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April 29, 2018

New Shows: Gina Yashere and Dave Rubin


We've had a schedule change for June: Bruce Bruce has opted to move his shows (June 7-10) to later in the year (TBD). We've got two new faces filling that hole on the schedule. Thursday night, June 7, will see the DC Improv headlining debut of Dave Rubin. He's the host of the popular "Rubin Report" podcast, and he's making a return to stand-up as he tours the country.

The remainder of the weekend goes to the great Gina Yashere. She's a star in the U.K., and she's on her way up here in the U.S. -- Gina is a regular on "The Daily Show," she was just featured on season 2 of Netflix's "The Standups" and she's been all over "The Tonight Show" and HBO.

Video for everyone below.

 

April 25, 2018, 12:30 p.m.

Low Ticket Warning


Brent MorinIn life, you only regret the comedy shows you didn't see. Here are events at the club that are sold out or heading that direction. The lounge is 60 seats, main showroom is 285:

  • Brent Morin (April 26-29): There are less than 100 tickets remaining for each Saturday show.
  • DMV Showcase (April 28): Each seating of our Saturday lounge show is about half full (30 tickets left).
  • DL Hughley (May 3-6): Seven shows are sold out. Three shows have tickets available. There are 4 seats left for the Saturday matinee, 73 left for the Thursday 9:45, and the Sunday matinee has 124 left.
  • Ismo (May 15): Now only 33 seats left for this Tuesday night show.
  • Pun DMV (May 16): Just 39 tickets remaining for our next pun competition (and they're only $6).
  • Michael Blackson (May 24-27): There are now eight shows scheduled, with five sold out. Here's what's left: 39 for Thursday 7:30, and right now plenty of tickets for the two new shows, Thursday 9:45 and Sunday 9:30.
  • Frank Caliendo (May 30): We're down to 72 seats for our one-nighter with Frank.
  • Ari Shaffir (June 1-3): Less than 100 seats left for the Saturday late show, and about 120 for the Saturday early show.
  • Craig Robinson (June 28-July 1): There are 40 seats left for the Saturday early show and 75 for the Saturday late show. Only 120 seats left for the Friday late show as well.
  • Medium Cindy Kaza (July 12): This is in our lounge showroom, and we're past half sold -- just 26 tickets left.
  • Arsenio Hall (August 24-25): Less than 130 tickets available for the Saturday early show.

The following events are entirely sold out:

 

April 24, 2018

New Shows: Chalk Talk and John Crist


Last week we added two fun one-nighters. On June 6, 106.7 The Fan is bringing its "Chalk Talk" series to the club. Grant Paulsen and Danny Rouhier (of the "Grant and Danny Show") will be on stage with Nationals' close Sean Doolittle, breaking down the Nats' season and having a Q&A with the audience. A portion of the ticket proceeds go to the Purple Heart. If you're a baseball fan, definitely check it out.

Looking way ahead, we've got John Crist lined up to make his DC Improv debut on August 16. It sold out in less than 24 hours, but we are seeing if it's possible to ad shows. John has become an online sensation with his videos sending up Christian culture. Check out some of his stand-up and sketch clips below.

 

April 23, 2018

This Week at the Club: April 23-29


Brent Morin

Our showroom is open on Wednesday, with the latest "graduation" of the the Armed Service Arts Partnership. (It's a showcase of military veterans who have taken a stand-up comedy class.)

Thursday through Sunday, the main showroom belongs to Brent Morin, who headlines the club for the third straight year. He's fresh off a new Netflix special, which was part of season 2 of "The Standups." Tickets are $22 on Saturday and $20 for all other shows.

We're going local in the lounge showroom, with DMV showcases on Friday night (for $17) and an entirely different lineup on Saturday night (for $20).

 

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:

 

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