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For four nights starting TONIGHT D.C. will be 30+ Bentzen Ball comics richer. Tig, Jonathan, Phoebe, Amanda, Michelle, Rhea, Cameron, Melinda and more funny people will perform in the evening and sometimes during the day (do you have your tickets? there’s not a lot of tickets left). They will not be performing all the time though. They will be doing things that people like doing. They will be eating. They will be drinking. They will be hanging out and maybe even doing yoga. They will most likely be doing those things at the following places. If you see someone, be cool.


Sweetgreen is our official backstage hospitality partner because quality, healthy, filling salads with plenty of vegan and glutenfree options is what quality comedians eat these days.

W Hotel DC

The comics are staying at the W. Double the sights.

These bars around Lincoln Theatre:

Do you like drinking and helping people at the same time? Then get into the Bentzen Ball spirits and check out Nellie’s, Destination Wedding, Service Bar and Archipelago this weekend, in partnership with our official cocktail sponsor, Smirnoff! Enjoy a drink before and after each of our shows and a $1 of each drink will go to our non-profit partners Whitman-Walker Health or Human Rights Watch.

Eaton DC

Some of the talent is staying here too, and we have a lot of our cool, free events here – so be on the look-out for spontaneous sightings.


Lyft is our official transportation partner this year (and if you took it this week, you MAY HAVE won a chance to have brunch with Antoni from Queer eye), so you never know who may be getting in as you are getting out and vice versa.


Every year, sightseeing is a very important part of the festival journey: from Washington Monument to Library of Congress, to Smithsonians and Artechouse – be on the look-out.