Arts Desk

This Could Be Funny: Everything Is Terrible!

Your next seven days should be filled with laughter. The following could help.

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. Unlike a true "found footage" piece, this one tells a story. It chops up bad movies, instructional videos, music promos and more, smashes it all together and creates a narrative. Think Girl Talk in video form. But funny and weird. Their current opus is a retelling of Alejandro Jodorowsky’s 1973 masterpiece The Holy Mountain. For fans of Tim and Eric, Found Footage Festival, Spike & Mike's Sick & Twisted Festival of Animation. 8 p.m., all ages, $8

Saturday, March 17: Barry Rothbart at Riot Act
It's great that Riot Act is bringing in some lesser known comics to headline weekend runs. Rothbart is the kind of guy that's able to play UCB and a place like Riot and do equally well. His jokes are well crafted, his approach is comfortable and his musings are considered. The guy is mass appeal sitcom ready. For fans of Jim Gaffigan, a young Jerry Seinfeld. 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., 18+, $20 and $17, also March 16

Sunday, March 18: On Your Mark, Get Set, MOW! at DC9
This documentary tells the story of a community of lawn mower racers that are trying to help those suffering from Huntington's disease. The first part of that is funny, and the second part makes you feel good. How can this not be delightful? Also, film screenings in non-traditional settings tend to be more fun for all involved. The staff is happy they're not working through another loud band, the crowd is happy they floor isn't sticky, and the director is happy their work is being presented at all. For fans of Young@Heart. 9 p.m., 21+, Free

Wednesday, March 21: Story League at Busboys and Poets
Story League returns to 14th and V Busboy's with their fifth contest. Head honcho SM Shrake curates another night of story telling with a theme, this one being "Divas." Nine tellers will get seven minutes to wow three judges. Will it be good? Probably. Even if the quality isn't there, it'll be entertaining to see how Shrake, hostess Xavier Onassis Bloomingdale and judges Jeffrey Brady, Whitney GucciGoo and Holly Bass skewer the divas in a spotlight grabbing scene. For fans of The Moth, Absolutely Fabulous. 9 p.m., all ages, $10

Brandon Wetherbee hosts the podcast "You, Me, Them, Everybody," which records at the Wonderland Ballroom; the 8x8 variety show at Looking Glass Lounge; and The Quick and the Damned open mic at Solly's.

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