May 20 - May 22

Tom Thakkar

Tom Thakkar

with Gigi Modrich and Rahmein Mostafavi

Tom Thakkar is a comedian living in Brooklyn by way of Indiana ... or so he says. He claims that he grew up the son of a deadbeat Indian dad and a Red Lobster-managing mom. Do we believe him...? Sure, Tom talked about these things on "Conan," but he also called himself "HotGuy03" in a chatroom once, so who knows. His alibis include co-hosting Comedy Central’s “You Up” with Nikki Glaser, creating the podcast "Stand By Your Band," and performing at Just for Laughs, Clusterfest, and Moontower. We've been watching Tom closely … when he was a finalist for NBC’s "Stand Up For Diversity," when he appeared on Comedy Central's "This Week at the Comedy Cellar" … and we want to know, if he's so successful, why is he arguing with his landlord about whether the rodent in his closet is a rat or a mouse?

Gigi Modrich

Gigi Modrich is a Washington, DC based comic originally from New Mexico.She was a part of the First Nations Comedy Experience now available on Amazon Prime, and has performed all across the country. She’s sarcastically optimistic and tells jokes that are thoughtful enough to provoke thought, but won't prompt a hate crime.

Rahmein Mostafavi

Rahmein Mostafavi charms crowds with comic timing and charisma developed during a decade of live performance. He addresses social and political topics with a combination of satirical and observational comedy, leaving audiences with a greater sense of purpose, sex appeal and the occasional leg cramp.

Rahmein entered the stand-up world after working as a longtime cast member of “Shear Madness,” the acclaimed Kennedy Center improv/comedy whodunit. His natural joke writing ability, combined with his acting chops, have won him rave reviews in both the Washington area and around the country. He also produces events under the “Cool Cow Comedy” banner, bringing live comedy to venues in Maryland and Virginia.

Rahmein has shared the stage with some of the best comics in the nation, including Dave Attell, Jake Johannsen, Artie Lange, Bert Kreischer, Rich Vos, Jon Lovitz, Tim Meadows, Joe Matarese, Bob Marley, The Sklar Brothers, Jen Kirkman, Red Grant, Godfrey, Joe Torry, Kyle Kinane, Finesse Mitchell, and Maz Jobrani. He has been featured at the Laugh Your Asheville Off comedy festival, The Devil Cup, Red Clay, The Cleveland Comedy Festival, and the Cape May Comedy Festival. Rahmein has been seen on FOX, heard regularly on Sirius XM, was featured in “The Truth About Money” on PBS, and was honored to be a speaker at the world famous TEDx Talks.

Born in Iran, Rahmein moved to the United States with his family at a very young age. He currently resides in Northern Virginia.

05/20/2021 7:00 PM

Door Time: 6:15 PM

Other Showtimes

COVID rules will be in effect for these shows.

Tom first came to the DC Improv as a feature act, and we were blown away by his energy, writing and personal story -- he's the son of a deadbeat Indian dad and a hardworking, Red Lobster managing mom. You've heard him hosting shows on SiriusXM, you've seen him on "Conan" and Comedy Central. Now he's back to headline our club for the first time.


All sales are final. There are no refunds or exchanges.


COVID-19 Information

  • To comply with the city's capacity restrictions and social distancing guidelines, we are selling tables rather than individual tickets to any show where restrictions are expected to be in place. At this time, customers will not be sharing tables with anyone other than their party. If your group requires multiple tables, those tables will maintain 6-foot social distancing rules.
  • Customers are expected to take necessary precautions to protect themselves and others. Per local guidelines, customers must properly wear a face covering or mask except when eating or drinking at their table.
  • Employees and customers will have their temperatures taken upon entrance to the facility. Anyone with a temperature of 100 degrees or greater will not be permitted on the premises.

Admission / Seating Policies

  • Please note that our standard policies will be suspended as needed to comply with COVID-19 regulations.
  • There is a two-item minimum per customer. 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.)
  • 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.
  • For our main showroom, the first show of any night is the "early" show. All other shows are "late" shows.
  • Early shows in the main showroom are seated by time of arrival. The earlier you arrive at the club, the greater your seating options will be. Please note that the size of your party will also affect what seating options are available to you, as certain tables and areas are designated for larger parties.
  • Late shows in the main showroom 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).
  • For our lounge, all shows regardless of start time are seated by time of arrival.

Tom Thakkar is a comedian living in Brooklyn by way of Indiana ... or so he says. He claims that he grew up the son of a deadbeat Indian dad and a Red Lobster-managing mom. Do we believe him...? Sure, Tom talked about these things on "Conan," but he also called himself "HotGuy03" in a chatroom once, so who knows. His alibis include co-hosting Comedy Central’s “You Up” with Nikki Glaser, creating the podcast "Stand By Your Band," and performing at Just for Laughs, Clusterfest, and Moontower. We've been watching Tom closely … when he was a finalist for NBC’s "Stand Up For Diversity," when he appeared on Comedy Central's "This Week at the Comedy Cellar" … and we want to know, if he's so successful, why is he arguing with his landlord about whether the rodent in his closet is a rat or a mouse?

Gigi Modrich

Rahmein Mostafavi