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Wednesday, 06 July 2016 15:57

Comedy Kumite 7: Dylan Meyer

We started doing Comedy Kumite stand-up tournaments in 2015, and on August 12 we hold the SEVENTH edition. For one of the comics, it'll be lucky number seven ... but which one? We're using this space to help you GET TO KNOW THEM!


Dylan Meyer


 

Dylan Meyer NICKNAME: D-BO

PERSON WHO KILLED MY TEACHER: This economy, am I right folks?

INSPIRATIONAL HISTORICAL FIGURE I LOOK UP TO: Justin Bieber

FIGHTING FOR TRUTH, JUSTICE AND: Free guac

PREFERRED METHOD TO PSYCH OUT OPPONENTS: Extremely poor performance, sexually

Wednesday, 06 July 2016 14:52

Comedy Kumite 7: Kasha Patel

We started doing Comedy Kumite stand-up tournaments in 2015, and on August 12 we hold the SEVENTH edition. For one of the comics, it'll be lucky number seven ... but which one? We're using this space to help you GET TO KNOW THEM!


Kasha Patel


 

Kasha Patel NICKNAME: Buckwheat. People find out Kasha is a type of buckwheat and start calling me by my grain name.

PERSON WHO KILLED MY TEACHER: I don't know, but they probably pronounce GIF with a soft g. Monster.

INSPIRATIONAL HISTORICAL FIGURE I LOOK UP TO: anyone taller than 5'6"

FIGHTING FOR TRUTH, JUSTICE AND: the pursuit of a new nickname

PREFERRED METHOD TO PSYCH OUT OPPONENTS: singing the wrong lyrics to their favorite song

Wednesday, 06 July 2016 14:48

Comedy Kumite 7: Tim Miller

We started doing Comedy Kumite stand-up tournaments in 2015, and on August 12 we hold the SEVENTH edition. For one of the comics, it'll be lucky number seven ... but which one? We're using this space to help you GET TO KNOW THEM!


Tim Miller


 

Tim Miller NICKNAME: Shooter

PERSON WHO KILLED MY TEACHER: Donald Trump

INSPIRATIONAL HISTORICAL FIGURE I LOOK UP TO: Mark Cuban

FIGHTING FOR TRUTH, JUSTICE AND: The pursuit of the "Hustle"

PREFERRED METHOD TO PSYCH OUT OPPONENTS: Lightening the mood with jokes

Wednesday, 06 July 2016 12:31

Comedy Kumite 7: Jimmy Meritt

We started doing Comedy Kumite stand-up tournaments in 2015, and on August 12 we hold the SEVENTH edition. For one of the comics, it'll be lucky number seven ... but which one? We're using this space to help you GET TO KNOW THEM!


Jimmy Meritt


 

Jimmy Meritt NICKNAME: The Iron Microphone

PERSON WHO KILLED MY TEACHER: My teacher was killed by an unknown assailant. Above his corpse, written in blood, was the phrase "Find me at Kumite". Since then, I've dedicated my life to traveling from town to town, entering every city's Kumite until I can find and avenge my master.

INSPIRATIONAL HISTORICAL FIGURE I LOOK UP TO: Conan the Barbarian, hero of the Hyborion Age

FIGHTING FOR TRUTH, JUSTICE AND: Red Meat

PREFERRED METHOD TO PSYCH OUT OPPONENTS: I post socially relevant blog entries criticizing potentially problematic material in their acts.

Wednesday, 06 July 2016 00:00

Headliner of State: Millard Fillmore

The search for the funniest president continues! Some presidents weren't all that funny in life ... but thanks to Twitter, they're cracking people up in death.

Yes, there are people out there using Twitter to assume the identity of dead presidents. And one of the funniest accounts is tied to one of the most obscure presidents, Millard Fillmore. Evan Marcus and Ira Lieman started @fillmoremillard in 2009 to speak on behalf of a guy who is six feet under the Buffalo tundra.

Who are they? Why are they doing this? What do they think of the actual Millard? And can we somehow hook them up with Alec Baldwin? All these answers and more on a fascinating and funny edition of Headliner of State!

The @fillmoremillard Twitter feed

Millard Fillmore and You (video)

Fillmore's Buffalo home

MUSIC: Hail Columbia, "Off to Buffalo" by Fletcher Henderson and His Orchestra, "Mason Flyer" by Lucky Millinder and His Orchestra

Tuesday, 05 July 2016 09:26

Your Options (July 7-10)

DeRay DavisJuly Fourth is over. ON TO THE NEXT PARTY.

We've got lots of stuff happening at the club this week, but advance sales have been good. So here's what's available as of today (July 5).

  • Frank Caliendo (July 7-9): The five scheduled shows with Frank are currently sold out. There's an outside chance some extra tickets might be released later in the week, but we're not sure yet ... listen to Frank on the radio this week. (He sits in with the Junkies on 106.7 on Thursday morning.)
  • Doug Benson (July 10): This is "Dab Day," so there's a special 4:20 showtime. Right now we have 19 tickets left and this will definitely sell out. So if you want to go, get your seats ASAP.
  • Comedy School Showcase (July 8): A showcase of comedy school grads in our lounge. Tickets are $10 and there are about 20 seats left. (The lounge seats 60.)
  • DMV showcase (July 9): Some excellent local comics in the 60-seat lounge. This show right now has the most availability. Tickets are $17.
Tuesday, 05 July 2016 09:19

Just added: Donnell Rawlings

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:

Thursday, 30 June 2016 10:42

(almost) SOLD OUT

DeRay DavisCelebrate America's birthday by getting yourself a present. Specifically, tickets to one of these shows, before they sell out. Lounge is 60 seats, main showroom is 285:

  • DeRay Davis (June 30-July 3): Five of the 10 shows are already sold out (Friday 7, Friday 9, Saturday 7, Saturday 9, Sunday 7:30). Only about 50 seats left for the Thursday 7:30, and all the late shows are filling up fast ...
  • Frank Caliendo (July 7-9): Three of the fives shows are sold out (Thursday, Friday 7:30, Saturday 7:30). There are only 8 seats left for the Saturday 9:45, and even the Friday 9:45 is getting close to sold out with just 80 seats left.
  • Doug Benson (July 10): There are 56 seats remaining for this special Sunday afternoon show (4:20 start time) with Doug. Celebrate Dab Day in style ...
  • John Witherspoon (July 14-17): Now only about 75 seats left for the Saturday 7:30 show with Pops.
  • Gary Owen (July 21-24): The Saturday 7 is sold out. Not far behind: Both the Friday 9 and the Saturday 9 have about 75 tickets left. 
  • Dave Attell (September 16-18): The Saturday 7:30 show has 100 seats left, and the Saturday 9:45 is half full.

And the following shows are entirely sold out ...

Thursday, 30 June 2016 10:34

Liberal Rednecks Redux

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.

Thursday, 30 June 2016 09:22

Just added: November / December edition

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

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