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DMV Comedy Showcase

DMV Comedy Showcase

One show at 10 p.m. Great comics in our 60-seat showroom. Featuring: Bridget Geiran, Marshall Brandon, Ryan Schutt, Ayanna Dookie, Kasaun Wilson

March 29lounge

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

Bridget Geiran 

Bridget Geiran is a comedian living in Washington D.C.

Ryan Schutt 

When Ryan Schutt gets the opportunity to talk at a group of strangers with a microphone, he relates to them by drawing from his pathetically shallow reservoir of life experience. Staying comfortably within the bounds of his limited knowledge and interests, his material focuses on things that bother him, getting bothered by things, and the relationship between him and things that are bothersome. It goes without saying that it is clearly everything else that has a problem, not him. Ryan has made appearances on the Nerdists's "Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction" podcast, "Laughs" on Fox Network, "The Alyona Show" on Russia Today, and "The Stream" on Al Jazeera. Born and raised in Washington, DC, Ryan now lives in New York City where he regularly performs standup, sketch, and improv comedy.

Ayanna Dookie 

Ayanna Dookie is the 2014 winner of The She Devil Comedy Festival in New York City. She also earned a spot in the semi-finals of NBC’s Stand-Up for Diversity and a finalist in the New York Underground Comedy Festival Emerging Comics Competition. She has appeared on Comcast-on-Demand, and helped Magooby’s Joke House earn the record of having The Longest Continuous Stand-Up Comedy Show in the World, contributing 2 out of the 82 hours of jokes. Ayanna continues to offer too much information about her personal life, performing throughout the country.

Kasaun Wilson 

Kasaun Wilson (@TheLifeofKay) is quickly becoming a household name from his appearances on NBC's Last Comic Standing, TVOne, BET, ABC, Off Broadway production of Keenan Scott's "Thoughts of a Colored Man" chereographed by Jenny Parsinen and Taye Diggs, and most recently on TRUTV's Laff Tracks. At the end of the day, he's just an Howard University artist and the same kid from Jersey City, NJ.

Marshall Brandon 

Born and raised in Hartford, Connecticut, Marshall Brandon has been making people laugh since he uttered his first words. After earning his B.A. in Criminal Justice from Western Connecticut State University he decided to aggressively pursue a career as a professional comedian and writer. To hone his skills, Marshall entered various competitions. In 2000, through hard work and dedication, he won first place in CPTV’s annual Connecticut Comedy Festival which features the best new comics from New England, earning the illustrious title of "Funniest Person in Connecticut.", and an Emmy nomination from the Boston / New England Chapter of the National Academy's of Television Arts and Sciences. In the years since, Marshall continues to writes and present new material and has established himself as one of the hardest-hitting comedians in the country and has worked with many of today’s most well known comedians. Some of the bona fide head liners that he has opened for include: Kevin Hart, Katt Williams, Mike Epps, John Witherspoon and D.L Hugely. He has also featured on cards for numerous R&B and Hip-Hop acts such as, LL Cool J, DMX, Trey Songs, Aretha Franklin. Marshall has appeared on TV1 Bill Bellamy’s Who’s Got Jokes, Comedy Central (commercial) and BET’s Comic View three times and portions of his routine are shown frequently during the off-season on Classic Comic View.