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February 20, 2018

This Week at the Club: February 19-25

Ali Siddiq

We're in a fun (for us) two-week stretch where LOTS of shows are already sold out in advance. This week, we're all sold out for Michelle Wolf in the main showroom (Thursday-Saturday) and Nimesh Patel in our lounge (Friday-Saturday).

Here's what is available: We have a trio of free-admission events. The first is an improv class graduation at 8 p.m. on Tuesday night. The second is our monthly Open Mic Night, on Wednesday. The third is Happy Hour Trivia in our lounge on Thursday night.

On Sunday, you can come see The Hodgetwins. Their early seating is sold out, but you can snag tickets for their 8 p.m. show ... for now.


February 16, 2018

New Shows: Christian Finnegan, John Witherspoon, Sheryl Underwood

It's never to early to think of summer! We have three club favorites now on the calendar for that season: Christian Finnegan (July 12-15), John Witherspoon (July 26-29) and Sheryl Underwood (August 3-5). We could type about them all day, but video is worth a million words, right?


February 14, 2018

Low Ticket Warning

Ali SiddiqThere is no better way to say "I love you" than the gift of comedy tickets. Here are the events that are filling up -- or in some cases sold out. The lounge is 60 seats, main showroom is 285:

  • Ali Siddiq (February 15-18): Both Saturday shows are sold out. At this time, we're also right around half sold for each Friday show and the Sunday show. (And remember, Monday is a holiday.)
  • Mike Finoia (February 16-18): These shows are in our lounge. Saturday is already sold out, and each Friday show is currently half sold (30 tickets left).
  • The Hodgetwins (February 25): The twins are doing two shows, and the VIP tickets are entirely gone. We're down to 71 general admission tickets for the 6 p.m. seating.
  • Jessica Kirson (March 2-4): Five shows in our lounge. Only 7 tickets left for the Saturday early show, and the Saturday late show is half sold.
  • Bob Marley (March 8-11): Now just 30 tickets for Bob's Saturday early show.
  • Make Up Party (March 11): This is a $5 show in our lounge -- only 23 seats remaning.
  • Jeremy McLellan (March 13): One night only! Jeremy's DCI debut is now more than half sold (130 tickets left).
  • Jim Norton (March 22-24): Saturday: 45 seats left for the early show and 95 for the late show.
  • Mick Foley (April 12): We are more than half sold for the hardcore legend. Just 96 general admission tickets left and 41 VIPs. 
  • DL Hughley (May 4-6): There are five shows on the schedule. All we currently have left is 29 tickets for Friday 7 p.m., and 59 tickets for Sunday 7p.m. All those are general admission -- VIP tickets are gone.
  • Margaret Cho (May 18-19): Saturday early show has 109 seats left. Saturday late show has 91.
  • Michael Blackson (May 24-27): This guy sells tickets. Lots and lots of tickets. The two scheduled Saturday shows (7 and 9) are already more than half sold.

The following shows are entirely sold out:


February 12, 2018

New Shows: Ari Shaffir and Andrew Schulz

You might have noticed two new headliners for the late spring. We are very happy to have Ari Shaffir returning to his (sort of) hometown for five shows June 1-3. We also rescheduled Andrew Schulz -- originally on our January calendar -- so that he's now here June 14-17. Some videos of Ari ...


February 12, 2018

This Week at the Club: February 12-18

Ali Siddiq

Another busy week ahead! On Tuesday, we have an improv class graduation at 8:00, with doors opening at 7:30. It's free admission, but the kitchen is closed. (You can buy drinks at the bar.) Wednesday is Valentine's Day, and we're doing a top-notch DMV showcase. The early seating is already sold out, and we have about 80 tickets left ($22) for the 9:30 seating. Thursday through Sunday we have the DC Improv headlining debut of Ali Siddiq. He's been through the club before, opening for Bill Bellamy. He's got a very cool Comedy Central special debuting this month, and we're excited for this run. Tickets are $20.

In our lounge showroom, you can see long-form improv on Thursday night with Jive Turkey and Friends ($5). Friday through Sunday, we have shows headlined by Mike Finoia ($17). We've seen Mike in the past on shows with Dave Attell and Big Jay Oakerson. Good times all around.


February 7, 2018

Low Ticket Warning

GodfreyThe groundhog saw his shadow last week, which means six more weeks of brisk ticket sales. Here are events at the club that are filling up (or already full). The lounge is 60 seats, main showroom is 285:

The following shows are entirely sold out:


February 5, 2018

This Week at the Club: February 5-11


We've got six distinct events going on this week. The main showroom is hosting comedy school graduations on Tuesday and Wednesday. The Tuesday graduation is for an improv class, and has free admission; the Wednesday graduation is for our latest stand-up class, and admission is $10. Thursday through Sunday, we have the excellent headlinerGodfrey. Friday and Saturday are pretty much sold out already, so snap up your Thursday / Sunday tickets while you can. It's $17 Thursday and $20 Sunday.

The lounge showroom hosts headliner Dave Siegel for two shows on Friday night, and it's $17 admission for either seating. Then we have the monthly ComedySportz takeover on Saturday. That means family-friendly improv at 7:30, followed by Late Night Improv at 9:45. Either of those shows are $15.


February 4, 2018

New Class: YOU workshop

David Razowsky is a fantastic improv instructor and performer. We had him here a few years ago to teach a two-day master class to a small group of students. He's coming back this June with a different workshop: YOU. From the official description:

"With the YOU workshop you’ll enter the world of personal awareness and presentness, of the excitement of knowing what to do the moment the moment arrives! YOU are in charge, and this workshop will be a study of--and a practice of--you connecting to you. YOU are the boss of YOU. This is the work that Razowsky’s most excited to share with you."

If you're a dedicated student of the art of improv comedy, check it out. And in the meantime, enjoy this clip of Razowsky on stage with a few people you might know.


February 2, 2018


Big congratulations to Cherilyn Crowe and Rachel Gross, the winners of the two events at our January 31 Pun DMV competition. This was the first time the pun contest was held in the main showroom, and it was sold out. So naturally, we'll be back in the main showroom on May 16. You can see the "Freestyle" event entries for Cherilyn and Rachel below -- Cherilyn's was the winning routine for that event, while Rachel won the Tournament event.


January 31, 2018

Low Ticket Warning

Bryan CallenCan you put a price on peace of mind? Yes, yes you can. It's the cost of a comedy ticket bought in advance, before a show sells out. Here are events at the club that are filling up (or already full). The lounge is 60 seats, main showroom is 285:

  • Bryan Callen (February 1-3): Friday and Saturday are gone. We have about 85 tickets available for Thursday, as of this post.
  • DMV Showcases (February 2-3): There are 15 tickets left for the Saturday early show in our lounge, and 13 left for the Saturday late show. (The Friday late show is about half full.)
  • Godfrey (February 8-11): Both Saturday shows are now sold out. We're also down to 68 tickets for the Friday early show, and 125 for the Friday late show.
  • Nimesh Patel (February 23-24): These shows are in our lounge, and the main showroom is already sold out this weekend. We're confident these are gonna go. The Saturday early show has 17 tickets left, and the Friday late show is just about half full (32 tickets left).
  • Vir Das (March 2-4): Friday and Saturday are full. Sunday has 90 tickets left.
  • Jessica Kirson (March 2-4): Over in our lounge showroom, Jessica's Saturday early show is now past half sold.
  • Bob Marley (March 8-11): Only 75 tickets left for the Saturday early show.
  • Jim Norton (March 22-24): Saturday is getting close ... 92 seats left for the early show and 110 left for the late show.
  • DL Hughley (May 4-6): Each of the scheduled Saturday shows is sold out. There's around 100 - 110 tickets left for each of the other three shows.
  • Margaret Cho (May 18-19): Each of the Saturday shows is now past half sold (and VIP tickets for all shows are all snapped up).

The following shows are entirely sold out:


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