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Say What?! Friday Night with Reese Waters
Mar
22
9:00 PM21:00

Say What?! Friday Night with Reese Waters

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Performances: The fourth Friday of every month through April 26, 2019

Dates: Jan 25, Feb 22, Mar 22, Apr 26

Reese Waters, comedian, DC native, and host of Get Up DC! on WUSA 9, curates a new comedy series in the KC Jazz Club. On the fourth Friday of every month, Reese will headline and present an evening of stand-up comedy and intimate conversations with his friends from the comedy community.

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Say What?! Friday Night with Reese Waters
Feb
22
9:00 PM21:00

Say What?! Friday Night with Reese Waters

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Performances: The fourth Friday of every month through April 26, 2019

Dates: Jan 25, Feb 22, Mar 22, Apr 26

Reese Waters, comedian, DC native, and host of Get Up DC! on WUSA 9, curates a new comedy series in the KC Jazz Club. On the fourth Friday of every month, Reese will headline and present an evening of stand-up comedy and intimate conversations with his friends from the comedy community.

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AMP Comedy: Joe Zimmerman
Jan
17
8:00 PM20:00

AMP Comedy: Joe Zimmerman

Joe Zimmerman got his start as a member of the Southern stand-up group The Beards of Comedy. Although his beard has been kept in check, his career has just kept growing. BuzzFeed described this West Virginia native’s “calming vocalization and inventive writing” as a “thing of magic.” Paste Magazine called him one of “10 Great Comics from the South.” We call him hilarious! You may have seen Zimmerman open for Brian Regan or Ricky Gervais. Or you may have caught his sets on ConanThe Late Late Show, or The Tonight Show. Don’t miss Zimmerman as he headlines AMP’s first comedy night of 2019!

Erica Spera opens the show with her sharp, observant, and clever comedy. Named a 2017 TBS Comic to Watch, you may have seen Spera on TLC’s Cake Boss and AXSTV’s Gotham Comedy Live!

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Martin Lawrence
Dec
31
9:00 PM21:00

Martin Lawrence

Back by popular demand, comedian, actor, director and producer Martin Lawrence has added 19 more dates to the LIT AF Tour, including New Year's Eve in Baltimore at Royal Farms Arena! Lawrence stars as the high-powered host of 2018's hottest comedy event, presenting a fire lineup of comedians including Rickey Smiley, Jay Pharoah, Bruce Bruce, Adele Givens, and Benji Brown. Coming off the 20th anniversary of Def Comedy Jam, where he is known for his legendary hosting, Lawrence has made a triumphant return to the stand-up stage wowing audiences with his signature style of hilarious stories, social commentary and more. Come Get LIT AF on New Year's Eve with Martin Lawrence!

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Paula Poundstone
Nov
16
to Nov 18

Paula Poundstone

Performances: Nov 16-18, 2018

Paula Poundstone is an American stand-up comedian, author, actress, interviewer, and commentator. Beginning in the late 1980s, she performed a series of one-hour HBO comedy specials. She provided backstage commentary during the 1992 presidential election on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.  (Wikipedia)

Poundstone is currently the host of the NPR podcast Live from the Poundstone Institute, and is a panelist on NPR's Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!

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Aziz Ansari
Nov
16
7:00 PM19:00

Aziz Ansari

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Performances: Nov 15 & 16 @7pm

Aziz Ismail Ansari is an American actor, writer, producer, director, and comedian.  He is known for his role as Tom Haverford on the NBC series Parks and Recreation (2009–2015), and as creator and star of the Netflixseries Master of None (2015–) for which he won several acting and writing awards, including two Emmys and a Golden Globe for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy. With his Golden Globe win, Ansari became the first Indian American and Asian American actor to win a Golden Globe for acting in television. (Wikipedia)

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Jess Hilarious
Oct
26
8:00 PM20:00

Jess Hilarious

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Jess is a stand-up comedian who is best known to television viewers for her appearances on VH1, BET, and more. Jess hails from Baltimore, Maryland and first came to popularity through her Instagram comedy skits, which have amassed over 4 million followers to date.

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#IMOMSOHARD - Mom's Night Out Round 2
Oct
19
7:30 PM19:30

#IMOMSOHARD - Mom's Night Out Round 2

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On a quest for complete world mom-ination, the creators of #IMOMSOHARD, Kristin Hensley and Jen Smedley, are touring the nation with their new live stand-up show, Mom’s Night Out: Round 2. Together they discuss the good, the bad and the funny about Motherhood – all with the help of a bottle of red wine!

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Whose Live Anyway?
Oct
13
8:00 PM20:00

Whose Live Anyway?

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It’s like Whose Line Anyway, only it’s Whose LIVE Anyway. Enjoy a completely improvised 90-minute show of games, scenes and songs that will tickle not only your funny bone, but every bone in your body. Bring your suggestions and you might be asked to join the cast onstage! 

Featuring Jeff Davis, Joel Murray, Ryan Stiles, Greg Proops. 

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Chris D'Elia: Follow The Leader 2018 Tour
Oct
11
8:00 PM20:00

Chris D'Elia: Follow The Leader 2018 Tour

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Chris D’Elia is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after comedians and actors in the comedy world. D’Elia recently starred as “Danny” on the NBC comedy series Undateable, which centered on a group of friends who are living in Detroit and helping each other figure out their lives. The series recently aired its third season, which featured all-live episodes.

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Colin Quinn: One in Every Crowd
Oct
6
7:00 PM19:00

Colin Quinn: One in Every Crowd

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From the old MTV days to SNL to Comedy Central to Broadway, Colin Quinn is apparently refusing to leave the business. So if you enjoyed his other one man shows, or you just are at a place in your life where you are lost and you need intelligent laughs, come see his new show, One In Every Crowd.

Performances: Oct 6 at 7pm and 9pm

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Kevin Nealon
Aug
12
6:00 PM18:00

Kevin Nealon

Performances: 6pm and 9pm

Kevin Nealon sets himself apart from other comedic performers with his unique sense of humor, dry wit and likeable demeanor. Nealon is best known for his nine-year stint as a cast member of NBC’s Saturday Night Live, and has received critical acclaim for his role in the Showtime series, Weeds.

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Shakespeare in the Parks: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Jul
22
3:00 PM15:00

Shakespeare in the Parks: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Prince George’s Shakespeare in the Parks

Faeries, mischief, and a mystical boy converge in a modern interpretation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, an enchanting summer adventure where love is lost, then found, and fools rehearse their wedding play, only to lose their lead actor to a magic spell. This timeless comedy is complete with juggling acts, live music, dance and Shakespeare’s language accessible to all. Make Shakespeare part of your world, as you relax under the stars and enjoy Shakespeare’s poetry and song with your family. 

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The Hidden Guest
Jul
22
3:00 PM15:00

The Hidden Guest

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The comedic mystery, The Hidden Guest, was Greenbelt’s first high school drama club production, performed in 1938. The venue for this anniversary production will be the Community Center auditorium, where the high school students performed the play 80 years ago. The play will be performed by the staffers of Greenbelt Recreation’s performing arts camps. All profits from ticket sales will go toward the camp scholarship fund. For tickets, call 301-397-2208 or visit the Community Center business office.

Performances: July 21-July 22

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Amanda Seales Presents: Smart, Funny & Black
Jul
21
9:30 PM21:30

Amanda Seales Presents: Smart, Funny & Black

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Created by comedian/writer/producer, Amanda Seales’ (HBO InsecureSmart, Funny, and Black, brings your favorite funny folks to the “Hall of Flava” to compete in a head to head battle of wits that test their knowledge of black history, black culture, and the black experience. After a night of fun as hell games, flanked by a live band, and a turnt up audience, each show ends with one guest, literally, taking the “L”, the other, taking the crown, and being inducted into the, “Illustrious League of Master Blacksperts”!

This performance contains strong language and is recommended for mature audiences.

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Shakespeare in the Parks: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Jul
21
7:30 PM19:30

Shakespeare in the Parks: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

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Bring your lawn chair and enjoy a
FREE performance in your favorite park!

A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Prince George’s Shakespeare in the Parks

Faeries, mischief, and a mystical boy converge in a modern interpretation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, an enchanting summer adventure where love is lost, then found, and fools rehearse their wedding play, only to lose their lead actor to a magic spell. This timeless comedy is complete with juggling acts, live music, dance and Shakespeare’s language accessible to all. Make Shakespeare part of your world, as you relax under the stars and enjoy Shakespeare’s poetry and song with your family. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy a FREE performance in your favorite park!

Rain location: Glenn Dale Community Center
11901 Glenn Dale Blvd, Glenn Dale, MD 20769

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Becky's New Car
Jul
20
to Jul 29

Becky's New Car

  • Bowie Playhouse, White Marsh Recreation Park (map)
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Becky’s New Car is a hilarious screwball comedy with serious overtones, a devious and delightful romp down the road not taken. Have you ever been tempted to flee your own life? Becky Foster is happily married to a good man, and together they struggle to survive in a bad economy and to support their son, who lives in the basement while he works toward his degree. Becky takes a trip on the “wild side” with a billionaire who just happens to enter the car dealership where Becky works, only to discover that her inability to say “no” has created a trunk-full of problems. How can a nice person who has done something bad get herself out of this car wreck?

Presented by Bowie Community Theatre, Becky's New Car is a play written by Steven Dietz.

Performances: July 13-July 29: Fri/Sat 8pm, Sun: 2pm; Additional matinee: Sat July 21, 2pm

Bring one non-perishable food item for donation to the Bowie Food Bank in exchange for one FREE concession item!

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wellRED Comedy Tour: From Dixie With Love with Trae Crowder, Drew Morgan, and Corey Ryan Forrester
Jul
20
7:00 PM19:00

wellRED Comedy Tour: From Dixie With Love with Trae Crowder, Drew Morgan, and Corey Ryan Forrester

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The wellRED Comedy Tour: From Dixie With Love from the minds of stand-up comedians Trae Crowder, Drew Morgan, and Corey Ryan Forrester celebrates everything great about the South and tells stories from a place of love. 

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