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Comedy Kumite X @ DC Improv Lounge
Eight comedians from the DMV square off in a one-night tournament. Each "match" has two comics doing five-minute sets, and the audience chooses one person to advance. Pick your favorite and cheer them to victory! The Comedy Kumite has become a DC comedy institution, featuring some of the best talent from the local scene and crowning the first ever grand champion in October 2016.
Hypnotist Flip Orley @ DC Improv
No two Flip Orley shows are the same, which is why he's been a DC Improv favorite since the 1990s. Flip uses hypnosis to turn audience members into the stars of the show. He leads volunteers through twisted scenarios, getting reactions that are almost beyond belief – and he does it all without humiliating anyone. Whether you’re on stage or watching from the audience, Flip’s show is unforgettable. And no, we weren’t hypnotized into writing this.
DeRay Davis @ DC Improv
From the South Side of Chicago, DeRay Davis has made himself into a comedic force – he puts on one of the best live shows we’ve ever seen at the Improv. He’s a presence in Hollywood, with roles in “21 Jump Street,” “Jumping the Broom” and the “Barbershop” movies, to name a few. You’ve also seen him on the MTV networks as part of “Wild n Out” and as the host of “Joking Off.” This promises to be a packed (and fantastic) weekend …
The Time Machine Roast @ Dupont Underground
The DC Improv is teaming up with Dupont Underground, a great cultural nonprofit that is transforming the old trolley station under Dupont Circle into one of Washington's coolest performance spaces. A (totally real and functioning) time machine has gone haywire, and famous people throughout history are being transported through time to the Dupont Underground. What happens when historical figures share a stage? They burn each other with hilarious jokes, just like the roasts you've seen on TV. Watch some of DC's favorite local comics get into character (and costume) to play the roles of history's most famous figures -- from musicians and scientists to emperors and warlords -- and roast each other right in front of you. The jokes might be mean, but they're never too soon.
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