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Time Machine Roast

The Time Machine Roast

Great figures from history roast the hell out of each other. See comedy history being made ... with Walt Disney, Moses, Buddha, Marie Antoinette, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Jane Austen and Bill Gates.

September 5

SPOTLIGHT

A (totally real and functioning) time machine has gone haywire, and famous people throughout history are being transported through time to the DC Improv. What happens when historical figures share a stage? They burn each other with hilarious jokes, just like the roasts you've seen on TV. Watch some of DC's favorite local comics get into character (and costume) to play the roles of history's most famous figures -- from musicians and scientists to emperors and warlords -- and roast each other right in front of you. The jokes might be mean, but they're never too soon.

September 5 Roasters

Walt Disney ..... Eddie Morrison
Moses ..... Lafayette Wright
Buddha ..... Tanael Joachim
Marie Antoinette ..... Denise Taylor
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad ..... Rahmein Mostafavi 
Jane Austen ..... Bridget Geiran
Bill Gates ..... Benjy Himmelfarb

About the Producer

Benjy Himmelfarb 

Benjy Himmelfarb is a Washington D.C. based comedian who has performed at the Kennedy Center, comedy clubs across the country & many dive bars that smell like old cheese. The Washington Post has called him "sardonic, Semitic", which is a frighteningly concise way of summing him up. Beyond standup, he can be found misusing his college degree to zing historical figures at the Time Machine Roast or cracking jokes about bug mating habits & space nerds on his YouTube channel.