State of the YOUnion Tuesday Night Open Mic Hosted by Droopy The Brokeballer

State of the YOUnion Tuesday Night Open Mic Hosted by Droopy The Brokeballer

Date and Time

Jan 29, 2019 9:00 pm

Location

14th & V

2021 14th St NW, Washington, District of Columbia, 20009

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A Busboys and Poetry Event hosted this week by Droopy the Broke Baller

Drew Anderson aka "Droopy the Broke Baller" is the master of multi-dimensional mania. Audiences struggle with whether to label him "comedian" or "poet", "MC" or "emcee", but they never struggle to label his explosive exploits as entertaining. An award-winning filmmaker, veteran educator, and host of DC's legendary "Spit Dat" open mic, Droopy is known lovingly as "The Black Weird Al Yankovic" for his infamously hilarious spoofs of popular songs. His latest critically-acclaimed CD, "The Bully: The Aww-Dacity of Broke", won the Award for Best Spoken Word Album at the 2011 National Underground Spoken-word Poetry Awards (NUSPAs). Droopy enjoys jogging in the middle of impending hurricanes, writing in the middle of impending heartache, and drafting bios that make him look ultimately cooler than he truly is.

FEATURING: JAMAAL ST. JOHN

 Jamaal St.John is a performance poet/ relationship form facilitator with over 20 years of experience to his credit. He is a two time Nyourican Grand Slam Champion and a 4 time member of The Nuyorican Poet Café’s National Slam Team. He is a 6 time winner of The Toronto International Poetry Slam, a 2 time winner of The Yale Peabody Slam, and has also won The James Marshall Slam @ Quinnipiac University twice. He has performed at various colleges, universities, and poetry venues across the country as well as Canada. He has 3 spoken word albums to his credit : Enterlightenment, Won’t Catch Me Runnin’, and The Southpaw Stance. He’s currently working on a book of quotations about love, dating, and relationships called Words To Love By, a one man stage show called I Spoke Up Like This, and a new spoken word album called The Coffeehouse Effect. When he isn’t performing, Jamaal is hosting/ facilitating Relationship Forums, which he has been doing since Feb.2012.

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For two hours, audiences can expect a diverse chorus of voices, and a vast array of professional spoken word performers, open mic rookies, musicians and a different host every week. Expect to be moved, expect a packed house, expect the unexpected, but above all come with an open mind and ear.

$5 cover. Wristbands are available for purchase online at midnight and in the restaurant starting at 10:00 AM. No refunds. Ticket purchase limit of 4 per person. Guests must have their wristbands (tickets) on upon entering the event.

Seating is available on a first come, first seated basis. No saved or reserved seats are allowed. Failure to check in within 30 minutes of advertised start time may result in forfeiture of seats. Sorry, no refunds.

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