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October 16, 2017

DCI Update: October 16


Showcase

This Week at the Club

Our five shows with Gad Elmaleh are sold out, but you have a lot of opportunities to go local. On Wednesday we have our free-admission open mic night in the main showroom. On Friday, you can see an excellent lineup of five DMV stand-ups in the lounge showroom. And on Saturday, the lounge has kid-friendly ComedySportz improv at 7:30, followed by an 18+ improv show at 9:45. Tickets are $17 for the showcase and $15 for improv shows.

New Shows

We recently announced the return of Rockin' Mic Night, a show that combines comedy and karaoke. You'll hear jokes and a song from five different performers, and then audience members get to sing with the HariKaraoke Band. That will be in the big showroom on November 19. We have also scheduled our first DC Improv debut for 2018. Andrew Schulz will headline the big room January 18-21.

Comedy School

We run a lot of Beginning Improv classes each year ... and we've reached the final one for 2017. The only available section starts on November 5. It meets Sundays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. If you want to take the plunge, or if you have a friend who might, here's the link.

 

October 11, 2017

Low Ticket Warning


Dave Attell Your mother always told you to get tickets in advance. Don't you love your mother? DON'T YOU? Here are events that are heading toward sold out. The lounge is 60 seats, main showroom is 285:

The following shows are entirely sold out:

 

October 10, 2017

DCI Update: October 10


Matthew Broussard

This Week at the Club

It's another busy week in the happiest basement in the navy. We have two sold out shows with Jess Hilarious on Wednesday. (They're entirely sold old, so stop asking.) DC Science Comedy is bringing in headliner Matthew Broussard for a show on Thursday night. And Dave Attell will headline the main showroom Friday through Sunday. Dave only has Sunday tickets available at this point.

In our lounge, we have a DMV Showcase on Friday night, and then two shows with Ryan Conner on Saturday to close out our "Next Wave" series. Ryan is recommended to you by Wanda Sykes. All lounge shows this weekend are $17.

Grand Champions!

Last Friday, we hosted the Comedy Kumite Tournament of Champions, versions 2.1 and 2.2. Eight former winners of our signature stand-up tournament came to the main showroom and competed against each other for comedic supremacy. The early show was won by Cerrome Russell, and the late show was won by Dylan Meyer. They join Rahmein Mostafavi as the world's only Comedy Kumite Grand Champions.

New Shows

You can see the next edition of The Time Machine Roast on November 29. We have also added a late show for the 85 South Comedy Show on December 10. And in 2018 news, you can see Godfrey back on our stage February 8-11.

 

October 4, 2017

Low Ticket Warning


Roy Wood Jr. In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue so that one day you could buy comedy tickets well in advance. Here are shows that are sold out or heading that way. The lounge is 60 seats, main showroom is 285:

The following shows are entirely sold out:

 

October 4, 2017

DCI Update: October 4


Roy Wood Jr.

Comedy Kumite Matchups (this Friday)

Yes, the world's greatest comedy competition is almost here! On Friday we're hosting the second ever Comedy Kumite Tournament of Champions, where past winners of kumite events come back to fight for the title of Grand Champion. Heres are the first-round matchups for each seating:
 
7:30 SHOW
  • Match 1: Sinbazo v. Riley
  • Match 2: Miller v. Meyer
  • Match 3: Wroblewski v. Benoit
  • Match 4: Himmelfarb v. Russell
9:45 SHOW
  • Match 1: Russell v. Benoit
  • Match 2: Wroblewski v. Himmelfarb
  • Match 3: Sinbazo v. Miller
  • Match 4: Riley v. Meyer
 

New Shows

If you want to skip winter and start planning spring, go for it. Bob Marley (the pride of Maine) returns to the Improv March 8-11. And Brad Williams will be back at the club March 15-18.

 

October 3, 2017

Comedy Kumite Champs: Pat Riley


Tim Miller

It's the best of the best! Eight past winners of the Improv's "Comedy Kumite" tournaments are returning to the club October 6 for a Tournament of Champions. Get to know your gladiators!

Name: Pat "Sweet Sugar" Riley

I shall strike down my opponents with the fury of ... a Juggalo protest

Spent all my past Kumite winnings on: imports and exports

Industry I plan to conquer next: Competitive Sign Spinning

My kung fu teacher's dying words: "You still owe us tuition."

Entertainment booked for my victory party: Billy. Fucking. Ocean.

 

October 2, 2017

DCI Update: October 2


Roy Wood Jr.

This Week at the Club

To put it politely, we've got a ****load of stuff at the club this week. We have $10 shows Wednesday through Friday: The Time Machine Roast on 10/4, Porkchop Volcano improv and a stand-up class graduation on 10/5, and a Comedy School showcase on 10/6. There's a $15 stand-up tournament in the main showroom Friday, as the Comedy Kumite Tournament of Champions returns. We have Roy Wood Jr. headlining the main room on Saturday and Sunday, with tickets at $25 a pop. And there's a $17 DMV showcase in the lounge on Saturday night.

New Ticketing System

We're also happy to report the transition to a new ticketing system. If you bought tickets with the old system, you're still fine -- you probably got a confirmation e-mail letting you know that your tickets have been moved to the new system. But if you have any questions or concerns, give us a call (202-296-7008 x0). We're happy to check on the status of your order.

 

October 2, 2017

Comedy Kumite Champs: Tim Miller


Tim Miller

It's the best of the best! Eight past winners of the Improv's "Comedy Kumite" tournaments are returning to the club October 6 for a Tournament of Champions. Get to know your gladiators!

Name: Tim "Mr. Truth" Miller

I shall strike down my opponents with the fury of ... a million raccoon fists

Spent all my past Kumite winnings on: Bit O Honey

Industry I plan to conquer next: Fuel

My kung fu teacher's dying words: "Kill them if they don't laugh"

Entertainment booked for my victory party: Mo Rocca book reading

Twitter: @TimDamone

 

September 29, 2017

Comedy Kumite Champs: Dylan Meyer


Dylan Meyer

It's the best of the best! Eight past winners of the Improv's "Comedy Kumite" tournaments are returning to the club October 6 for a Tournament of Champions. Get to know your gladiators!

Name: Dylan Meyer AKA Billy Throb Thornton

I shall strike down my opponents with the fury of ... A phone call from your mom when you're in a rush

Spent all my past Kumite winnings on: Sensible meals

Industry I plan to conquer next: Shower pizza

My kung fu teacher's dying words: "Huh, I guess I'm actually NOT allergic to pineap-"

Entertainment booked for my victory party: Just going to play "Despacito" on repeat until everyone leaves my apartment

Twitter: @Your_Boy_Dylan

 

September 27, 2017

Low Ticket Warning


Moshe Kasher Our main showroom headliner this week, Bert Kreischer, is sold out for all six shows. Has been for weeks. If only we had some kind of regular warning, so fans could get tickets before they sell out ... Oh, wait, we do! Here are shows that are sold out or heading that way. The lounge is 60 seats, main showroom is 285:

The following shows are entirely sold out:

 

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