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July 25, 2018, 10:30 a.m.

Low Ticket Warning

John Witherspoon All this rain is just the heavens openly weeping because of all the comedy shows they missed out on. Be smarter than the heavens. Get your tickets in advance. Here are events that are filling up (or full). Our main showroom is 285 seats, and our lounge is around 60.

The following events are entirely sold out:


July 24, 2018

New Shows

Three new headliners are on the way! In chronological order: Seaton Smith is back in our lounge showroom again, September 28-29. He started in DC and he likes coming back here. It's possible these shows will also serve as an album recording session.

Ms. Pat makes her return to the club October 19-20. She's replacing Tony Roberts, who canceled for some reason. It's been a good year for Pat -- if you want to get ready for the shows, get a copy of her memoir, "Rabbit." It was published last year.

Finally, Roy Wood Jr. will be on our stage December 6-8. This will be our third year in a row with "The Daily Show" star.


July 23, 2018

This Week at the Club: July 23-29

John Witherspoon

Pretty straightforward this week. In the main showroom, we have comedy icon John Witherspoon headlining six shows, Thursday through Sunday. Tickets are $27 for general admission and $32 for VIP (although most of the VIP tickets are already gone at this point).

In the lounge showroom, we're presenting a DMV showcase on Saturday night. Shows at 7:30 and 9:45, with the following lineup: Naomi Karavani, Winston Hodges, Rahmein Mostafavi, Kasaun Wilson and J-L Cauvin​. Tickets are $20.


July 18, 2018, 1:00 p.m.

Low Ticket Warning

Red Grant Some people feel that limits are only in our minds and that with positive thinking we can do anything. But we strongly feel the city regulations limit us from selling more than 285 tickets to our main showroom, and 60 in our lounge. So maybe get tickets to these shows before they sell out:

The following events are entirely sold out:


July 17, 2018

Fall Semester Improv Classes

We now how a whole bunch of classes open for registration, all of them starting in September, all with instructor Chris Ulrich. You can get full descriptions and the registration links on the comedy school section of this site.

  • Beginning Improv (starting 9/8): A five week class meeting on Saturdays morninings.
  • Beginning Improv (starting 9/24): A six week class meeting on Monday night.
  • Level 2 Improv (starting 9/23): A five week class meeting on Sundays.
  • Level 3 Improv: Advance the Scene (starting 9/12): A five week class meeting on Wednesdays.
  • Level 4 Improv / Intro to the Harold (starting 9/22): A six week class meeting on Saturdays.



July 16, 2018

This Week at the Club: July 16-22

Red Grant

Our plans for this week changed a bit, but they're still really great plans. There's an improv class grad show (free admission) on Tuesday, and then a sold-out show with Mellisa Villasenor (of Saturday Night Live) on Thursday.

The schedule change is Friday through Sunday. Originally we had Luenell headlining, but we found out on very short notice that she was cancelling. Our replacement is Red Grant (who, like Luenell, is known for touring with Katt Williams). Tickets are $20-$25. (All the showtimes and ticket prices are the same as they were for Luenell.) Red's also a DC native, so you can support a hometown hero.

Speaking of great comedians who lived in the area, we have Brian McDaniel in the lounge showroom all weekend. He spent his early years in Bowie, Maryland. He'll be doing two shows Friday ($17) and two more Saturday ($20).


July 11 2018, 11:00 a.m.

Low Ticket Warning

Luenell It's All-Star Weekend! You could buy one ticket to the game, or the Home Run Derby. Or you could take that cash and probably get tickets to six to 10 of these shows. Your call. 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:


July 10, 2018

New Shows and Classes

We dropped a few new shows on the schedule. A quick summary for you:

We've also got a new class on sale. Our first "Beginning Improv" for the fall is open for registration. It's a six-week class meeting on Monday nights, beginning September 24.


July 9, 2018

This Week at the Club: July 9-15

Christian Finnegan

So much going on! We start things off Tuesday with Story District, although that's very likely to sell out. Wednesday night, our main showroom hosts our monthly Open Mic Night. Free admission, although you can reserve seats online for a $1.50 service charge per ticket, if you so choose. (Tickets also available at the door.)

Thursday through Sunday, the main room belongs to Christian Finnegan, in from NYC for all your comedy needs. He'll be joined by Robby Slowik and Brittany Carney. Tickets are $17 Friday, $20 Friday and Sunday, and $22 Saturday.

Our lounge showroom is busy, but you probably missed the boat on tickets. Thursday we're sold out with medium Cindy Kaza. DC favorite Erin Jackson is here Friday and Saturday, recording an album during the Saturday shows. That's pretty much sold out as of this post.


July 5, 2018, 12:20 p.m.

Low Ticket Warning

DeRay Davis The Founding Fathers fought for our independence, so that you could take two days off work in 2018 and have a five-day staycation weekend. Honor their vision by getting comedy tickets. It's the patriotic thing to do. Here are shows that are filling up or (in some cases) full. The lounge is 60 - 68 seats, main showroom is 285:

  • DeRay Davis (July 5-8): These numbers are changing fast -- the post will be outdated pretty quickly. But let's get to it. Any show not listed here is already sold out. Thursday 9:30 has about 80 seats left. Friday 11:00 has less than 25 seats left. Sunday 6:00 has around 50 seats left. The most availability is for Sunday 3:00 and Sunday 8:00, but they're going to fill up. Plan ahead.
  • Ryan Conner (July 6): Over in our lounge showroom, our Friday night show with Ryan has 14 tickets remaining.
  • ComedySportz improv (July 7): The family-friendly improv show in our lounge is more than half full (24 seats left).
  • Story District (July 10): A Tuesday storytelling showcase in our main room. We have 120 tickets left.
  • Erin Jackson (July 13-14): Saturday is sold out. The Friday early show (in our lounge showroom) has 23 tickets left, and the Friday late show is exactly half full (30 tickets left).
  • Luenell (July 20-22): The Saturday early show (7 p.m.) has right around 100 tickets left.
  • Sheryl Underwood (August 3-5): The Saturday early show (7 p.m.) is around 60 percent full.
  • Bruce Bruce (August 17-19): Saturday 7 p.m is sold out. We have 92 tickets left for the Saturday late show (9:30), and 106 left for the Friday early show (7:00).
  • Arsenio Hall (August 24-25): 56 seats left for the Saturday early show. The Friday early show is also half sold.
  • Arnez J (September 6-9): The Saturday early show (7 p.m.) has 125 tickets remaining.
  • Craig Robinson (September 27-30): The actual numbers are in flux here, as we're processing some refunds (because these shows were rescheduled from June). But every show currently has less than 40 tickets available.
  • Nate Bargatze (October 4-7): The Saturday early show (7:00) is half sold.
  • And That's Why We Drink (November 5-6): The Tuesday show is sold out. Monday was added and it's now 40 percent full.

The following events are entirely sold out:


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