Comedy Archive

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?

Rosie O’Donnell Cancels Bentzen Ball Appearance

But Tig Notaro will teach you to make dumplings!

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.

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