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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

 

June 13, 2018, 12:30 p.m.

Low Ticket Warning


Andrew SchulzIf there's anything we learned watching the Capitals this year, it's this: You should always buy your comedy tickets ahead of time. Look, we know that makes no sense, but it's just good advice, and some weeks we don't have the time to come up with a brilliant introduction to this post. Deal with it. Here are shows that are filling up or already full. The lounge is 60 - 68 seats, main showroom is 285:

The following events are entirely sold out:

 

June 12, 2018

New Podcast: Kate Quigley


We're talking relationships, comedy and more with the host of #datefails. Also, there's a story involving Katt Williams and his "stable." Good times. Kate headlines our lounge June 22-23 ...

 

June 12, 2018

Comedy Kumite 15: Tim Miller

Tim Miller

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: Tim Miller

Nickname: Timmy Fivehead

Analogy for the pain my opponents will feel: The pain of a hangnail on your eyelid

Scam charity I will use to hide my kumite winnings: Sex toys for Seniors

What is best in life: Milking confidence from a comedy competition win.

 

June 11, 2018

This Week at the Club: June 11-17


Andrew Schulz

It's another DC Improv debut in our main showroom: Andrew Schulz takes the stage Thursday through Sunday. He currently has the #1 comedy album on iTunes so you should definitely check him out. Tickets are $17 Thursday and Sunday, and $20 Friday and Saturday.

In ye olde lounge, we have Comedy Kumite XV on Saturday night. Eight great locals compete in a stand-up battle, with one person emerging from the tournament as the champion. Tickets are $18.

Sunday night in the lounge you can see "The Cast-Pod," a special super-show live podcast featuring Sarah Fraser, Paul Wharton and Danni Starr.

 

June 10, 2018

Schedule Updates: Tammy, DeRay, Bruce and more


Lots to cover today!

New shows: DeRay Davis and Bruce Bruce. Both DeRay and Bruce were on the big show last night (June 9) at Capital One Arena. Now that the show is done, we are allowed to let you know that both guys will be here this summer. DeRay makes his return July 5-8, while Bruce Bruce is now appearing August 17-19. Tickets are on sale now.

Schedule change: Craig Robinson. He decided to take a movie role and canceled his shows that were scheduled for June 28-July 1. We were able to move the shows to September 27-30, and they'll be back on sale shortly.

New shows: Tammy Pescatelli, All American Showcase. Craig's move to September made an opening on our schedule, and we'll now have the great Tammy Pescatelli here June 29-30. We'll close out that weekend (July 1) with an All American Showcase -- a diverse lineup of local performers.

 

June 7, 2018

Comedy Kumite 15: Katherine Jessup

Katherine Jessup

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: Katherine Jessup

Nickname: Jessup, her, Colonel

Greatest athletic achievement outside of kumites: sleeping in space

Analogy for the pain my opponents will feel: butterfly kiss of sweet, sweet annihilation

Scam charity I will use to hide my kumite winnings: Melania T's school for geniuses

What is best in life: finger guns

 

June 6, 2018, 11:30 a.m.

Low Ticket Warning


Gina YashereAs other venues shamelessly imitate our low ticket warnings, we thank you for sticking with the original, as we invented this concept in 1932. Here are events that are filling up (or in some cases already sold out). Plan ahead ... The lounge is 60 - 68 seats, main showroom is 285:

The following events are entirely sold out:

 

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