April 13 - April 16

Craig Robinson

Special Event

Craig Robinson

Beginning as a stand-up comedian in Chicago, Robinson first made his mark in the comedy circuit at the 1998 Montreal “Just For Laughs” Festival. Before deciding to pursue his comedy career full time, Robinson was a K-8 teacher in the Chicago Public School System. He earned his undergraduate degree from Illinois State University and his Masters of Education from St. Xavier University. It was while Craig was studying education in Chicago that he also discovered his love of acting and comedy when he joined the famed Second City Theatre. Craig is best known for his portrayal of Daryl Philban in NBC’s THE OFFICE but has also starred in such movies as KNOCKED UP, THIS IS THE END, THE HOT TUB TIME MACHINE SERIES, and MORRIS FROM AMERICA the latter of which he won a Special Grand Jury prize for acting at Sundance in 2016. Craig also plays the role of Leroy in FOX’s paranormal comedy series, GHOSTED. Craig currently resides in Los Angeles and continues to headline solo dates as well as with his band “The Nasty Delicious” all across the globe.

Other Showtimes

This show is SOLD OUT (or all available tickets are currently in online shopping carts). If you're hoping for last-minute availability, you are welcome to call our box office (202-296-7008).

Craig started out as a Chicago public school teacher. Now he's teaching the world how to enjoy life. He's famous for his movie and television roles, including star turns in "Killing It," "Dolemite Is My Name," "The Office," "This is the End" and "Hot Tub Time Machine." And he also puts on one hell of a live show, mixing stand-up and music to produce an endless supply of good times.


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Admission 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.
  • Patrons must be 18 or older to attend events or classes at the DC Improv. Any exceptions are clearly noted in the event descriptions.
  • 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.)
  • Coupons or passes for free admission cannot be used for a show listed as a "special event."

Seating Policies

  • Matinees, the first show of any evening in our main showroom and all shows in our lounge showroom are seated by time of arrival. The earlier you arrive, the more options you'll have. Please note that the size of your party can affect what options are available to you, as certain tables and areas are designated for larger parties.
  • "Late shows" in the main showroom have assigned seating. Assignments are made in order of ticket purchase. Generally speaking, the earlier you buy tickets, the closer you will be to the stage.
  • If tickets are designated as being at a "reserved table," your party will have a table to itself. For general admission tickets, if your party does not fill an entire table, you may be sharing a table with other patrons.

Beginning as a stand-up comedian in Chicago, Robinson first made his mark in the comedy circuit at the 1998 Montreal “Just For Laughs” Festival. Before deciding to pursue his comedy career full time, Robinson was a K-8 teacher in the Chicago Public School System. He earned his undergraduate degree from Illinois State University and his Masters of Education from St. Xavier University. It was while Craig was studying education in Chicago that he also discovered his love of acting and comedy when he joined the famed Second City Theatre. Craig is best known for his portrayal of Daryl Philban in NBC’s THE OFFICE but has also starred in such movies as KNOCKED UP, THIS IS THE END, THE HOT TUB TIME MACHINE SERIES, and MORRIS FROM AMERICA the latter of which he won a Special Grand Jury prize for acting at Sundance in 2016. Craig also plays the role of Leroy in FOX’s paranormal comedy series, GHOSTED. Craig currently resides in Los Angeles and continues to headline solo dates as well as with his band “The Nasty Delicious” all across the globe.