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The Second City's Generation Gap

Jun 17 - 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. JP Inc will open the show. 

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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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Patton Oswalt

Sat, Jul 21

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. Comedian Brandie Posey will open the show. 

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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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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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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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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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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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