THE 2017 BENTZEN BALL COMEDY FESTIVAL
Produced by BYT and curated by Tig Notaro!
Oct 26th – 29th, 2017
Washington, DC



++Opening Show at Lincoln Theatre!++

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The Bentzen Ball Comedy Festival Opening Night!
The Most Very Specialist Evening with Tig Notaro & Friends
Oct 26th, 2017 / 6:30pm Doors / 8:00pm Show
Lincoln Theatre / 1215 U Street NW

$35 tickets ON SALE NOW
$116.66 All-Access Lincoln Pass SOLD OUT

Featuring:
Tig Notaro / Seaton Smith / Greg Barris


++WOMEN IN COMEDY PANEL @ W Hotel!++

The Bentzen Ball & W Hotel DC Present
Women In The Business of Comedy Talk
w/ Tig Notaro, June Diane Raphael, Cheryl Hines (!) and Stephanie Allynne & moderated by Washington Post’s Elahe Izadi
Oct 27th, 2017
6:00pm Doors & Complimentary Drinks / 6:30pm Panel
W Hotel DC / 1515 15th Street NW

$30 Tickets on sale now (100% of proceeds go Waterkeeper Alliance)


++Show at Lincoln Theatre!++

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We’re sold out! Follow us at
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in case we’re able to release more tickets.

The Bentzen Ball Presents
How Did This Get Made Live!
Oct 27th, 2017
Howling II Screening / 6:00pm Doors / 6:30pm Show
HDTGM / 8:00pm Doors / 9:00pm Show
Lincoln Theatre / 1215 U Street NW

$35 Tickets SOLD OUT
$40 Ticket + Howling II screening SOLD OUT
$116.66 All-Access Lincoln Pass SOLD OUT

Featuring:
Paul Scheer / June Diane Raphael / Jason Mantzoukas


++Show at Nat Geo!++

National Geographic and The Bentzen Ball Present
You’re The Expert Live
Oct 27th, 2017 / 6:00pm Doors / 7:00pm Show
Grosvenor Auditorium @ Nat Geo / 1600 M Street NW

$25 Tickets ON SALE NOW

Featuring:
Chris Duffy / Aparna Nancherla / Maeve Higgins & More TBA!



++Afternoon Show at DC Improv!

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The Bentzen Ball Presents:
Jermaine Fowler + David Koechner + Rell Battle
Superior Donuts Stand-Up Tour
Oct 28th, 2017 / 3:00 pm Doors /4:00 pm Show
DC Improv / 1140 Connecticut Ave NW

$25 tickets ON SALE NOW


++Show at Kennedy Center!++

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The Bentzen Ball & The Kennedy Center Present
Poets Andrea Gibson & Amber Tamblyn
Oct 28th, 2017 / 7:00pm Doors / 7:30pm Show
Kennedy Center / Terrace Theater / 2700 F St NW

$25 Tickets ON SALE NOW

Featuring:
Andrea Gibson / Amber Tamblyn


++Show at Nat Geo!++presented-by-heineken-redo

Story District and The Bentzen Ball Comedy Festival Presents
GOING COMMANDO
Stories About Roughing It, Getting Dirty, And Flying Without a Net
Oct 28th, 2017 / 6:00pm Doors / 7:30pm Show
Grosvenor Auditorium @ Nat Geo / 1600 M Street NW

$20 Tickets ON SALE NOW
Price goes up to $25 Day Of

Featuring:
Katy Barrett goes commando on a trapeze / Pierce McManus – goes commando during the Cherry Blossom Race / Scott Hollingsworth goes commando for a honeybun / Krista Auchenbach goes commando on a paraglider / Anne Thomas goes commando with a gorilla / Edward Hurme goes commando on a very tiny, uninhabited island / Sarah Weber‘s brother goes commando in her favorite shorts / Keith Mellnick goes commando in a Ukrainian sauna


++Late Show at Lincoln!++

presented-by-heineken-redoThe Bentzen Ball Presents:
Big Terrific
with Jenny Slate, Max Silvestri, and Gabe Liedman
Oct 28th, 2017 / 9:00pm Doors / 10:00pm Show
Lincoln Theatre / 1215 U Street NW

$35 tickets ON SALE NOW
$116.66 All-Access Lincoln Pass SOLD OUT

Featuring:
Jenny SlateMax Silvestri / Gabe Liedman


++The Dick Gregory show has been canceled++
++Our condolences to the Dick Gregory family++
++The comedy world will miss you++



++Closing Show at Lincoln Theatre!++

The Bentzen Ball Presents
Al Franken: Giant of the Senate & Ira Glass: Giant of the Radio
Oct 29th, 2017 / 6:30pm Doors / 8:00pm Show
Lincoln Theatre / 1215 U Street NW

$45 Tickets SOLD OUT
$55 Tickets + copy of Al Franken, Giant of the Senate SOLD OUT
$116.66 All-Access Lincoln Pass SOLD OUT

Featuring:
Al Franken / Ira Glass / & More!


 

The Awesome 2017 Bentzen Ball Comedy Festival Non-Profit Partner:

The Awesome 2017 BYT Bentzen Ball Comedy Festival Sponsor:

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The Awesome 2017 BYT Bentzen Ball Hotel Partner:

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The Awesome DC Creative Economy Sponsor:

The Awesome 2017 BYT Bentzen Ball photobooth:

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More friends of Bentzen Ball:

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Click Al’s face for photos from the 2016 Bentzen Ball Comedy Festival:

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ALSO
Support our friends / Bentzen Ball alums over at The Found Footage Festival with their GoFundMe campaign:

Chop & Steele Need Your Help! from Found Footage Festival on Vimeo.