There is some kind of comedy lull happening in April, but this Friday, there’s a cool show happening in the Improv Lounge. Chris White will be doing his 6th “I Take Requests” show- people submit requests via email, and within a few weeks, he has to turn them into jokes and perform them. Previous editions of the hour-long show have covered such topics as Blackberries, fish sticks, the color blue, and Newton’s Third Law. Get your tickets quick. In other comedy news, some form of open mic comedy has returned to Solly’s on U Street- it’s a combination music/comedy open mic on the 1st, 3rd, and 4th Tuesdays of the month. Personally, I’m not a fan of combining music and comedy shows, but maybe a combination show won’t get shafted by Solly’s management, and I suppose this way you can economize on your drinks-buying by attending two open mics in one.
If you feel like traveling way the hell out of the city for open mic comedy, Virginia Brewing Company in Winchester has an open mic on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month, starting this week.
And finally, a new Thursday open mic has started at Peyote Cafe in Adams Morgan, so you can get your laugh on conveniently with your, um, mushrooms, I guess. I hope those two guys on the front page of the Peyote site don’t show up.