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Frequently Asked Questions

Address

1140 Connecticut Avenue N.W. Washington DC, 20036 | directions
phone 202.296.7008 | fax 202.466.7282 | This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Box Office Hours (standard)*

Mondays - Closed
Tuesday - Friday 10 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Saturday 12 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Sunday 12 p.m. to 11 p.m.
*Due to Scheduling, we are not always open on these nights.

Show Times (standard)

Mondays - Closed
Tuesday - Thursday 8 p.m.
Friday and Saturday 8 p.m. & 10:30 p.m.
Sunday 8:00 p.m.
*Due to Scheduling, we are not always open on these nights.

How To Purchase Tickets Tickets can be purchased over the phone or online with LaughStub Ticketing with the following credit cards: Visa, American Express, or MasterCard. There is a $3.50 service charge per ticket over the phone or online. Tickets are also available at the Box Office (no service fees apply in person) located inside The DC Improv. All pre-purchased tickets will be made available at the will call window the night of the performance.

Showroom Seating All early shows (Tues-Sun at 8:00 p.m.) are first come first serve for seating. Doors open 90 minutes prior to show time. Late shows on Fridays and Saturdays at 10:30 p.m. are assigned seating according to reservation number (earlier you purchase tickets, better seats you will have). Seating begins at 10:00 p.m. for late shows. Tickets can be picked up starting at 9:30 p.m. Due to crowd and noise control for all shows, large groups will not be seated in the front 2 rows.

Dress Code The dress is casual.

Minimum Age All shows are 18 and over.

Two Item Minimum All shows require a two item minimum per person in the showroom. This can be any combination of food, drinks, coffee or dessert. All early shows offer dinner entrees, appetizers and drinks (Tues-Sun at 8:00 p.m.). Late shows on Fridays and Saturdays at 10:30 p.m. offer only appetizers and drinks. Check our Menu!

Email Newsletter To make sure our email updates are delivered to your inbox, please add This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to your email Address Book. Join our email newsletter to be informed about exciting new acts, promotions and other opportunities at The DC Improv, Join our Email List!

T-shirts & Hats DC Improv Logo Merchandise is available at the club or online. All Improv logo merchandise will entitle you to FREE admission at The DC Improv every Sunday or Tuesday we are open until the end of time (Special Events excluded)!
Buy them at the Improv Store!

Gift Certificates Give the gift of laughter! Certificates may be purchased at any time over the phone, online or in person and may be made out for any denomination. The certificates may be used for tickets and/or food and drink inside the showroom. To redeem a gift certificate, please call us at 202.296.7008 or stop by the club and make a reservation. Gift certificates are not redeemable online.

Accessibility The DC Improv is handicapped accessible. Please enter through the lobby of 1140 Connecticut Avenue and take the elevator down to the basement level to access the club.

Metro/Direction The DC Improv is only 1/2 block from the Farragut North Metro Station on the Red Line, one stop away from Metro Center. The metro is open until midnight every weekday and until 3:00 a.m. every Friday and Saturday. When exiting towards L street walk straight up Connecticut Avenue towards Dupont Circle (we are located on the left hand side). When exiting towards K Street, turn around walking up Connecticut towards Dupont Circle (we are located on the left hand side). From the Farragut West Metro Station, exit out towards 17th Street and we are 2-3 blocks up Connecticut Avenue North. The DC Improv is adjacent to Ann Taylor and Colonial Parking Garage. Click here for specific driving directions.

Parking Street There is metered parking Monday-Saturdays ($2 an hour). Please read stickers on meters for exact times as it varies street to street. Meters are free on Sundays.

Garage Parking There is a Colonial parking lot next door at 1140 Connecticut Avenue that is $11.00 after 5pm. Effective August 5, 2013 the new hours are:
Mon-Wed from 7am-8pm
Thurs-Fri from 7am-2am
Saturday from 5pm-2am
Sunday Closed

There is a PMI parking lot at 1725 DeSales Street located 1 1/2 blocks away that is open 24/7. For a full list of surrounding garages and hours click here:

Open Mic Night If you are interested in consideration for performance time on our DC Improv Open Mic please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Web submissions only. Please no phone calls. Additional information what to submit is here

Party Packages and Group Rates We do not offer any discounted group rate for tickets. However, there are a variety of packages available for our comedy shows. Just give us a call a (202) 296-7008 with the specifics (date, how many people, and food/drink requirements) and we will fill you in on all of the options.
Click here to see sample rates!

The DC Improv Comedy Lounge The DC Improv launched a second room in fall of 2006. The lounge is home to our comedy school classes plus special intimate engagements featuring both local and national comedians. The lounge is available to rent for private functions, corporate meetings or various comedy shows. If you are attending a Comedy Lounge Show, the entrance is located inside The DC Improv Comedy Club. Upon arrival you will see a frosted glass door in front of our ticket booth which will lead into the Lounge. Pre-purchased tickets will wait for you at the will call window for pick-up the evening of the show. Find out more here!

Room Rental & Hiring a Comic The showroom at the DC Improv holds up to 300 people and is available for daytime or nighttime rentals with or without a comedy show. We also can bring a comedian to any outside location. If you have any questions please contact The DC Improv Talent and Management Agency at (202) 296-7008 or Find out more here!

Frequent Laughter Card If you would like info on our Frequent Laughter card, which allows you to receive a free ticket after the purchase of ten tickets, click here!

Smoking Effective January 1st, 2007, The DC Improv Comedy Club is completely non-smoking in all areas; including showroom, lobby and new lounge.

Comedian Booking Procedures If you are a comedian interested in working at The DC Improv, please refer to Booking Procedures

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Driving Directions to the DC Improv

The Improv is located at 1140 Connecticut Ave., N.W., in Washington, DC. (Between L & M Street) Need A Map or Driving Directions? Click here!

From Virginia via 395 North (Directions good for travel from National Airport/GW Parkway North/Alexandria/Arlington/Crystal City/Stafford/Fredericksburg)

395/14th Street Bridge
14th St. Bridge to K St.
Left on K St.
At 17th St. get onto access road running parallel to K St. (Can't turn onto Connecticut Ave. from main roadway)
Access road will force you to turn right onto Connecticut Ave.
1 1/2 blocks on the left (between L & M Street)
From Virginia via I-66/Roosevelt Bridge (Directions good for travel from Falls Church/Manassas/Tyson's Corner/Fairfax/Dulles)

Take 66 East into Washington
Take "E" Street exit off of Roosevelt Bridge
Follow "E" Street to 18th Street
Make a left onto 18th Street
Make a right onto "L" Street
One block to Connecticut Ave. - make a left
1/2 block on the left (between L & M Street)
From Maryland via Rockville/I-270 and 495 North (Directions good for travel from Fredrick/Rockville)

Take Rockville/I-270 until splits into 495 North
495 North aka Beltway to Connecticut Ave. exit towards Chevy Chase
Make a left at the light and continue down Connecticut Avenue about 10-12 miles.
Follow Connecticut Avenue through Chevy Chase and Dupont Circle
The DC Improv is on the left (between L & M Street)
From Maryland via Suitland Parkway

Andrews Air Force Base
Suitland Parkway to Pennsylvania Ave.
Make a right on 14th Street.
14th St. Bridge to K St.
Left on K St.
At 17th St. get onto access road running parallel to K St. (Can't turn onto Connecticut Ave. from main roadway)
Access road will force you to turn right onto Connecticut Ave.
1 1/2 blocks on the left (between L & M Street)
From Rockville/Bethesda via Wisconsin Avenue

Take Rout 355 to Wisconsin Avenue in Bethesda (355 turns into Wisconsin Ave)
Follow Wisconsin Avenue through Chevy Chase and Tenleytown
Make a left on Garfield (after National Catherdral)
Take first right on Mass Avenue
Go through 2 traffic circles, at 2nd circle stay in outside lanes
1/3 around circle bear right onto Connecticut Avenue
The DC Improv is on the left (between L & M Street)
From Baltimore and Annapolis via 295

295 South (Baltimore/Washington Parkway)
Follow onto 50 West
50 West will turn into New York Avenue
At 7th Street, New York Ave turns into Massachusetts Avenue - continue straight
At 16th Street follow 1/2 way around traffic circle
Bear right onto M Street
Take a left into Connecticut Avenue
The DC Improv is on the right (between L & M Street)
From Baltimore via 95 South

Take 95 South
Merge onto 495 West (the Beltway)
495 aka Beltway follow to Connecticut Ave. exit towards Chevy Chase
Make a left at the light and continue down Connecticut Avenue about 10-12 miles.
Follow Connecticut Avenue through Chevy Chase and Dupont Circle
The DC Improv is on the left (between L & M Street)

HOW TO SIGN UP:
If you are interested in consideration for performance time on our DC Improv Open Mic please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Web submissions only. Please no phone calls.

About The DC Improv


Welcome to The DC Improv Comedy Club & Restaurant, the nation's No. 1 venue for all your comedy needs. We feature national touring headliners and local celebrities in two showrooms, while also serving as a full restaurant, a bar and a comedy school. The DC Improv launched in 1992, showcasing newcomers Ellen DeGeneres, Dave Chappelle and Brian Regan. Today, we continue to house the best talent in the business. We'll see you at the show!

Book your party at the DC Improv Comedy Club or hire a comedian for your private event -- the Improv is the perfect venue for any occasion. The club can be rented out as a unique environment for all types of events. A comedian from The DC Improv Talent & Management Agency makes a great addition to your special event.

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