March 7
Stand-Up Showcase
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About the Show


Price: $22

When: Thursday 7:30

Spotlight: Enjoy great stand-up comedy in downtown DC. Our showcase lineups feature top talent from DC, Maryland, Virginia and beyond, performing on one of the country's most famous stages. You'll see a variety of styles and get up close with some of the stars of tomorrow. Support local talent, support local business and (most important) laugh your a** off. Showcases generally last around 90 minutes.

Featuring: Apple Brown Betty, Mike Pallotta, Robert Mac, Kandace Saunders, Matt Deakins


About the Comics

Apple Brown Betty

Apple Brown Betty connects to audiences with the familiarity of your favorite aunt. Hailing from Richmond VA, her polished, southern style allows her to tackle taboo topics in a way that is accessible to all. Selected as a Rising Star of Comedy by Bob Sumner, legendary producer of Def Comedy Jam, ABB is blazing a trail up across the country. An evening with her is guaranteed to leave you laughing, and feeling a bit better about the world we live in.

Mike Pallotta

Mike Pallotta is a comic from Baltimore who was a finalist at the Magooby's New Comedian of the Year Competition and has worked with national touring headliners such as Godfrey, Hannah Berner, Mike Vecchione, Gary Vider, and Brendan Sagalow.

Robert Mac (official website) is a comedian based out of Washington, DC. He is best known as the Grand Prize Winner of Comedy Central's national "Laugh Riots" competition and for his appearances on NBC's "Last Comic Standing," and he has two specials on Dry Bar Comedy. Mac has been seen on the stages of the inaugural Great American Comedy Festival, the Boston Comedy Festival, Montreal's Just for Laughs Festival, and other highly acclaimed events throughout the country. A few years ago, Entertainment Business Journal ranked Mac in the top 100 stand-up comedians in the U.S.

Kandace Saunders

Kandace Saunders made her comedic debut in 2006 during a comedy competition at the DC Improv. Although, she didn’t win, she didn’t get booed, and people laughed. So for Kandace, that was enough to pursue a career in standup comedy. Kandace’s sarcasm, and quick wit, coupled with her ability to turn life into “extremely laughable situations", has allowed her to become one of today’s fastest rising comedians. Kandace has also served in the Army National Guard.

Matt Deakins

Matt Deakins is a stand-up comedian. He lives in Virginia. When people ask him, he says Washington D.C. It's easier that way. He's performed in these places: Pittsburgh Improv, DC Improv, Vermont Comedy Club, Charlotte Comedy Zone. He's performed with these people: John Huck, Jordan Carlos, Dustin Diamond, Bret Ernst, Yannis Pappas, Paul Hooper Matt won Comedy Kumite 33.1 and 33.2 (spring 2022) at the DC Improv, plus the July 2022 Tournament of Champions.