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Throwing Shade Live 2018: There's No Place Like Condo Tour

Sat, Sep 22, 2018, 7:00 PM

Comedians Bryan Safi and Erin Gibson give their fresh takes on women’s issues, LGBTQ issues and pop culture with hilarity and vulgarity. Plus Singing! Dancing! Guests! Games! Clowns! Can you handle it?

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Colin Quinn: One in Every Crowd

Sat, Oct 6

From the old MTV days to SNL to Comedy Central to Broadway, Colin Quinn is apparently refusing to leave the business. So if you enjoyed his other one man shows, or you just are at a place in your life where you are lost and you need intelligent laughs, come see his new show, One In Every Crowd.

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Lily Tomlin

Wed, Oct 17, 2018, 8:00 PM

Lily Tomlin, one of America's foremost comediennes, continues to venture across an ever-widening range of media, starring in television, theater, motion pictures, animation, video, and social media. 

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Off Book: The Improvised Musical Podcast

Fri, Oct 26, 2018, 6:00 PM

Every week Jessica McKenna and Zach Reino sit down with a fantastic guest and record a completely improvised musical in an attempt to combat the notion that musicals should be "carefully crafted" or "thought out at all." This time they are doing it live!


Handmaid's Tale: The Musical

Sat, Oct 27

A comical and cathartic parody of the Margaret Atwood novel and Hulu original series The Handmaid’s Tale. Set in 2028 Brooklyn, the show depicts modern millennials in a dystopian near future and the phone-less perils they must endure. A campy romp that finally gives the Handmaids some power and a voice, starring such characters as "Extremely Hot Nick," "Aunt Betsy DeVos," "Rory Gilmore," "Janine the One Eyed Bitch," and more. 

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Maz Jobrani

Fri, Nov 16, 2018, 8:00 PM

Iranian American comedian and actor Maz Jobrani is back at the Kennedy Center after a sold-out show in 2017 where he filmed his first original Netflix special.

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Puddles Pity Party

Fri, Dec 14, 2018, 8:00 PM

The “Sad Clown with the Golden Voice” is back with a suitcase full of all-new emotional anthems, plenty of Kleenex, and a brilliant sense of the absurd, mixing humor with the awkward, tender moments.

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Brian Regan

Mar 21 - Mar 22, 2019

Critics, fans, and fellow comedians agree: Brian Regan is one of the most respected comedians in the country with Vanity Fair calling Brian, “The funniest stand-up alive,” and Entertainment Weekly calling him, “Your favorite comedian’s favorite comedian.”

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