Comedy Brunch with Joe Clair

Joe Clair is a stand-up comedian, radio personality, VJ and actor. A native of the Seat Pleasant, Maryland suburb of Washington , DC, Clair is best known as a former host of BET’s Rap City from 1994 to 1999. Aside from his work as host of Rap City, Clair has also hosted several radio shows and appeared on the stand-up comedy shows Def Comedy Jam and ComicView. Clair was named morning drive time host at WPGC-FM in his hometown of Washington, D.C. in February 2015 to July 2021.

Following the end to his highly acclaimed radio show, Joe has partnered with longtime friend, Big Lez of MTV fame, to create a podcast focused on the pioneers of the entertainment industry such as Big Daddy Kane and Special Wd to name a few. The podcast is called ‘The Ruckus with Lez & Joe Clair’.

As an actor, Clair has appeared in several films, most notably the 1992 horror film Ax ‘Em, where he plays the role of Tony.

05/29/2022 2:00 PM

Door Time: 12:30 PM

Other Showtimes

Join us Memorial Day weekend to laugh with DMV icon Joe Clair! Joe is a stand-up comedian, radio personality, VJ and actor. A native of the Seat Pleasant, Maryland suburb of Washington , DC, Clair is best known as a former host of BET’s Rap City from 1994 to 1999. Aside from his work as host of Rap City, Clair has also hosted several radio shows and appeared on the stand-up comedy shows Def Comedy Jam and ComicView. Clair was named morning drive time host at WPGC-FM in his hometown of Washington, D.C. in February 2015 to July 2021.

This is a brunch show -- doors open at 12:30 and the comedy starts at 2.


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Admission / Seating Policies

  • Please note: An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. Senior citizens and people with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable. By visiting our establishment, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.
  • 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.

Joe Clair is a stand-up comedian, radio personality, VJ and actor. A native of the Seat Pleasant, Maryland suburb of Washington , DC, Clair is best known as a former host of BET’s Rap City from 1994 to 1999. Aside from his work as host of Rap City, Clair has also hosted several radio shows and appeared on the stand-up comedy shows Def Comedy Jam and ComicView. Clair was named morning drive time host at WPGC-FM in his hometown of Washington, D.C. in February 2015 to July 2021.

Following the end to his highly acclaimed radio show, Joe has partnered with longtime friend, Big Lez of MTV fame, to create a podcast focused on the pioneers of the entertainment industry such as Big Daddy Kane and Special Wd to name a few. The podcast is called ‘The Ruckus with Lez & Joe Clair’.

As an actor, Clair has appeared in several films, most notably the 1992 horror film Ax ‘Em, where he plays the role of Tony.