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May 21, 2018

This Week at the Club: May 21-27

Michael Blackson

Michael Blackson is coming, but by the time you read this it is already too late to get tickets. All eleven shows are sold out. Yeah, that's right, eleven shows are sold out. The guy is a star.

But we got some options! If you're looking for good times Friday or Saturday night, check out the DMV showcases in our lounge. Tickets are $17 for the Friday shows, and then $20 for the Saturday shows. The lineup changes each night so you should probably go twice.


May 16, 2018, 1:15 p.m.

Low Ticket Warning

Wil SylvinceWe just got word that the rain won't stop until everyone buys at least two tickets to a comedy show. Don't question the science, just do it. Here are events that are filling up (or in some cases are already full). The lounge is 68 seats, main showroom is 285:

The following events are entirely sold out:


May 16, 2018

New Podcast: Erin Jackson

Erin Jackson started her comedy career in DC, and she's coming back to record her first album. Get to know one of our favorite local success stories, then come see her July 13-14. Also, fly Eagles fly.


May 15, 2018

New Shows: Story District, Nate Bargatze

Good times ahead! On July 10, the venerable storytelling organization Story District will bring its monthly Tuesday show to the DC Improv. The theme is "Up S**t Creek" -- so you're going to get eight different stories about getting into (and sometimes out of) trouble. Tickets for that are $20.

Looking ahead to the fall, we've got yet ANOTHER DC Improv debut on the schedule. The great Nate Bargatze will be bringing his endlessly entertaining brand of comedy to the club for six shows, October 4-7. There's tons of video on Nate, because he's been on "The Tonight Show" half a dozen times. Here are a few clips to get you started.


May 14, 2018

This Week at the Club: May 14-20

Wil Sylvince

This is going to be a great and unique week at the Improv, with variety you'll rarely see in a one-week run. We open up Tuesday with a sold-out show starring Ismo, the biggest comedian to come out of Finland. Wednesday night we're sold out with the latest edition of Pun DMV, our pun competition. Friday and Saturday in our main showroom are already sold out with the iconic Margaret Cho taking the stage.

So what can you still get into? We've got free admission Thursday for two excellent events. The main showroom hosts our monthly open mic night, while the lounge has the 10th Anniversary edition of our monthly trivia night.

On Friday and Saturday in our lounge, you can see Wil Sylvince, a NYC favorite making his Improv headlining debut. Tickets are $17 Friday and $20 Saturday.

And we're closing out the week in the main showroom when DC Science Comedy returns. For $17, you can see Dhaya Lakshminarayanan make her DCI debut.


May 9, 2018

New Podcast: Dhaya Lakshminarayanan

Dhaya has two degrees from MIT and she worked in venture capital. Now she applies all that brainpower to make people laugh. We're talking to our May 20 headliner about nerds, comedy by the Bay, the mixture of politics and laughter and lots more.


May 9, 2018, 11:30 a.m.

Low Ticket Warning

Wil SylvinceMothers Day is this Sunday, and your mother raised you to get tickets before a show sells out. Make her proud. Here are events that are trending toward sold out. The lounge is 60 seats, main showroom is 285:

The following events are entirely sold out:


May 7, 2018

This Week at the Club: May 7-13

Brandon T. Jackson

It's pretty straightforward this week. We're open Thrusday through Sunday with Brandon T. Jackson in the main showroom. You may know him as Alpa Chino from "Tropic Thunder," or from "Roll Bounce," or from "Lottery Ticket," or from seeing him perform at the club the last two years. Tickets are $22 on Saturday and $20 all other days.

The lounge will be hosting DMV showcases on both Friday and Saturday with a different lineup each night. So you should come both nights! It's $17 on Friday and $20 on Saturday.


May 1, 2018, 1:45 p.m.

Low Ticket Warning

DL HughleyWe usually do these on Wednesday, but the guy who does the ticket warnings is going on vacation. And thanks to our millions of fans, skipping a week is not an option. Anyhow, we're sold out for 10 shows with DL Hughley this week, which you totally saw coming if you read these things regularly. Here are other events that are trending toward sold out. The lounge is 60 seats, main showroom is 285:

The following events are entirely sold out:


April 30, 2018

This Week at the Club: April 30-May 6

DL Hughley

We get started this Wednesday with a stand-up class graduation show. Tickets for that are $10. After that, the main showroom belongs to D.L. Hughley, who has already sold out all 10 of his scheduled shows for the week as he prepares to record his next comedy special in Philadelphia later this month.

You can still get tickets to the shows in our lounge, for now. We have another DMV showcase featuring five local comics on Friday. Seatings are at 7:30 and 9:45, and tickets are $17. On Saturday, ComedySportz improv stops in for its monthly lounge shows. The family-friendly all-ages show is at 7:30 and the "Late Night Improv" show is at 9:45. Those shows are $15.


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