As you may have already heard, this week marked the death of arguably the best locally produced comedy show in the greater DC Area. Tyler Sonnichsen's "Laughing Lizard" showcase. Again, like all of the other closings we have announced, this happened not because of a lack of interest, but because of the venue's closing down. Interest in comedy is apparently stronger than the city's interest in cool bars, so we really have to step it up.
To that end, we went out last night and scoured the length of U Street as well as the whole of Dupont stopping in every liquor seller to inquire about their interest in live entertainment. The heroes joining Jason, Tony and I were (already a hero of the week)John McBride, Kyle Martin and Will Hessler. We hit around 30 places some of which were interested, some of which were definitely not, and some were just drunk and excited to have someone to talk to (as I am not a big fan of suspense I will tell you that the last one was the "Twin Jazz Club"). We have much to follow up on and will report back next week with more complete info on our findings.
As this is a big city, we have a lot more to cover and if anyone wants to email us with tips for possible show locations, or if you are someone looking to start a room, we will certainly do our best to hook up the two of you. Also, if you are interested in helping us follow up on possible leads or have a great untapped neighborhood that you think we should check out, that would also be helpful.
Next up for perusal are:
Foggy Bottom (GW)
Tenleytown Metro stop (American U)
email us at dccomedy4now(AT)gmail.com
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