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The Other Side podcast

One the best parts about running a comedy club is that we get to talk to a ton of funny people. Whenever comedians sit down to chat with us, you can listen in for free on The Other Side.

The most recent episodes are below. To browse the full archives of The Other Side, check out our Libsyn page.

Rahmein Mostafavi (5.29.19)

Rahmein Mostafavi gives us the scoop on two of his projects: the wildly popular "Couples Therapy: A Comedy Show" and his multi-night album recording this July. Can one comedian solve ALL the world's romantic problems? For sales purposes, we're willing to say: YES! Listen to this interview with a DC Improv favorite, then check out his shows.


Mo Amer (5.22.19)

Once a refugee, now a world-famous comedian: Mo Amer has been on a journey that's both inspiring and hilarious. Before making his DC Improv headlining debut (June 7-9), he calls in to share his story. We talk about his role on the breakthrough Hulu sitcom "Ramy," how winding up in Houston helped him as an artist, the advice he gets from Dave Chappelle, and some timely summer travel tips. Have a listen, then get your tickets.


Die Laughing Productions / Rob Maher (5.15.19)

Rob Maher is in studio to take us behind the scenes at Die Laughing Productions. Their murder mystery comedy shows have been a hit at the Improv over the last several years -- and they're back July 21 with "Hit Me '90s One More Time." Rob explains how the company got off the ground, what goes into producing a murder mystery show, and shares some of the highlights from past performances. Have a listen ... then assemble your Scooby gang to to solve a murder July 21.


Paul Virzi (5.8.19)

Paul Virzi (our headliner May 16-19) talks about his great comedy year: taping his first TV special, reaching a podcasting milestone and collaborating with stand-up giants. Plus we get insights into his early days on the "urban" scene, what it's like to play Madison Square Garden (!) and why he prioritizes work/life balance. Get to know Paul, then get your tickets to see him at the club.


Greg Proops (5.1.19)

We're catching up with the great Greg Proops before he comes to town for shows May 31 - June 2. Greg is never afraid to share his opinions -- so we're talkin' baseball, feminism, the art of political comedy, and his place in the Star Wars universe. (Among other things.) Get your sample of one of the liveliest minds in comedy, then snag your tickets at


Tony Roberts (4.26.19)

One of our favorite guests is back! Tony Roberts headlines the club April 26-28, and he stopped in Friday morning to talk about his family, his tattoos, his ground-breaking documentary projects and his rap album. Never a dull moment with Tony ....


Tim Dillon (3.18.19)

Tim Dillon chats with us a few weeks before headlining the main showroom April 4-6. He's just your typical real estate guy / "Sesame Street" extra / bus tour guide / conspiracy enthusiast. Listen to this very animated 30 minutes then get your tickets ...


Jenny Johnson (3.6.19)

Jenny Johnson headlines our lounge showroom March 15-16, so she's calling in to introduce herself. We're talking about her Texas roots, her past work in TV news, and how she climbed to Twitter fame (@JennyJohnsonHi5). Plus we're getting a little behind-the-scenes info on what it takes to be a drunk historian.


Pun DMV Returns (2.20.19)

On this punderful episode of The Other Side, we're sharing some of the action from our first Pun DMV event of 2019. Have a listen to Sai D, Jarad Schofer, Dana Fleitman and one of our tournament battles -- then get on board for our next pun events, March 10 and May 1.


Benji Aflalo (1.31.19)

We're getting to know Benji Aflalo before his DC Improv headlining debut, Feb. 15-16 in our lounge. Talkin' 'bout his hometown of Los Angeles, what he learned while making "Alone Together," the challenge of writing mean jokes and more. Listen!


Adrienne Iapalucci (1.10.19)

Adrienne Iapalucci calls in to say hi before headlining our lounge January 18-19. We're talking about "dark" humor, the perils of having your mom do stand-up, and what it meant to grow up in the Bronx. Listen!


Jesus Trejo (12.21.18)

Jesus is the reason for ... this episode! Jesus Trejo calls in to talk about "Care to Laugh," the new documentary about his efforts to build a comedy career while also serving as a caregiver for his parents. We also get a rundown of classic Mexican comedy and a lesson in positivity. Have a listen, then come see Jesus make his DC Improv debut February 8-9 in our lounge showroom.


Luenell (12.18.18)

Luenell knows how to make an impression, whether it's through her stand-up or her acting. A few weeks ahead of her DC Improv debut, she calls in to talk about "A Star Is Born," the upcoming "Dolemite Is My Name," some of her favorite comedians and more. Have a listen, then get your tickets for early January.


Dov Davidoff (12.11.18)

Easily one of the most fascinating people you'll ever meet, Dov Davidoff returns to the Improv to close out 2018. We're chatting with him about his new kid, his recent memoir, his work on "Crashing" and a few other odds and ends. Bonus content: Keep listening at the end for the audio from our 2008 conversation with Dov.


Emmy Blotnick (10.4.18)

Emmy Blotnick is having a great year: Two late-night talk show spots, a half-hour special on Comedy Central, and a new job as a staff writer for Stephen Colbert's "Late Show." We say hello before she headlines the lounge October 5-6. (Or as we like to think of it, the cherry on the sundae.)


Tammy Pescatelli (6.20.18)

Tammy Pescatelli went back to school for her latest special ... literally. She made the "Way After School Special" in the auditorium of her old high school. Listen to that cool story and more ... then come see her June 29-30.


Kate Quigley (6.12.18)

We're talking relationships, comedy and more with the host of #datefails. Also, there's a story involving Katt Williams and his "stable." Good times. Kate headlines our lounge June 22-23 ...


Christian Finnegan (6.6.18)

Are you a good person? Finally, there's a show that answers this question (and for only $17-$22 a ticket, yowza). When Christian Finnegan comes to town July 12-15, he'll be polishing up "My Goodness," a comedic look at what it means to be good.


Gina Yashere (5.30.18)

The British correspondent on "The Daily Show" knows how to take risks. She walked away from a great day job to try comedy. Then she walked away from great success in the U.K., hoping to crack the U.S. market. We talk about those bold moves and more in advance of her DC Improv debut, June 8-10.


Pun DMV (5.24.18)

All puns intended! Our Pun DMV events are the showcase for wordplay in the nation's capital. Check out these clips from May 16 featuring Dana Fleitman, Walt Matthey, Aaron Schwartzbaum and some of our tournament semifinalists. Then check out our next Pun DMVs on June 28 and August 2.


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