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Tuesday, 20 September 2016 00:00

Just added: Chingo Bling

Back in April, we saw the DC Improv debut of Chingo Bling -- a social media superstar with a huge following, especially in Latino communities. The club was sold out. We're happy to announce that round two takes place in one month. Chingo is back on October 23 (a Sunday night) with a 7 p.m. show. Tickets on sale now.

Here are a few of Chingo's YouTube sketches. (Some of the sketches are in Spanish, but the stand-up show is in English.)

Wednesday, 21 September 2016 10:32

DCI Update: September 21

Marlon Wayans

This week's shows ...

We're kicking off our week with a "Five for $5" showcase on Thursday. That's five excellent local comedians, admission price $5. Simple, right?

For the weekend, we've got Hollywood in the house ... Marlon Wayans headlines Friday through Sunday. A bunch of these are already sold out, so if you don't have tickets yet you're looking at late late shows (11 p.m. Friday/Saturday) and maybe a 9 p.m. Sunday if that gets added.

Brian McDaniel on the podcast

Last Friday we posted an interview with Brian McDaniel, who headlines the lounge showroom November 12. He's from PG County (specifially, Bowie), and he went on to fame and fortune working for "TMZ." He's doing stand-up and a bunch of other projects now, and he gave his some cool perspective on all of it ...

Chingo Bling returns

We filled a hole on our October calendar with the return of Chingo Bling. He sold out the club on April 20, and he'll be back on Sunday, October 23. Tickets are on sale now and he added a VIP tier this time around, so if you're a big fan it's probably a good idea to hop on that sooner rather than later.

 

 

Friday, 16 September 2016 15:15

Episode 60: Brian McDaniel brings it home

For eight years, Brian was one of the funniest guys on "TMZ." But the last few years, he's been branching out from that gig to acting, parenting, AND stand-up comedy.

The PG County native talks to us about his very eclectic and very cool career in the entertainment industry. Have a listen, then come to the DC Improv lounge on November 12 to see Brian headline.

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Wednesday, 21 September 2016 12:00

(almost) SOLD OUT

Marlon WayansEveryone buys lottery tickets in advance, and most of those are worthless. But if you buy comedy tickets in advance, guaranteed pay-out. Also, you don't feel like a jackass when the show you wanted to see sells out. Here are the shows that are filling up or already full. Lounge is 60 seats, main showroom is 285:

And the following shows are entirely sold out ...

Wednesday, 14 September 2016 11:12

Kumite Champions: Sean Savoy

On October 9, past winners of our "Comedy Kumite" stand-up tournaments return to the club for a Tournament of Champions. That means you're getting the best local comics, duking it out for the grand prize (and the title of grand champion). If you love the DMV scene, you will be there ... For now, get to know your gladiators!


Sean Savoy (Kumite 3 Champion)


 

Sean Seavoy Nickname: Lickety Spliff

Spent Previous Kumite Winnings On: My niece

Along With Comedy, Also The Best At: Photo Graphics

Strangest Part of Training Regimen: The dancing I do while training

Victory Party Will Be Held At: My Batcave

Wednesday, 14 September 2016 10:41

Classing Up the Joint

Our fall semester kicks off this week at the DC Improv Comedy School ... and since those classes are mostly full, we look ahead to the next round. We posted four new sections of improv classes today, so here's a summary of what's currently available.

For beginners: These classes might be the best starting point for people looking to get on stage for the first time.

We also have advanced classes for people who have some knowledge of improv and want to go a little deeper. 

 

Monday, 12 September 2016 18:26

Kumite Champions: Jamel Johnson

On October 9, past winners of our "Comedy Kumite" stand-up tournaments return to the club for a Tournament of Champions. That means you're getting the best local comics, duking it out for the grand prize (and the title of grand champion). If you love the DMV scene, you will be there ... For now, get to know your gladiators!


Jamel Johnson (Kumite 5.2 Champion)


 

Jamel Johnson Nickname: The Prodigal Bun

Spent Previous Kumite Winnings On: Moon Boots

Along With Comedy, Also The Best At: Wearing Moon Boots

Strangest Part of Training Regimen: Moon Boots in the club

Victory Party Will Be Held At: Cava: Columbia Heights

Monday, 12 September 2016 18:11

DCI Update: September 12

Dave Attell

The week ahead ...

All kinds of stuff is happening at the club this week. We have "free Thursday," with the open mic night and another edition of Happy Hour Trivia. Then Dave Attell takes over the main showroom Friday through Saturday. (The only tickets left for Dave are on Sunday night.)

But wait, there's more! We've got showcases in the 60-seat lounge. On Friday, talent that started in the DMV takes the stage. On Saturday, some rising stars from New York City are making their way down I-95 for two shows. All the showcases are $17, so between that and the Thursday stuff, lots of easily affordable shows this week.

A chat with Tony Perkins

Check out The Other Side podcast tomorrow (9/13) for our chat with Tony Perkins, the Fox 5 anchor who's bringing his podcast back to our lounge on October 8. Tony tells us all kinds of stuff about his decade as a stand-up comedian.

Marlon Wayans show added

Last year we did 8 total shows with Marlon Wayans. He's back next week (9/23 - 9/25) and the five originally scheduled shows are almost sold out. So today we added an 11 p.m. show for Friday night. As the added shows fill up, there might be more to come ... keep checking our social media feeds for the latest.

 

Tuesday, 13 September 2016 00:00

Episode 59: Tony Perkins laughs it up

You know Tony Perkins from his work on Fox 5 and "Good Morning America." You've heard him on "The Tony Perkins Show" podcast, which tapes live at the Improv on October 8.

But did you know that Tony worked for a decade as a stand-up comedian? He stops into the Improv to tell us about his experiences on the comedy stage -- and whether he'll ever do it again.

Friday, 09 September 2016 00:00

Kumite Champions: Wendy Wroblewski

On October 9, past winners of our "Comedy Kumite" stand-up tournaments return to the club for a Tournament of Champions. That means you're getting the best local comics, duking it out for the grand prize (and the title of grand champion). If you love the DMV scene, you will be there ... For now, get to know your gladiators!


Wendy Wroblewski (Kumite 7.1 Champion)


 

Wendy Wroblewski Nickname: The Beyonce of Comedy

Spent Previous Kumite Winnings On: Peaches and nectarines

Along With Comedy, Also The Best At: Pointing out what's wrong with you

Strangest Part of Training Regimen: Laying face down in a ditch

Victory Party Will Be Held At: My mountain-top mansion. Required attire: top hat, cape, hawk.

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