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Get Ready! Tig & BYT invite you to the 2018 Edition of The Bentzen Ball Comedy Festival!
We are back October 25-28 in Washington DC! Scroll through for all the amazing shows and events with our non-profit partners this year!


++Opening Show at Lincoln Theatre!++

The Bentzen Ball Comedy Festival Opening Night
with Phoebe Robinson & Special Guest Tig Notaro
Ticket includes a copy of Phoebe’s new book “Everything’s Trash but It’s Okay”

Oct 25th, 2018 / 5:30pm Doors / 7:00pm Show
Lincoln Theatre / 1215 U Street NW
$45 tickets ON SALE NOW
Featuring:
Phoebe Robinson / Tig Notaro

++Late Show at Lincoln Theatre!++

Smart Funny & Black
Featuring Amanda Seales (HBO Insecure)
Oct 25th, 2018 / 9:30pm Doors / 10:30pm Show
Lincoln Theatre / 1215 U Street NW
SOLD OUT
Featuring:
Amanda Seales / More TBA!

++MORNING SHOW++CreativeMornings/DCHONESTY / BENTZEN BALL EDITION feat. Marcia Belsky and Melissa Stokoski of Handmaid’s Tale: The Musical
Oct 26th, 2018 / 8:30am Doors / 9am Show
Eaton DC / 1201 K Street NW
FREE EVENT – TICKETS RELEASED MONDAY, OCT 22ND AT 10:30AM

++Early Show at Lincoln Theatre!++#ADULTING
with Michelle Buteau & Jordan Carlos
Oct 26th, 2018 / 5:30pm Doors / 6:30pm Show
Lincoln Theatre / 1215 U Street NW
$25 tickets ON SALE NOW
Featuring:
Michelle Buteau / Jordan Carlos
with special guests Tig Notaro / Sheng Wang / Amanda Seales

++Cool & Important Panel at W HOTEL DC – POV Lounge++

WHAT THEY SAID: HUMOR AND HUMAN RIGHTS
Oct 26th, 2018 / 5:30pm Doors / 6:00 Conversation
W Hotel DC – POV Lounge (rooftop) / 515 15th Street NW
FREE EVENT – RSVP RECOMMENDED
Featuring:
Cameron Esposito / Marcia Belsky / Melissa Stokoski / Arvind Ganesan of Human Rights Watch / Moderated by Linda Holmes of NPR’S Pop Culture Happy Hour / More TBA

++Late Show at Lincoln Theatre Sold Out!++

Smart Funny & Black
Featuring Amanda Seales (HBO Insecure)
Oct 26th, 2018 / 9:00pm Doors / 10:00pm Show
Lincoln Theatre / 1215 U Street NW
SOLD OUT
Featuring:
Amanda Seales / Jemele Hill / Reese Waters

++Early show at Kennedy Center!++

Off Book: The Improvised Musical Podcast
Oct 26th, 2018 / 5:00pm Doors / 6:00pm Show
The Kennedy Center Millennium Stage / 2700 F Street NW
Free
Featuring:
Jessica Mckenna / Zach Reino / More TBA

Please join Whitman-Walker Health and Bentzen Ball Talent for the 2018 Walk & 5K to End HIV. For more than 31 years, this event has helped us raise funds for our HIV-focused care and research.  Free testing offered on site. The Walk & 5K to End HIV welcomes all who wish to support. Are you interested in walking for a friend, running for your partner or just giving to help the cause? There are plenty of ways to get involved. Visit the official Walk & 5K to End HIV website today! — https://walktoendhiv.org/

++Early shows at Lincoln Sold Out!++

Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness LIVE
Oct 27th, 2018 / 12:30pm Doors / 2:00pm Show
Oct 27th, 2018 / 4:30pm Doors / 6:00pm Show
Lincoln Theatre / 1215 U Street NW
SOLD OUT

++Late Show at Lincoln Theatre!++

Cameron Esposito, Rhea Butcher, & Friends!
Oct 27th, 2018 / 8:30pm Doors / 9:30pm Show
Lincoln Theatre / 1215 U Street NW
$20 tickets ON SALE NOW
Featuring:
Cameron Esposito / Rhea Butcher / Naomi Ekgeperin / More TBA!

++FREE Show at Eaton Workshop++

Emerging Voices: Locals Showcase
Oct 27th, 2018 / 5:00pm Doors / 5:30pm Show
Eaton DC / 1201 K Street NW
FREE SHOW – RSVP RECOMMENDED

Feat. Brittany Carney / Elizabeth Norman / Denise Taylor / Naomi Karavani & more tba

++Early Show at Kennedy Center Sold Out!++

Handmaid’s Tale: The Musical
Oct 27th, 2018 / 7:00pm Doors / 7:30pm Show
The Kennedy Center Terrace Theater / 2700 F Street NW
SOLD OUT

++Late Show at Kennedy Center Sold Out!++

Handmaid’s Tale: The Musical
Oct 27th, 2018 / 9:30pm Doors / 10:00pm Show
The Kennedy Center Terrace Theater / 2700 F Street NW
SOLD OUT

++Another Early show at Kennedy Center!++

Melinda Hill
Oct 27th, 2018 / 5:00pm Doors / 6:00pm Show
The Kennedy Center Millennium Stage / 2700 F Street NW
Free
Featuring:
Melinda Hill / Jenny Questell / More TBA!

++Charity Brunch at Eaton Workshop++

Belly Laughs with Antoni Porowski & Friends! Presented by LYFT – 100% OF THE PROCEEDS TO GO TO WHITMAN-WALKER HEALTH
Oct 28th, 2018 / 10:30 doors /11 am BRUNCH
Eaton DC/ 1201 K Street NW
TICKET DETAILS RELEASED VIA LYFT CODE LOTTERY – make sure you download the app and follow @ANTONI and us on social media for the special code to enter
Featuring:
Antoni / more TBA

++Early Show at Lincoln Theatre!++

Jonathan Van Ness & Friends!
Oct 28th, 2018 / 2:30pm Doors / 4:00pm Show
Lincoln Theatre / 1215 U Street NW
SOLD OUT
Featuring:
Jonathan Van Ness / Alice Wetterlund / Zainab Johnson / Kyle June Williams / Jaboukie Young -White / & more TBA

++FREE SHOW at Eaton Workshop++
Couples Therapy Live!
Naomi Ekperigin & Andy Beckerman & guests
Oct 28th, 2018 / 4:30pm Doors / 5:00pm Show
Eaton DC / 1201 K Street NW
FREE SHOW – RSVP RECOMMENDED

++Closing Show at Lincoln Theatre!++
The Bentzen Ball Comedy Festival Closing Night!
Tig Notaro
Oct 28th, 2018 / 6:30pm Doors / 8:00pm Show
Lincoln Theatre / 1215 U Street NW
SOLD OUT

MORE SHOW ANNOUNCEMENTS ARE COMING SOON!


The Awesome 2018 Bentzen Ball Comedy Festival Non-Profit Partner:

Laughs aside, every year Bentzen Ball partners with non-profit organizations to help raise awareness, create content and support a cause we all, as humans, should stand for. It is an integral part of Bentzen Ball’s programming and we take pride in being a true “festival with purpose”. This year’s non-profit partner is Human Rights Watch, an amazing female co-founded organization impacting lives locally and globally, as well as DC’s own Whitman-Walker Health, which this year celebrates four decades of providing care to everyone with patience, kindness, humility and as much empathy as humanly possible.

       


The Awesome 2018 Media Sponsor / Supporting Partner:
(sign up for Lily Lines here)


The Bentzen Ball is supported by:


Official Transportation Partner


Official Cocktail Partner


Official Hotel Partner


Official Programming Partner


Official Programming Partner

Friends of The Ball:


Backstage Hospitality Partner


Bookselling Partner


Photobooth Partner

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