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Geek Night Comedy

Comedy by geeks, for geeks. Presented in association with Awesome Con.

June 16lounge


Geek Night Comedy is a stand-up comedy show created and run by geeks, for geeks. It includes a unique hybrid of both standup and improv. In its 5-year history, the group has run successful shows at the Virginia Beach & Richmond Funny Bones, here at the D.C. Improv, the Orlando Improv, and Awesome Con, their partners in this year's event! Past shows have received news coverage from local TV stations, as well as print coverage in The Virginian-Pilot, Inside Business and Sirius-XM's wildly popular "Monsters in the Morning."

Charity is important to the Geek's Night, and their productions have raised thousands for ALS-TDI, the leading research group in the fight against ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease), and will be doing so once again here at the DC Improv by giving away FREE passes to Awesome Con, along with other great items and collectables from local video game & comic book shops via our $1.00 raffle! A portion of door sales will also benefit this awesome non-profit.


Tim Loulies (Geek Night founder)

Tim has performed at the Apollo Theater in Harlem and at the Hollywood Improv. He has worked with 4 SNL cast members and 3 WWE Hall of Famers. When not on stage you can find Tim working local high school gymnasiums with a local wresting group, still chasing his dream of being the industry's next Captain Lou Albano.

Sid Bridge (Geek Night founder)

Sid Bridge, AKA the "Jewish Jedi" is an Orthodox Jew, a father of five, a bass player, and a huge geek. His favorite areas of geekdom include tabletop role playing games, classic video gaming, geek pop culture, Star Trek, Star Wars, and if this list went on we would have any room for the rest of the comics.

Derek Williams (Geek Night founder)

Derek is the Alpha Geek of Virginia comedy. Derek lives and breathes geekdom. He volunteers at multiple conventions and he maintains a collection of classic arcade machines. From teaching his kids the Konami code to hilarious convention stories, Derek’s material is always geeky – in short, there is no greater geek in the stand up comedy universe than Derek Williams.

Jimmy Meritt

Because he’s amazing at comedy, Jimmy Meritt spent four years as a nationally touring college act, performing in hundreds of college shows over forty six states. He's worked with some of the biggest names in comedy, including Gilbert Gottfried, Kevin Nealon, Jim Norton, and the entire cast of Whose Line Is It Anyway. He also co-stars in the horror/comedy “America’s Most Haunted”, playing at Film Festivals around America. A massive geek, Jimmy learned most of his morality from Stan Lee written comic books. As an aimless youth he camped out for Star Wars Episode III for eleven days while dressed as Grand Moff Tarkin, and now he spends his time raising his daughter, named Ripley (of course).

David Carter

David has played the Arlington Drafthouse, the Chicago Laugh Factory, DnD, and Guardians of the Galaxy on his PlayStation 2 like a thousand times. He has opened for Steve Byrne, Matt Braunger, and one day, Yu Yu Hakusho. We heard they might bring him back - HE did. David heard that. David sold his childhood Pokémon card collection to pay for three months of rent and still kind of regrets it. Now his Indiana Jones hat sits alone on that shelf...

Tommy Sinbazo

Tommy is a veteran of the nerd comedy scene. His quick wit and off the cuff humor has been slicing though crowds like a Vorpal sword rolled by a loaded D20 for over 10 years. Crawling from the Depths of the Geek Comedy Tour, This Cosplaying, Leathersmithing. Magic Missile of Myrth is a guaranteed hit. He has shared the stage with Comedians Ralphie May, Brian Posehn and the Late Kevin Meaney. If his face his familiar you've maybe seen him in a mattress commercial. If his Voice Rings a bell You have probably heard him 98 rock. or the comedy roleplaying game podcast Laughfinder.

Violet Gray

Violet Gray, Baltimore's very own Queen LARPtress is one of the Geek Night Comedy's top funny people. Along with sharing her experiences as North Baltimore's ONLY Dungeons & Dragons player, her unique take on race and gender issues in video games, and renaissance fairs will have you questioning your feeble existence in the universe.