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September 25, 2018

New Shows: Finesse Mitchell and Bob Marley

Our 2019 continues to develop! The last time Finesse Mitchell was in town, he helped us celebrate New Year's Eve 2017. A little more than a year later, he'll be back for six shows in 2019, February 7-10. Tickets are $17-$22.

Exactly one month later, one of our favorite regulars is back. Bob Marley comes down from Maine to headline six shows March 7-10. Tickets are $17-$22.


September 24, 2018

This Week at the Club: September 24-30

Seaton Smith

Main Showroom: We're already sold out! Claudia "Girl With No Job" Oshry is here Tuesday and Wednesday for 3 shows, then Craig Robinson takes over for the rest of the week. All shows are sold out.

Lounge Showroom: We have our latest pun event on Thursday night. Pun DMV: Remix is just $6 and the tickets are almost gone. On the weekend, Seaton Smith comes to town to record an album in the lounge. He'll be doing two shows Friday and two shows Saturday, and all tickets are $20.


September 19, 2018, 11:30 a.m.

Low Ticket Warning

Tony RockReal talk: We're entering a stretch where there's a very good chance that every show with a headliner will be sold out for four straight weeks. You've been warned. Here are shows that are filling up (or already full). Our main showroom is 285 seats, and our lounge is around 60.

The following events are entirely sold out:


September 18, 2018

New Shows ... and lots of 'em

Do we have new shows? You know we do. Almost too many to fit into one post. So let's go with the trusty bulletted list ...

  • November 16: Luis J. Gomez. He's one third of the "Legion of Skanks" podcast. Luis headlines our lounge for two shows on a Friday, getting ready for an upcoming album recording.
  • February 15-17: Dulce Sloan. The "Daily Show" correspondent will make her DC Improv debut this winter. Five shows, and all tickets are $20.
  • Feburary 21-24: Ali Siddiq. He headlined the club last February and crushed it, so he's back for more. Six shows with Ali, and tickets range from $20-$22.
  • March 21-24: Taylor Tomlinson. one of the youngest headliners out there is back for a second year in a row. Tickets range from $20-$22.

September 17, 2018

This Week at the Club: September 17-23

Tony Rock

Main Showroom: We're excited to have Tony Rock back in DC. He'll be headlining six shows, Thursday through Sunday. Saturday is already sold out, and as we're typing this there are only four tickets left for Friday. Thursday and Sunday are also more than half full. Tony sold out every show last year, so plan ahead -- tickets for Thursday or Sunday are $22.

Lounge Showroom: The "Couples Therapy" show debuts Thursday, but it's already sold out. On Friday night there's two seatings of a DMV showcase (five local comics), and tickets are $17. Saturday we'll have our monthly shows with ComedySportz improv. The early show (7:00) is "all ages," so you can bring your kids. The late show (9:30) is for people 18 and older. Tickets for either of those shows are $15.


September 16, 2018

He Are the Champion

Lafayette Wright

Comedy Kumite 17: Congratulations to Lafayette Wright, who won both editions of our "Comedy Kumite" stand-up tournament on September 15. We might have to retire his number -- Lafayette has now won Comedy Kumite 11.1, both editions of Comedy Kumite 13 and both editions of Comedy Kumite 17.


September 12, 2018, 12:00 p.m.

Low Ticket Warning

Tony RockThis week you should definitely give priority to any evacuation warnings, flood warnings or wind warnings. But after that, low ticket warnings get your full attention. Here are shows that are filling up (or already full). Our main showroom is 285 seats, and our lounge is around 60.

The following events are entirely sold out:


September 11, 2018

New Shows: DC Young Fly and John Heffron

We first got to see DC Young Fly in person when he came through with the "85 South" show (which is fantastic, by the way). He'll stopping in on December 9 (a Sunday) to headline, and tickets are $20.Also on sale: The second week of January, former "Last Comic Standing" champ John Heffron is back at the club for six shows. He's a great entertainer -- a perfect reason to get out of the house in the winter.


September 10, 2018

This Week at the Club: September 10-16

Arnez J

Main Showroom: On Tuesday we're hosting the "Service to Stage" storytelling event, which is presented by Veterans for American Ideals, Service Year Alliance and the Armed Services Arts Partnership. Tickets are $15. Then we're going local the rest of the week. Thursday is the free-admission open mic, Friday we have a DMV showcase at 8 p.m., and Saturday we're doing another Comedy Kumite stand-up tournament. Tickets on Friday and Saturday are $15.

Lounge Showroom: Just comedy classes this week. Lounge shows return next week ...


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