- The Washington Times - Thursday, March 27, 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

• Ian Bagg. Through March 30.

• Eddie Gossling. April 3-6.

• Ben Bailey. April 9-13.

Lincoln Theatre

1215 U St. NW. 202/328-6000, 202/397-SEAT or ticketmaster.com

• “The First Amendment Stand-Up Comedy.” Live TV taping of three shows to be broadcast on Starz. Host Doug Williams of “The Bernie Mac Show”; special guest DJ Biz Markie. Featuring Rickey Smiley, Joe Torry, Don “DC” Curry, Lavelle Crawford, Bruce Bruce, Deon Cole at 6:30, 8:15 and 10 p.m. April 3; Mike Epps, Kym Whitley, Will E. Rob, Rudy Rush, Gary Owen, Big Red Grant, A.G. White, Joe Clair at 7, 9 and 11 p.m. April 4; Memphis Red (aka Lester Bibbs), Shang, Lunell, Rodman, Roz G. at 5, 7, 9 and 11 p.m. April 5. April 3-5. $15. See www.1stamendmentstandup.com

Warner Theatre

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

• Margaret Cho: The “Beautiful” Tour with Liam Sullivan and Kelly. The comedian, actress and cultural-political commentator. Mature audiences. 8 p.m. April 10; 7 and 10 p.m. April 11. $28.50-$45.50.

• An Evening With Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood. The stars of “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” in an evening of improv comedy. 8 p.m. April 12. $40.75-$48.50.

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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