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Review: ‘RIOT!: A Celebration of Women in Comedy’ at the Kennedy...

Riot!: A Celebration of Women in Comedy was part of the District of Comedy Festival at the Kennedy Center, featuring a weekend of comedy...

Review: The Second City’s ‘Generation Gap…Or, How Many Millennials Does It...

The Second City’s Generation Gap is everything you’ve ever mocked your parents, grandparents, recent grad intern and tween niece for, but wittier and with...

Review: ‘Carol Burnett: An Evening of Laughter and Reflection’ at the...

In 2018, our list of living legends is dwindling. So to be in the same room with one of the greatest comediennes of all...

Review: Tracy Morgan at The Kennedy Center

Following up his nationwide tour, Picking Up the Pieces, and Netflix special, Staying Alive, actor, writer, producer and comedian Tracy Morgan, celebrated for in his...

In the Moment: ‘The Way of the World’ at Folger Theatre...

There’s lots to like about Theresa Rebeck’s The Way of the World just as my DC Metro Theater Arts colleague Sophia Howes points out...

Review: Comedy at The Kennedy Center Millennium Stage with Gary Vider...

Now in its 21st year, the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage is the Center’s gift to everyone in the Washington area, offering live entertainment at...

In the Moment: ‘Christmas at the Old Bull and Bush’ at...

Brimming with heart, musical numbers to elicit smiles, a unique wit, some audience sing-alongs, and moments that disrupt theatrical norms, MetroStage’s Christmas at the...

Review: ‘The SantaLand Diaries’ at Drafthouse Comedy Theater in DC

If you are barely in the mood to do something Christmassy, if Tiny Tim gives you hives, and learning lessons is anathema, The SantaLand Diaries...

Review: ‘Citizens’ Watch’ at Washington Improv Theater

One of the best things about improv is that no two shows are alike. And Citizens’ Watch, the improvisational mystery now unfolding at Washington Improv Theater, is no exception.

Review: ‘This Is the Week That Is’ at 1812 Productions

If you’re looking for an evening of escapist entertainment at the theater this holiday season, 1812 Productions’ twelfth installment of its perennial hit This...

Review: ‘A Short Series of Disagreements Presented Here in Chronological Order’...

  Daniel Kitson is an acquired taste. In the premiere of his newest one-actor creation, A Short Series of Disagreements Presented Here in Chronological Order...

Review: ‘An Act of God’ at Signature Theatre

I was healed. Aches and pains of the day disappeared. Headaches from paying too close attention to Presidential tweets vanished. I might have been...

2017 Philadelphia Fringe Festival Review: ‘Labor of Love’ by The WaitStaff...

Philadelphia sketch-comedy icon, and longest-running annual act in the history of the Fringe, The WaitStaff marks its seventeenth year of participation with an all-new...

Review: The Kinsey Sicks in ‘Things You Shouldn’t Say’ at Theater...

There’s virtually nothing a drag queen won’t say, or do, in public or private, say the Kinsey Sicks. The San Francisco-based beauty shop quartet...

Review: The Second City’s ‘Divided We Stand’ at The Kennedy Center

They’re back! Second City--the group that made Chicago the capital of comedy and that all but invented improv--has returned to DC, where it is...

Review: Source Festival 2017: ‘Perfect Arrangement’

Perfect Arrangement by Topher Payne was a smash hit at Source Festival when it debuted there four years ago, and the comedy's return to...

Magic Time!: ‘Smart People’ at Arena Stage at the Mead Center...

Racism, presumed in polite circles to be no laughing matter, gets a hilariously smart  deconstruction in Lydia R. Diamond's Smart People. Arena Stage has...

Magic Time!: ‘Or,’ at Round House Theatre

As play titles go, Or, is one of the most ungoogleable. It is a search engine dead end. And as an original mashup of...

Review: ‘My Son the Waiter, A Jewish Tragedy’ at Bucks County...

Nearly everyone in the arts has taken another job such as waiter, receptionist, or office temp just to pay the rent. Brad Zimmerman has...

Interview: A Q & A with Arts Collective@HCC’s ‘IMPROVAGANZA’ Participants: Part...

Howard Community College's Arts Collective's What Improv Group?! is presenting Improvaganza, HCC’s (and Howard County’s, too) FIRST Improv Festival with Master Classes, on March...

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