The Kennedy Center


Featured this season 2

Upcoming Events

Mark Twain Prize for American Humor Exhibit: The Art of Robert Risko

Oct 2 - Oct 27, 2017

Explore a showcase of work by today’s most celebrated caricaturist, Robert Risko, who has created the caricatures for the Kennedy Center Mark Twain prize since 2002 

Josh Blue

Wed, Oct 11, 2017, 7:30 PM

Possessed with an undeniable likeability and comedic timing that belies his youthfulness, the comedian who puts the cerebral in Cerebral Palsy continues to break down stereotypes of people with disabilities—one laugh at a time. 

Buy Tickets

Whoopi Goldberg

Fri, Oct 13, 2017, 8:00 PM

The multitalented comedian, author, actress, and activist returns to the Kennedy Center for a night of stand-up comedy presented as part of a 20th anniversary celebration of the Mark Twain Prize, which she won in 2001.

Buy Tickets

The Second City's When Life Gives You Clemens

Oct 19 - Oct 20, 2017

Join American comedy institution The Second City for a night of laughter that pays tribute to a far greater and more beloved American comedy institution, Mark Twain.

Buy Tickets

Robert Post's Comedy Theatre for Kids

Sat, Oct 21, 2017, 2:00 PM

Hilarious, poignant, and physically dazzling, Robert Post's wholesome one-man variety show fills the stage with bumblers, dreamers, and cartoonish heroes of every stripe.

Buy Tickets

The 20th Annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor: David Letterman

Sun, Oct 22, 2017, 8:00 PM

At a gala performance featuring some of the biggest names in comedy, the Kennedy Center presents the 20th annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor to David Letterman. 
PLEASE NOTE: There is a 4-ticket limit per order transaction.

Buy Tickets

The Bentzen Ball Comedy Festival: Andrea Gibson and Amber Tamblyn

Sat, Oct 28, 2017, 7:30 PM

Award-winning poet and activist Andrea Gibson is joined by Emmy and Golden Globe–nominated writer, actress, and director Amber Tamblyn for an evening of poetry and spoken word performance.

Buy Tickets

Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias

Fri, Nov 17

Celebrating 20 years in standup comedy, Gabriel Iglesias brings his FluffyMania World Tour: 20 Years of Comedy tour to the Concert Hall stage.

Buy Tickets

Al Madrigal

Sat, Nov 18, 2017, 7:30 PM

The Daily Show’s “senior Latino correspondent” who “will make you howl until you spit expensive mineral water from your nose” (New York Post) returns to the Kennedy Center for an evening of comedy.

Buy Tickets

The Second City's Twist Your Dickens

Dec 5 - Dec 31, 2017

Experience Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol like never before—with this holiday favorite from The Second City! The legendary comedy troupe brings its infamous improvisational skills and sketch comedy mastery to the timeless tale of Ebenezer Scrooge.

Buy Tickets