The Bentzen Ball Comedy Festival (presented by BYT) is back at the DC Improv! This time around, they've got an unforgettable Saturday afternoon stand-up show with the starts of the CBS hit SUPERIOR DONUTS: Jermaine Fowler, David Koechner, and Rell Battle.
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- 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.
- 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.
- For our main showroom, the first show of any night is the "early" show. All other shows are "late" shows. Early shows are seated by time of arrival. The earlier you arrive at the club, the greater your seating options will be. Late shows 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. If you require special accommodations (wheelchair access, etc.) please call the Improv at 202-296-7008 and inform us ahead of time.
- If you purchased tickets and want to ensure that you are seated with another party that bought tickets separately, call the Improv at 202-296-7008 and inform us ahead of time.
- For "early" shows, doors usually open one hour before showtime. Seating for "late" shows usually begins 15-30 minutes before showtime. Check your e-mail confirmation for specifics.
One of Hollywood’s fastest rising young talents, Jermaine Fowler both stars in and is an executive producer of SUPERIOR DONUTS. Raised in Hyattsville, Md., Fowler began performing stand-up in 2006 while still in high school. On his 20th birthday, he boarded a Megabus and moved to New York City with three pieces of luggage and a dream. As a stand-up comic, he has toured nationally with College Humor and Comedy Central on Campus. Also, he was one half of the sketch group BodegaCat Sanchez, alongside Kevin Barnett. In 2012 Fowler was selected as one of Variety’s “New Faces” at the prestigious Just For Laughs comedy festival in Montreal.
In 2014 Fowler co-created and starred in the truTV sketch-comedy series “Friends of the People.” The following year, he starred in his own SHOWTIME special “Give ‘Em Hell Kid.” His additional television credits include “Crashing,” produced by Judd Apatow, “Robot Chicken,” “BoJack Horseman,” “The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore” and THE LATE LATE SHOW with JAMES CORDEN. Also, Fowler recently wrapped production on the film “Sorry to Bother You” opposite Lakeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson and Steven Yeun. Produced by Forest Whitaker, the movie will be released in 2018. Fowler’s birthday is May 16. Follow him on Twitter @jermaineFOWLER and Instagram @jermainefowler.
A Washington, D.C. native, Rell Battle studied theater at the University of Maryland before moving to Los Angeles to pursue stand-up. Soon after his arrival, he was chosen to perform at Jamie Foxx’s Laffapalooza festival as a “New Face” of comedy. Since then, he has performed at comedy clubs throughout the country and overseas. Battle is the creator and an executive producer of “Roast Battle,” an energetic live show that was subsequently adapted as a television series for Comedy Central. His additional television credits include “Key and Peele,” “The Eric Andre Show,” “Coming to the Stage” and “Adam Devine’s House Party.” Also, he has written for Comedy Central’s “Hood Adjacent.” attle’s birthday is August 21. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram @RellBattle.
Actor, writer and producer David Koechner is perhaps best known for his roles as Todd Packer on “The Office” and Champ Kind in “Anchorman” and “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.” Growing up in Tipton, Mo., Koechner worked for his father in the family’s turkey coop manufacturing business. After college, he moved to Chicago and studied improvisation at the iO (formerly known as the ImprovOlympic) and went on to become an ensemble member of Second City Theater Northwest. Koechner got his first big break as a cast member of “Saturday Night Live.” Since then, he has appeared in more than 160 films and television shows. His notable film credits include “Krampus,” “Cheap Thrills,” Roadside Attraction’s “Priceless,” “Waiting,” “Out Cold,” “Talladega Nights,” “Get Smart,” “Extract,” “Thank You for Smoking” and “Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse.”
In addition to his role on SUPERIOR DONUTS, Koechner appears in the comedies “Another Period” and “The Goldbergs.” Also, he is the voice of recurring characters on several animated series, including “American Dad,” “F Is for Family” and “All Hail King Julien.” Recently, Koechner appeared in SHOWTIME’s TWIN PEAKS: THE RETURN. When not filming, Koechner performs stand-up comedy across the country and creates original videos for his YouTube channel, “Full On Koechner.” Also, he co-hosts Big Slick Celebrity Weekend, an annual charity event benefitting Children’s Mercy Hospital of Kansas City, along with fellow KC-area natives Rob Riggle, Paul Rudd, Jason Sudeikis and Eric Stonestreet. Currently, Koechner resides in Los Angeles with his wife and five children. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram @davidkoechner.