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Post Date: November 11, 2011

Comedy in DC

The Lighter Side of the Nation’s Capital

Washington DC has more of an uptight reputation, but insiders to the nightlife scene know it is much more crazy than what people see on CNN.  Help lightening the mood is the comedy scene in DC.

Most notably, The Improv Comedy Club has been recognized as one of the nation’s premiere comedy venues. The Washington, DC location is one of 16 clubs around the United States, and some of the masters of comedy –Richard Pryor, Robin Williams, David Letterman, Jerry Seinfeld and Jay Leno– began right here at the DC Improv.

Much like a strip club, along with the ticket purchase the club require each guest to purchase two items off the menu, including food and beverages, alcohol or not.  This is an easy goal to attain and all items are priced comparably to other restaurants or lounges in the District.

Some acts to definitely check out in the coming months are Kevin Nealon (Weeds, SNL), Jim Breuer (SNL, Half Baked), Steve-O (Jackass), Patrice ONeal (HBO, Showtime, Comedy Central), amongst others.

Other major comics like Chelsea Handler (Chelsea Lately, Girls Behaving Badly), Kathy Griffin, and Bob Saget (Full House) have also come through DC’s Warner Theater.


1140 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington, DC. (Between L & M Streets) (202) 296-7008

Nearest Metro

Farragut North on the Red Line


Street parking is free on meters after 6:30PM There is also a PMI parking lot next door that is $8.00 with validation.

Improv Showtimes

Tuesday – Thursday 8:30PM, Friday and Saturday 8PM and 10:30PM Sunday 8PM


Seating for early shows is on a first come first serve basis and the doors open 90 minutes prior to show time. Seating for late shows on Fridays and Saturdays is assigned according to reservation number. Tickets may be picked up one hour before show time for the late show and seating begins at 10:00PM.

A bit from Kevin Nealon in his 2009 comedy special on Showtime : “Now Hear me Out!”