Professional DC Comedy Shows

      LYGO DC is a growing group of DC comics working together to produce professional DC comedy shows for you. Click on any of the dates above to find out what to do in DC: 4 nights each week in 3 different venues along U Street (and soon to be every Thursday at Old Dominion Brewhouse theater, ODB Live!).

      We start our evening shows early, like a 6:30 - 8:30 pm happy hour, so you can still make it out to your other things to do in DC. Never seen stand up comedy live? This is the perfect place to start. Our brunch show is 3-5 every Saturday at Shaw's Tavern. DC Comedy's first brunch + stand up comedy event--what are you going to do, miss it? No, it's time to Wake & Bacon.

      If you haven't been to a show and aren't sure, here's how confident we are you'll love it: Come to any show in July 2013 and the cover will be 100% refundable, no questions asked. You let us know after the show ends that you didn't feel like you got your money's worth and we will refund the full door price.

      What DC show is perfect? None. But when you pay only $10 for professional entertainment LYGO-style, you just may get a surprise. Visits from international and nationally-touring acts and television fame are increasingly common. Tony Woods, Jeff Maurer, Aparna Nancherla, and Sampson McCormick, just to name a few, have already been kind enough to perform at our DC shows. And while we mostly list our performers on each event date, it's not uncommon for performers to stop through unnanounced.

      Thanks to our fantastic audiences, DC comedy has been getting even better because word is spreading in the comedy scene as well as among our fans. So, if you're just hearing about us, then you can take advantage now of how the early buzz has helped bring in funnier and funnier comics.

      Here's a little of what our audience on Living Social, Scoutmob, Yelp, & Twitter are saying:

*Sooo funny!!! –Living Social Guest

*My review would be a 7/7. The show was awesome and probably the most fun I had while in DC. I definitely plan on coming again next time I’m in town. –Scoutmob Curator

*A good time and a great laugh. The atmosphere was laid back and the comedians were authentic. A great opportunity to experience talented emerging comedians while interacting with new people. –Living Social Guest

*[…] All the comedians were hilarious […] I'll definitely be back soon! I highly recommend trying it out! –Yelp Reviewer, Allie S.

*I had a super wonderful time…good crowd…good comedians…decent venue…I’ll be back for more! –Living Social Guest

*It was pretty damn awesome. Great weekday date. –Living Social Guest

*Laughed our faces off & walked away with hangers in our mouths from @LYGODC comedians at the Codmother last night with @ChellyPows #spicy” - @AleAleCat

      And here's What the critics are saying:

*… a great host– really funny, warm, and engaged the crowd through and through–which, I might add, is a real strength of LYGO… The comedian is interacting with your laughter, surprising you, catching you off guard, and maneuvering some hilarious acts based off their ability to adapt and perform, versus asserting a rock-solid division between stage and audience. –Haley Fiorenza, District Dare (5/24/2013), “Show of Hands”

*… immensely entertaining… it’s a local group that has a lean start-up feel to it. Everybody involved takes up different facets of running the business from graphic design to marketing.” –Patrick Pho, We Love DC (4/22/2013), “Local Comedy Group LYGO Hopes To Bring On The Laughs With Second Weekly U-Street Show”

*“L.Y.G.O. promises a full show giving patrons their money’s worth with three main acts before the headliner. Every act seemed to be more experienced than the next. … [LYGO] offers a full line up of professional comedians who appeal to a diverse audience.” –Sara McLeod, SNS Nightlife, (2/7/2013) “A Review of the D.C. Comedy Troupe, L.Y.G.O. (Laughing Your Grits Off)”

      And if that's not enough, we look forward to working with even more DC local charities and charities with a DC presence. We are a community organization and welcome our brothers and sisters working to better the DC community at large. We believe charity is its own reward but folks donating to charity should get a laugh on the house--proceeds from these efforts are donated back to a charity chosen by our guest. Click 'Contact Us' to and send us a line if you are an interested charity or non-profit.

      Hope to see you soon at Codmother, Desperados, Shaw's Tavern, or ODB Live!