Comedy in DC: Your Late-Winter Blend

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I know. I’ve used this photo before. But this is Jay Hastings, and he’s being roasted in the DC Improv Comedy Lounge this Friday at 8. I’m not sure what the occasion is, but you should show up and find out. (Also, I need more comedy-related photos. Help a sister out.)

Also this weekend, don’t forget that Maria Bamford will be at the Arlington Drafthouse, and the show will feature Aparna Nancherla and Eli Sairs. Look at all the comedy you could be seeing this weekend! Makes up for that extra day of February we’re not getting…

On March 14th, there’s a nameless local comedy showcase at the Improv Lounge featuring Andy Kline, Jeff Maurer, Seaton Smith, and Jimmy Meritt (whose name seems to be impossible to spell consistently, but I looked it up). I’ve gone on and on about my enthusiasm for Maurer, Smith and Meritt at length here- I’m sure I WOULD go on and on about Andy Kline and Bey Wesley, the host, as well, but I don’t think I’ve been to any of their shows yet. Anyway, only having 4 comics featured means that each one will have a chance to do a longer set, which usually means better jokes with more time to do more involved material, so it’s a better opportunity to see some rising stars. Also, since Jimmy Meritt has been touring quite a bit, there are fewer and fewer chances to see him around DC in particular. So don’t miss this one.  Mark it on your calendars, buy your tickets, and go.  All you’re missing on the Improv main stage that night is Sommore, anyway.

Tiffany Baxendell Bridge is an Internet enthusiast and an incurable smartass. When not heckling the neighborhood political scene on Twitter, she can be found goofing off with her ukulele, Bollywood dancing, or obsessing about cult TV. She is That Woman With the Baby In the Bar.

Tiffany lives in Brookland with her husband Tom, son Charlie, and two high-maintenance cats. Read why Tiffany loves DC.

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2 thoughts on “Comedy in DC: Your Late-Winter Blend

  1. Aparna Nancherla is one of the most overrated comedians in DC. And what’s up with her eye?