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Comedy Kumite: Champions

March 15 / $17

The world's greatest comedy competition! Eight past winners of our stand-up tournament return for a clash of champions.

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Since 2015, every few months the Improv brings eight great DMV comics together for a one-night stand-up tournament. Each "match" has two comics doing five-minute sets, and the audience chooses one person to advance. At the end of the night, we have a champion. The winners represent the best that DMV comedy has to offer.

For this special show, eight former champs return to the Improv to battle for the title of Grand Champion! The best of the best will be duking it out ... and no matter which comedian is victorious, the audience always wins.

The lineup for March 15: Natalie McGill, Sean Savoy, Rahmein Mostafavi, Wendy Wroblewski, Ross Benoit, Eddie Morrison, Dominic Rivera and Matt Brown.

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  • Price: $17 general admission
  • Showtimes: Sunday 7:00
  • Featuring: Natalie McGill, Sean Savoy, Rahmein Mostafavi, Wendy Wroblewski, Ross Benoit, Eddie Morrison, Dominic Rivera and Matt Brown
Natalie McGill

Natalie McGill

Natalie McGill is a Baltimore-born but DC-living comic who has performed in the Bentzen Ball Comedy Festival and has opened for acts such as Al Madrigal and Rob Cantrell. She works as a correspondent on RT America’s “Redacted Tonight." You can follow her on Twitter at @nataliesmcgill. Victories: Kumite 2

Sean Savoy

Sean Savoy

Sean Savoy is a global force for comedy. Hailing from Columbia, MD, Savoy has toured the planet from Sweden and Norway to Guam and Japan and all over the U.S. of A. with his partner in comedy, the legendary Pablo Francisco. Savoy’s high-impact, rapidfire hilarity belies his mellow mood and laidback attitude. Sean recently appeared on Gotham Comedy Live, in his television debut and electrified the crowd. Combining diverse characters with a wicked wit, Savoy can reach any audience with his timeless material, while meeting his expressed goal – to bring joy with his jokes and heal hearts with humor, all while bringing as much fun to his audiences as he’s having on stage. Victories: Kumite 3

Rahmein Mostafavi

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. Victories: Kumite 4.1, Tournament of Champions (2016).

Wendy Wroblewski

Wendy Wroblewski

Wendy Wroblewski is a stand-up comedian and math tutor from Gaithersburg, Maryland. She performs comedy all over the Washington, DC area. She was a guest on the Cape Fear Comedy Festival, the Underground Comedy Festival, and the DC stop of the Betches of Comedy tour. You may have heard her voice as the live on-air host of the short-lived Comedy Central Radio Live on Sirius XM. She has opened for Adam Cayton-Holland, Gary Gulman, Ryan Hamilton, John Heffron, Brent Morin, Mike Recine, Chris Redd, Beth Stelling, Liza Treyger, and Bengt Washburn, and Mike E. Winfield. Victories: Kumite 7.1 and 21.1

Ross Benoit

Ross Benoit

Ross Benoit is a Massachusetts native who moved to Northern Virginia at age 6. Eighteen years later, he started doing stand-up comedy. You can see him hosting shows and performing at venues all around the DMV. Victories: Kumite 8.2 and 21.2

Eddie Morrison

Eddie Morrison

Eddie Morrison is a D.C. native who has performed standup comedy all over the metro area. His appearances include the DC Improv, State Theatre, and Magooby’s Jokehouse, where he was named runner-up at the 2015 New Comedian of the Year Competition. Victories: Kumite 15.2

Dominic Rivera

Dominic Rivera

Dominic Rivera is a New Jersey born and D.C. based comedian. He's opened for Patton Oswalt, Andy Kindler and performed at the Kennedy Center's District of Comedy Festival. A father and Air Force Veteran, he's armed with broad shoulders and a healthy dose of sarcasm, which he uses to share life stories about mental health, family and how he interacts with the world around him. Victories: Kumites 16.1 and 16.2

Matt Brown

Matt Brown

Matt Brown is a comedian from Baltimore who started his comedy career at 19. He is a regular at Magooby’s Joke House and the Baltimore Comedy Factory. He has opened for comedians Tom Segura, Tony Woods, Tommy Johnagin, Michael Winslow and more. Victories: Kumite 19.1