Portland native Ian Karmel has been a big part of the comedy landscape in recent years – he’s a head writer for “The Late Late Show with James Corden.” An accomplished stand-up, he has also stood out as the host of “All Fantasy Everything,” a podcast that breaks down pop culture in a hilarious way. He’s a favorite of the comedy industry, and he’s about to be a favorite of yours. Check out his DC Improv debut this fall.
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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.
- 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.
Ian Karmel is an Emmy award winning LA-based stand-up comedian, actor, and writer. Originally from Portland, Oregon, he is currently co-head writer for the Emmy award winning "The Late Late Show with James Corden,? of which Ian was one of the founding writers in the show’s 2015 re-creation. Previously he was a staff writer and round table regular on E!’s "Chelsea Lately." Ian’s stand-up has been featured on "Conan," "The Late Late Show," Comedy Central, and most recently showcased on Netflix’s "The Comedy Line Up: Part 1." His debut comedy album, "9.2 on Pitchfork," was released in 2015 to rave reviews. Ian also hosts the weekly podcast All Fantasy Everything, from Headgum studios. Featured on many best of lists, it’s a lighthearted show where funny people and experts come together to fantasy draft pop culture.
Hometown hero, Ian played an instrumental role in Portland’s comedy renaissance and was voted Portland’s Funniest Person in 2011. Beloved for his appearances on IFC’s "Portlandia," the Blazers wrap-up show "Talkin’ Ball," and long running weekly column in the Portland Mercury, "Everything as Fuck." With roots in improv and theatre, Ian’s training includes The Groundlings and the Upright Citizens Brigade. In 2013, Ian was invited to the prestigious Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal, where he was a breakout stand-up in the New Faces category.
Ian currently tours as much as possible and regularly performs around Los Angeles. You can catch him co-hosting his own monthly show, Good Looks, named one of 10 Best New Stand-Up Shows by LA Weekly.