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November 6, 2018

New Shows: Adrienne Iapalucci and Jesus Trejo

We have elected to have two more DC Improv debuts in our lounge this winter. Adrienne Iapalucci will be here January 18-19, and Jesus Trejo will headline February 8-9. Have a look ...


November 5, 2018

This Week at the Club: November 5-11

Bill Bellamy

Main Showroom: Seven straight days of shows! We're already sold out for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday -- that's two nights of the "And That's Why We Drink" podcast, followed by one night of Jason Mewes. Bill Bellamy comes to town for the rest of the week, headlining Thursday through Sunday. All tickets are $30 -- and Bill is already sold out for both shows on Saturday.

Lounge Showroom: Medium Cindy Kaza visits us again on Tuesday, and the show is already sold out. The weekend belongs to DC/Baltimore favorite Jason Weems. He does two shows Friday ($17) and two shows Saturday ($20).


October 31, 2018, 12:00 p.m.

Low Ticket Warning

Nikki GlaserHappy Halloween! Nothing is more horrifying that having to tell your significant other that you didn't secure comedy tickets in a timely fashion. Seriously, that's what kept Charles Manson up at night. 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:


October 30, 2018

New Shows: Michael Yo and Christina P

People hawking our schedule probably noticed one empty week left in 2018. It is now un-empty: Michael Yo will headline four shows, December 21-22. The last time we had Michael at the club was August 2017, as part of our "Next Wave" series. He's been busy since then, recently starting up his own daily talk show on SiriusXM's EW channel.

If you're looking way ahead, we're happy to announce that Christina P (aka Christina Pazsitzky) will be here in June 2019 as part of her "Ride or Die" tour. Christina is featured in the new Netflix stand-up anthology "The Degenerates," which debuts today.


October 29, 2018

This Week at the Club: Oct. 29 - Nov. 4

Nikki Glaser

Main Showroom: We're almost sold out for the murder mystery comedy show on Wednesday (aka Halloween). After that, the showroom belongs to Nikki Glaser. She'll be in town for five shows, Thursday through Saturday. All tickets for Nikki are $25. The club will be closed on Sunday night.

Lounge Showroom: We have stand-ups howcases on Friday and Saturday. The 7:30 seating on Friday features graduations of our comedy school's stand-up class, and tickets there are $10. Friday 9:45 is a different lineup of DMV performers for $17. And we have two more DMV showcases on Saturday night, when tickets are $20.


October 24, 2018, 11:00 a.m.

Low Ticket Warning

Aries SpearsIt's almost Halloween, and we're the comedy equivalent of the house that gives out full-size candy bars. You know that house ALWAYS runs out of candy. Plan ahead. 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:


October 23, 2018

Early 2019 Improv Classes

We've sold out our last Beginning Improv classes for 2018, so it's on to 2019! We always have a few sections of Beginning Improv ready to go for early January, as people start to act on New Year's resolutions. All of these new classes are with Chris Ulrich. You can get full descriptions and the registration links on the comedy school section of this site.

  • Beginning Improv (starting 1/5): A six week class meeting on Saturday mornings.
  • Level 2 Improv (starting 1/6): A five week class meeting on Sunday mornings. (Plus there's a graduation show in February.
  • Beginning Improv (starting 1/7): A six week class meeting on Monday nights.



October 22, 2018

This Week at the Club: October 22-28

Aries Spears

Main Showroom: We're open on Wednesday with an improv class graduation showcase at 8 p.m. It's free admission, but be advised that we don't have the kitchen open for improv grad shows. You can buy drinks at the bar if you like.

Thursday through Sunday, we have Aries Spears in town for seven shows. (Several of them are already sold out.) All tickets to see Aries are $27.

Lounge Showroom: We have a DMV showcase on Friday night, with $17 tickets. Shows are at 7:30 and 9:45.


October 17, 2018, 10:45 a.m.

Low Ticket Warning

Ms. PatLeaves are starting to turn. You should also think of comedy tickets like leaves: Once they're gone, all you have left is MONTHS OF COLD BLEAK DESPAIR! I mean, you'll live. But make sure you get tickets in advance, is the point. 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:


October 15, 2018

This Week at the Club: October 15-21

Dave Attell

It's great week for wallet-friendly comedy, in both showrooms. We have 8 available shows that are $17 or less, and two more than are $20. You can also see a $5 showcase at President Lincoln's Cottage this Tuesday night.

Main Showroom: We start the week on Tuesday with a fundraiser for the Luv u Project, a mental health charity. For $75 you get an all-inclusive ticket (admission, buffet dinner, open bar) to an excellent local showcase.

Wednesday night is our free-admission open mic.

Thursday we have goofy good times with our last Pun DMV competition of 2018. Tickets are just $6, and you can even compete in the tournament event if you've got the guts.

Friday and Saturday, Ms. Pat is back in town for four shows. Tickets are $17 on Friday and $20 on Saturday.

Shuler King headlines shows Sunday, but they're already sold out.

Lounge Showroom: Friday night you can see a DMV showcase, featuring five up-and-coming performers for $17. Shows are at 7:30 and 9:45.

Saturday is the monthly shows with ComedySportz improv. Each show is just $15, and the early show (7:30) is all-ages -- so parents can bring their kids (or vice versa).


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