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Biswa Kalyan Rath

Sat, Sep 28, 2019

Comedian Biswa Kalyan Rath makes his Kennedy Center debut.

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The Improvised Shakespeare Company

Oct 1 – 6, 2019

In an evening of off-the-cuff comedy, this critically acclaimed Chicago-based ensemble creates a fully improvised Shakespearean masterpiece right before your eyes, based on a single audience member's suggestion for the title of a show that's never been written before... until now.  

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NEMR

Sat, Oct 5, 2019

Nemr is a Lebanese/American stand-up comedian who is credited with establishing and pioneering the stand-up comedy scene throughout the Middle East.  “Smart…Sophisticated…Powerful…and Hilarious”–Rolling Stone Middle East

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Marc Maron

Fri, Oct 11, 2019

For over thirty years, Marc Maron has been writing and performing comedy for print, stage, radio, online, and television. Best known for his hit landmark podcast, WTF with Marc Maron, he has interviewed iconic personalities such as Conan O’Brien, Robin Williams, Keith Richards, Ben Stiller, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Lorne Michaels, and former US President Barack Obama.

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David Sedaris

Tue, Oct 15, 2019

Award-winning humor writer and master of satire David Sedaris returns to the Kennedy Center. “Sedaris’s droll assessment of the mundane and the eccentrics who inhabit the world’s crevices make him one of the greatest humorists writing today.”—Chicago Tribune

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22nd Annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor celebrating Dave Chappelle

Sun, Oct 27, 2019

An outstanding lineup of entertainers will gather in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall to salute Dave Chappelle, recipient of the 22nd annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor on October 27, 2019. 

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Nick Offerman

Fri, Nov 1, 2019

All Rise is an evening of deliberative talking and light dance that will compel you to chuckle whilst enjoining you to brandish a better side of humanity than the one to which we have grown accustomed.

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No Such Thing as a Fish

Sun, Nov 10, 2019

Now in its fifth year, No Such Thing as a Fish is at the forefront of the British podcast scene. For anyone with a thirst for knowledge, a taste for puns, and a need for some belly-laughs, this is an unmissable show.

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Janeane Garofalo

Fri, Nov 15, 2019

Actress and comedian Janeane Garofalo makes her Kennedy Center debut.

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The Second City's Love, Factually

Dec 3 – 29, 2019

Back by popular demand! From the twisted minds at The Second City comes this fast-paced romp that mingles the classic movie’s most beloved (and despised) characters and moments in an original take sure to warm your icy heart.

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Maz Jobrani

Fri, Jan 31, 2020

Iranian American comedian and actor Maz Jobrani returns to the Kennedy Center.

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RIOT!

Sun, Mar 8, 2020

After a sold out performance in 2018, RIOT! is back with another special evening of stand-up comedy and music.

On Sale 11/12/2019


Made in Puerto Rico

Apr 2 – 3, 2020

Made in Puerto Rico is a show about family, music, and cultural identity starring former attorney-turned-comedian Elizardi ("Eli") Castro.  

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