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  1. One Night Only in The Comedy Lounge! Hosted by Jason Weems "Washington has been the home of a number of very good comics and a few great ones (Wanda Sykes, Dave Chappelle, Lewis Black, Martin Lawrence). Erin Jackson could be next in line." -- The Washington Post Armed with a megawatt smile and a very unique perspective, Erin Jackson is poised to take the world of comedy by storm! In fact, she'd probably be well on her way to superstardom by now if her friends and family hadn't spent so many years tearing down her dreams and stealing her joy. Since making a name for herself in the comedy clubs of Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD, Erin has garnered national attention with performances on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and Comedy Central's Live at Gotham. She was a semifinalist on NBC's Last Comic Standing 6, a finalist in NBC's Stand-Up for Diversity Initiative, and has made several appearances on The Bob and Tom Show. Erin is currently peddling her comedic wares at venues all around the country, and while she's in no rush to achieve celebrity status, she is looking forward to the day when she becomes famous enough to move to Hollywood, buy a mansion and marry a White woman – the ultimate symbol of success for Black celebrities. Featuring Rob Maher - Rob started his comedy career in Northern Virginia. He quickly became the greatest comedian of all time. It wasn't long before his humor was curing cancer and feeding the homeless. Rob has worked with Charlie Murphy, Lewis Black, Pablo Franciso and Frank Caliendo. He can also be heard regularly on Baltimore's 98 Rock. www.dcimprov.com
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    Eddie Gossling: Feb 11 - 15

    THE DC IMPROV COMEDY CLUB PRESENTS "PAY WHAT YOU CAN NIGHT" A Once A Month Series In an effort for everyone to have the ability to experience the art of standup comedy the way it was intended to be seen, "Live," The DC Improv Comedy Club is pleased to announce our new monthly series, "Pay What You Can Night." We understand that not all people are in a position to see live comedy due to their financial situations, now simply, "Pay What You Can." The night returns Wednesday, February 11th featuring comedian Eddie Gossling. Tickets may still be purchased in advance for this evening at our normal ticket price of $15.00. Tickets to "Pay What You Can" are available only the night of the show on a first come first served basis upon availability. Showtime is at 8:30p.m., and doors open for seating at 7:00p.m. Our two item minimum will not be enforced for this show; however our 18 years and older policy will remain in effect. After that one night a month will be announced as "Pay What You Can Night." Please feel free to contact The DC Improv with any questions at 202 296-7008. Thank you for supporting the arts, see you at the show. One of the funniest working comedians on the road today, Eddie Gossling's humor is brilliantly original, charming and slightly self-deprecating. He's a force on stage not unlike the big ones he admires: Steve Martin, Richard Pryor and Bob Newhart. In 1995, Eddie won the HBO Stand-Up Standoff Comic Relief VII competion and in 1997, he won the US Comedy Arts Festival Talent Search competion. Shortly after, he performed at the Chicago Comedy Festival and then became the first comedian ever to perform at the Montreal Just-For-Laughs Comedy Fest as both a 'New Faces' performer and a 'Festival Gala' performer. In addition he has appeared on Comedy Central Presents, ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" and the Disney animated feature, "The Wild," Eddie has also been featured on Comedy Central's "shorties watchin shorties," "Premium Blend," "World Comedy Tour" as well as Byron Allen's "Comics Unleashed" and the Bravo and Game Show Network. Eddie works the clubs like nobody's business and has single-handedly redefined the words 'working comedian.' He's thankful for the many favors he's received thus far in his happy life and is looking forward to paying them back one joke after another. www.dcimprov.com
  3. Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal is in search of their next participants for the 2009 event. The DC Improv is proud to showcase our local talent to be reviewed in our comedy lounge. Come out and show your support plus enjoy a great line-up of talented performers. The comedy lounge will be serving food and beverages. Hosted by: Jay Hastings Comedians on board: # Justin Schlegal # Keith Alberstadt # Brett Leake # Randolph Terrance # Mike Way # Rob Maher # Andy Kline # Jeff Maurer # John Betz Jr. www.dcimprov.com
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    Dennis Regan: Jan 29 - 31

    Dennis Regan started his careeer in standup comedy in 1987 doing open mic nights in Miami. He soon moved to New York where he spent the next few years working all the Manhattan comedy clubs including The Improv, The Comic Strip, The Comedy Cellar, Dangerfields and Catch a Rising Star. In 1990 He began to work the road. He has performed in all fifty states (Give or take a few) and has traveled to all seven continents (Give or take a couple). He has made countless television appearances (They could actually be counted) including The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and The Late Show with David Letterman. He has also appeared on Showtime and Comedy Central. Dennis recently spent three years as a writer on the popular CBS sitcom The King of Queens, starring Kevin James, Leah Remini, and Jerry Stiller. He now concentrates on performing for corporate events. But also enjoys mixing in the occasional comedy club, cruise ship and college. www.dcimprov.com
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    Robert Klein: Jan 27 & 28

    For more than forty years, Robert Klein has entertained audiences, and he continues to have an acclaimed career in comedy, on Broadway, on television, and in film. Born in the Bronx, he was a member of the famed "Second City" theatrical troupe in Chicago. He was nominated twice for Grammy Awards for "Best Comedy Album of the Year" for his albums "Child of the Fifties" and "Mind Over Matter." He received a Tony Award nomination for Best Actor and won a Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for his performance in the hit Neil Simon musical, "They're Playing Our Song." In 1993, Klein won an Obie and the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in Wendy Wasserstein's, "The Sisters Rosensweig." In 1975, Klein was the first comedian to appear in a live concert on Home Box Office. He has done seven one-man shows for HBO, and is currently preparing his eighth. Among many starring roles in television, he co-starred in the hit NBC series, "Sisters," and regularly appears on talk-shows, making more than 100 appearances on "The Tonight Show" and "Late Show with David Letterman" alone. Klein has also appeared in many notable films including, "Hooper," "The Owl and the Pussycat," "Primary Colors," "People I Know," "Two Weeks Notice," and "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days." Currently he can be seen in "Reign Over Me" and the upcoming, "Ira and Abby." "The Amorous Busboy of Decatur Avenue," his recent first book for Simon & Schuster, is an affectionate coming-of-age memoir about growing up in the '50s and '60s before embarking on a show business career. In it he recounts his journey from an apartment in the Bronx, developing his talent in Chicago and the beginning of his show business stardom. The book is pure Robert Klein: witty, honest, self-questioning and always contagiously funny. Publishers Weekly writes: "...he unfurls an array of captivating anecdotes, writing with wry wit and honesty." Robert, a lifelong New Yorker, makes his home in Westchester and New York City. www.dcimprov.com
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    Jameson Comedy Tour: Jan. 21 - 25

    Jameson Irish Whiskey comes from one of the greatest story-telling cities in the world - Dublin, Ireland - so it is only natural that Jameson would support comics, laughter and having a good time with friends. The nationwide tour will feature some of the comedy's freshest comedians on the circuit today. Headliners include; Billy Gardell - Billy's half hour special premiered in April of this year, to record breaking numbers for Comedy Central. They have followed this up with an order of a new one hour special, which will be shot in early 09, for second quarter release in 09. This year Billy has co-starred in "My name is Earl" and "Desperate Housewives", with a likely recurring role on Earl for the fall. Gardell garnered outstanding reviews for his show at the prestigious 2008 Montreal Just for Laughs Festival, where he brought to the stage a stellar performance to industry buyers and fans alike. (Visit http://www.billygardell.com/ Pete Correale - Pete stars daily on the Sirius Radio program "Unleashed with Jim Breuer," where he is a co-host and writer/producer. In talks with Sirius for his own stand alone comedy program for 09. The show is the second highest rated comedy program on satellite radio, second only to Howard Stern. Correal will be shooting his new Comedy Central one hour special "The Things we Do For Love" in New York, Sept 08, due for national release in second quarter of 09. Watch for Pete's Watch for his upcoming appearance on Letterman. Check out www.petecorreal.com Michael Loftus - Michael's current development deal with ABC Family for a sitcom based on his stand up, which is written by and starring Michael, is in full development with a script order. He just finished writing his first feature script "First Kiss" for Sparkler Entertainment (the producers of National Treasure Films). www.myspace.com/Michael) Loftus is taping his one hour Comedy Central special "You've Changed" in Aug 08, for first quarter 09 national release. Danny Bevins - Danny continues to tour and support his national best selling DVD "Thank You Mrs. Bevins," which has been picked up at national retail. Appearances on Fox TV's Red Eye and USO tours of the Middle East continue to bring rave reviews and press to this project. Danny is currently working on a approved set for the Late Show with Craig Ferguson. (visit www.dannybevins.biz/media or www.myspace.com/dannybevins). www.dcimprov.com
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    TODD BARRY: Dec. 4 - 7

    You may have seen Todd as the bongo-playing third Conchord on the season finale of HBO's "Flight of the Conchords." He was Entertainment Weekly's 2003 "It Standup" selection on their "It List". He's appeared on Letterman, Conan O'Brien, Carson Daly, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Comedy Central's Friar's Roast of Chevy Chase, "Space Ghost Coast To Coast", and in his own two "Comedy Central Presents" specials. He plays Mickey Rourke's boss in the new Darren Aronofsky film "The Wrestler" which just won the top prize at the 2008 Venice Film Festival. Other acting credits include "The Larry Sanders Show", "Sex And The City", "Spin City", "Chappelle's Show", "Road Trip", "Lucky Louie", "Wonder Showzen", and "Pootie Tang. " He's done cartoon voice work on "Dr. Katz", "Aqua Teen Hunger Force", "Home Movies", "Squidbillies", "Hey Monie", "Freak Show, " and "Lucy: Daughter of the Devil." Todd has done shows with bands including The New Pornographers, Yo La Tengo, The Shins, Aimee Mann, They Might Be Giants, Luna, and a tour of Sweden with Jens Lekman. He's appeared at the Cat Laughs Comedy Festival in Kilkenny, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival in Australia, the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal, The Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland, and US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, where he won the Jury Award for Best Stand Up Comic. www.dcimprov.com
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    TODD BARRY: Dec. 4 - 7

    You may have seen Todd as the bongo-playing third Conchord on the season finale of HBO's "Flight of the Conchords." He was Entertainment Weekly's 2003 "It Standup" selection on their "It List". He's appeared on Letterman, Conan O'Brien, Carson Daly, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Comedy Central's Friar's Roast of Chevy Chase, "Space Ghost Coast To Coast", and in his own two "Comedy Central Presents" specials. He plays Mickey Rourke's boss in the new Darren Aronofsky film "The Wrestler" which just won the top prize at the 2008 Venice Film Festival. Other acting credits include "The Larry Sanders Show", "Sex And The City", "Spin City", "Chappelle's Show", "Road Trip", "Lucky Louie", "Wonder Showzen", and "Pootie Tang. " He's done cartoon voice work on "Dr. Katz", "Aqua Teen Hunger Force", "Home Movies", "Squidbillies", "Hey Monie", "Freak Show, " and "Lucy: Daughter of the Devil." Todd has done shows with bands including The New Pornographers, Yo La Tengo, The Shins, Aimee Mann, They Might Be Giants, Luna, and a tour of Sweden with Jens Lekman. He's appeared at the Cat Laughs Comedy Festival in Kilkenny, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival in Australia, the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal, The Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland, and US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, where he won the Jury Award for Best Stand Up Comic. www.dcimprov.com
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    Trivia Night: Dec 3rd

    Once a month, The DC Improv along with comedian Chris White host Happy Hour Trivia. Special only for December 3, Happy Hour Trivia is free to play and advanced sign-up is recommended. If you'd like to participate in this event please call The DC Improv at 202.296.7008 to sign-up or email us at or e-mail us at info@dcimprov.com to guarantee a spot. Doos open at 6:30 pm; Trivia will begin at 7 pm. Drinks and appetizers will be made available. Teams are recommended. Trivia is hosted by Chris White, a leader of the 1994 Penncrest High School championship Scott's Hi-Q Team. This particular trivia night beyond standard q&a, features funny videos plus a few other surprises. PRIZES FOR TRIVIA NIGHT: # 1st Place - $15 off tab plus a free basket chips & salsa # 2nd Place $10 off tab and a free basket of chips & salsa # 3rd Place $5 off tab and a free basket of chips & salsa
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    Chris Coccia: Nov. 28 & 29th

    Native Philadelphian Chris Coccia is one of America's busiest comedians -- at home and abroad. Besides being a favorite at America's top clubs like the Improv and Catch a Rising Star, Chris has been called upon to entertain American troops on military bases in Korea, Japan, and Guam. Like many great comedians, Chris' act is based on his life. He culls some of best material from his experiences as a husband and father. Chris has been seen on Comedy Centrals Stand and Deliver as well on Las Vegas' best stages where he has worked as an opening act for (among others) David Sanborn, Chicago, and the Oak Ridge Boys. Recently, Chris Coccia won the Purina pet comedy challenge 2008- http://www.petcomedychallenge.com/ and was a finalist at the inaugural Great American Comedy Festival in Norfork, NE hosted by Eddie Brill. He can also be spotted on The Game Show Network. www.dcimprov.com
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    Chris Coccia: Nov. 28 & 29th

    Native Philadelphian Chris Coccia is one of America's busiest comedians -- at home and abroad. Besides being a favorite at America's top clubs like the Improv and Catch a Rising Star, Chris has been called upon to entertain American troops on military bases in Korea, Japan, and Guam. Like many great comedians, Chris' act is based on his life. He culls some of best material from his experiences as a husband and father. Chris has been seen on Comedy Centrals Stand and Deliver as well on Las Vegas' best stages where he has worked as an opening act for (among others) David Sanborn, Chicago, and the Oak Ridge Boys. Recently, Chris Coccia won the Purina pet comedy challenge 2008- http://www.petcomedychallenge.com/ and was a finalist at the inaugural Great American Comedy Festival in Norfork, NE hosted by Eddie Brill. He can also be spotted on The Game Show Network.
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    Flip Orley: Nov 12 - 23

    The nation's premiere comic hypnotist, Flip Orley, is coming back to our nation's capital. Orley has been amazing audiences across the country with his remarkable performances for over 14 years. The beauty of his shows, is that no two performances are alike, because the volunteers are never the same. He has garnered national attention from his appearances on the "Today Show", "Entertainment Tonight", "Comic Strip Live", the "Maury Povich Show" and many others. His appeal is undeniable, and has sold out show after show in dozens of major cities. Flip taps into each volunteers' own creative mind to create one of the funniest, most spontaneous shows that you will ever see in your life. Flip Orley's new CD's are available through the DC Improv website and from the club itself. The titles include: * Hypnosis and Relaxation, Achieve your Goal Weight and Be a Non-Smoker * Hypnosis and Relaxation, Develop a Positive Attitude, Stop Procrastinating * Hypnosis and Relaxation, Stress Management and Sleep Better www.dcimprov.com
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    Flip Orley: Nov 12 - 23

    The nation's premiere comic hypnotist, Flip Orley, is coming back to our nation's capital. Orley has been amazing audiences across the country with his remarkable performances for over 14 years. The beauty of his shows, is that no two performances are alike, because the volunteers are never the same. He has garnered national attention from his appearances on the "Today Show", "Entertainment Tonight", "Comic Strip Live", the "Maury Povich Show" and many others. His appeal is undeniable, and has sold out show after show in dozens of major cities. Flip taps into each volunteers' own creative mind to create one of the funniest, most spontaneous shows that you will ever see in your life. Flip Orley's new CD's are available through the DC Improv website and from the club itself. The titles include: * Hypnosis and Relaxation, Achieve your Goal Weight and Be a Non-Smoker * Hypnosis and Relaxation, Develop a Positive Attitude, Stop Procrastinating * Hypnosis and Relaxation, Stress Management and Sleep Better www.dcimprov.com
  14. Thanks for the reply Luke. Hope to see you out at the show. Bill is one of our favorites at the club. Take Care, DC Improv
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    Homegrown Comedy: Nov. 7th

    The DC Improv proudly presents "Homegrown Comedy", the monthly comedy series featuring the rising talent of local comedians in Washington, DC. Over the past five years, the Improv has supported local comedy with local talent showcases and comedy competitions. In the spirit of those shows, "Homegrown Comedy" will feature some of the best amateurs and local professional comics Washington, DC has to offer. Homegrown Comedy is a way for the DC Improv to showcase its local talent and for local talent to be seen by the DC Improv. Each show will feature seven comedians performing tight 8 minute sets. It's a great opportunity for people to come check out Washington's next comedy stars and more importantly, laugh! November 7th Line-Up: Hosted by: Mike Way Kojo Mante, Mike Eltringham, Matt Sapsford, Keith Irvin, Lisa Fine, Tim Miller, and Brian Parise
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