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June 10, 2018

Schedule Updates: Tammy, DeRay, Bruce and more


Lots to cover today!

New shows: DeRay Davis and Bruce Bruce. Both DeRay and Bruce were on the big show last night (June 9) at Capital One Arena. Now that the show is done, we are allowed to let you know that both guys will be here this summer. DeRay makes his return July 5-8, while Bruce Bruce is now appearing August 17-19. Tickets are on sale now.

Schedule change: Craig Robinson. He decided to take a movie role and canceled his shows that were scheduled for June 28-July 1. We were able to move the shows to September 27-30, and they'll be back on sale shortly.

New shows: Tammy Pescatelli, All American Showcase. Craig's move to September made an opening on our schedule, and we'll now have the great Tammy Pescatelli here June 29-30. We'll close out that weekend (July 1) with an All American Showcase -- a diverse lineup of local performers.

 

June 7, 2018

Comedy Kumite 15: Katherine Jessup

Katherine Jessup

The world's greatest comedy competition returns June 16 to our lounge showroom. Eight comics square off in a one-night tournament where the audience always wins. Get your tickets ... and get to know your gladiators.


Name: Katherine Jessup

Nickname: Jessup, her, Colonel

Greatest athletic achievement outside of kumites: sleeping in space

Analogy for the pain my opponents will feel: butterfly kiss of sweet, sweet annihilation

Scam charity I will use to hide my kumite winnings: Melania T's school for geniuses

What is best in life: finger guns

 

June 6, 2018, 11:30 a.m.

Low Ticket Warning


Gina YashereAs other venues shamelessly imitate our low ticket warnings, we thank you for sticking with the original, as we invented this concept in 1932. Here are events that are filling up (or in some cases already sold out). Plan ahead ... The lounge is 60 - 68 seats, main showroom is 285:

The following events are entirely sold out:

 

June 6, 2018

New Podcast: Christian Finnegan


Are you a good person? Finally, there's a show that answers this question (and for only $17-$22 a ticket, yowza). When Christian Finnegan comes to town July 12-15, he'll be polishing up "My Goodness," a comedic look at what it means to be good. We're chatting with Christian about what inspired the concept and how he measures up.

 

June 5, 2018

Comedy Kumite 15: Wendy Wroblewski

Wendy Wroblewski

The world's greatest comedy competition returns June 16 to our lounge showroom. Eight comics square off in a one-night tournament where the audience always wins. Get your tickets ... and get to know your gladiators.


Name: Wendy Wroblewski

Nickname: Wendy "Here's the Beef" Wroblewski, "Beef," "Tofu," "Seitan"

Greatest athletic achievement outside of kumites: No parking tickets in the last 3 years.

Analogy for the pain my opponents will feel: Like when your pet turtle just ran away and you step on a Lego.

Scam charity I will use to hide my kumite winnings: Find the Turtle Foundation

What is best in life: Aspiring to nothing.

 

June 4, 2018

This Week at the Club: June 4-10


Gina Yashere

We've got lots coming your way this week. Wednesday night is a special event with 106.7 the Fan. They're bringing Nationals' closer Sean Doolittle to the club to break down the season and answer fan questions. Tickets are $35 and a portion of the proceeds goes to Purple Heart.

Thursday we have the DC Improv debut of Dave Rubin, he of "intellectual dark web" fame. He'll be doing stand-up. All that's left is general admission tickets, which are $25.

Friday through Sunday is the DC Improv debut of Gina Yashere, as seen on Netflix and "The Daily Show." She's $20 Friday, $22 Saturday and $17 Sunday.

And over in the lounge showroom, we have a showcase of NYC-based stand-ups running on Friday and Saturday night. That's $17 on Friday and $20 on Saturday.

 

May 31, 2018

Comedy Kumite 15: Mike Brown

Mike Brown

The world's greatest comedy competition returns June 16 to our lounge showroom. Eight comics square off in a one-night tournament where the audience always wins. Get your tickets ... and get to know your gladiators.


Name: Mike Brown

Nickname: Mike.B

Greatest athletic achievement outside of kumites: Dunking a basketball on my four year old son so his life isn’t all cupcakes and fruit snacks.

Scam charity I will use to hide my kumite winnings: The Car Note for Brown Fund

What is best in life: Anything with flavor that goes against my diet.

 

May 30, 2018, 11:32 a.m.

Low Ticket Warning


Ari Shaffir We know it's unofficially summer, but there are no vacations from low-ticket warnings. Eternal vigilance is the price of operating a great comedy club. Here are events that are filling up (or in some cases already sold out). Plan ahead ... The lounge is 60 - 68 seats, main showroom is 285:

The following events are entirely sold out:

 

May 30, 2018

New Podcast: Gina Yashere


The British correspondent on "The Daily Show" knows how to take risks. She walked away from a great day job to try comedy. Then she walked away from great success in the U.K., hoping to crack the U.S. market. We talk about those bold moves and more in advance of her DC Improv debut, June 8-10.

 

May 29, 2018

Comedy Kumite 15: Shahryar

Shahryar

The world's greatest comedy competition returns June 16 to our lounge showroom. Eight comics square off in a one-night tournament where the audience always wins. Get your tickets ... and get to know your gladiators.


Name: Shahryar

Nickname: My stage name is Shahryar, but my nickname to my family and close friends is Shahryar Rizvi

Greatest athletic achievement outside of kumites: Getting better and better at basketball against my old friends as they grew fatter and more dormant with age.

Analogy for the pain my opponents will feel: Like a 1-year-old kicking their face in the morning steadily until you wake up

Scam charity I will use to hide my kumite winnings: Federal Muslim Employees for Trump/Pence 2020

What is best in life: When the speed camera flash goes off but no ticket comes in the mail

 

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