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Comedy Kumite: Champions

Comedy Kumite: Champions

Every few months, the Improv brings eight great DMV comics together for a one-night stand-up tournament. Each "match" has two comics doing five-minute sets, and the audience chooses one person to advance. At the end of the night, we have a champion. The winners represent the best of what DC's comedy scene has to offer.

For this special show, eight former winners return to the Improv to battle for the title of Grand Champion! The best of the best will be duking it out ... and no matter which comedian is victorious, the audience always wins.

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It's a battle of the best! Every few months, the Improv brings eight great DMV comics together for a one-night stand-up tournament. Each "match" has two comics doing five-minute sets, and the audience chooses one person to advance. At the end of the night, we have a champion. The winners represent the best that DMV comedy has to offer.

For this special show, eight former champs return to the Improv to battle for the title of Grand Champion! The best of the best will be duking it out ... and no matter which comedian is victorious, the audience always wins.

The lineup for August 1: Dominic Rivera, Wendy Wroblewski, Jacques Kindle, Rahmein Mostafavi, Ross Benoit, Matt Brown, Cerrome Russell, Violet Gray


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


Admission / Seating Policies

  • If your party does not fill an entire table, you may be sharing a table with other patrons. The exception is when a ticket is clearly listed as "table for 2," "table for 4," etc. In those cases, your party is guaranteed to have a table to itself.
  • Passes cannot be used for any show listed as a "special event."
  • 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.

Every few months, the Improv brings eight great DMV comics together for a one-night stand-up tournament. Each "match" has two comics doing five-minute sets, and the audience chooses one person to advance. At the end of the night, we have a champion. The winners represent the best of what DC's comedy scene has to offer.

For this special show, eight former winners return to the Improv to battle for the title of Grand Champion! The best of the best will be duking it out ... and no matter which comedian is victorious, the audience always wins.