Comedy in DC: Abbreviated Spring Edition

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Why is comedy a perfect fit for this early blast of heat and humidity we’re getting? Because it’s frequently performed in basements. It’s an art form perfectly suited to dark, windowless rooms where you laugh at things you would never admit to finding funny in front of your grandma.

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Tomorrow night (May 6th), Ed Blaze presents his monthly Metro Comedy Special at Station 9 on U Street. The show features Nema Williams, Travis Spencer, Jessica Brodkin, Tommy Taylor, Anna Pope, Clayton Wilcox , Kyle Martin, Michael Nercesian, and Marcus Brown. That’s a lot of comedy for $15 ($20 at the door) and the show starts at 8:30.

The DC Improv Comedy School Cast performs next Wednesday, May 12th, at the DC Improv, DC grandaddy of dark comedy basements. The show is at 8:30 and tickets are $10.

Thursday the 13th is the monthly showcase at 11th Street Lounge in Clarendon. This month the theme is “Battle of the Sexes” and it features Tim Miller, Chris Barylick, Michael Eltringham, Mike Way, Aparna Nancherla, Jessica Brodkin, Anna Pope, Lisa Fine, and Anupama Pillalamarri.

There’s also an unusual event on Thursday the 13th at Wonderland Ballroom. presents “PowerPoint Karaoke,” which isn’t described in more detail other than “improvised slideshows and lots of beer.” I’m intrigued (but since I can’t go, someone tell me all about it, ‘kay?)

Also at Wonderland, on Friday the 21st there’s the Don’t Block the Box Comedy Show, featuring Aparna Nancherla, Keith Irvin, Graham Hall, Ahmed Huidobro, Lafayette Wright, and hosted by Pete Bladel. Tickets are $2.

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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