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December 12, 2017

New Shows: Michelle Wolf, D.L. Hughley, Hodgetwins and more

michellewolfJust in time for holiday shopping, we have THREE big acts to announce. In February, Michelle Wolf makes her DC Improv headlining debut, fresh off her great new HBO special. She's here Feb. 22-24. That weekend closes out with fitness / comedy / YouTube sensations the Hodgetwins, who'll be doing two shows in the main showroom on Feb. 25.

Looking way ahead to the spring, we are very happy that D.L. Hughley is on the way. He's one of the Original Kings of Comedy, and it is a treat to see him in an intimate venue. Definitely plan ahead for those shows, May 4-6.

Over in the lounge, we booked a new DMV showcase for January 6. You can also see ComedySportz improv on January 20.


December 11, 2017

This Week at the Club: Dec. 11-17

Flip Orley

Pretty straightforward this week! We have an improv class graduating on Tuesday night; that's free to attendy. Then club favorite Flip Orley (the comedic hypnotist) headlines Thursday through Sunday. Tickets are $15 Thurdsay and Sunday, $18 Friday and $20 Saturday.

In our lounge, the Hey Frase podcast returns for their last live show of 2017. That's on Friday night and tickets are $20.



December 6, 2017

Low Ticket Warning

Ron Funches For the holidays, we got you fear of missing out. It's the gift that NEVER STOPS GIVING. Here are events that are getting close to sold out. The lounge is 60 seats, main showroom is 285:

The following shows are entirely sold out:


December 6, 2017

New Shows: Jim Norton and more

Jim Norton is making his long-awaited return to the Improv. He'll be here for five shows March 22-24. Take a look:

And that's not all! We're psyched that Jessica Kirson makes her DCI headlining debut in our lounge showroom, March 2-4. She's a fantastic performer and the lounge is a great room to get up close to the comics.

On the local side, you can see the next edition of The Time Machine Roast on January 25, a Thursday night.


December 4, 2017

This Week at the Club: Dec. 4-10

Ron Funches

Nice variety this week. We have a few opportunities to see improv comedy this week. On Tuesday, one of our advanced improv classes has a graduation show in the main room. It's free to attend -- just be aware that the kitchen won't be open for that show. On Saturday in our lounge, we have the ComedySportz / Late Night Improv doubleheader. Those tickets are $15, and the early show has only 15 seats available as of this posting.

On the stand-up side, we have Ron Funches doing five shows in the main showroom, Thursday through Saturday. He'll be joined by Matt Brown and Emma Arnold. And we've got a DMV showcase in our lounge on Friday night. Funches shows are $25, and the DMV showcase is $17.

We're closing out the week with the 85 South podcast -- but those Sunday shows are already sold out.


November 29, 2017

Low Ticket Warning

Lil Duval We don't participate in Black Friday or Cyber Monday, but every week we have Low Ticket Warning Wednesday. Here are events that are getting close to sold out. The lounge is 60 seats, main showroom is 285:

The following shows are entirely sold out:


November 27, 2017

New Shows: Nemr in April

The Lebanese / American superstar Nemr did a one-nighter with us back in 2016. He's now on our schedule for a six-show run April 19-22. He has done a LOT to spread stand-up to the Middle East, regularly filling concert venues in multiple countries in that region. He also just had a new Showtime special. Check him out ...


November 27, 2017

This Week at the Club: Nov. 27-Dec. 3

Todd Glass

We're in the home stretch for 2017! We're open five days this week, starting with the Time Machine Roast on Wednesday night. Just $10 to see great figures from history make fun of each other.

On Thursday, there's an all-start edition of our open mic night in the main showroom. (Free admission, but the two-item minimum does apply.) We also have Todd Glass starting off a six-show run in our lounge showroom that night. His shows are $20, and he'll be performing through Sunday. Tickets are currently available for Thursday, Friday 7:00, and Sunday.

Finally, our main showroom headliner for the weekend is Lil Duval. The original five shows are sold out, so the only tickets available are for Saturday 11 p.m. and Sunday 9 p.m. General admission is $27, and VIP (if any are left) is $32.


November 22, 2017

Low Ticket Warning

Donnell Rawlings We all know that Thanksgiving dinner usually breaks down into a heated argument about who forgot to buy comedy tickets in time. Don't tear your family apart. Plan ahead. Here are events that are getting close to sold out. The lounge is 60 seats, main showroom is 285:

The following shows are entirely sold out:


November 21, 2017

New Shows: Jeremy McLellan and more

We just put an interesting new show on the schedule: Jeremy McLellan makes his DC Improv headlining debut on March 13. Jeremy comes from Charleston, South Carolina, where he won the city's stand-up comedy competition two years in a row. He has found an unusual niche performing at interfaith gatherings, as a "devout Christian with a passion for social justice." Check him out:

More new shows: Our last stand-up comedy class for 2017 will graduate on December 20, a Wednesday night. As always, the tickets will be $10, and as always, it should be a good time.

We're going to try the "Pun DMV" pun competition in the main showroom on January 31. You are welcome to watch (tickets are just $6) or compete -- just check out the event description to see what you need to do to prepare.

Finally, we're stoked that Comedy Kumite will be back for a 12th edition on January 20. Our comedy competition pits eight stand-ups against eachother in a one-night tournament. It always sells out the lounge. Tickets are $17.


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