The Queen of Comedy is returning to the Improv. Sommore is a trailblazing performer, serving with distinction as the first female host of BET’s Comic View. Since that sensational beginning, she has toured the country countless times over, produced four of her own comedy specials and popped up in a bunch of hit movies. We’re honored to have her back this fall.
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- Patrons must be 18 or older to attend events or classes at the DC Improv. Any exceptions are clearly noted in the event descriptions on dcimprov.com.
- There is a two-item minimum per ticket. This can be any combination of food items or beverages. Bottled water and soft drinks count as items. (The two-item minimum does not apply to comedy classes.)
- For our main showroom, the first show of any night is the "early" show. All other shows are "late" shows. Early shows are seated by time of arrival. The earlier you arrive at the club, the greater your seating options will be. Late shows have assigned seating, and assignments are made in order of ticket purchase. The earlier you buy tickets, the better your seats will be (i.e. closer to the stage). Click here for a more detailed explanation of seating policies.
- For our lounge, all shows regardless of start time are seated by time of arrival.
Sommore reigns as the undisputed “Queen of Comedy.” This trendsetting, highly acclaimed veteran entertainer is widely considered one of America’s top funny women. With a winning combination of class and sass, Sommore offers audiences a hilarious, yet piercing look at today's issues from a woman’s perspective. She is frank and fearless in her routines, tackling topics that range from the mundane to the controversial with wit, intelligence and style. Praised by critics, respected by her peers, and adored by a diverse fan base, she performs her stand-up act to sold-out audiences across the country, and she is among the top-grossing stand-up comediennes in the United States and abroad. Oprah Winfrey proclaimed her “a force to be reckoned with in the new millennium.”
Born in Trenton, New Jersey, Sommore has had a meteoric rise to the top of her field and has been a trailblazer for women in the comedy business since her beginning in 1995. The comedian, actress, writer, executive producer, entrepreneur, and television host has created an undisputed name for herself as the “Queen of Comedy.”
Sommore is incredibly talented, hilarious and has made a mark in every genre of entertainment. The self proclaimed "Chandelier" can be seen in films such as “Friday after Next", "Soul Plane", "Something New" and television series including the Academy Award winning series “The Parkers,” and "The Hughleys". She has been a featured guest on “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “The View,” and “Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher.” She was also interviewed on CNN Headline News about her phenomenal artistic and financial success as a comedienne, and was profiled in Comedy Central’s “Special Women in Comedy” program. Sommore has written, self produced, and performed in her own one woman Comedy Specials, “The Queen Stands Alone" (2008), "Chandelier Status" (2013), "The Reign Continues" (2015) and "A Queen with No Spades" (2018).
With her current success, there seems to be no stopping this Renaissance Woman. Her Chandelier Status is shining brighter than ever from center stage, to the big screen, to behind the scenes writing, producing and directing her own path to success. With her fresh approach to comedy, her distinctive style, and her groundbreaking accomplishments in the entertainment industry, she is a true “Queen of Comedy,” – a title she plans to hold for years to come.