepared section will be on a first-come, first-served basis, so if you know what you want to write about, sign up early!

NOTE: AFTER SEVEN MINUTES, YOUR MICROPHONE WILL BE TURNED OFF, MUSIC WILL BE PLAYED, YOU WILL BE BOOED THEN PHYSICALLY REMOVED FROM THE STAGE. We’re not putting up with any 20 minute stories, or even 8 minute stories. Practice reading ahead of time and time yourself. No warnings, no exceptions.

People are given a topic for their fanfiction by us or the audience. Then they go backstage and have a TBD amount of time to write their fanfiction before they come back out and read it on stage. We’ll be doing a few different games in this style with various twists, but if you want to enter this competition bring a laptop, notebook, or whatever your preferred writing tool may be.

If you’d like to take part in either the prepared or timed competitions send an e-mail to [email protected] with your name and whether you want to do timed or prepared.


November 25th

Donnell Rawlings @ DC Improv (25-27)

Thanksgiving is a great time to see your family. And after dealing with those people for a few days, you’re gonna need a laugh. Donnell will be there to help. He started out by heckling performers at DC comedy clubs, then took the stage himself. His success as a stand-up landed him a spot on “Chappelle’s Show,” securing him a spot in pop culture history, and he became a favorite on some huge East Coast radio shows (including the WPGC morning show). Skip the Black Friday sales – the only thing you need to buy are tickets to these shows. – DC Improv

Jerrod Carmichael @ Arlington Drafthouse (25-26)

Jerrod Carmichael is an LA based standup comedian and performer originally from Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Jerrod recently wrapped Season 2 of his NBC Series The Carmichael Show which he stars in and executive produces and has been renewed for Season 3. Upcoming, Jerrod is set to star alongside Mark Wahlberg in TRANSFORMERS 5: THE LAST NIGHT. Last summer, Jerrod starred in the Nick Stoller directed Universal summer blockbuster NEIGHBORS opposite Seth Rogen and Zac Efron and his one hour stand up special “Love At The Store” directed by Spike Lee premiered in the fall of 2014 for HBO. – Arlington Drafthouse

November 30th

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