July 20 - July 21

Brian McDaniel

with Alex Gettlin and Denise Taylor
Lounge Showroom

Brian McDaniel

with Alex Gettlin and Denise Taylor

Brian can be seen in the Entourage movie, as a regular contributor on CBS’ “The Talk”, as a recurring guest star on "The Young & The Restless" or playing a lowlife on “The Inspectors”, and of course he was a correspondent on TMZ for 8 years. Recently he’s been collecting Best Actor festival awards (three so far) for his role as a drug dealer in “A Midwestern Methamphetamine Fairytale” and collecting victories as an undefeated Roast Battler at the famed Comedy Store in Los Angeles.

Brian grew up in Prince George's county Maryland, riding the bus to school where comedy was the ultimate factor in deciding social status. Mostly, he just tried to avoid being embarrassed by the popular kids and foul-mouthed big-banged girls that ruled the scene. But he was learning by osmosis, picking up on what was funny and what was just swagger, which jokes made everybody laugh, and which ones just unified the cool clique in their superiority. He couples this experience with the pop culture expertise of a TMZ veteran to write material that's incisive, ridiculous, and surprising.

He's got the seat at the back of the bus now, and everyone's laughing.

Alex Gettlin

Alex Gettlin got his start on “TMZ”, but his standup is a lot more creative than the low-hanging fruit of celebrity gossip. Even with the well-worn subjects of dating and sexual difference, he’s an original thinker. He’s skilled at dealing with a hostile audience as well—you can see him on YouTube shutting down hecklers, and twisting a mediocre reaction into a big laugh.

Denise Taylor

Denise Taylor is a stand-up comic who performs all over the DC area. She's wanted to be a comedian ever since her fourth grade teacher called her a "ringleader" for distracting the class with jokes. Denise recently graduated law school now, where teachers were still frustrated with her. She loves two things: satire and attention.

07/21/2018 7:30 PM

Door Time: 6:30 PM

Other Showtimes

From PGC, TMZ and lots more. Brian McDaniel grew up in the DC area, but eventually took his talents to Hollywood. For almost a decade, he was one of the funniest voices on “TMZ,” and he has branched out to talk shows, soap operas and more. Now he’s coming to back home to once again show what he can do on a stand-up comedy stage.


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Seating Policies

  • 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.

Brian can be seen in the Entourage movie, as a regular contributor on CBS’ “The Talk”, as a recurring guest star on "The Young & The Restless" or playing a lowlife on “The Inspectors”, and of course he was a correspondent on TMZ for 8 years. Recently he’s been collecting Best Actor festival awards (three so far) for his role as a drug dealer in “A Midwestern Methamphetamine Fairytale” and collecting victories as an undefeated Roast Battler at the famed Comedy Store in Los Angeles.

Brian grew up in Prince George's county Maryland, riding the bus to school where comedy was the ultimate factor in deciding social status. Mostly, he just tried to avoid being embarrassed by the popular kids and foul-mouthed big-banged girls that ruled the scene. But he was learning by osmosis, picking up on what was funny and what was just swagger, which jokes made everybody laugh, and which ones just unified the cool clique in their superiority. He couples this experience with the pop culture expertise of a TMZ veteran to write material that's incisive, ridiculous, and surprising.

He's got the seat at the back of the bus now, and everyone's laughing.

Alex Gettlin

Denise Taylor