Info | DC IMPROV | Comedy Club, Restaurant, Bar, School N.W. Washington D.C.

Welcome to the DC Improv

... 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 opened its doors 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!

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The DC Improv Newsletter

Get updates on headliners, comedy classes, special events and more!


Frequently Asked Questions

Ticketing policies, arrival times, why the sky is blue, what it all means, why birds suddenly appear every time you are near, etc.


How to Get Here

Ride through the desert until you get to the singing bush. Then say the chant and fire three shots in the air to summon the Invisible Swordsman ...


Food and Drink Menu

If you're gonna be merry, you might as well eat and drink, right?


Performing at the DC Improv

Booking procedures and open mic nights.


DC Improv History

Budd, Mark and a tradition of laughter.