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February 11, 2019

This Week at the Club: February 11-17


Jessica

Main Showroom: Tuesday night you can catch a free-admission improv class graduation. Doors at 7:30 and show at 8. (The kitchen is closed for this show, so there's no two-item minimum. But you can buy drinks at the bar.)

Thursday we're open for Valentine's Day. Our headliner is Christian Finnegan, who is recording both shows to make a new album. The early seating (7:30) is sold out, but as of this post tickets are still available for the 9:45 show. Those cost $25.

Friday through Sunday we've got Jessica Kirson, headlining with us a second year in a row. She's an amazing performer so you should definitely check those shows out. Tickets are $17 on Sunday and $20 Friday and Saturday.

Tuesday night is our free-admission open mic, and Wednesday night you can see our latest stand-up class graduation for just $10. Thursday through Sunday, the stage belongs to "Saturday Night Live" alum Finesse Mitchell. Tickets for those shows range from $17 to $20.

Lounge Showroom: We're open for good times on Friday and Saturday, as Benji Aflalo makes his DC Improv debut. Tickets are $18 Friday and $20 Saturday. The holiday weekend closes out with the excellent short-form troupe Porkchop Volcano taking the stage. Tickets for that are $12.

 

February 6, 2019, 2 p.m.

Hot Tickets


FinesseMost news outlets forgot the groundhog's other prediction: That all of these shows would sell out. He was right about early spring, so hustle up. Here are events that are filling up. Our main showroom is 285 seats, and our lounge is 64.

The following events are entirely sold out:

 

February 6, 2019

Schedule Update and New Shows


Schedule update first: DL Hughley opted to rearrange his tour schedule, and his shows at the end of April have now been postponed to the back half of 2019. They'll go back on sale in the late spring.

And now on to the new stuff. One of the DL Hughley dates will be filled by the Plastic Cup Boyz, two guys who are well known as touring partners of Kevin Hart. They'll be here on April 25 (a Thursday night). And we have two new shows to tell you about for May. First, Paul Virzi (known for touring with Bill Burr) will headline the main room May 16-19. And Wil Sylvince is back to headline our lounge May 31 and June 1.

Looking toward the end of June, we've finally got Godfrey back in the fold. He'll be here June 27-30.

 

February 4, 2019

This Week at the Club: February 4-10


Finesse

Main Showroom: Tuesday night is our free-admission open mic, and Wednesday night you can see our latest stand-up class graduation for just $10. Thursday through Sunday, the stage belongs to "Saturday Night Live" alum Finesse Mitchell. Tickets for those shows range from $17 to $20.

Lounge Showroom: It's a DC Improv debut on Friday and Saturday when Jesus Trejo takes the stage. Tickets are $17 on Friday and $20 on Saturday.

 

January 31, 2019

New Podcast: Benji Aflalo


We're getting to know Benji Aflalo before his DC Improv headlining debut, Feb. 15-16 in our lounge. Talkin' 'bout his hometown of Los Angeles, what he learned while making "Alone Together," the challenge of writing mean jokes and more. Listen!


 

January 30, 2019, 11:15 a.m.

Hot Tickets


MosheScientists have informed us that the polar vortex fractured due to a climate disturbance generated all these hot tickets we're selling. We apologize, upper Midwest. Here are events that are filling up. Our main showroom is 285 seats, and our lounge is 64.

The following events are entirely sold out:

 

January 28, 2019

This Week at the Club: Jan. 28 - Feb. 3


Moshe

Main Showroom: The party starts on Wednesday night with the January edition of "The Overachievers," hosted by Martin Amini. Martin and DJ Bo are bringing headliner Wil Sylvince to town. Tickets are just $10 for that show. Thursday through Saturday, Moshe Kasher records all five of his shows at the club for a new "crowd work" album. Tickets are $20 Thursday and Friday, and $22 on Saturday.

We're closed on Super Bowl Sunday.

Lounge Showroom: Thursday night you can check out long-form improv with Jive Turkey & Friends, and tickets are just $10. Then we have DMV stand-up showcases on Friday ($17) and Saturday ($20). Each of those shows features five different comedians.

 

January 27, 2019, 11:50 p.m.

He Are The Champion


Lafayette WrightOn Sunday night the DC Improv saw a tremendous display from the local comedy scene. Eight past winners of our "Comedy Kumite" stand-up tournaments return to the Improv for a tournament of champions, and the club's main showroom was filled to capacity.

At the end of the night, one comedian was left standing, becoming the fourth person to earn the title of Grand Champion. Congratulations to Lafayette Wright, who enters the Kumite Hall of Fame along fellow Grand Champions Rahmein Mostafavi, Cerrome Russell and Dylan Meyer.

 

January 23, 2019, 11:50 a.m.

Hot Tickets


Big JayForget the 17th Street sinkhole: The DC Improv is CLEARLY the most happening underground location in the city, as evidenced by all these events that are filling up. Plan ahead. Our main showroom is 285 seats, and our lounge is 64.

The following events are entirely sold out:

 

January 22, 2019

New Show: We Hate Movies


Back in December 2015, "We Hate Movies" came to record a podcast episode in our lounge showroom with a live audience. They ended up doing two shows, taking on "Waterworld" and "Olympus Has Fallen."

In 2019, they're coming back -- but this time they'll be in the main showroom. (Their fanbase just keeps growing!) There's one show set for April 23. The movie hasn't been announced yet but we'll be sure to post that information on dcimprov.com once we have it.

 

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