Bigtime Bentzen Ball Giveaway

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Today’s the first day of the 2013 Bentzen Ball, a collection of awesome comedy shows all over DC that feature some of the nation’s greatest comedic minds. This year’s set of shows is curated by the amazing Tig Notaro – she of the amazing set last year about cancer that broke all of comedy’s rules – and the slate is nothing short of masterful.  Tonight’s opening show at 9:30 Club headlines with Notaro, and she’s joined by Doug Benson (Last Comic Standing), Wyatt Cenac (The Daily Show), Heather Lawless (Flight of the Conchords), and one of my favorite locals, Brandon Wetherbee to kick things off, and the rest of the weekend is just as awesome.

Of all the days of the festival, though, Saturday’s lineup is nothing short of astonishing. I don’t think DC will ever have been as funny to the world as it will be Saturday, with big shows at the Lincoln Theatre, Howard Theatre, and U Street Music Hall. There’s an Improv show, a comedy music revue and a straight up comedy battle, all with price tags under $25 a piece. These are shows featuring Rachel Dratch, Garfunkel & Oates, Christylez Bacon, Nancy & Beth (with Megan Mullally), Nick Kroll (The League), DC’s favorite Seaton Smith, and tons more. 

When I first saw the lineup, I couldn’t believe that they’d gotten all these folks to come, but more than that, where are you going to find such a diverse crowd of comedians? This isn’t some Andrew Dice Clay misogynist’s gallery, this is a group of amazing funny people in one place, so get your laugh on, folks.

We’re going to get one lucky winner a pair of all access passes to ALL of Saturday’s shows. Why?

Because we love you. And DC. And Laughing. Because we could all use a laugh about now. 

So, here’s how it works:

Just leave a comment below using your REAL email address. Why the real one? Well, because we can’t contact you if you give us a fake one. You’ve got til midnight tonight (Thursday) to put your name in the hat and we’ll notify a winner on Friday morning and sort out all the details.

As always, your mileage may vary, no purchase necessary, void where prohibited, actual object is closer than it appears.

I live and work in the District of Columbia. I write at We Love DC, a blog I helped start, I work at Technolutionary, a company I helped start, and I’m happy doing both. I enjoy watching baseball, cooking, and gardening. I grow a mean pepper, keep a clean scorebook, and wash the dishes when I’m done. Read Why I Love DC.

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51 thoughts on “Bigtime Bentzen Ball Giveaway

  1. Awesome line up. Can’t wait for tonight’s show. Would love to see Saturday’s shows too!

  2. Hope I win! This line-up is incredible and includes all of my comedy heroes! I cannot wait for the opening show tonight and hope to get a chance to have some more laughs this Saturday!

  3. Saw that this was happening in the metro paper thingy this morning and was impressed. I have a friend in town this weekend and this would be a perfect “look what’s up in my bad ass city” night for her. Crossing fingers!

  4. I actually haven’t gotten tickets to this because I thought it was in Ashburn. I’ve seen Doug and Greg every time they’ve come to the DC area. I even beat Greg at the Leonard Maltin Game.

    Free tickets would be great for a person who didn’t pay attention to the details during podcasts.

  5. I can’t believe I hadn’t heard about this sooner – I love live comedy, and this is indeed a great group.

  6. I would do dirty, terrible things (to Nick Offerman, who’s now also attending! SorryI’mNotSorry, Megan Mullally) to win these tickets.

  7. Got all my fingers crossed. Also, it’s hard to your cross your toes using crossed fingers…in case you’re interested in doing that.