March 21 - 23
DC Sketchfest
Lounge / Sketch teams from across the country
get tickets

Sketch performers interested in applying should visit the DC Sketchfest website. Applications are due by December 17, 2023.

About the Shows

Price: $20

When: Thursday 7:30 and 9:45, Friday 7:30 and 9:45, Saturday 7:00 and 9:30

Spotlight: The DC Sketchfest is an annual showcase that features the best scripted comedy from DC and the world beyond. DC Sketchfest is produced, booked, and organized by the DC sketch comedy community and founded by Bad Medicine and Rails Comedy. Sketch performers interested in participating should visit

Featuring: TBA

About the Comics

Inspired by Saturday Night Live, Bad Medicine (official website) is DC's premier sketch comedy troupe. Trained by the Upright Citizens Brigade and Second City, their comedy focuses on the absurdity of life. For more than half a decade, Bad Medicine has performed at North American festivals like Montreal Sketchfest, NYC Sketchfest, Chicago Sketchfest, and Sketchfest Seattle. They also produce award-winning short comedy films, and a podcast about the craft of sketch comedy called Sketch Nerds.

Rails Comedy

Rails Comedy is a Washington DC-based sketch comedy troupe that has made a name for itself on the national comedy scene. With a blend of clever writing, dynamic performances, and a commitment to pushing boundaries, Rails Comedy has been entertaining audiences for years. The troupe has performed at some of the most prestigious comedy festivals in America, including the Austin Sketch Fest, Montréal Sketchfest, North Carolina Comedy Festival, New South Comedy Festival, and Sketchfest Seattle, Whether they're skewering pop culture, poking fun at politics, or simply making you laugh with silly sketches, Rails Comedy is dedicated to bringing you the best in live comedy.