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This year we have searched for over 100 comedians, local and abroad to host the biggest independent festival in Washington D.C.
HE DC COMEDY FESTIVALThe Festival is proud to spotlight the talent that lives and thrives in the DC metro area and to pay tribute to the scene that first gave laughs to Dave Chappelle, Martin Lawrence, and Wanda Sykes. The Festival takes place in several clubs and venues across the District. This year, the DC Comedy Festival team is excited to host our last night of shows at The Miracle Theater on 535 8th St SE, Washington, DC 20003 at 7:30 pm and 10:30 pm
OVERVIEWThe DC Comedy Festival is set to showcase a diverse line-up of comedians from across the country. From open mics to national headliners, the Festival is guaranteed to bring the talent and the laughs. It will also offer an educational workshop for comedians who will learn how to build their brand and business.
FESTIVAL GOALSWith hopes to make the DC Comedy Festival the biggest showcase on the East Coast and eventually the country, the Festival creators aim to make an event that attendees will mark their calendars for next year.
HOW DID THE IDEA FOR THIS FESTIVAL COME ABOUT?Three comedians from the DC metro area saw the need to provide a platform for comedians of all levels, from bright-eyed newcomers to seasoned veterans, to perform and to network with other comics, bookers, and showrunners. They decided to create an event that not only highlights local talent but also gives the public a chance to become a part of a community that moves every night, bar to bar, mic to mic. With over 200 comedians coming to the event last year, this year will be one of the funniest networking comedy festivals this year.
THE DC COMEDY FESTIVAL
The overall purpose of the festival is to shine the light on the talent that lives and thrives in the D.C. metro area and to bring attention to a culture that gave first laughs to Dave Chappelle, Martin Lawrence, and Stephen Colbert. The Festival takes place in multiple areas of the City. Shows are housed in DC Comedy Clubs and Venues that house DC Comedy shows weekly. Also this year the Festival has added in Theaters.
OVERVIEW‘The D.C. Comedy Festival’ is set to bring out a diverse line-up of comedians from across the country. From open mics and dinners to showcases, headliners, and brunch, the festival is guaranteed to bring out not only the talent but the laughs to everyone who attends. It will also provide an opportunity for comedians to learn how to build their brand and business during an educational workshop.
FESTIVAL GOALSWith hopes to make "The D.C. Comedy Festival" the biggest showcase on the East coast and eventually the country, the creators of the festival are focused on making the event something attendees will look forward to again next year.
HOW DID THE IDEA FOR THIS FESTIVAL COME ABOUT?Three comedians from the D.C. metro area saw the need to break away from the politics of the local scene and created a week-long festival to truly showcase the DC SCENE and not focus on the underground comedy in the city. Providing a platform for all of the young up and coming comedians as well as veteran comedians, to come network with other comedy communities, bookers and showrunners. After taking a look at the opportunities available, they decided to create a unique event to not highlight local talent but to also give the public a chance to become a part of a community that moves every night, bar to bar, mic to mic. With over 200 Comedians coming into the area last year.
This will be one of the Funniest Networking Comedy Festivals this year.