July 09

Book Smarts

Lounge Showroom

Book Smarts

with Roxxy Haze and Haywood Turnipseed Jr.

Book Smarts is a fun show, where funny people read stuff that they find funny!!! That reading might be a story, an email, or the terms and conditions of the latest greatest digital app. Whatever they might find humor in, they’ll make it funny because they’re funny; and all funny people are smart but all smart people ain’t funny!!

Book Smarts is presented by DMV favorite Haywood Turnipseed Jr., and this show features Roxxy Haze.

Roxxy Haze

Roxxy Haze is a multi-talented artist - born in Houston, based in Los Angeles - who has made a name for herself as a stand-up comedian, writer, rapper, gamer, and content creator. With a love for all things nerdy, Roxxy has built a following by incorporating her passions for gaming, anime, and pop culture into her work.

As a writer, Roxxy has worked with Nickelodeon, contributed to the comic book anthology "Noir is the New Black" and published a book of poetry “playing with fire.” As a stand-up comedian, she has traveled across the country working with well-known comedians such as Clayton English, Baron Vaughn, and Orlando Jones and has been featured on the “Keep Your Distance” produced by KevOnStage. She has been featured on All Def and The Gamer and currently hosts "Mostly Positive," an online gaming show on GWB. Roxxy is known for her energetic and bubbly personality, which she brings to her jokes about video games, anime, life, philosophy, and social commentary. She has a unique ability to break down complex topics and present them in a philosophical way, engaging her audience and getting them thinking about important issues. Despite her adorable and likable stage presence, Roxxy is also known for her aggressive style of comedy. Whether she's performing stand-up, writing, rapping, or creating content, she always manages to bring a fresh perspective and a touch of whimsy to her work.

Haywood Turnipseed Jr.

During the day Haywood Turnipseed Jr. is a Husband, a Dad, a Telephone Man, and a Jedi; at night he becomes a Stand-Up Comic, and occasionally a Sith Lord. Haywood likes both Michael Jackson's & Prince's Music; Hip-Hop; The Pittsburgh Steelers Football Team; Mambo Sauce on chicken wings; and Laughing. Originally from the Holy Land of Indiana, Haywood graduated from high school in Moon Township, Pa., attended two semesters at Waynesburg College, then enlisted in the US Air Force.

07/09/2023 7:00 PM

Door Time: 5:45 PM

Other Showtimes

​Book Smarts is a fun show, where funny people read stuff that they find funny!!! That reading might be a story, an email, or the terms and conditions of the latest greatest digital app. Whatever they might find humor in, they’ll make it funny because they’re funny; and all funny people are smart but all smart people ain’t funny!!

Book Smarts is presented by DMV favorite Haywood Turnipseed Jr., and this show features Roxxy Haze.


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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.

Book Smarts is a fun show, where funny people read stuff that they find funny!!! That reading might be a story, an email, or the terms and conditions of the latest greatest digital app. Whatever they might find humor in, they’ll make it funny because they’re funny; and all funny people are smart but all smart people ain’t funny!!

Book Smarts is presented by DMV favorite Haywood Turnipseed Jr., and this show features Roxxy Haze.

Roxxy Haze

Haywood Turnipseed Jr.