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February 12, 2018

This Week at the Club: February 12-18

Ali Siddiq

Another busy week ahead! On Tuesday, we have an improv class graduation at 8:00, with doors opening at 7:30. It's free admission, but the kitchen is closed. (You can buy drinks at the bar.) Wednesday is Valentine's Day, and we're doing a top-notch DMV showcase. The early seating is already sold out, and we have about 80 tickets left ($22) for the 9:30 seating. Thursday through Sunday we have the DC Improv headlining debut of Ali Siddiq. He's been through the club before, opening for Bill Bellamy. He's got a very cool Comedy Central special debuting this month, and we're excited for this run. Tickets are $20.

In our lounge showroom, you can see long-form improv on Thursday night with Jive Turkey and Friends ($5). Friday through Sunday, we have shows headlined by Mike Finoia ($17). We've seen Mike in the past on shows with Dave Attell and Big Jay Oakerson. Good times all around.


February 7, 2018

Low Ticket Warning

GodfreyThe groundhog saw his shadow last week, which means six more weeks of brisk ticket sales. Here are events at the club that are filling up (or already full). The lounge is 60 seats, main showroom is 285:

The following shows are entirely sold out:


February 5, 2018

This Week at the Club: February 5-11


We've got six distinct events going on this week. The main showroom is hosting comedy school graduations on Tuesday and Wednesday. The Tuesday graduation is for an improv class, and has free admission; the Wednesday graduation is for our latest stand-up class, and admission is $10. Thursday through Sunday, we have the excellent headlinerGodfrey. Friday and Saturday are pretty much sold out already, so snap up your Thursday / Sunday tickets while you can. It's $17 Thursday and $20 Sunday.

The lounge showroom hosts headliner Dave Siegel for two shows on Friday night, and it's $17 admission for either seating. Then we have the monthly ComedySportz takeover on Saturday. That means family-friendly improv at 7:30, followed by Late Night Improv at 9:45. Either of those shows are $15.


February 4, 2018

New Class: YOU workshop

David Razowsky is a fantastic improv instructor and performer. We had him here a few years ago to teach a two-day master class to a small group of students. He's coming back this June with a different workshop: YOU. From the official description:

"With the YOU workshop you’ll enter the world of personal awareness and presentness, of the excitement of knowing what to do the moment the moment arrives! YOU are in charge, and this workshop will be a study of--and a practice of--you connecting to you. YOU are the boss of YOU. This is the work that Razowsky’s most excited to share with you."

If you're a dedicated student of the art of improv comedy, check it out. And in the meantime, enjoy this clip of Razowsky on stage with a few people you might know.


February 2, 2018


Big congratulations to Cherilyn Crowe and Rachel Gross, the winners of the two events at our January 31 Pun DMV competition. This was the first time the pun contest was held in the main showroom, and it was sold out. So naturally, we'll be back in the main showroom on May 16. You can see the "Freestyle" event entries for Cherilyn and Rachel below -- Cherilyn's was the winning routine for that event, while Rachel won the Tournament event.


January 31, 2018

Low Ticket Warning

Bryan CallenCan you put a price on peace of mind? Yes, yes you can. It's the cost of a comedy ticket bought in advance, before a show sells out. Here are events at the club that are filling up (or already full). The lounge is 60 seats, main showroom is 285:

  • Bryan Callen (February 1-3): Friday and Saturday are gone. We have about 85 tickets available for Thursday, as of this post.
  • DMV Showcases (February 2-3): There are 15 tickets left for the Saturday early show in our lounge, and 13 left for the Saturday late show. (The Friday late show is about half full.)
  • Godfrey (February 8-11): Both Saturday shows are now sold out. We're also down to 68 tickets for the Friday early show, and 125 for the Friday late show.
  • Nimesh Patel (February 23-24): These shows are in our lounge, and the main showroom is already sold out this weekend. We're confident these are gonna go. The Saturday early show has 17 tickets left, and the Friday late show is just about half full (32 tickets left).
  • Vir Das (March 2-4): Friday and Saturday are full. Sunday has 90 tickets left.
  • Jessica Kirson (March 2-4): Over in our lounge showroom, Jessica's Saturday early show is now past half sold.
  • Bob Marley (March 8-11): Only 75 tickets left for the Saturday early show.
  • Jim Norton (March 22-24): Saturday is getting close ... 92 seats left for the early show and 110 left for the late show.
  • DL Hughley (May 4-6): Each of the scheduled Saturday shows is sold out. There's around 100 - 110 tickets left for each of the other three shows.
  • Margaret Cho (May 18-19): Each of the Saturday shows is now past half sold (and VIP tickets for all shows are all snapped up).

The following shows are entirely sold out:


January 29, 2018

This Week at the Club: Jan. 29-Feb. 4

Bryan Callen

Our first show of the week is a pun competition on Wednesday night, and it's sold out. Oh yeah. Bryan Callen then comes to town to take over the showroom Thursday through Saturday. Tickets to see Bryan are $22, and we're already sold out for Saturday.

In the lounge, our Friday early show -- a showcase of comedy school grads -- is sold out. We have DMV Showcases ($17 tickets) the rest of the way. One on Friday at 9:45, and then two on Saturday evening.

We're closed Sunday, cuz it's the Super Bowl.


January 24, 2018

Low Ticket Warning

Bryan CallenWe are entirely sold out for Lavell Crawford this week. Now that you've heard that sobering cautionary tale, lock in your tickets for other hot shows. The lounge is 60 seats, main showroom is 285:

The following shows are entirely sold out:


January 23, 2018

New Shows: Five spring headliners

Since it's the dead of winter, we'll give a spring to look forward to. We've got five new headliners on sale for April, May and June, and there is a lot to love here ...


January 22, 2018

This Week at the Club: Jan. 22-28

Lavell Crawford

It's busy! In our main showroom, we're already sold out for the weekend -- Lavell Crawford will be performing to eight packed houses, Friday through Sunday. You can still see some comedy in the big room, though. We have open mic night (free admission) on Wednesday, and the Time Machine Roast ($10) on Thursday.

In our lounge, you can get a team together and play at Happy Hour Trivia on Thursday night (free admission). We also have tickets available for a DMV showcase ($17) on Friday. The Saturday showcase is already sold out.


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