Comedy Archive

Holiday Comedy Smackdown! Washington Improv Theater vs. Second City

It's that time of year: Our annual holiday smackdown!

How D.C. Native Jermaine Fowler Went From a Shy Nerd to a Comedian With His Own Showtime Special

Fowler performs at the Black Cat tonight.

Improv Veteran Opens Brick-and-Mortar Theater in Bloomingdale Tomorrow

The new space for performance and art will be "a buttload of fun and awesomeness."

Trevor Noah’s Seven Sets in Arlington Didn’t Eschew Controversy—Only His Own

The future Daily Show host didn't seem bitter about the Twitter controversy that surrounded the announcement of his new gig.

Cookie Theft and Aluminum Foil: D.C. Comedians’ Best April Fools’ Pranks

What happens when a 5-year-old falls into your duct tape mouse trap instead of her college-aged brother?

Comedian Kyle Kinane on Why He Hates College Shows and Picks Music Clubs Over Comedy Clubs

"I think you need the same checklist and waiting period to buy podcast equipment that you do to buy a handgun."

What Made Local Comedians Laugh in 2014

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

Marion Barry, the Butt of a Thousand Televised Crack Jokes

"There was so much white powder in D.C., people thought Marion Barry was mayor again."

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."

A Guide to the Bentzen Ball Comedy Festival

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