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Carol Burnett: An Evening of Laughter and Reflection

Fri, May 11, 2018, 8:00 PM

Carol Burnett returns to the Kennedy Center for a 90-minute interactive experience where the audience asks the questions.

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The Second City's Generation Gap

Jun 16 - Aug 12, 2018

A new original work created especially for Kennedy Center audiences, The Second City’s Generation Gap...Or, How Many Millennials Does It Take to Teach a Baby Boomer to Text Generation X? will finally answer one of life’s biggest questions: when exactly were the good old days?

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Jeff Foxworthy

Thu, Jul 12, 2018, 8:00 PM

Jeff Foxworthy, one of the most respected and successful comedians in the country and largest selling comedy-recording artist in history, presents an act that goes beyond his celebrated redneck jokes to explore the humor in everyday family interactions and human nature.

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Neil Hamburger

Thu, Jul 19, 2018, 7:30 PM

America’s funnyman Neil Hamburger will bring his legendary stand-up comedy act to the Family Theater. 

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Derek Smalls with the National Symphony Orchestra: Lukewarm Water Live: An Adventure in Loud Music

Thu, Jul 19, 2018, 8:00 PM

Derek Smalls, formerly of the band, formerly known as Spinal Tap, presents the D.C. premiere of this multimedia extravaganza celebrating the release of his first solo album. 

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Baby Wants Candy

Jul 20 - Jul 21, 2018

Entirely based on audience suggestion and accompanied by a full band, Baby Wants Candy creates a completely improvised musical in a roller-coaster ride of jaw-dropping comedy.  

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wellRED Comedy Tour: From Dixie With Love with Trae Crowder, Drew Morgan, and Corey Ryan Forrester

Fri, Jul 20, 2018, 7:00 PM

The wellRED Comedy Tour: From Dixie With Love from the minds of stand-up comedians Trae Crowder, Drew Morgan, and Corey Ryan Forrester celebrates everything great about the South and tells stories from a place of love. 

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On Deck

Fri, Jul 20, 2018, 7:30 PM

On Deck is a stand-up comedy show hosted by Mike Mulloy, Courtney Karwal, and Jamel Johnson. The show pits two teams of comedians against each other to see who can take home the glory!  


RIOT! Women in Comedy

Fri, Jul 20, 2018, 8:00 PM

RIOT!: A Celebration of Women in Comedy will salute our comedy icons while giving today’s stars a national platform to embrace creative risk and emphasize the female perspective in our rapidly evolving culture. 


Chris Gethard

Fri, Jul 20, 2018, 9:30 PM

The host and star of Funny or Die's The Chris Gethard Show on TruTV and the host of the popular Earwolf podcast Beautiful Stories from Anonymous People returns to the Kennedy Center for an evening of his signature comedy.

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Joe's Pub Presents What's Your Safe Word?

Fri, Jul 20, 2018, 10:30 PM

Artist-ambassadors from Joe’s Pub at The Public bring their unconventional and inimitable comedic customs to The Kennedy Center. 


Patton Oswalt

Sat, Jul 21, 2018, 7:00 PM

Emmy Award®–winning comedian, actor, writer, and Northern Virginia native Patton Oswalt will make his Kennedy Center debut.

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Hari Kondabolu

Sat, Jul 21, 2018, 7:00 PM

The director of the critically acclaimed documentary “The Problem with Apu” on truTV will present his stand-up act in the Terrace Theater.

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Underground Comedy

Sat, Jul 21, 2018, 7:30 PM

Underground Comedy is DC's premier independent comedy production company that brings rising comics from around the country to D.C. to perform.


Amanda Seales Presents: Smart, Funny & Black

Sat, Jul 21, 2018, 9:30 PM

Amanda Seales Presents: Smart, Funny & Black brings your favorite funny folks to the “Hall of Flava” to compete in a head-to-head battle of wits that tests their knowledge of black history, black culture, and the black experience.

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Picture This!

Sat, Jul 21, 2018, 10:30 PM

Picture This! is a live comedy show with stand-ups, voice actors, and more performing while they are drawn live by some of the best animators, cartoonists, and other artists in the biz! 


Alan Cumming: Legal Immigrant

Sat, Jul 28, 2018, 8:00 PM

Alan Cumming is many things to many people—renaissance man, style icon, social activist, bon viveur—but to himself he is a story-teller and provocateur for hire. Legal Immigrant is a cabaret of songs and stories about his life and loves in his adopted homeland.

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Miranda Sings Live … Your Welcome

Sat, Sep 15

Best known for portraying her character, ‘Miranda Sings,' comedian Colleen Ballinger returns to the Kennedy Center with her show Miranda Sings Live … Your WelcomeVIP Meet & Greet tickets available. 

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