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DC Comedy Showcase

DMV Comedy Showcase

Great comics with DMV ties in our 60-seat showroom. Featuring: Haywood Turnipseed, Brittany Carney, Martin Amini, Rob Maher, LeClerc Andre.

August 31lounge

SPOTLIGHT

DMV showcases feature excellent up-and-coming performers with ties to the DC-Baltimore area. (Every now and then we also throw in an out-of-towner for fun.) This show is in our 60-seat lounge showroom, and the comedians will perform for a total of around 90 minutes. The Improv's full food and drink menu is available.

YOUR PERFORMERS

Haywood Turnipseed 

During the day Haywood Turnipseed Jr. is a Husband, a Dad, a Telephone Man, and a Jedi; at night he becomes a Stand-Up Comic, and occasionally a Sith Lord. Haywood likes both Michael Jackson's & Prince's Music; Hip-Hop; The Pittsburgh Steelers Football Team; Mambo Sauce on chicken wings; and Laughing. Originally from the Holy Land of Indiana, Haywood graduated from high school in Moon Township, Pa., attended two semesters at Waynesburg College, then enlisted in the US Air Force.

Martin Amini 

Martin Amini was born and raised in Silver Spring, MD. In the past 5 years Martin has performed at comedy clubs and colleges across the country. Martin has opened for touring headliners such as Trevor Noah, Jerrod Carmichael, and Jermaine Fowler. Martins stand up material touches on what it's like growing up mixed in America coming from an Iranian and Bolivian background. In the past year Martin has appeared in the Washington Post, Complex Magazine, and Revolt TV. See a clip on YouTube.

Brittany Carney 

Brittany Carney is a stand-up comedian based in Washington, DC. She is a producer of the comedic lecture series Fale University, and a repeat guest comic on the variety satire Church Night DC. Other highlight experiences include 202 Comedy Festival, Nerdist's Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction Live, and Don't Block the Box. See a clip on YouTube.

Rob Maher 

Rob Maher is a two time finalist in Comedy Central's Laugh Riot competition, and in 2017 he was featured on “Hart of the City.”. He is a recurring guest on Baltimore's 98 Rock and is a regular performer at the DC Improv, the Richmond and Virginia Beach Funny Bones and Magooby's Joke House. Rob is also one of Armed Forces Entertainment's featured comedians. He's had the great honor of performing shows for our troops all over Italy, Kyrgyzstan, Turkey, Japan and Egypt. Under the banner of Die Laughing Productions he produces murder mystery comedy shows.

LeClerc Andre 

LeClerc Andre is a stand-up comedian from New York who is quickly building a name for himself. His quick wit and charm can be seen dazzling clubs and colleges across the country. LeClerc was featured this year at Just For Laughs Comedy Festival as one of the New Faces of Comedy. Make sure to keep an eye out for this budding star.