Lounge

DC Comedy Showcase

DMV Comedy Showcase

Great local comics in our 60-seat showroom. Host Chris Lawrence will be joined by Loy Lee, Rallo Boykins, Pete Bladel and Rae Sanni.

September 30lounge

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

Chris Lawrence 

Chris Lawrence

Christopher Lawrence is a Baltimore-area based comedian who performs in clubs, bars, coffees shops and any other venue that will have him throughout the Maryland-Virginia-DC area. He loves telling audiences about his foibles as he navigates everything from his job, to his marriage to raising his kids and other daily activities.

 
Loy Lee 

Loy Lee

Loy Lee’s unique comedic voice and unconventional point of view has been put to good use in the battle of the stereotypes and expectations of American Asians. As a child, Loy grew out of a stutter and a speech impediment and he finds pride in his wordplay and mastery of the only language he knows, English. He has been seen on Showtime, Fox and VH1. He has appeared with Russell Peters, Tiffany Haddish, London Brown and Paul Ogata among many others. Loy has appeared on many youtube videos that have amassed over several million views. He currently resides in Washington DC with his wife.

 
Rallo Boykins 

Rallo Boykins

Born and raised in Hyattsville, MD, Rallo has always been the funniest and blackest person in his class. After graduating from high school, Rallo relocated to Washington D.C. to further his education at the illustrious Howard University. The summer of 2008, Rallo was dared by a good friend of his to use his comedic gift to make a modest group of 50 people laugh at a Fourth of July dinner party. He did, and the rest is history. Rallo has gone on to share the stage with prominent stars like Dave Chappelle, Tony Woods, Bill Bellamy, Nick Cannon, Anthony Anderson, DeRay Davis, Corey Holcomb, Tony Roberts, Sheryl Underwood and many more.

 
Pete Bladel 

Pete Bladel

Pete began performing stand-up in his hometown of Washington, DC shortly after starting my first job and realizing, "Oh, this sucks. There’s no way I’m doing this for 40 years." He has performed in amazing venues like The Kennedy Center, The DC Improv, Caroline’s On Broadway, and the UCB Theatre. He hase worked with killer comics like Dave Attell, Amy Schumer, John Mulaney, and Michael Che. And he has been selected for great festivals like Laughing Skull, Laugh Your Asheville Off, and The Boston Comedy Arts Festival.

 
Rae Sanni 

Rae Sanni

Rae Sanni is a Brooklyn native who has featured for Alice Wetterlund and for Anthony Atamanuik on his critically acclaimed Trump Dump show, recently performing at NYU’s Skirball Center. Rae was honored as one of Comedy Central’s UP NEXT comedians in the 2017 Colossal Clusterfest and was most recently named one of the Just for Laughs 2017 New Faces. She is currently a staff writer on Comedy Central’s THE PRESIDENT SHOW.