Posts Tagged ‘michael foody’

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 [...]

ToDo ToDay: Kevin Barry, Storytelling, and Weird Comedy

Very few evil megalomaniacs are as entertaining as Kevin Barry. The Limerick-born scribe's fiction is a distinctly Irish brew of lyricism, raunchy humor, and sentimentality that translates well to the speaker's podium. Riding a wave of critical enthusiasm to his reading tonight at Mount Vernon Square’s Warehouse Theater, Barry focused his debut novel, City of Bohane, [...]

ToDo ToDay: Chatham County Line! Funny Moms!

All other string instruments should step aside for the banjo's moment. Thanks to the success of banjo-heavy groups, twang is making its way into the ears of listeners who, a few years ago, might have thought the banjo only belonged at a state fair 70 miles east of Nowhere, Miss. Benefiting from this excess of string-band riches [...]

ToDo ToDay: Photojournalism! Alt Comedy!

The fifth annual FotoWeek DC began last week, and Reporters Without Borders is hosting one of its weightiest shows. “101 Images for Press Freedom” captures the history of photojournalism, beginning with the Spanish Civil War and culminating with the 2010 Haitian earthquake. In conjunction with the exhibit, tonight the Corcoran Gallery of Art hosts “Transforming [...]

This Could Be Funny: Be Brandon Wardell’s Friend

Your next seven days should be filled with laughter. The following could help.
Friday, September 16: Brandon Wardell and Friends at Velvet Lounge
The funniest man under 20 in D.C. is Brandon Wardell. D.C.’s best stand-up is Michael Foody. The show is at a venue that usually doesn’t host comedy shows. The cover charge is $5. All [...]

This Could Be Funny: The Successful Alcoholic Edition

Your next seven days should be filled with laughter. The following could help.
Friday, August 12: T.J. Miller at Arlington Draft House
Mr. Miller is that guy that’s in every other big studio comedy movie and sitcom playing the role of best friend or wacky neighbor or dumb stoner. He’s also a great stand-up, with a lovable/confrontational [...]

This Could Be Funny: Hampton Yount’s Haterade

Your next seven days should be filled with laughter. The following could help.
Friday, June 24: Shawn Mikael's Theater at DC Improv
There aren't enough variety shows in town. Yes, there's stand-up and there's sketch but the two don't hang out nearly enough. Shawn Mikael’s Theater is filling the void with four shows over two days in [...]