Washington, D.C. is the district that people come to when they want to discuss important issues, pour their hearts into causes they are passionate about and aid bills into becoming laws. It can be quite the stressful, serious place but as cable and network late night hosts prove – the nation's capital is a goldmine for comedy.
10Best has searched area clubs and performance groups to find the best places to make your sides hurt from laughing so hard. Since this is a town that revolves around politics, The Capitol Steps comedy group is your best bet for political satire. They have been poking fun at politicians for nearly 35 years and aim to put the 'mock' in democracy.
Want to see a 'Who's who' of nationally and internationally known comedians perform? Head to DC Improv where Chris Rock, Jerry Seinfeld, Lewis Black and Ellen DeGeneres have all taken the stage. If you are looking for more local, up and coming talent, The Topaz Bar is a great spot for a free weekly show. The Arlington Cinema and Drafthouse offers multiple entertainment options including must-see comedy acts.
So if you need a good workout for your abs, don't do crunches. Just head to these amazing comedy clubs in the nation's capital.