May 10 - 11
Stand-Up Showcase
main room / six outstanding dmv comics
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About the Show


Price: $22 GA, $32-$37 reserved

When: Friday 7:30 and 9:45, 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: Anthony Oakes, Ty Davis, Jenny Questell, Ross Benoit, Jenny Cavallero, Cerrome Russell


About the Comics

Anthony Oakes

Hailing from North Carolina, Anthony D. Oakes is a District of Columbia resident who is taking the comedy scene by storm. A natural comedian, featured in Washington Blade, Anthony has hit the ground running. His clean, yet edgy, Southern, intellectual, witty humor will have you reeling with laughter.

Ty Davis

Ty Davis is based in Baltimore. Originally born in Ft. Bragg, North Carolina, she traveled often and had to adapt and make friends quickly. Her bubbly personality made her the perfect social butterfly that enjoyed making people laugh and smile. In 2001, after her mother retired, they moved to Baltimore where she started her comedic career in 2014. She has worked with some of the industry’s top comedians at The Arena Players, one of the oldest historically African-American community theaters. She is the host of The Morning After Show on DTLR Radio Monday through Friday, and you can also see her bringing the funny on season three of "Hart of the City" on Comedy Central.

Ross Benoit

Ross Benoit is a Massachusetts native who moved to Northern Virginia at age 6. Eighteen years later, he started doing stand-up comedy. You can see him hosting shows and performing at venues all around the DMV. Ross won Comedy Kumite 8.2 (winter 2017) at the DC Improv, as well as Kumite 21.2 (summer 2019).

Cerrome Russell (official site), born and raised in Sumter County, Ga., started his comedy career while serving in the United States Marine Corps. He was first exposed to a broader audience as a cast member on the 2nd Season of BET’s popular prank show Hell Date. He has traveled extensively, performing at college campuses and military installations worldwide, as well as opening for Hannibal Burress. Cerrome Russell’s comedy comes in many varieties, including Off-Center, Truthful, and of course, Country. Follow him on Twitter at @CerromeRussell. Cerrome won Comedy Kumite 9.1 and 9.2 (spring 2017) at the DC Improv, Kumite 31 (Veterans Day 2021) and a Tournament of Champions (fall 2017). In summer 2023 he became the Comedy Kumite XL champ, winning a 24-person, 3-day tournament event.

Jenny Questell

Jenny Questell has loved to make people laugh since she was a little kid. Since then, she has gratefully opened for numerous headliners including Cristela Alonzo, Hannah Einbinder, and Jared Freid. Her comedy is clever, sarcastic, and at times, very dark. She co-produces The Living Room Show, one of the city's hottest showcases, and is the co-host of the podcast "Isn't it Romantic?" with fellow comedian Martin Phillips. Instagram: @jennyismessy

Jenny Cavallero

Jenny Cavallero is a disabled comedian and writer from DC. She co-hosts the world's best and only Jennifer-based podcast, "Too Many Jennifers," and is a contributing writer for the disability-humor site "The Squeaky Wheel."