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March 20, 2019, 10:30 a.m.

Hot Tickets

TaylorThe real March madness would be not getting tickets to a comedy show in time. We also consider that April madness, May madness, June madness, etc. Here are events that are filling up. Our main showroom seats 285, our lounge seats 60 to 64, depending on the event.

The following events are entirely sold out:


March 18, 2019

New Podcast: Tim Dillon

Tim Dillon chats with us a few weeks before headlining the main showroom April 4-6. He's just your typical real estate guy / "Sesame Street" extra / bus tour guide / conspiracy enthusiast. Listen to this very animated 30 minutes then get your tickets ...


March 18, 2019

This Week at the Club: March 18-24


Main Showroom: Taylor Tomlinson has the floor Thursday through Sunday. She made her DC Improv headlining debut in 2018 and now she's back for six more shows. Tickets are $22 Saturday and $20 for all other shows.

Lounge Showroom: The Thursday show, a stand-up class graduation, is already sold out. We're hosting DMV Showcases on Friday night for $17, featuring five different performers. Saturday is the monthly show with ComedySportz. The early seating (7:30) is family-friendly, which means kids are welcome to attend with their parents. The late show (9:45) you have to be 18 or older to attend. Those shows are $15.


March 12, 2019

Heads Up for All Ticketholders March 14-17

Michelle Wolf headlines our main showroom this week, Thursday through Sunday. Part of the standard operating procedure for her current tour is that venues do bag checks. Here's what you need to know:

1) Don't bring large bags, laptop bags or backpacks to the Improv for any shows in this date range. (Smaller purses are OK.) Please make sure everyone in your party is aware of this in advance.

2) The "checkpoint" will be outside, at the top of the steps before you enter the Improv. This might create a line as people wait to get through the checkpoint. Please be prepared for any weather, in case you have to wait outside for a few minutes.

3) To cut down on wait times where we can, doors will now open 30 minutes earlier for the first show on each night. Thursday 7:30 and Friday 7:30 in our main showroom, doors now open at 6:00. Saturday 7:00 and Sunday 7:00, doors for our main showroom now open at 5:30.

4) Door times for late shows are not changing. But don't worry: If any bottlenecks occur, we won't start the show until everyone in line is through the checkpoint and seated in the showroom.

Thanks in advance for your patience and understanding!


March 14, 2019, 11:50 a.m.

Hot Tickets

Taylor We originally posted this Wednesday but we didn't get to put in on Instagram because of the outage. And as we all know, Instagram is the organizing principle of life on earth. So we're updating it today ... Our main showroom seats 285, our lounge seats 60 to 64, depending on the event.

The following events are entirely sold out:


March 11, 2019

This Week at the Club: March 11 - 17


Main Showroom: Wednesday night we have the graduation show for our latest stand-up comedy class. The show is at 7:30 and tickets are only $10.

The rest of the week (March 14-17) we're already sold out for all shows with Michelle Wolf.

Lounge Showroom: Our Thursday show is Couples Therapy, but it's already sold out. So is the April edition. Host Rahmein Mostafavi clearly has a winning formula here, so plan ahead and get your tickets for the spring and summer dates.

Friday and Saturday the lounge hosts the DC Improv debut of Jenny Johnson, of Twitter and "Drunk History" fame. The early shows are already sold out but it's still possible to snag seats for Friday 10:00 (tickets $17) or Saturday 9:45 (tickets $20).


March 6, 2019

New Podcast: Jenny Johnson

Jenny Johnson headlines our lounge showroom March 15-16, so she's calling in to introduce herself. We're talking about her Texas roots, her past work in TV news, and how she climbed to Twitter fame (@JennyJohnsonHi5). Plus we're getting a little behind-the-scenes info on what it takes to be a drunk historian. Have a listen, then get your tickets before the shows sell out.


March 6, 2019, 11:15 a.m.

Hot Tickets

Bob Cherry blossoms grown on trees. Tickets don't. Get tickets before they are gone. This is the word of the Improv. Our main showroom seats 285, our lounge seats 60 to 64, depending on the event.

The following events are entirely sold out:


March 5, 2019

New Shows: JFL Auditions and Jordan Rock

We have some fun "audition showcases" in our lounge March 29-30, as the Just For Laughs comedy festival scouts talent for its New Faces showcases. Each show is $17 and each one will have a different lineup of excellent performers.

We also have Jordan Rock returning to the club in early May. The youngest member of the famous comedy family is headlining our main showroom a second year in a row. He's here May 3-5.


March 4, 2019

This Week at the Club: March 4 - 10

Bob Marley

Main Showroom: Wednesday night we kick things off with our free-admission open mic night. Doors at 6:30, jokes at 7:30. It's gonna be full so plan ahead.

Thursday through Sunday we have our annual visit from Bob Marley. They greatest comedian ever produced by Maine has already sold out his Saturday shows. It's $17 on Thursday and Sunday, and $20 on Friday.

Lounge Showroom: Lots of variety in the lounge this weekend. There are DMV Showcases (five stand-ups) on Friday night for $17. The Comedy Kumite stand-up tournament returns on Saturday night, and those tickets are $18. Then we have a pun competition Sunday night for $6.


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