This Week at the DC Improv ...

Tom Papa

January 29-31 (Thursday-Saturday)

SPECIAL EVENT! Why build your weekend around deflated balls when we've got one of the best observational comics in the business? Tom is a star of the big screen, the small screen, the comedy stage and satellite radio -- his friendly, funny (and mildly demented) style shines through in every format.

Consider the company Tom keeps. He was hand-picked by Jerry Seinfeld to host "The Marriage Ref" a few years back, and he helped write "Bee Movie." He has worked with Steven Soderbergh on "The Knick," "The Informant," and "Behind the Candelabra." He's even tight with Rob Zombie. Tom voiced the lead character in Rob's animated feature "The Haunted World of El Superbeasto," and Rob directed one of Tom's stand-up specials.

Tom's a regular on "Conan," "The Tonight Show" and "Late Night." He hosts his own interview show on SiriusXM called "Come to Papa." And believe us, he's one of the best stand-ups you can see live.

Tom Papa

DC Comedy Showcase

January 31 at 8 p.m. (Saturday)

Lots of great stand-ups got their start in Washington. This is your chance to see the stars up tomorrow up close in our intimate 60-seat lounge showroom. This show is hosted by Elahe Izadi, and it features Isaac Hirsch, Mike Finazzo, Dana Fleitman, Rallo Boykins and Rahmein Mostafavi.

Lounge SHow

Next Week ...

John Heffron

February 5-8 (Thursday-Sunday)

Midwestern, blue-collar and funny as hell. Years ago, John Heffron swore he’d never get a job that required physical labor. It took a lot of hard work to keep that promise, but it's working out great. A Detroit native, John got national attention when he won the second season of “Last Comic Standing” on NBC, and he's been a fixture on the comedy scene every since.

John Heffron

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  • Todd Glass


    You can't stop Todd Glass, and we're not even sure if you can contain him. Todd was an alt-comedy superstar even before the Internet, and he's still going strong.

    And oh yeah, he's back on our stage April 2-4. That's Easter week, so insert your miracle joke here.

  • Loni Love

    All Aboard!

    JUST ADDED! The Love Train is coming back to the DC Improv. Loni Love is returning to our stage as a co-host of "The Real," Fox's daytime talk show. That's also her dishing out relationship advice on "Ellen." And while she's awesome on daytime TV, you really gotta see her live at night. Loni performs May 7-9.

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    Tom Rhodes

    February 12-15

    Planning your Valentine's weekend, and not looking to pop any questions? We've got you covered. Tom Rhodes is perfect for a fun, affordable and memorable night on the town.

  • John Heffron

    Middle Class Funny 

    Detroit native John Heffron has a blue-collar (and hilarious) vibe -- his everyman, Midwestern appeal helped him win "Last Comic Standing 2" and prove that comedy doesn't just live on the coasts.

    He's back on our stage February 5-8. Be there!

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