Posts Tagged ‘Penn Social’

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 [...]

Riot Act Lawsuit: Judge Dismisses Some (But Not All) Claims Made by John Xereas

Last week, a D.C. District Court judge made the first significant decision in former Riot Act co-owner John Xereas' lawsuit against his one-time business partners, Geoffrey Dawson and Marjorie Heiss: He didn't dismiss the case.
According to court documents filed March 27, Judge Richard Roberts permitted Xereas' claims of "breach of the implied duty of good [...]

Killing Joke: How the Curtain Fell on Riot Act Comedy Theater

What do you get when a businessman, a lawyer, and a self-described “Greek guy with a big nose” try to open a comedy club together?
A lawsuit.
When Riot Act Comedy Theater opened last August, it was supposed to shake up the established rhythms of D.C.’s comedy circuit: It boasted bookings like Dick Gregory and Paul Mooney, suggesting [...]

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