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Sunday, September 23, 2007

DC Comedy Fest changes for '08

So the DC Comedy Fest seems to be finally embracing it's political comedy roots. Well maybe not it's roots exactly, but the fact that it is housed in the most political city in America. Below is from the front page of the DC Comedy Fest website:


Submissions will open for dccomedyfest 2008 in NOVEMBER! Check back here for exact dates and other details.

As always we will feature the best cutting-edge comedy from around the world, headliners with special shows developed just for us, and auditions for national television shows for comedians on the brink to get their big break and much more!

Also, while dccomedyfest has always had more than it's fair share of political humor and comedy targeted at social and cultural comedy. In 2008, in honor of election year - we're going to have a venue exclusively for Political Comedy.

What does this mean for you, Mr. average comedian that talks about every topic under the sun? Will there still be room? Last year, there was basically a a sketch venue (Warehouse), an improv venue (Flashpoint), and a standup venue (HR-57). If one whole venue will be used exclusively for political comedy it seems that many of us will be forced to watch from the sidelines.

Does anyone have an opinion on this change? Or even better, anyone have more information as to exactly what will change? Let's do this DC!