Purge: Erection Year
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
Ricky Velez @ Drafthouse DC (3-5)
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!!
7PM – VACATION FROM HELL
A clip show that will make you glad you’re in Baltimore right now.
8PM – HARD TICKET TO HAWAII
(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
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 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
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
Capital Laughs Presents: Election Eve – A Free Comedy Show @ The Passenger
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
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:
Pearl Rose Hood
and music from:
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
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)
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.
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)
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)
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 Giant, The 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
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
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
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.
KARAOKE TO FOLLOW
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
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