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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:

 

April 3, 2018

New Shows: Wil Sylvince and Kate Quigley


Two new headliners for our lounge! Wil Sylvince will be here May 18-19. He's a longtime favorite in the New York scene (and, fun trivia fact, he was Patrice O'Neal's roommate). And we'll have Kate Quigley here June 22-23. Check out these video clips. (Just be advised that Kate has NSFW humor.)

 

April 2, 2018

This Week at the Club: April 2-8


Taylor Tomlinson

Our first two shows of the week are sold out: the podcast Watch What Crappens will be playing to packed showrooms on Tuesday and Wednesday. The rest of the week, the showroom belongs to Taylor Tomlinson, who makes her DC Improv headlining debut. She's got great energy and we loved seeing her as a feature act last fall. Tickets are $17 Thursday and Sunday, and $20 Friday and Saturday.

The lounge has four different shows, and two of them are already sold out: the Comedy School Showcase (Friday 7:30) and ComedySportz improv (Saturday 7:30). You can still get tickets for our Friday 9:45 DMV Showcase, which is $17, or the Late Night Improv show on Saturday at 9:45. Tickets for that are $15.

 

March 28, 2018, 11 a.m.

Low Ticket Warning


Rory ScovelWhatever your religion, we can all agree during this holy week that the greatest joy in life is securing tickets for a comedy show well in advance, before it is sold out. Here are the events on our schedule that are filling up. The lounge is 60 seats, main showroom is 285:

  • Rory Scovel (March 29-31): The Saturday early show is sold out. We have 34 tickets left for the late show. On Friday, the early show has less than 60 seats available. The other two shows (Friday 9:45 and Thursday 7:30) are down to the last 75 tickets.
  • DMV Showcase (March 30): We have two seatings for this showcase in our lounge on Friday. Only 16 tickets left for the 9:45 seating.
  • Comedy School Showcase (April 6): Just 5 tickets left for this Friday night lounge show.
  • ComedySportz improv (April 7): Our montly "all ages" improv show (meaning you can bring your kids) in our lounge has 18 tickets left. 
  • Smooth Criminal (April 11): We're past half sold for this murder mystery comedy show / Michael Jackson tribute.
  • Mick Foley (April 12): Just 54 general admission an 19 VIP tickets left for this evening with the pro-wrestling icon.
  • Andy Woodhull (April 13-14): This is a DC Improv headlining debut, in our lounge showroom. The Saturday early show is more than half sold (27 tickets left).
  • DL Hughley (May 3-6): Seven shows are sold out. We have tickets available for Thursday 9:45, and then 3:30 matinee shows Saturday and Sunday. Of those three, the Saturday matinee is getting close to half sold.
  • Ismo (May 15): Only 90 tickets left for this show -- one night only with the Finnish star.
  • Margaret Cho (May 18-19): The Saturday shows are now sold out. There are 80 tickets available for the Friday early show, and only 6 available for the Friday late show.
  • Michael Blackson (May 24-27): The two scheduled Saturday shows are sold out, and we have only 7 tickets left for the Friday 9 p.m. show.
  • Ari Shaffir (June 1-3): Just 130 tickets left for the Saturday early show
  • Bruce Bruce (June 7-10): About 100 tickets left for the Saturday early show.
  • Craig Robinson (June 28-July 1): The Saturday early show now has 100 tickets left, and the Saturday late show has 130 left.

The following events are entirely sold out:

 

March 27, 2018

Five new shows added


We had a busy Monday, and our web guy is finally recovered enough to tell you about all the new shows we forced him to add. You can find video of any of these performers by clicking through.

  • July 12: Medium Cindy Kaza. This time through town, Cindy will be in our lounge showroom, so attendance is limited to 60. That means if you're hoping to chat with the spirit world, you have even better odds of that happening.
  • July 20-22: Luenell. It's another DC Improv debut, although Luenell isn't an up-and-comer. She's been on top of her game for years. (If the face looks familiar, think back to "Borat" and you'll realize why.)
  • August 9-12: Corinne Fisher and Krystyna Hutchinson. The creaters of the wildly popular "Guys We F***ed" podcast are bringing their stand-up to DC for a weekend.
  • September 6-9: Arnez J. He we just part of a concert at Constitution Hall -- if you missed that, here's your chance to see him up close.
  • October 11-14: Dave Attell. This is half a year away, but Dave is one of stand-up comedy's best. And he put it on his website, so what the heck, you can start buying tickets.
 

March 26, 2018

This Week at the Club: March 26 - April 1


Rory Scovel

We start the festivities on Tuesday, with a free-admission improv class graduation show. Then there's a stand-up class graduation ($10 tickets) on Wednesday night. The weekend belongs to DC favorite Rory Scovel, who will headline Thursday through Saturday, with support acts John Conroy and Danny Rouhier. Tickets for Rory's shows are $25.

We're also busy in the lounge. Our latest pun contest, the Pun DMV Remix, is on Wednesday. It's sold out. Friday night we have DMV showcases ($17 tickets) at 7:30 and 9:45. Saturday sees the return of the world's greatest comedy competition. The early seating of Comedy Kumite is already sold out, but you can get tickets for the 9:45 seating if you hustle.

The club is closed on Easter Sunday.

 

March 23, 2018

New Podcast: Taylor Tomlinson


Taylor Tomlinson makes her DC Improv headlining debut in two weeks, so we're saying hi to her in advance! We talk about starting comedy young (she's 24), her very unusual stand-up origin story and the joys of self-help.

 

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