Posts Tagged ‘dc improv’

Laugh Track: Two Local Comedians Get a Very Early Start

“For me, stand-up comedy is a lot like sex,” says the freckled comic behind the microphone at Dupont Circle’s Townhouse. He pauses while a few people chuckle at the crowded bar. “It’s super awkward for everyone involved, you’re going to laugh at me the whole time, and it’s only going to last about three minutes.”
This has [...]

Arts Roundup: District of Coachella Edition

The Make-Up, Deathfix, and The Evens scheduled to play Coachella 2013 [Coachella]
Five shot at D.C. Soundstage nightclub on Benning Road NE [Post]
New ad campaign tries to make D.C. look sexually adventurous [Post]
In concert with the Corcoran's "Pump Me Up" exhibit, 9:30 Club will host a punk and go-go mash-up Feb. 24 [Post]
Comedian Todd Glass loves the [...]

Mike Birbiglia Talks Sleepwalk with Me and Mike Daisey

Mike Birbiglia is not timid about his personal life. After working the door the DC Improv and struggling as a comedian, he found his voice by telling stories with a gentle, sincere tone. In one of these stories, Birbiglia describes how his bizarre, potentially life-threatening sleepwalking problem became a catalyst for important changes in his [...]

DC Improv Owner, Mark Anderson, Found Dead

DC Improv owner Mark Anderson was found dead Wednesday morning, police say. He was discovered by housekeepers in a hotel room at a Days Inn in Buckeye, Ariz. It is not known exactly when Anderson died. The business owner was reported missing by his wife May 12.
From the Arizona Republic:
The owner of the Tempe Improv [...]

DC Improv Owner Mark Anderson Is Missing

Mark Anderson, the 60-year-old owner of the DC Improv comedy club, has been missing for two weeks, according to a statement the club sent out today. His disappearance could be related to a severe episode of paranoia.
By phone, Kim Thomas, the sister of Anderson's wife Holly, tells City Paper that Anderson is suffering from "delusional fears [...]

Joe Kilgallon Is a Comedian You Should Know

Joe Kilgallon is "an aggressive storyteller." His brand of comedy appeals to folks that like to see guys lose their cool. And as one of the six members of Comedians You Should Know, he's a stand-up producer and performer based in Chicago. After selling out an 80-seat room once a week for a year straight, [...]

This Could Be Funny: Hannibal is Coming!

Your next seven days should be filled with laughter. The following could help.
Friday, September 2: Michael Brooks at Riot Act
Hometown comic Michael Brooks returns for a couple nights at D.C.’s newest comedy space. Brooks is mainstream enough to please the fair-weather comedy fan, but far from boring. If you haven't checked out Riot, Brooks is a [...]

Hypnotist Flip Orley Returns to DC Improv

Stand-up comedian and hypnotist Flip Orley first learned about his craft at age 12 when he bought the book How to Pick Up Girls Through Hypnotism. “Most of the girls in school liked me as a buddy,” he says. “When I would ask them to a dance, they’d say, ‘Oh, but we’re too good of [...]

This Could Be Funny: Wang, Nathan, Madrigal

Your next seven days should be filled with laughter. The following could help.
Friday, May 20: Cool Dudes Hanging Out at The Velvet Lounge
Quite possibly the best monthly comedy show in a legit venue, this installation of Cool Dudes has Taiwanese-Texan, San Francisco-formed, now-NYC-based Sheng Wang. He’s toured with the Comedians of Comedy (Patton Oswalt, Zach [...]

Tonight in Comedy: Donnell Rawlings at the DC Improv

While waiting for Dave Chappelle's next unpublicized stand-up, let’s do ourselves a favor and learn to like Chappelle’s co-host and fellow D.C. native Donnell Rawlings, who’s not only unafraid of tweaking black stereotypes but can’t seem to get enough of doing so. As the least violent member of the Time Haters, a group of pimps [...]