DC Comedy Festival

DC Comedy Festival

PLEASE NOTE: The charge on your credit card will show up as "JAMMIN JAVA".
PLEASE NOTE: This show is held at The Miracle Theatre, 535 8th St SE, Washington, DC, 20003


The Festival is meant to introduce the public to the comedy scene here in DC and give back to the Community that has given so much to us and our art form. We hold a public search prior to the Festival Year and find the top 100 Comedians, Improv Groups and Sketch Comedy Groups. We then invite them to come to the DC area and perform for the most deserving audience in the world. Going into the Second year we wanted to go a little bigger than the first Year. Working with venues from ALL over the DC area like, DC Drafthouse Comedy Theater, Miracle Theatre, DC Comedy Loft, and Dupont Underground just to name a few. No matter where you live in the DC area there will be a show near you. Make sure come out and witness the Biggest Comedy Festival in the DC area.

Carmen Lynch

Carmen Lynch is a Spanish-American comedian, actress, and writer based in New York City. She has performed in English and Spanish in the United States and Spain. She has appeared on Conan, Inside Amy Schumer, Last Comic Standing, The Late Show With David Letterman, America’s Got Talent, and The Late Show With Steven Colbert. She is also an actress on the side and has appeared in a variety of films. Her album, “Dance Like You Don’t Need The Money” was awarded SIRIUS XM’s Album of The Year.

Tony Woods

Tony Woods is a one-of-a-kind comedic legend that is always in control of his audience.  A seasoned veteran in the comedy business, Tony is recognized not only by fans but by his peers as one of the best and most engaging comedians in the business.
 
Born in North Carolina and raised in the D.C. area, Woods kicked off his career as an original member of Russell Simmons' Def Comedy Jam on HBO and P. Diddy's Bad Boys of Comedy, he is an all-round veteran and one-of-a-kind comic. 
 
Tony’s recent appearances Comedy Central Presents Tony Woods, Comedy Central USO Tour, and Comedy Central World Comedy Tour have made him a comic favorite of international renown. He has also appeared on Last Comic Standing, A&E’s Caroline’s Comedy Hour, Showtime at the Apollo, NBC’s Friday Night Videos, Just for Laughs, NYPD Blue, HACK, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, HBO Comedy Spot and Australia's - The Footy Show.
 
Woods has also appeared at the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, the HBO U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Colorado, the Melbourne Comedy Festival and is a favourite at the Sydney Comedy Festival.

Reese Waters

Waters hails from Washington, DC, and was introduced to comedy by his grandmother’s hysterical impressions of everyone she’s ever met. His earliest memories include riding in the back of his parents’ car listening to a Martin Lawrence cassette on his Walkman, sure to muffle his laughter, since he was forbidden to hear such vulgarities. However, he took notice of the joy that comedy, and stand-up comedy in particular, brought to his family, and wanted to be part of it. Before officially taking the stage, he amused himself in his high school dormitory by pouring gravy on toilet seats, planting newspaper in the dryer (it works, try it!!) and executing his self-titled “Sour Milk Bomb.” Fights ensued.

When New York Magazine tapped Reese Waters as one of the city’s Ten Comedians To Watch in March of 2009, few realized just how quickly his star would rise. First came his victories in the annual Caroline’s Comedy Competition and the Emerging Comics Contest at the New York Underground Comedy Festival. Soon after, appearances on MTV, Good Morning America, Sirius Satellite Radio and NPR were followed by Waters’ mastery of his Comedy Central “Live At Gotham” set and subsequent role on the critically acclaimed Comedy Central series “Michael and Michael Have Issues.”

Reese is currently the host of “Get Up DC,” and this is his second DC Comedy Festival appearance.

Quincy Jones.

Quincy Jones is a comedian originally from Seattle, now living in Los Angeles, CA.
 
Quincy not only loves comedy, but the hard work that goes into being a comedian. He once challenged himself to do 1000 shows in one year. Through that hard work and determination, Quincy has honed his voice, weaving together stories and everyday observations that cover everything from Subway cookies to police brutality. That along with his crowd interaction and witty off-the-cuff responses make him a highly sought after performer. 
 
Quincy has worked with many comics including Rory Scovel, Ian Edwards, Chris Rock, Sarah Silverman, and more. 

In August 2015, Jones was diagnosed with Stage IV mesothelioma and given one year to live. He began receiving treatment with chemotherapy. Friends set up a Kickstarter campaign to raise money to produce a stand-up special starring Jones, and his story went viral after he appeared on Ellen. After successfully raising over $50,000, Jones filmed a comedy special at the Teragram Ballroom in Los Angeles on April 4, 2016, titled Burning the Light, and it aired on HBO on June 2.

Ray Devito

Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, and raised in an Italian-Americanized family, this former Second City performer headlines across the country. Besides touring the nation’s top comedy clubs, Ray is also one of the most requested comedians on college campuses.

In 2005, he made his national television debut on the Lifetime Network, where his performance at Gotham Comedy Club aired on “How Clean is Your House?” That performance led to appearances on the E! Network and Entertainment Tonight. His ‘Laundromat Sketch’ was featured in the New York Times and his ‘The Tudor’s Henry the VIII: The Real Story’ was the featured video on Comedy Central’s sister site Atom.com. He’s had his own web series on AOL’s men’s website Asylum.com. Ray also frequents the Bob and Tom Show, he’s been the featured comedian of the week on SIRIUS Satellite Radio, he’s also a regular guest on the very popular award winning podcast Keith and the Girl, he’s has been part of segments on The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, and clips off his first full-length comedy CD entitled “1647 Waterbury” can be heard on SIRIUS and XM Satellite Radio.

You can also see him in three episodes of The Jim Gaffigan Show on TV Land & Comedy Central. He currently has a web video series titled Ray’s Original No Pizza, on MTV2’s GuyCodeBlog and Mtv.com.

Early Bird GA $25 | Advance GA $30 | Day of GA $35

Tickets

• PLEASE NOTE: The charge on your credit card will show up as "JAMMIN JAVA”.

• PLEASE NOTE: This show is held at The Miracle Theatre, 535 8th St SE, Washington, DC, 20003

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