The DC Improv
Location: 1140 Connecticut Avenue NW
Why: The DC Improv is totally dedicated to all things comedy here in DC. If you are looking for a great night out, go there. If you want to take comedy classes, go there. If you want an entertaining place to grab a bite to eat, go there.
There are all these reasons why you should stop by and take a show at the DC Improv Comedy Club.
They’ve been around for 20 years now, so they’re legit and have a ton of experience making people laugh.
This place is dedicated to comedy and is full of history. They bring in amazing comics all the time (coming up they’ve got Todd Glass, Jeff Caldwell, Jim Norton…and hey with their classes, you could be next!).
It’s just an awesome place to take in some comedy.
Location: 513 13th Street NW
Why: Just look at the place (click here for their pics). It’s an awesome building and a wicked place to go for a bigger show. Obviously with the size of it, you’ll get larger acts, but there’s nothing like being part of a stand up show in one of these big theatres.
If you haven’t taken in festivities at a place like this, you absolutely have to. The carpeting is amazing, the stage is huge, the seating is impressive. Everything is designed to make a medium sized to large show, depending on your definition, the best it possibly can be.
What you get here is the experience. It’s not the raw stuff you get at smaller clubs, it’s the rich, open, full experience that only a theatre can provide. Definitely recommended to find a show there if you can.
The Howard Theatre
Location: 620 T Street NW
Why: Over 100 years of history, that’s why. Though it was closed through through the 70s, 80s, and 90s, it still has character and is enjoying a revival of sorts that makes it an exciting, happening place to be. While you get all the old and cool stuff, you get a sense of the new passion bubbling underneath.
There are some huge performers who get up on stage at The Howard. Therefore, if you go, you’ll no doubt have a great time simply because of the quality of performer it attracts. You’ll also love the ambiance, it’s a really cool place.
These places are must-goes if you’re looking for a great experience when you’re watching some comedy.