- The Washington Times - Thursday, February 14, 2008

COMEDY AND COMMENT

The Capitol Steps

The musical and political satire troupe. 703/683-8330, www.capsteps.com

• Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays year-round. $35. 202/397-7328, 202/397-SEAT.

Comedy Sportz D.C.

Ballston Common Mall, Old Vic Arena, 4238 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 703/294-LAFF.

• Teams of comedians battle each other in competitive improvisational comedy sketches. 8 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 7:30 and 10 p.m. Saturday. $8-$12.

DC Comedy: 4 Now

Solly’s Tavern, 1942 11th St. NW, at U Street. Shows 8 p.m. first and third Tuesday of each month. $5. See dccomedy4now.blogspot.com

• “Top Shelf.” Twice-monthly comedy showcase featuring Chris White, Jake Young, Brandon Ivey, John McBride, Larry Poon and Nick Turner, hosted by Aparna Nancherla.

The DC Improv

1140 Connecticut Ave. NW. 8:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday-Sunday, 10:30 p.m. Sunday. 202/296-7008, www.dcimprov.com

• Christian Finnegan. Through Feb. 17. $15, $17.

• DC Comedy: 4 Now: “Romantic Comedy.” Valentine’s show with Shotgun Denny Tomm, Nick Turner, Jay Hastings, Jason Weems, Hourly Rate Hotel, The Johnson Family Vacation. Host Jason Saenz. 8 and 10:30 p.m. Feb. 16. $10.

• DC Comedy Showcase hosted by Jon Mumma. Feb. 19. $12.

• Jameson Comedy Tour, featuring Billy Gardell, Nick Griffin, Steve Bryne, Bert Kreischer, Michael Loftus. Feb. 20-24. $15, $17.

• Funniest College Variety Showcase. Stand-ups from various colleges compete for a spot in the finals. Feb. 26. $10.

• Kevin Hart. Feb. 28-March 2. $15, $17.

• An Intimate Evening with Larry Poon and Jim Marsdale. March 1. $10.

• Flip Orley. March 5-16. $15, $17.

• DC Benny. March 18-22. $15, $17.

George Washington University Lisner Auditorium

730 21st St. NW. 202/994-6800, 301/808-6900 or ticketmaster.com; www.lisner.org

• Live Nation presents Daniel Tosh. The stand-up comedian, a veteran of Comedy Central and other variety shows. 8 p.m. Feb. 16. $20, $25.

Warner Theatre

13th and E streets NW. 202/397-SEAT, www.warnertheater.com

• Larry the Cable Guy: “Eat, Drink and Be Larry” with Reno Collier. 8 p.m. Feb. 15-17; 5 p.m. Feb. 16 and 17. $45.75.

• The Axis of Evil Comedy Tour. Today’s society through the eyes of three comics of Middle Eastern descent. 7 p.m. March 8. $37-$42.

Wolf Trap: The Barns

1645 Trap Road, Vienna. Tickets at the box office or at www.tickets.com, 703/218-6500. See www.wolftrap.org

• Second City National Touring Company: One Nation, Under Blog. Improv from the sketch comedy group. 8 p.m. Feb. 29; 7:30 p.m. March 1. $20. Both shows sold out.

Zig’s

4531 Duke St., Alexandria. 8:30 and 10:30 p.m. 703/823-2777.

• Comedy Zone featuring national comedians. Every Friday and Saturday.

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