Date and Time
Dec 31, 2019 10:00 pm
2019 has been pretty funny, Busboys and Poets will add the HAHA! Come LAUGH IN THE NEW YEAR with us! We are pleased to offer NYE COMEDY NIGHT at Brookland!
Come out and get your ribs tickled, massage your funny bone, slap a knee or two. Because LAUGHTER is an act of resistance!
Why so serious?! If you are like us, you have found it hard to find things to laugh about. Working to change the world is grueling and daunting work, but the pursuit of happiness is what we are fighting for! So we are making time to LAUGH! Come and ring in the NEW YEAR and get your ribs tickled, massage your funny bone, slap a knee or two. Because LAUGHTER is an act of resistance!
Produced by Allan Sidley:
A comedian, improviser and lyricist, Allan is a jack of all trades. Allan's humor is dry, and a little wet froperspiration, usually. He pokes fun at Jews, mostly his Mom & Grandma, and dissects cultural taboos like online dating while balding or enjoying the occasional funeral. Often serious with a hint of silly, Allan manages to keep dark topics light-hearted and his audiences on their toes. His comedy has been described as, "great for first dates.
He's opened (the door for) Sinbad, and toured throughout Eastern Europe in the summer of 2011 (not for comedy, just a fun fact). He did however recently feature at the DC Drafthouse, and was a member of the Unkosher Comedy Tour. In addition to running comedy shows at Busboys & Poets in Takoma, Shirlington, and 14th & V, he manages the Tysons Comedy Cellar and shows under his production company Sidley Standup. Check him out at www.sidleystandup.com
About the Comedians:
Hosted by Jamal Russel: Jamal started performing comedy in college in Boston, and has been doing it for a few years now. His high energy, self-deprecating style can be seen captivating audiences all over the DMV and in LA. Offstage he's an avid movie watcher, football buff (49ers fan), and enjoyer of naps.
Headliner Dan Kapr: Dan was born with part of his face missing, and since then he’s only gotten funnier. A cleft palate survivor, he was known to childhood friends as “the boy who can drink through his nose.” Dan spent years working a variety of jobs: He ran youth programs, organized court files, and hassled senior citizens to make payments on their timeshares. He even spent one summer chasing bears away from campers (seriously!). Then one day, while handling urine samples for carnival employees, he thought to himself, “Now that I’ve achieved all my dreams, how can I give something back to the world?” Soon after that, he became a stand-up comedian. Inspired by comics like Mitch Hedberg and Steven Wright, Dan specializes in one-liners with an absurdist edge. He was recently featured in the Burbank Comedy Festival’s “Best of the Fest” showcase. Those who see him perform are guaranteed a memorable, bear-free experience.
Feature Andie Basto: Andie Basto is a proud first-generation queer latina woman and stand-up comedian. As bilingual as she is bisexual, her unique perspective has delighted audiences up and down the East Coast. She was recently featured in Washington Post Magazine, and performed at Mad Ethnic Comedy Festival in Philadelphia. Once a month, she co-produces Jokes That Give Back, an intersectional comedy show for charity at the Drafthouse Comedy Theater in Washington D.C. You can follow her cat's antics on Instagram (@ndie_b) or read her subtweets on twitter (@ndieIsOnline).
Tickets $10, available through eventbrite.
Seating is first come first served. Full menu & bar will be available throughout the event.