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Upcoming Events

The Time Machine Roast

Fri, Jan 31, 2020

Inspired by the line-crossing energy of comedy roasts, The Time Machine Roast hurls its hilarious flaming arrows at history. Nationally touring comedians get into character and costume for the meanest, funniest, most historically accurate jokes you've ever heard.

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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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Chris Distefano

Sat, Feb 8, 2020

New York-based actor and comedian Chris Distefano is a star on the rise. With much-praised standup specials, a beloved history and comedy podcast, and a popular TV series, Chris has become a favorite with audiences and industry insiders alike.

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Baby Wants Candy: Historical Hip Hop Edition

Thu, Feb 20, 2020

Join the amazing group of improvisers from Baby Wants Candy as they create an epic Hip Hop musical based on a historical figure of your choosing.

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The Black Version

Fri, Feb 21, 2020

This incredibly funny and groundbreaking show begins when the director asks the audience to suggest a popular film title and then the cast, right there on the spot, improvises the “black version” of that film complete with its improvised soundtrack, dance numbers, DVD extras, audition reels, and much more. 

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Wild Horses

Sat, Feb 22, 2020

Wild Horses is a longform improv team made up of four best friends: Stephanie Allynne (Amazon's One Mississippi), Mary Holland (Starz's Blunt Talk), Lauren Lapkus (Orange is the New Black, Jurassic World), and Erin Whitehead (HBO's Animals).

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Story District's Funnier Than Fiction

Fri, Feb 28, 2020

DC's storytelling pros bring their best and funniest stories to the stage about real situations that are so ridiculous, you just have to laugh.

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HBO’s Entre Nos

Fri, Mar 6, 2020

HBO Latino’s successful Entre Nos comedy series is going on the road for a LIVE 25+ city nationwide tour. Kicking off on February 20, 2020 in San Diego, CA, the Entre Nos LIVE tour will feature some of the hottest Latinx comics from the Entre Nos roster including Orlando Leyba, Erik Rivera, Nick Guerra, and Jerry Garcia. 

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Sun, Mar 8, 2020

Join us for a special International Women’s Day comedy event! Featuring Sasheer Zamata and Jamie Lee 

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Fri, Mar 27, 2020

Mortified is a comic excavation of teen angst artifacts (journals, letters, poems, lyrics, home movies, stories, and more) as shared by their original authors in front of total strangers. 

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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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The Second City & Kennedy Center's Jazz Comedy Experiment

Apr 16 – 18, 2020

Join us along with Kennedy Center Artistic Director for Jazz Jason Moran for a true experience in creative expression across the worlds of music and comedy.

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Washington Improv Theater's iMusical

Fri, Apr 24, 2020

iMusical joins the unpredictable playfulness of comedic improvisation with the emotional power of musical theater.

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