November 17 - November 18

Deon Cole

Special Event

Deon Cole

with Ocean Glapion

Emmy nominated Actor and Comedian Deon Cole is one of the most in-demand talents in Hollywood. Simultaneously gracing our screens as Charlie on ABC’s Black-ish and ABC Family’s Grownish, Detective Daniel “DJ” Tanner on the TBS comedy Angie Tribeca and the host of BET’s game show Face Value, the world can’t get enough of Deon Cole.

Deon began his career on the south side of Chicago and currently calls Los Angeles home. In addition to Deon’s cast member status on four TV shows, Deon appeared in the Whitney Cummings directed film The Female Brain, and will soon be seen in Friendsgiving, produced by Ben Stiller’s Red Hour Films, and the Kim Bass directed film HeadShop. He is no stranger to the big screen with previous roles in the Ice Cube led Barbershop series.

Deon has been featured on several fan-favorite series such as Benched (USA), The League (FX), and Wild N’ Out with Nick Cannon (MTV). He hosted his own series, Deon Cole’s Black Box on TBS in 2013 and he is a familiar face on the late night and daytime circuits with appearances on Conan (TBS), @midnight (Comedy Central), Last Call with Carson Daly (NBC), The Talk(CBS) and The Real (BET). When not on set, you can find Deon on the road, consistently connected to his stand-up comedy roots. His standup comedy has also been featured on Shaq's All-Star Comedy Jam (Showtime), John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show (Comedy Central), and Laffapalooza (Comedy Central), along with his own Comedy Central Presents: Deon Cole. His hour long stand-up standup special will be coming to Netflix late in 2018 as well.

Deon has racked up awards and accolades throughout his career. As a staff writer for The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien (NBC) he received his Writer’s Guild Award and his first Emmy nomination. He earned his second Emmy nomination when he wrote for Conan O’Brien when he hosted the White House Correspondents Dinner in 2013. In 2017 NAACP Image Award nomination for “Outstanding Supporting Actor in Comedy Series” for his work on Black-ish.

Deon is looking to continue his “renaissance man” ways with the creation of his production company Cole Blooded Productions. Cole Blooded is looking to develop innovative television and film content in the world of pop culture and comedy. Deon looks forward to being a constant on your TV and any stage across the country for many years to come.

Ocean Glapion

One of the "nicest guys in comedy", Ocean grew up in New Orleans and now a transplant to Los Angeles, his comedic passion and talents were fueled by iconic influences such as Eddie Murphy, George Carlin, and Richard Prior. Ocean studied theater at Xavier University in New Orleans. You can find Ocean nightly on the Stand up circuit and performing around the country including the Laugh Factory, Comedy Store, Caroline's, Gotham, The Palace, Miami Improv and Chicago Improv. Ocean has already shared the stage with the likes of Martin Lawrence, Damon Wayans, Tom Arnold, Tim Rhodes, Kevin Hart, Tony Rock, Damon Wayans, Jr, Nick Cannon and Dave Chappelle. Ocean has also appeared on BET's "One Mic Stand", as well as TV One's, "Black Men Revealed" with host David Arnold.

Other Showtimes

This show is SOLD OUT! (And we mean it. We don't have wait lists or anything like that.)

Once tickets are purchased there is no transferring between showtimes.

Deon has established himself as one of the funniest and most irreverent voices on the comedy scene. Through his stand-out segments on “Conan,” his roles on “Black-ish,” “Grown-ish” and “Angie Tribeca,” and his fantastic live shows, he makes one hell of an impression. Come check out his return to the DC Improv stage this November!


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Admission Policies

  • 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.

Emmy nominated Actor and Comedian Deon Cole is one of the most in-demand talents in Hollywood. Simultaneously gracing our screens as Charlie on ABC’s Black-ish and ABC Family’s Grownish, Detective Daniel “DJ” Tanner on the TBS comedy Angie Tribeca and the host of BET’s game show Face Value, the world can’t get enough of Deon Cole.

Deon began his career on the south side of Chicago and currently calls Los Angeles home. In addition to Deon’s cast member status on four TV shows, Deon appeared in the Whitney Cummings directed film The Female Brain, and will soon be seen in Friendsgiving, produced by Ben Stiller’s Red Hour Films, and the Kim Bass directed film HeadShop. He is no stranger to the big screen with previous roles in the Ice Cube led Barbershop series.

Deon has been featured on several fan-favorite series such as Benched (USA), The League (FX), and Wild N’ Out with Nick Cannon (MTV). He hosted his own series, Deon Cole’s Black Box on TBS in 2013 and he is a familiar face on the late night and daytime circuits with appearances on Conan (TBS), @midnight (Comedy Central), Last Call with Carson Daly (NBC), The Talk(CBS) and The Real (BET). When not on set, you can find Deon on the road, consistently connected to his stand-up comedy roots. His standup comedy has also been featured on Shaq's All-Star Comedy Jam (Showtime), John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show (Comedy Central), and Laffapalooza (Comedy Central), along with his own Comedy Central Presents: Deon Cole. His hour long stand-up standup special will be coming to Netflix late in 2018 as well.

Deon has racked up awards and accolades throughout his career. As a staff writer for The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien (NBC) he received his Writer’s Guild Award and his first Emmy nomination. He earned his second Emmy nomination when he wrote for Conan O’Brien when he hosted the White House Correspondents Dinner in 2013. In 2017 NAACP Image Award nomination for “Outstanding Supporting Actor in Comedy Series” for his work on Black-ish.

Deon is looking to continue his “renaissance man” ways with the creation of his production company Cole Blooded Productions. Cole Blooded is looking to develop innovative television and film content in the world of pop culture and comedy. Deon looks forward to being a constant on your TV and any stage across the country for many years to come.

Ocean Glapion