Author Archive for Brandon Wetherbee

This Could Be Funny: Jon Benjamin Has a Tour

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Friday, April 20: Ha Has for Ta Tas at Arlington Drafthouse
This breast cancer fundraiser—headlined by the formerly D.C.-based, still very funny Erin Jackson—is promising for several reasons. Fundraisers are always a positive thing, the Drafthouse is a comfortable and inviting venue, and Jackson is [...]

This Could Be Funny: Mythbusters

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Friday, March 23: Rich Vos and Bonnie McFarlane at Arlington Drafthouse
Rich Vos is too often pigeonholed as a man's man comedian. Due to his New Yawrk/Jersey accent, Opie & Anthony appearances, and dress, it's obvious why that's happened. Thanks to his new podcast [...]

This Could Be Funny: Everything Is Terrible!

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Friday, March 16: Everything Is Terrible! at Subterranean A
The seven monsters (they're not people, they're monsters in costumes, just go with it) that make up EIT are touring their third film, DOGGIEWOOGIEZ! POOCHIEWOOCHIEZ! The film is made up of "found" footage of dogs. [...]

This Could Be Funny: Nick Thune

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Friday, March 9: Brick Penguin at Touchdown
Known for very well-received appearances on This American Life and The Moth and her memoir The New York Regional Mormon Singles Halloween Dance, Elna Baker is a charming storyteller and comedian with broad appeal. Her recent addition to [...]

This Could Be Funny: Bill Burr

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Friday, March 2: John Oliver at DC Improv
Thanks to his well-curated stand up series on Comedy Central, most people know Oliver for more than just his role as a Daily Show correspondent. The quick-witted British comedian is truly a British comedian: His material [...]

This Could Be Funny: Andy Kindler

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Friday, February 24: Jim Gaffigan at Warner Theatre
Following Louis C.K.'s example, the palest guy in comedy is releasing his new special independently through his website. This is a big deal. Gaffigan's bit is so well known that singing a jingle about encased meats and cheeses [...]

This Could Be Funny: Norm MacDonald

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Friday, February 10: John Hodgman at Birchmere
This former-book-editor-cum-humor-columnist-cum-humor-author-cum-Daily Show correspondent has aged remarkably well. He recently released the final book in his trilogy of "Complete World Knowledge," That Is All, which covers wine, sports, and the end of the world. It's full of wonderful, [...]

This Could Be Funny: Matt Braunger

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Friday, February 3: Demetri Martin at Warner Theater
Mr. Martin has outlasted the hipster backlash. Kind of like The Yeah Yeah Yeahs (just stay with me on this), the comic moved relatively quickly, in the public's view, from indie-comedy darling to guy with a [...]

This Could Be Funny: Bert Kreischer

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Friday, Jan. 27: "Don't Block the Box" at the Wonderland Ballroom
This somewhat regular show returns to the Wonderland Ballroom for an early-evening stand-up showcase. Tonight's lineup—Doug Powell, Tim Miller, Johno Cain, and MoReese Licorish—is a well-rounded sample of local comedy. High-energy performers in [...]

This Could Be Funny: Adam Carolla

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Friday, January 20: Friday Night Laughs at RFD
The weekly open mic at RFD is hit-or-miss. It's not the hosts' or venue's fault; it's just what happens at every local mic. That said, the open mic at RFD is the least uncomfortable in D.C. [...]

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