March 31 - April 02

Nick Swardson

Special Event

Nick Swardson

A comedian, actor, writer and producer, Nick Swardson has found success on the small and silver screens as well as the live stage. His unique comedic view has made him a regular guest on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert," "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" and "Jimmy Kimmel Live!"

As a standup, Swardson’s “Too Many Smells 2018 Tour” visited theaters in 40 cities. Swardson also tours regularly on a bill with Adam Sandler, David Spade and Rob Schneider. Swardson’s latest special can be seen on Netflix as part of "Comedians of the World," where he was one of four comedians selected to represent the United States. He starred in two one-hour specials for Comedy Central, "Nick Swardson: Taste It" (2015) and "Nick Swardson: Seriously, Who Farted" (2010), a half-hour Comedy Central Presents special (2006), and his first comedy album, "Party" (2007), was certified Platinum.

On the small screen, Swardson created and starred in "Nick Swardson’s Pretend Time" (2010), which ran for two seasons on Comedy Central. He voiced the character of Troy in the FX series "Chozen" (2014) and plays the role of Terry on the hit Comedy Central series "Reno 911!"

After catching the attention of Happy Madison Productions, Swardson quickly became a fixture in the company’s films. He co-produced and was seen in "Sandy Wexler" (2017); executive produced and was seen in "The Do Over" (2016) and "The Ridiculous Six" (2015); starred with Jesse Eisenberg, Danny McBride and Aziz Ansari in "30 Minutes Or Less" (2011); wrote, produced and starred in "Grandma’s Boy" (2006); and wrote and starred in "Benchwarmers" (2006). Nick was also seen in "The Wrong Missy." (2020)

04/01/2023 9:30 PM

Door Time: 9:00 PM

Other Showtimes

One of the most unforgettable performers in the comedy world, Nick Swardson has found success on the small and silver screens as well as the live stage. He's a talk show regular, he's featured in Happy Madison movies, and (of course) he never disappoints as Terry on "Reno 911!" We're excited to welcome him back to the DC Improv for the first time in more than a decade.


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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.

A comedian, actor, writer and producer, Nick Swardson has found success on the small and silver screens as well as the live stage. His unique comedic view has made him a regular guest on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert," "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" and "Jimmy Kimmel Live!"

As a standup, Swardson’s “Too Many Smells 2018 Tour” visited theaters in 40 cities. Swardson also tours regularly on a bill with Adam Sandler, David Spade and Rob Schneider. Swardson’s latest special can be seen on Netflix as part of "Comedians of the World," where he was one of four comedians selected to represent the United States. He starred in two one-hour specials for Comedy Central, "Nick Swardson: Taste It" (2015) and "Nick Swardson: Seriously, Who Farted" (2010), a half-hour Comedy Central Presents special (2006), and his first comedy album, "Party" (2007), was certified Platinum.

On the small screen, Swardson created and starred in "Nick Swardson’s Pretend Time" (2010), which ran for two seasons on Comedy Central. He voiced the character of Troy in the FX series "Chozen" (2014) and plays the role of Terry on the hit Comedy Central series "Reno 911!"

After catching the attention of Happy Madison Productions, Swardson quickly became a fixture in the company’s films. He co-produced and was seen in "Sandy Wexler" (2017); executive produced and was seen in "The Do Over" (2016) and "The Ridiculous Six" (2015); starred with Jesse Eisenberg, Danny McBride and Aziz Ansari in "30 Minutes Or Less" (2011); wrote, produced and starred in "Grandma’s Boy" (2006); and wrote and starred in "Benchwarmers" (2006). Nick was also seen in "The Wrong Missy." (2020)