April 27
Stand-Up Showcase
lounge / five outstanding stand-ups
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About the Show


Price: $22

When: Saturday 7 and 9:30

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: Matilda Epstein, Christian McCartney, Ashley Mayo, Ivi Demi, Lafayette Wright


About the Comics

Matilda Epstein

Matilda Epstein is a standup comedian and writer based in Washington, D.C. She has featured for touring comics including Matthew Broussard, Emil Wakim, and Maddie Wiener. Matilda’s writing has been featured in Little Old Lady Comedy, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, and Belladonna Comedy. Her Instagram is @matildywildy.

Christian McCartney

Christian “Mister” McCartney is an animated, energetic, and entertaining comedian who is being called the next Jim Carrey. His standup career began at age 19 in Baltimore and he now travels the world performing for people from all walks of life. His social media presence grows everyday with over 5 million followers on TikTok, Instagram, and Facebook combined. Christian portrayed Levi in a Prime Video series spin off of the Andy Griffith Show known as Mayberry Man. In January 2024 he made his first tv debut as a special guest performer on Huckabee on Trinity Broadcasting Network. Two weeks after Huckabee, Christian headlined the FedEx Forum in Memphis Tennessee for the Memphis Grizzlies Faith and Family night. Christian's mission statement: Laughter is the best medicine, but Jesus Christ is the only healer!

Ashley Mayo

No stranger to the stage, Ashley Mayo studied at the Studio Theatre acting conservatory and began her career in comedy shortly after graduating college. Her unique material, delivery, energetic stage presence and charisma have won over audiences throughout the DMV.

Ivi Demi

Ivi Demi is a Brooklyn comic originally from Albania. He was voted the Best House Comic at the Laugh Index Theatre in DC for 2020 and 2021. He has performed at the DC Improv, DC Comedy Loft, Gotham, Comic Strip, the North Carolina Comedy Festival, and the Burbank Comedy Festival, where he was selected to the Best of the Fest for 2021. You can see him producing and performing in shows for Don’t Tell Comedy across the East Coast.

Lafayette Wright’s obsessions with art and expression fuel who he is both onstage and off. He has spent close to a decade honing his skills on the DC comedy scene, and he now has a razor sharp act and undeniable onstage likability. He was featured in an episode of “Hart of the City” on Comedy Central. Lafayette won Comedy Kumite 11.1 (summer 2017) at the DC Improv, as well as Kumite 13.1 and 13.2 (winter 2018), Kumite 17.1 and 17.2 (fall 2018), and a Tournament of Champions (winter 2019).