Comedy


The Second City’s Almost Accurate Guide to America

The Second City's Almost Accurate Guide to America

Jun 19 - Jul 31, 2016

What if the history of America was written by comedians? The Second City looks back at the Founding Fathers, the Industrial Revolution, and the individuals and movements that have defined the way America sees itself. And some of it will even be true.

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Joan Rivers & Melissa Rivers

Celebrating Joan: A Tribute to Joan Rivers

Wed, Jun 22, 2016, 7:30 PM

The opening night of the Kennedy Center's District of Comedy Festival features a celebration of the entertainment icon and trailblazer hosted by her daughter--TV host, producer, and New York Times best-selling author Melissa Rivers.

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The District of Comedy Roast of James Carville

The District of Comedy Roast of James Carville

Thu, Jun 23, 2016, 8:00 PM

Leading names in politics, broadcasting, comedy, and entertainment come together to roast the "Ragin' Cajun," including Paul Begala, Tucker Carlson, Mary Matalin, Jim Norton, Jeff Ross, Luke Russert, Rev. Al Sharpton, and Triumph the Insult Comic Dog.

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Jane Lynch in See Jane Sing

Jane Lynch in See Jane Sing

Fri, Jun 24, 2016, 7:00 PM

The award-winning actress, singer, and comedian mixes quick wit with beloved Broadway songs in the national tour of her new musical-comedy variety show.

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Jermaine Fowler & Friends

Jermaine Fowler & Friends

Fri, Jun 24, 2016, 7:00 PM

Raised in Hyattsville, Maryland, Jermaine Fowler began performing stand-up in 2006 while still in high school, and has since toured nationally. He joins Natalie McGill, Andy Kline, and Tim Miller for a one-night stand-up showcase.

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Daily Show Tour

The Daily Show Writers Standup Tour

Fri, Jun 24, 2016, 9:00 PM

The writers and producers behind The Daily Show perform "political-ish" comedy, followed by a Q&A session about how the Emmy Award–winning news show is produced.

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Jay Pharoah

Jay Pharoah

Fri, Jun 24, 2016, 9:30 PM

Jay Pharoah is best known for his wide array of uncanny celebrity impressions, including President Barack Obama, Ben Carson, Denzel Washington, Stephen A. Smith, and Kanye West, as well as for his recurring character of school principal Daniel Frye.

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The Goddamn Comedy Jam

The Goddamn Comedy Jam

Fri, Jun 24, 2016, 10:30 PM

The intersection of comedy stardom and rock 'n' roll dreams, The Goddamn Comedy Jam features comedians performing a stand-up sets and short stories, followed by a song of their choosing with accompaniment by a live band.

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Robert Post's Comedy for Kids

Robert Post Comedy Theatre for Kids

Sat, Jun 25, 2016, 2:00 PM

Robert Post's one-man variety show serves up a delightful entertainment feast. Hilarious, poignant, and physically dazzling, his meticulously crafted sketches fill the stage with bumblers, dreamers, and cartoonish heroes of every stripe.

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Dick Gregory

Dick Gregory: An Evening of Comedy & Jazz

Sat, Jun 25, 2016, 7:00 PM

The comedy legend headlines the Terrace Theater with a special evening of comedy and jazz highlighting a common thread shared by both genres: the artist's unique ability as a storyteller.

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Judd Apatow

Judd Apatow & Friends

Sat, Jun 25, 2016, 7:00 PM

Judd Apatow is joined by special guests Michael Che and Pete Holmes for a stand-up comedy showcase.

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Reggie Watts

Reggie Watts

Sat, Jun 25, 2016, 9:30 PM

Internationally renowned vocal artist, beatboxer, musician, and comedian Reggie Watts brings an evening of music and comedy.

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John Oliver

John Oliver

Aug 24 - Aug 28, 2016

The Kennedy Center presents Emmy and Writers Guild Award–winning comedian and writer John Oliver performing his stand-up show in the Concert Hall.

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