Posts Tagged ‘bentzen ball’

What Made Local Comedians Laugh in 2014

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

(e)merge, Sonic Circuits, or Bentzen Ball: Which is for You?

Do you want to wear your new luxe crop top or your Acid Mothers Temple T-shirt?

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!

Arts Roundup: Endings Edition

House of Cards probably won't return for a third season. [Huffington Post]
Doesn't look like Donnie Simpson plans to return to radio, either. [Post]
The Textile Museum carefully transfers its collection to George Washington University. [WBJ]
Yes, Thriller on H Street happens again this year. [Frozen Tropics]
Lyle Link pens an appreciation for Butch Warren. [CapitalBop]
Nick Offerman joins the Bentzen [...]

Rejected From Bentzen Ball, Local Comics Book Their Own Comedy Show

Back after a four-year hiatus, Brightest Young Things' Bentzen Ball comedy festival is named after a Danish man named Ole Bentzen who laughed himself to death while watching A Fish Called Wanda. But when the event kicks off tonight at the Lincoln Theatre, featuring curator Tig Notaro along with Doug Benson, Wyatt Cenac, Heather Lawless, and others, [...]

ToDo ToDay: VelocityDC, Obits, and The Bentzen Ball

New York’s annual 10-day-long dance blitz is called Fall for Dance. In D.C., the same concept, packed into just three days with 30 local companies, is known as VelocityDC. On opening night, you’ll see more or less traditional work from the Washington Ballet’s studio company and Edwin Aparicio’s flamenco troupe. But the event’s emerging performers [...]

Arts Roundup: National Book Awards Edition

Bethesda author and 1998 National Book Award winner Alice McDermott (Someone) and D.C. native Anthony Marra (A Constellation of Vital Phenomena) are up for National Book Awards. [Post]
Anne Washburn's Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play, which premiered at Woolly Mammoth, gets a warm reception off-Broadway. [Post]
A chat with DC Shorts founder and director Jon Gann, who's in the process of [...]

Arts Roundup: Otis and Redding Edition

Architects fall over themselves to redesign the MLK library. [Housing Complex]
Why, of course there are more Eisenhower Memorial delays. [AP]
Wil Haygood's unbiased assessment of The Butler: greatest movie he's ever seen. [WJLA]
Get ready for the not-terribly-exclusive National Book Festival gala. [Post]
Brightest Young Things announces the complete lineup for its Bentzen Ball comedy festival. [BYT]
Ooh, pretty: [...]

Arts Roundup: Nuptials Edition

Michael Kaiser ties the knot. [Washingtonian]
Barnes & Noble opening—that's right, opening—a new location in D.C. [Post]
A Washington Post reader shares a nice story about the late 9:30 Club security staffer Josh Burdette. [Post]
Carol Burnett wins this year's Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. [AP]
More comedy added to BYT's Bentzen Ball. [Brightest Young Things]
Prince William and [...]

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