Make Up Party

Make Up Party: Death

April 5 / $5

Lounge showroom. Comedy teams compete for a cash prize with their five minutes of comedy about death.


We're challenging the funny people of the DMV to come up with five minutes of comedy, built around the theme of DEATH. You get to enjoy what they come up with -- and send one team home with a cash prize. The Make Up Party is the Improv's game night, open to all kinds of performers. Whether you're hopping on stage or in the crowd, it's gonna be a good time.

If you want to compete: Teams can be one to six people. Fill out this form to let us know that you want to play. Once we confirm that you're on the show, buy tickets for your team and get to work! You can prepare stand-up, sketch, a pun routine or something beyond category. Improv troupes are also welcome to compete! Performances need to be a maximum of five minutes, and they need to incorporate the theme of FLORIDA in some way. The winning team (as decided by audience cheers) takes home a cash prize.

  • Want to compete? Fill out this form.
  • Price: $5 general admission
  • Showtimes: Sunday 7:00
  • Questions? E-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • Invite friends on Facebook

April 5 Lineup (so far)

STAND-UP: Salim Alam, Jenny Cavallero & Phil Mike

SKETCH: The Festivus Miracles

IMPROV: MC Slimm Slappy

About This Competition

The Make Up Party debuted in 2015 in the DC Improv lounge. People were given a subject one hour before the start of the event, then scrambled to get their performances ready to go. It was very cool to watch -- but it's also VERY tough to get stand-up and sketch performances ready in one hour, starting from scratch.

The revamped edition debuted in fall 2017. Now, performers know the theme well in advance, and show up at the Improv ready to rock. Teams can be one to six people, and the performance that makes the audience laugh the hardest gets a cash prize. If you have any questions about the show, e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .