Starting on April 10th, fans in the Washington, D.C. area will get a chance to see a diverse line-up of comedians for the first ever ‘D.C. Comedy Festival’. The festival is set to give event-goers over 30 shows within a 6 Day run. Comedians such as Tony Woods, Jay Phillips, Eddie Bryant, Kiesha Hunt, Rob Gordon, and Alex Scott have been announced apart of the line-up. Comedian Rob Gordon, who serves as one of the event’s organizers has went on to tell us more about the event and how it came together. In a statement to Comedy Hype, Gordon goes on to share the event’s goal is to help put a spotlight on a line-up of talented comedians.
“Three comedians from the D.C. metro area saw the need to break away from the politics of the local scene and created week-long festival to truly showcase not only underground comedy but provide a platform for all of the young up and coming comedians. After taking a look at the opportunities available, they decided to create a unique event to not only highlight local talent but to also give the public a chance to become a part of a community that moves every night, bar to bar, mic to mic to not only encourage laughter but to master timing, share new material, or hit that favorite joke that always gets the crowd roaring. .The D.C. Comedy Festival is set to bring out a diverse line up of comedians from across the country. From open mics and dinners to showcases, headliners, and brunch, the festival is guaranteed to bring out not only the talent but the laughs to everyone who attends. The overall purpose of the festival shine the light on the talent that lives and thrives in the D.C. metro area and to bring attention to a culture that gave first laughs to Dave Chappelle, Martin Lawrence, and Stephen Colbert and many others….With hopes to make the D.C. Comedy Festival the biggest showcase on the east coast and eventually the country, the creators of the festival are focused on making the event one the attendees will not only enjoy but one they will look forward to again next year.”, Gordon has went on to share.
This endeavor is refreshing to see since there still appears to be a lack of representation for some comedians in comedy festivals. For all those interested to attend the event you can visit D.C. Comedy Festival’s main site for tickets and information.