10 Best Busts a Gut at the D.C. Area's Funniest Comedy Club

Chris Wadsworth

By , Local Expert, Washington
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When life has got you down, turn that that front upside down and smile - and chuckle, and laugh, and guffaw, and snort out loud. Those will be the reactions you have when you take a seat in the audience at some of the funniest comedy clubs on the entire East Coast. From Washington, D.C. proper to the suburbs of Arlington and other Virginia bedroom communities up the road to nearby Baltimore — there are so many options for funny business fans looking for a good time. There's the rapid-fire comedy of The Buddha-ha-ha at Topaz Bar. There are classic clubs like the DC Improv, The Comedy Spot and Magooby's Joke House. Try out the...  Read more »

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    The Comedy Spot

    Local Expert Tip: "If you come for the ComedySportz show, you can stay for the Blue Show at half price."

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    Topaz Bar

    Local Expert Tip: "If you want to get there early, Topaz is known for its great happy hour from 5 to 7 p.m."

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    DC Improv

    Local Expert Tip: "There's lots of good bar food on the menu, but be aware -- there is usually a two-item minimum so come hungry."

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    Washington Improv Theater

    Local Expert Tip: "Make sure you arrive on time. At the start of the performances, cast members take audience suggestions to incorporate into scenes."

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    The Comedy Zone DC

    Local Expert Tip: "Valet parking is available, but it's not complimentary so if you want to save a buck, plan on hoofing it from the parking lot."

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    Arlington Drafthouse

    Local Expert Tip: "Customers under the age of 21 are allowed in prior to 9 p.m. with a parent or guardian. After 9 p.m., it's over 21 only."

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    Laugh Out Loud at Club Elite

    Local Expert Tip: "Laugh Out Loud also offers a unique, handcrafted menu featuring snacks and full meals so don't eat before you arrive."

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    The Capitol Steps Comedy Show

    Local Expert Tip: "Shows are usually scheduled for Friday and Saturday evenings, but other performances during the week are often scheduled so check in advance."



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