DC Comedy Showcase

DMV Comedy Showcase

Great local comics in our 60-seat showroom. With Naomi Karavani, Winston Hodges, Rahmein Mostafavi, Kasaun Wilson and J-L Cauvin​.

July 28lounge


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.


Naomi Karavani 

Naomi Karavani is a comedian and currently an on-camera correspondent and writer for the weekly comedy news show "Redacted Tonight" in Washington, D.C. She featured in a number of comedy festivals such as the Women in Comedy, Cape Fear Comedy Fest, the Underground Comedy Fest, the 202 Comedy Festival, What a Joke Fest, Laugh Your Asheville Off, Rogue Island Comedy Festival, Limestone, and the District of Comedy Festival. Before joining the Redacted team she worked as a high school history teacher in Brooklyn, New York for over five years.

Rahmein Mostafavi  Rahmein Mostafavi wins over every crowd with charm, comic timing, and charisma. He addresses heavy social and political topics with brilliant satire, and he also offers hilarious observational comedy about life as an ethnic mutt and father of three. Rahmein has been seen on FOX, heard regularly on Sirius XM, and was featured in “The Truth About Money” on PBS. See a clip on YouTube.
Kasaun Wilson 

Kasaun Wilson (@TheLifeofKay) is quickly becoming a household name from his appearances on NBC's Last Comic Standing, TVOne, BET, ABC, Off Broadway production of Keenan Scott's "Thoughts of a Colored Man" chereographed by Jenny Parsinen and Taye Diggs, and most recently on TRUTV's Laff Tracks. At the end of the day, he's just an Howard University artist and the same kid from Jersey City, NJ.

J-L Cauvin 

J-L Cauvin began his stand-up career in Washington DC in 2003 as a law student at Georgetown University Law Center. Upon graduating in 2004, without honors, he went to work as an Assistant DA in the Bronx, all the while working on his stand-up at nights in NYC. Impressing fellow open mic comedians with his suits and health insurance (pre-Obamacare) he quickly rose through the ranks of the NY Comedy scene. J-L began hitting the road once he left the law in 2009 and has toured all over the country performing at most of America’s comedy clubs, bars and taco restaurants. He has also made a name for himself as a talented impressionist with viral videos of Louis CK and Donald Trump among his YouTube hits. He was the co-host of Investigation Discovery’s “Dumb In the First Degree” web series and his most recent album Israeli Tortoise hit #1 on the iTunes comedy charts in 2016. He is currently a regular on The Adam Carolla Show and has performed stand up on The Late Late Show and Comics Unleashed.

Winston Hodges 

Winston Hodges is from a small town called Farmville (at least that is what he tells people, he is actually from a town so small he would know if you were from it!) in rural Virginia. He has spent his time working comedy clubs with his southern charm and edgy wit. His first time performing he won the competition at the Richmond Funny Bone’s Clash Of Comics, and he has never looked back. You can hear him discussing growing up in a Christian home and working with children who have special needs all while providing a fun and energetic take on all the things we want to say but never do.