August 15 - August 16

John Crist

John Crist

With over 300 million video views, comedian and viral video sensation John Crist is the next big thing in standup comedy. Whether you know him from viral videos like “Lady Who Has a Bible Verse for Every Situation,” “Millennial International,” or “Road Rage in the Church Parking Lot,” Crist has solidified his comedy prowess with over 200 live shows a year, highlighted by recent television appearances on Live at Gotham and Laughs on Fox.

Nine years in, Crist has shared the stage with some of the best in the business, including Dave Chappelle, Jeff Foxworthy, Tim Hawkins, Seth Meyers, Trevor Noah, Adam Carolla, Chris D’Elia, Dana Carvey, Anjelah Johnson, Michael Jr. and Louie Anderson. Anderson, named one of Comedy Central’s “Top 100 Comedians of All Time” says of Crist, “It’s only a matter of time until John Crist is a household name.”

In the fall of 2017, Crist completely sold out his debut headlining comedy tour. The 20-city tour, called “Captive Thoughts,” ran throughout the east coast and debuted never before seen segments.

“My favorite part of touring is meeting people from different areas of the country and hearing how my comedy has impacted them or their favorite part of my act,” says Crist.

Named by ChurchLeaders.com as one of the “Top Five Comics to Watch,” Crist is no stranger to accolades. He was a finalist in Comedy Central’s “Up Next Comedy Competition,” a finalist in the Comedy Works “New Faces Contest,” and named to the Burbank Comedy Festival’s “Best of the Fest.”

When asked where he finds the inspiration to write jokes, Crist says, “I grew up in Georgia. My dad is a pastor, and I was the third of eight homeschooled children. Coming from a background like that, how do you NOT write jokes?!”

Write what you know is the best piece of advice Crist ever received on standup comedy and the reason why the majority of his jokes are on the topic of Christian subculture.

John currently lives in Los Angeles and is a member of City Church.

Other Showtimes

This show is SOLD OUT!

A DC Improv debut! With more than 300 million video views, comedian and viral video sensation John Crist is the next big thing in standup comedy. Whether you know him from viral videos like “Lady Who Has a Bible Verse for Every Situation,” “Millennial International,” or “Road Rage in the Church Parking Lot,” Crist has solidified his comedy prowess with over 200 live shows a year, highlighted by recent television appearances on Live at Gotham and Laughs on Fox.


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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 ticket. This can be any combination of food items or beverages. Bottled water and soft drinks count as items.

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.

With over 300 million video views, comedian and viral video sensation John Crist is the next big thing in standup comedy. Whether you know him from viral videos like “Lady Who Has a Bible Verse for Every Situation,” “Millennial International,” or “Road Rage in the Church Parking Lot,” Crist has solidified his comedy prowess with over 200 live shows a year, highlighted by recent television appearances on Live at Gotham and Laughs on Fox.

Nine years in, Crist has shared the stage with some of the best in the business, including Dave Chappelle, Jeff Foxworthy, Tim Hawkins, Seth Meyers, Trevor Noah, Adam Carolla, Chris D’Elia, Dana Carvey, Anjelah Johnson, Michael Jr. and Louie Anderson. Anderson, named one of Comedy Central’s “Top 100 Comedians of All Time” says of Crist, “It’s only a matter of time until John Crist is a household name.”

In the fall of 2017, Crist completely sold out his debut headlining comedy tour. The 20-city tour, called “Captive Thoughts,” ran throughout the east coast and debuted never before seen segments.

“My favorite part of touring is meeting people from different areas of the country and hearing how my comedy has impacted them or their favorite part of my act,” says Crist.

Named by ChurchLeaders.com as one of the “Top Five Comics to Watch,” Crist is no stranger to accolades. He was a finalist in Comedy Central’s “Up Next Comedy Competition,” a finalist in the Comedy Works “New Faces Contest,” and named to the Burbank Comedy Festival’s “Best of the Fest.”

When asked where he finds the inspiration to write jokes, Crist says, “I grew up in Georgia. My dad is a pastor, and I was the third of eight homeschooled children. Coming from a background like that, how do you NOT write jokes?!”

Write what you know is the best piece of advice Crist ever received on standup comedy and the reason why the majority of his jokes are on the topic of Christian subculture.

John currently lives in Los Angeles and is a member of City Church.