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Lincolns Cottage

Comedy at Lincoln's Cottage

A special comedy series at one of DC's best historic homes. This edition is ComedySportz for Kids -- an improv comedy show great for children as young as first grade!

October 17


For a second year in a row, the DC Improv is teaming up with President Lincoln's Cottage for the "Two Faces" Comedy Series. Enjoy comedy shows in President Lincoln's favorite DC retreat, for just $5! Each show is meant to reflect some aspect of Lincoln's legacy, or the history of the cottage.

The October 2017 edition is a kid-friendly improv comedy show. The cottage could be a place for children -- Lincoln would bring his son Tad when staying there. This month, we'd like parents and children to enjoy the cottage together, the way Abe and Tad would have. The show will start at 5:30 p.m.



ComedySportz is a comedy troupe that specializes in short-form improv games. This show features child-sized versions of those games, hosted by a Kids Coach. Younger kids enjoy being able to shout out during a show, and older kids (even teenagers) enjoy being given the chance to go crazy onstage.

CSz understands that comedy can be enjoyed by people of all ages without having to be offensive -- that's why all shows under the ComedySportz banner are "clean."

And remember that each show is different. We play new games with new audience suggestions every time. You could see a million shows and never see the same show twice.


Lincoln's Cottage 

President Lincoln’s Cottage is an historic site and museum located in the Petworth neighborhood of northwest Washington, D.C. President Lincoln’s Cottage first opened to the public in February 2008, after an eight-year capital restoration project under the auspices of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. It is the only place the public can experience the history of Abraham Lincoln’s public and private life where he lived and worked for over a quarter of his presidency. While in residence at the Cottage, Lincoln visited with wounded soldiers, spent time with self-emancipated men, women and children, and developed the Emancipation Proclamation. The human cost of the Civil War surrounded him, undoubtedly impacted his thinking, and strengthened his resolve to challenge the status quo. Through innovative guided tours, exhibits and programs, we use Lincoln’s example to inspire visitors to take their own path to greatness, and preserve this place as an authentic, tangible connection to the past and a beacon of hope for all who take up Lincoln’s unfinished work.

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