The Other Side: Headliner News
Sometimes it's the simple things. Ron Funches, who headlines the club August 25-28, is also a voice actor in the "Trolls" movie coming out November 4. That's why he's appearing in the video for "Can't Stop the Feeling," the Justin Timberlake song that's on the "Trolls" soundtrack. The video has lots of celebs in it from that movie, but there's also a clip of just Ron's dancing. Enjoy.
You have your Thanksgiving traditions, and we're guessing you can't invite the entire comedy club to join you. But we have ours too, and you are more than welcome to hang out. Donnell Rawlings has been headlining the club on Thanksgiving weekend for five or six years in a row, and he'll be back once again in 2016. Donnell is a DC area native who went to school at TC Williams in Alexandria. He started out doing comedy in DC before hitting it big on Chappelle's Show and other projects. Check him out:
Last night we had the DC Improv debut of the wellRED Comedy Tour, three stand-ups who proudly describe themselves as "liberal rednecks." The place was packed - sold out on a Wednesday!
Their tour is taking them around the country, but they will be back in December. They'll be here at the club again on December 11, about a month after the election. So you know there will be some new stuff to talk about. If you missed out last night, here are a few pics ... and tickets are on sale now for the December date.
We're all about advance planning at the Improv, so we added FOUR new headliners to our fall calendar this week. Here's the breakdown:
November 10-13: Tommy Davidson
November 17-20: Bob Marley
December 1-4: Orny Adams
December 9-10: Christina Pazsitzky
Adam Ferrara is currently bringing joy to the car-loving masses, as a new season of the American "Top Gear" unspools on History. He's great at wrecking cars, but we think he's even better on stage ... and we'll have him back November 3-6. Your obligatory samples:
Deon Cole recorded his new Comedy Central special, "Cole Blooded Seminar," at the Lincoln Theater back in February. (Right after doing a special tune-up show at the Improv.) We've got him back for a full weekend this fall, as he headlines October 27-30. Great writing, cool delivery ... here's a preview:
The big man is coming back! Lavell tore it up for a bunch of shows back in December 2015. We get him a few weeks earlier in 2016 -- he'll be headlining October 14-16. If memory serves, every show sold out last time, so this is probably one of those "plan ahead" weekends. Here's a peek:
It's gonna be BUSY this week at the club, as Chris D'Elia makes his DC Improv headlining debut. The original seven shows are sold out, so if you want to see Chris you're looking at late shows ... Friday 11, Saturday 11 and Sunday 9. Here are a few clips to entertain you as you work out the late-night logistics ...