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 Mailing List

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


Frequently Asked Questions

Ticketing policies, common showtimes, 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.

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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.

  • Corey Holcomb

    Corey Holcomb 

    Right now, you can see Corey in "The Wedding Ringer." This summer, you can see him on stage at the DC Improv.

    Corey throws down brutally funny commentary on relationships and romance, and we're amped to have him back May 28-31.

  • 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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  • 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.