Author Archive for Valerie Paschall

What Made Local Comedians Laugh in 2014

A racist Nats fan, a banana peel, and an all-you-can-eat buffet

The Sleigher: The Both, “Nothing Left To Do (Let’s Make This Christmas Blue)”

Aimee Mann and Ted Leo team up for a truly depressing holiday tune.

The Sleigher: Los Campesinos!, “When Christmas Comes”

A bit maudlin, but ultimately celebratory

Wyatt Cenac on Puppets, Political Humor, and Listening to Comedy on Vinyl

"I definitely feel like you do this stuff long enough, you have weird things. Like, I did a show once where I was sandwiched between a reggae band and an all-male line-dancing group."

Aparna Nancherla Talks Twitter, Recent Career Highs, and Her Appreciation of Out-of-Town Comedy Festivals

And she says Conan was really nice!

A Guide to the Bentzen Ball Comedy Festival

Dozens of comedians are in D.C. from now through Sunday. Which ones should you see?

Mic Drop: Last Comic Standing Edition

Watch 30 local comics compete to be on an NBC reality show.

Mic Drop: Blue Humor Edition

Denver-based comedian Josh Blue riffs on life with cerebral palsy, and other comedy offerings this weekend.

Mic Drop: This Week’s Comedy Roundup

Godfrey's way more than just "that guy from that thing."

Why Megan Mullally Loves D.C., Nick Offerman, and Goofing Off

Megan Mullally may have first come to public consciousness with the popularity of Will & Grace, but she's been a staple in theatrical performances for quite a bit longer. Similarly, her marriage to Parks & Recreation star Nick Offerman has been going strong for 14 years, but only due to his success in the last four years or [...]