August 15

Ryan Niemiller

Ryan Niemiller

with Dave Yates

Despite being born with a disability in both arms, Ryan Niemiller, the self-proclaimed "Cripple Threat of Comedy" shares his views of the world from the perspective of the handicapped. Ryan tackled his disability head on, using his skills to finish third on season 14 of America's Got Talent.

Ryan began his comedy career in Los Angeles, California, and hasn't looked back, performing in clubs and colleges across the country. Covering topics such as dating, interactions with people who are uncomfortable, and attempting to find acceptance in a world not designed for him, Ryan tackles the issues in a way that makes you think while laughing the entire time.

With his quick wit, great timing, and a gimmick that only he can exploit, Ryan hopes to prove to the comedy world that he may be unarmed, but he is dangerous.

Dave Yates

Dave Yates, born and raised in Illinois, performs across the country and pursues life, laughter, and music. Dave recently helped break the Guinness World Record for longest comedy show at the Wild West Comedy Fest in Nashville, TN. He was also a feature performer at the nation’s largest music festival, Summer Fest, in Milwaukee, WI. When Dave isn’t touring, he is also an actor for the Heartland Theater Company. In addition to a love for the stage, Dave is an active speaker and volunteer at recovery centers for addiction recovery. Being four years sober himself, Dave knows how to connect on a multitude of levels with people all over the country. Dave is also the Host of his own podcast called This Dude’s Podcast. Wherever Dave performs, he brings a mixture of wit and whimsy to audiences of all types. Besides performing, Dave enjoys making and selling his own brand of hot sauce called Ha Ha Hot Sauce.

08/15/2021 7:00 PM

Door Time: 5:45 PM

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Effective July 31, the city is requiring people to wear masks indoors unless actively eating or drinking. The Improv's COVID rules can be found here.

"America's Got Talent" is a powerhouse reality show right now -- and Ryan Niemiller is one of its newest stars. He was the only comedian to reach the finals in season 14, and fan voting pushed him to a third-place finish. "The Cripple Threat of Comedy" is now on a whirlwind tour the country, bringing his live show to all of his new fans. Check out his DC Improv debut this summer!


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Despite being born with a disability in both arms, Ryan Niemiller, the self-proclaimed "Cripple Threat of Comedy" shares his views of the world from the perspective of the handicapped. Ryan tackled his disability head on, using his skills to finish third on season 14 of America's Got Talent.

Ryan began his comedy career in Los Angeles, California, and hasn't looked back, performing in clubs and colleges across the country. Covering topics such as dating, interactions with people who are uncomfortable, and attempting to find acceptance in a world not designed for him, Ryan tackles the issues in a way that makes you think while laughing the entire time.

With his quick wit, great timing, and a gimmick that only he can exploit, Ryan hopes to prove to the comedy world that he may be unarmed, but he is dangerous.

Dave Yates