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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.

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.


Erin Jackson (5.16.18)

Erin Jackson started her comedy career in DC, and she's coming back to record her first album. Get to know one of our favorite local success stories, then come see her July 13-14. Also, fly Eagles fly.


Dhaya Lakshminarayanan (5.9.18)

Dhaya has two degrees from MIT and she worked in venture capital. Now she applies all that brainpower to make people laugh. We're talking to our May 20 headliner about nerds, comedy by the Bay, the mixture of politics and laughter and lots more.


Nemr is the answer (4.18.18)

Nemr helped pioneer stand-up comedy in the Middle East. Get his fascinating thoughts on the power of laughter before he headlines April 19-22 ...


Jordan Rock (4.11.18)

We're saying hi to Jordan Rock a few days before he headlines our main showroom. Talking about growing up in South Carolina, his relationship with his brother Tony and the one way that he's like a white Southern woman.


Ramon Rivas (4.4.18)

Ramon Rivas makes his DC Improv debut April 20-21, so we're saying hi in advance. If you love a self-made success story, check him out -- we talk about his work building up Cleveland's comedy scene and creating some of his own opportunities.


Taylor Tomlinson (3.23.18)

Taylor makes her DC Improv headlining debut in two weeks, so we're saying hi in advance! We talk about starting comedy young (she's 24), her very unusual stand-up origin story and the joys of self-help.


Brad Williams strikes back (3.15.18)

A chat with Brad before his headlining weekend, March 15-18. Important points include gazebos, Bed Bath and Beyond, and stabbing people in the throat.


Andy Woodhull steps up (3.14.18)

Andy makes his DC Improv headlining debut April 13-14 in our lounge. A fun conversation about step-parenting, long distance relationships and what goes into following a comedy dream.


Bob Marley, the Warren Buffett of stand-up (3.7.18)

One of our favorite guests is back in advance of his shows at the club March 8-11, 2018. He explains why he is the Warren Buffett / Albert Einstein of stand-up. Also we discuss waterskiing.


Jessica Kirson, pun and games, Bob Marley (2.28.18)

Jessica Kirson headlines the lounge showroom March 2-4, so we say hello in advance. Also: a Pun DMV sample and a Bob Marley throwback.


Ringside with Jim Ross (7.24.17)

The wrestling legend brings his show to the club August 10. Here he chats about what the show means to him, President Trump's wrestling stint, DC's Dave Batista and more.


John Heffron pops and locks (7.6.17)

The Last Comic Standing champ talks about summer vacations, digital detox and (naturally) breakdancing. Catch him headlining July 6-9 ...


Beltway Pundits Sampler (5.9.17)

Check out these soliloquies from our May 2 pun competition! Featuring Dana Fleitman, Alex Snider, Gail Ballantyne, Rachel Gross, Libby Bowers and Aaron Schwartzbaum.


Clayton English takes it higher (4.21.17)

The reigning "Last Comic Standing" champ is back at the Improv to headline April 21-23. We talk about repping his hometown of Atlanta, the intersection of pot and comedy, and naturally which exotic pet he would want.


Mike Speirs rides the wave (4.10.17)

As part of our 25th anniversary celebration, we asked great headliners to recommend rising stars that DC needs to see. Bob Marley picked Mike Speirs, so we're getting to know him before he headlines the lounge April 15.


Ms. Pat tells her story (4.7.17)

We all dream about having our own sitcom ... but what are the actual challenges of translating amazing life stories into a TV show? Ms. Pat stops in to the lounge to share her thoughts.


Brad Williams thinks big (3.3.17)

Brad made his DC Improv headlining debut on March 2. The next day, he stopped by to talk about his path through the stand-up world, his upcoming wedding and more.


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