If you're a comedian or a comedy fan here are some resources you might enjoy. We've got links to some local comedians, some comedy-related blogs you might enjoy, links for places that provide comedy classes and a few other treats. Scroll down to your heart's content.
Podcasts and Blogs
- The Rob and Joe Show (podcast)
- Three Guys On (podcast)
- Chris White (podcast)
- Mariya Alexander (podcast)
- The DC Improv
- Chris White (blog)
- Erin Jackson
- Jared Stern
- Basil White
- Tony Lombard
- Nicholas Cowling
- Jason Weems
- Patrick Palafox
If you're interested, you can take classes in improv comedy, stand-up, writing ... you can send more listings to email@example.com.
- DC Improv Comedy School. Very popular. Regular classes in stand-up and improv comedy, plus occasional seminars on public speaking, the business of comedy and comedy writing.
- The Comedy Spot. The home of ComedySportz (in Ballston Common Mall, No.Va.) teaches classes in improv comedy and also has occasional stand-up classes as well.
- Washington Improv Theater. Offers improv classes of varying styles and skill level.
- Magooby's Joke House. Stand-up classes.
Local Promoters and Bookers
People who either organize comedy shows or can help you find comedians for any event.
- DC Improv. The talent agency at the Improv provides entertainers for a wide variety of clients, including the White House Correspondents Dinner.
- Standup Comedy To Go: Promoting weekly comedy in and around DC. Curt Shackelford runs numerous showcases and open mics.
- Riot Act Entertainment.
- Kaleidoscope Comedy Running several open mics and events in the DC area since 2007.
- Taglines Comedy. Comedian Mike Shader organizes weekly shows.
- First Laugh Entertainment. Jim Pate and Michael Smart organize shows in Northern Virginia.
- Uncle Dave's Fun Time Comedy Show
- Brightest Young Things
- Underground Comedy in DC
- Scotoma Productions
- Hats Off to Comedy
- Chucklestorm (Baltimore)
Established comedians and deluded psychotics alike usually end up getting headshots. Here are some people who can take your picture. Send more recommendations to firstname.lastname@example.org.