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July 5, 2018, 12:20 p.m.

Low Ticket Warning


DeRay Davis The Founding Fathers fought for our independence, so that you could take two days off work in 2018 and have a five-day staycation weekend. Honor their vision by getting comedy tickets. It's the patriotic thing to do. Here are shows that are filling up or (in some cases) full. The lounge is 60 - 68 seats, main showroom is 285:

  • DeRay Davis (July 5-8): These numbers are changing fast -- the post will be outdated pretty quickly. But let's get to it. Any show not listed here is already sold out. Thursday 9:30 has about 80 seats left. Friday 11:00 has less than 25 seats left. Sunday 6:00 has around 50 seats left. The most availability is for Sunday 3:00 and Sunday 8:00, but they're going to fill up. Plan ahead.
  • Ryan Conner (July 6): Over in our lounge showroom, our Friday night show with Ryan has 14 tickets remaining.
  • ComedySportz improv (July 7): The family-friendly improv show in our lounge is more than half full (24 seats left).
  • Story District (July 10): A Tuesday storytelling showcase in our main room. We have 120 tickets left.
  • Erin Jackson (July 13-14): Saturday is sold out. The Friday early show (in our lounge showroom) has 23 tickets left, and the Friday late show is exactly half full (30 tickets left).
  • Luenell (July 20-22): The Saturday early show (7 p.m.) has right around 100 tickets left.
  • Sheryl Underwood (August 3-5): The Saturday early show (7 p.m.) is around 60 percent full.
  • Bruce Bruce (August 17-19): Saturday 7 p.m is sold out. We have 92 tickets left for the Saturday late show (9:30), and 106 left for the Friday early show (7:00).
  • Arsenio Hall (August 24-25): 56 seats left for the Saturday early show. The Friday early show is also half sold.
  • Arnez J (September 6-9): The Saturday early show (7 p.m.) has 125 tickets remaining.
  • Craig Robinson (September 27-30): The actual numbers are in flux here, as we're processing some refunds (because these shows were rescheduled from June). But every show currently has less than 40 tickets available.
  • Nate Bargatze (October 4-7): The Saturday early show (7:00) is half sold.
  • And That's Why We Drink (November 5-6): The Tuesday show is sold out. Monday was added and it's now 40 percent full.

The following events are entirely sold out:

 

July 3, 2018

Logan's Run (Pun DMV)


We had a lot of great entries at last week's Pun DMV: Remix, in our lounge showroom. The big winner, however, was Logan Anbinder -- who put together a truly impressive piece of comedy writing. We got the audio, and a few pictures to go with it. Check it out, and then get tickets to see Logan August 2 at the Pun DMV event in our main showroom.

 

July 2, 2018

This Week at the Club: July 2-8


DeRay Davis

All the post-Fourth fireworks are courtesy of DeRay Davis, who takes over the main showroom for 11 performances Thursday through Sunday. Most or all of those shows will sell out so plan ahead. Tickets are $40 general admission and $50 VIP.

In the lounge, longtime friend of the Improv Ryan Conner is doing a show on Friday night while visiting town. Tickets are $17. On Saturday it's a ComedySportz night. The family-friendly all-ages show is at 7:30, and Late Night Improv (audience members must be 18 or older) is at 9:45. Tickets for those shows are $15.

 

June 27, 2018, 12:30 p.m.

Low Ticket Warning


DeRay DavisThe Supreme Court this week ruled unanimously that all people have a right to buy comedy tickets in advance so they don't miss out. Here are shows that are filling up or (in some cases) full. The lounge is 60 - 68 seats, main showroom is 285:

The following events are entirely sold out:

 

June 26, 2018

New Shows: Flip Orley, Tommy Davidson


Summer started, so I guess it's time to plan your holiday season, right? We have Hypnotist Flip Orley returning to DC from December 13-16. He's been performing here every year for more than two decades.

The week before Christmas, all through the club, the main thing stirring will be Tommy Davidson. The last time we saw him was 2015 so it's good to have him back.

 

 

June 25, 2018

This Week at the Club: June 25-July 1


Tammy Pescatelli

We get things going Thursday with a charity show. An excellent lineup of locals will perform in the main showroom, with all ticket proceeds going to the Dylan Meyer Creativity Fund. Tickets are $8. Meanwhile, over in the lounge we have an (almost sold out) Pun DMV: Remix event happening.

Friday and Saturday in the main showroom, you can catch Tammy Pescatelli in her return to DC. She'll be joined by Jason Weems and Nick Hopping. Tickets are $17 Friday and $19 Saturday.

We're closed on Sunday.

 

June 20, 2018

New Podcast: Tammy Pescatelli


Tammy Pescatelli went back to school for her latest special ... literally. She made the "Way After School Special" in the auditorium of her old high school. Listen to that cool story and more ... then come see her June 29-30.

 

June 20, 2018, 12:30 p.m.

Low Ticket Warning


Tom PapaSummer's here, and the time is right, for attending comedy shows below street level. What, you thought you'd be dancing in the streets when the heat index is over 100? Please. Here are shows that are filling up or (in some cases) full. The lounge is 60 - 68 seats, main showroom is 285:

The following events are entirely sold out:

 

June 18, 2018

This Week at the Club: June 18-24


Tom Papa

Variety! On Tuesday night the latest grads of our comedy school's stand-up class take the stage, and tickets are $10. Wednesday night The Time Machine Roast is back at the club. Historic figures insult each other on our stage, and tickets are $15.

Thursday through Saturday, the great Tom Papa is here. He'll be doing his usual fantastic stand-up, and he's also selling copies of his new book, "Your Dad Stole My Rake." Tickets are $20 Thursday and $25 on the weekend.

Friday and Saturday in our lounge, you can see the DC Improv headlining debut of Kate Quigley. Tickets are $18 Friday and $20 Saturday.

We're closed on Sunday.

 

June 15, 2018

Comedy Kumite 15: Denise Taylor

Denise Taylor

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: Denise Taylor

Nickname: denidenitaytay

Greatest athletic achievement outside of kumites: Two-Time World Skip-it Champion

Analogy for the pain my opponents will feel: It's gonna feel like hitting the pavement of your driveway over and over again after having tripped over a plastic wheel that's attached to your ankle for at least 8 hours a day because quitters never win

Scam charity I will use to hide my kumite winnings: Doctors Without Wives Yet

What is best in life: Re revenge

 

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