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.

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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 ever 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.

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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.

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    ComedySportz for Kidz!

    February 7 @ 2 p.m.

    An improv show for kids as young as first grade! The famous ComedySportz troupe offers good clean fun -- and your kid might even become part of the show.

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  • Gilbert Gottfried

    You're Hired! 

    JUST ADDED! The entire nation sank into a deep depression when Gilbert Gottfried was fired from this season of "The Celebrity Apprentice."

    But hope springs eternal! You can see Gilbert doing the job he was made for, May 15-17 at the Improv.