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DC Improv Comedy Club

Neighbourhood: Dupont Circle
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Address: 1140 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-4001
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+1 202-296-7008
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:30
Tue - Wed 10:00 - 17:00
Thu 10:00 - 21:30
Fri 10:00 - 00:00
Sat 12:00 - 00:00

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Enjoyed the late show

I was in DC for a girls' weekend and we bought advance tickets for the late (9:45pm) show on Saturday night. The venue is what you would expect for a comedy club. The club is... read more

Reviewed 2 February 2017
Lisa F
Weston, Connecticut
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Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

D.C. Improv is one of the top 2 comedy clubs I have been to in this area, NYC, Chicago (including second city), Baltimore, and Boston. That said, you need to know that comedy clubs are not "high brow" fancy places. But they are all pretty standard. You get 1 1/2 to 2 hours of comedy by 3 people (usually). If... More 

Thank Tom D
Weston, Connecticut
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Reviewed 2 February 2017

I was in DC for a girls' weekend and we bought advance tickets for the late (9:45pm) show on Saturday night. The venue is what you would expect for a comedy club. The club is located in the basement, not sure if there is an elevator. The evening show is not suitable for families with young children. Go to the... More 

Thank Lisa F
Mount Airy, Maryland
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 9 January 2017

My wife and I attended a show on a Friday evening in December and had a good time. Luckily we had dinner prior to the show or it might have been a different story! The venue is as you would expect for a comedy club, kinda dingy and dark. A little cramped but it was not packed so we had... More 

Thank ccie2711
Staunton, Virginia
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Reviewed 24 November 2016

I took my adult children to the club (as I have done before); however, the last visit was very disturbing in that the primary comedian talked at length in very crude terms about relatively " kinky" sexual practices. (When I said what, Tripadviser would not print my first review; therefore, I had to "clean up " my review and not... More 

Thank dfb260
North Muskegon, Michigan
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Reviewed 19 November 2016

We had the opportunity to see a live improv show recently in DC. I do not remember the name of the comedian who appreared first but she was pretty humerous as an opening act before Arsenio. We liked the show and seeing the ELECTION had just happened he was pretty unbiased BUT the audience definitely leaned left. It was a... More 

Thank Roberta F
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Reviewed 31 October 2016

not knowing what to do in DC, i passed by this place and visited it on a Sunday evening, without reservation. it was very busy and I enjoyed some fun stand up and basic food.

Thank A_Praha
New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

This is the first comedy club/caberet type place that had very good food - a notch above typical bar good. Servers were professional, friendly, and in a venue like this -- really took their cues from the entertainment to not be intrusive. Go have fun and laugh!

Thank PeteinSONJ
Williamsburg, Virginia
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Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

What saved this review was the service and friendliness of the staff. Otherwise the headliner was hilarious. Seating is very cramped, so be prepared to sit very close to everyone. The location is downstairs in a basement setting, so if you are not able to use stairs be prepared for some challenges with finding an elevator. Food was the basic... More 

Thank HungryViking2016
Sarasota, Florida
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Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

After many years in DC - finally went with friends for a Birthday night out. Very inexpensive unless you go all out with food and drinks. Good comedians. Raunchy, topical, and good humor as one would expect. Get there early. It's open seating for the exact number of chairs in the room.

Thank JGSwick
Orlando, Florida
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Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

We were in town for Labor Day weekend and decided to head to DC Improv. The comedians were absolutely amazing and we laughed most of the night. The door price wasn't too bad but the two drink/food minimum per person was a little much. They use the most of every single inch of the table and chair place so going... More 

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