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April 18, 2018

New Podcast: Nemr


Nemr has a fascinating story: After growing up in both San Diego and Lebanon, he helped put stand-up comedy on the map in the Middle East. A day before his six-show run (April 19-22), he stopped into the club to share his perspective on what laughter can accomplish. And we also conclusively prove that anyone NOT coming to the show supports ISIS. Get to know him ...

 

April 18, 2018, 10:30 a.m.

Low Ticket Warning


NemrAs the cherry blossoms turn a boring green, remember that great things are only available for a limited time. In other words, buy tickets before they're gone. Here are events at the club that are sold out or heading that direction. The lounge is 60 seats, main showroom is 285:

  • Nemr (April 19-22): The Saturday early show is sold out, and there are only 65 tickets left for Friday 7:30. Also: Only 88 tickets left for Saturday 9:45, and the Friday 9:45 is more than half full already.
  • Brent Morin (April 26-29): The Saturday early show is almost half sold, and the Saturday late show is more than half sold.
  • DL Hughley (May 3-6): Seven shows are sold out. Three shows have tickets available. There are 53 seats left for the Saturday matinee, 118 left for the Thursday 9:45, and the Sunday matinee is about half sold.
  • Ismo (May 15): Exactly 50 tickets left for this Tuesday night show with the Finnish star.
  • Pun DMV (May 16): One month out, there are only 61 seats availalbe for our next pun competition (and they're only $6).
  • Michael Blackson (May 24-27): Six shows scheduled, and three are sold out. Here's what's left at this time: 95 for Thursday 7:30, 10 for Friday 7:00, and 10 for Sunday 7:00.
  • Frank Caliendo (May 30): Only 85 tickets left for this one-nighter with Frank.
  • Ari Shaffir (June 1-3): The Saturday early show has 130 tickets left, and the Saturday late show has 110.
  • Craig Robinson (June 28-July 1): The Saturday early show now has 45 tickets left, and the Saturday late show has 96 left. The Friday late show is half sold.
  • Arsenio Hall (August 24-25): The Saturday early show is now more than half sold.

The following events are entirely sold out:

 

April 16, 2018

This Week at the Club: April 16-22


Nemr

Our first public event of the week is the free-admission open mic night on Wednesday. Doors at 6:30, jokes at 7:30. For the rest of the week, the main showroom belongs to the Lebanese-American comedy star Nemr. He's doing six shows, Thursday through Sunday. Tickets are $25. (Most of the $35 VIP tickets are gone already.)

Our lounge will host another DC Improv debut over the weekend. Ramon Rivas will headline 4/20 and 4/21. Tickets are $17 Friday and $20 Saturday.

 

April 12, 2018

Best of DC: THANK YOU!


The results are in, and once again the DC Improv has won "best comedy venue" in the Washington City Paper's annual "Best of DC" readers poll. This means we have been voted the best comedy venue every year that they've had the category.

Thank you to everyone who voted for us and all the customers who make the DC Improv great. We'll always strive to be the best!

 

April 11, 2018

New Podcast: Jordan Rock


We're saying hi to Jordan Rock a few days before he headlines our main showroom. Talking about growing up in South Carolina, his relationship with his brother Tony and the one way that he's like a white Southern woman.

 

April 11, 2018, 12:30 p.m.

Low Ticket Warning


Jordan RockHey, we've got a Friday the 13th this week! But as we here at the Improv know, the real horror is not getting tickets in time. (Getting chased by a guy in a hockey mask is a close second, though.) Here are events at the club that are sold out or heading that direction. The lounge is 60 seats, main showroom is 285:

  • Smooth Criminal (April 11): Seven tickets left for tonight's murder mystery comedy show.
  • Jordan Rock (April 13-15): Only 75 tickets left for the Saturday early show, and the Saturday late show is past half sold.
  • Andy Woodhull (April 13-14): Andy is our lounge headliner for the weekend. Right now there are 4 tickets left for the Saturday early show, and the Friday early show is right around half sold (30 tickets left).
  • Nemr (April 19-22): He's picking up steam. 60 tickets left for the Saturday early show and the Friday early show is more than half sold.
  • DL Hughley (May 3-6): Only three shows are available: Thursday 9:45, and then 3:30 matinee shows Saturday and Sunday. Of those three, Saturday matinee has only 95 tickets left.
  • Ismo (May 15): One night only, and we've got 63 tickets left.
  • Pun DMV (May 16): Don't sleep on puns. Just 106 tickets remaining for our next pun competition (and they're only $6).
  • Michael Blackson (May 24-27): Six shows scheduled, and three are sold out: Friday 9 p.m. and both Saturdays. Here's what's left at this time: 125 for Thursday 7:30, 73 for Friday 7:00, and 69 for Sunday 7:00.
  • Frank Caliendo (May 30): Our stop on Frank's special tour is down to the last 109 tickets.
  • Ari Shaffir (June 1-3): The Saturday early show is half sold, and the Saturday late show has 117 tickets remaining.
  • Bruce Bruce (June 7-10): Only 90 tickets left for the Saturday early show and the Saturday 9 p.m. is now half full.
  • Craig Robinson (June 28-July 1): The Saturday early show now has 60 tickets left, and the Saturday late show has 100 left. Plus the Friday late show is creeping up on half sold.

The following events are entirely sold out:

 

April 10, 2018

New Shows: Daniel Weingarten


It's a long way off, but mark your calendars: Daniel Weingarten headlines our lounge October 12-13. This is yet another DC Improv debut. Some video for you ...

 

April 9, 2018

This Week at the Club: April 9-15


Jordan Rock

Another busy week ahead! We're open on Wednesday with the latest murder mystery from Die Laughing Productions. "Smooth Criminal" also doubles as a tribute to the King of Pop, so there should be some sweet dance moves. Or at least sweet attempts at dance moves. Tickets are $17 and there are less than 50 remaining. Wednesday night in our lounge is the latest edition of Happy Hour Trivia, our signature trivia night. Free admission for that.

We're sold out Thursday for Mick Foley's "20 Years of Hell" tour.

Then it's two headliners for the weekend. Jordan Rock will be in the main showroom Friday through Sunday, headlining that room for the first time. Tickets are $20 Friday and Saturday and $17 on Sunday. The lounge showroom belongs to Andy Woodhull, making his DC Improv debut. Andy performs Friday and Saturday, and all tickets are $17.

 

April 4, 2018

New Podcast: Ramon Rivas


Ramon Rivas makes his DC Improv debut April 20-21, so we're saying hi in advance. If you love a self-made success story, check him out -- we talk about his work building up Cleveland's comedy scene and creating some of his own opportunities. Plus: A little pun preview to get you warmed up for our May 16 pun contest.

 

April 4, 2018, 11 a.m.

Low Ticket Warning


Taylor TomlinsonThe cherry blossoms are here! And they're going to be destroyed by wind today! The point is, happiness is fleeting and grasp it whenever you can, by buying comedy tickets in advance. Here are events at the club that are sold out or heading that direction. The lounge is 60 seats, main showroom is 285:

  • Taylor Tomlinson (April 5-8): About 110 tickets left for the Saturday early show. The Friday early show is also around half sold.
  • Late Night Improv (April 7): Our Saturday 9:45 short-form improv show in our lounge is half sold (30 tickets left).
  • Smooth Criminal (April 11): Now only 100 tickets left for this murder mystery comedy show / Michael Jackson tribute.
  • Mick Foley (April 12): We're down to the last 40 tickets for this evening with the pro wrestling icon.
  • Andy Woodhull (April 13-14): Now just 20 tickets left for the Saturday 7:30 show in our lounge. This is a DC Improv headlining debut.
  • Nemr (April 19-22): We're past half full for the Saturday early show.
  • DL Hughley (May 3-6): Only three shows are available: Thursday 9:45, and then 3:30 matinee shows Saturday and Sunday. Of those three, Saturday matinee is now more than half full.
  • Ismo (May 15): Moving toward a sold out debut! Now just 75 tickets left.
  • Pun DMV (May 16): Never doubt the power of puns! We are now more than half sold for our next pun competition. (Tickets are just $6.)
  • Margaret Cho (May 18-19): All we currently have available is 12 tickets for the Friday 7 p.m. show. Hustle up!
  • Michael Blackson (May 24-27): Six shows scheduled, and three are sold out: Friday 9 p.m. and both Saturdays. Each of the remaining shows (Thursday 7:30, Friday 7, Sunday 7) is more than half sold.
  • Frank Caliendo (May 30): One night only with Frank! More than half the tickets have now been sold.
  • Ari Shaffir (June 1-3): Just 120 tickets left for the Saturday early show
  • Bruce Bruce (June 7-10): Less than 100 tickets available for the Saturday early show, and the Saturday 9 p.m. is getting close to half sold.
  • Craig Robinson (June 28-July 1): The Saturday early show now has 70 tickets left, and the Saturday late show has 120 left.

The following events are entirely sold out:

 

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