Date and Time
Dec 31, 2018 10:00 pm
14th & V
2018 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 14th and V!
Come out 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 off all trades. Allan's humor is dry, and a little wet from perspiration, 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:
Fernando Madrigal: HOST
Born in Dominican Republic, Fernando Madrigal came to Maryland at age 4. He mixes his immigrant experience as an Afro-Latino and takes his comedy everywhere from politics to dating, trap music to classic cinema, reality TV to historical events. He has hosted at Magooby's Joke House and DC Drafthouse; opening for nationally touring comedians like Sean Donnelly and Jordan Rock.
Robert Mac: Robert is an award-winning comedy veteran with over two decades of experience in comedy clubs, casinos, cruise ships, festivals and the infrequent television appearance. His act has been described as clean, cerebral, silly, and a little self-deprecating. He was the grand prize winner of Comedy Central's national stand-up contest and the talent search winner for the Jerry Lewis Telethon and has been invited to the Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal, the Boston Comedy Festival, and the inaugural Great American Comedy Festival. He's been seen on NBC's Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central's Premium Blend, and The Learning Channel as well. Robert enjoys long naps on the beach.
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.
Charity Sade: Charity has performed at NYC’s Stand-Up NY, and won a new comic competition at Greenwich Village Comedy Club. Most recently, you may have seen Charity at the DC Comedy Festival or the Chicago Women’s Funny Festival. On stage, she takes her difficult life experiences and turns them into relatable, humorous tales. Her comedic superpower is her ability to make you simultaneously laugh and cringe. You can catch Charity hosting open-mics at the DC Comedy Loft and DC’s Wonderland Ballroom, and performing all around the DMV.
Loy Lee: Loy is an American Asian stand up comedian that hails from the far off and distant land of Boston, MA. Loy is a gifted writer, comedian and actor who continues to entertain audiences from coast to coast with his unique brand of comedic snark that is firmly planting him as one of the best comedians to look out for today.
Mark Mensh: Mark was born in DC and raised by a single mother in Alexandria, Virginia (which was cool) and by a single father in La Plata, Maryland (which was less cool, but totally unsupervised). After a full career in technology helping lay the groundwork to strip global citizens of their privacy AND their attention spans, he’s decided to atone for those poor choices by entertaining strangers with his comedy. You may find him funny; you may not. He doesn’t care, he has a 401k.
Kwame Amponsem: Kwame is a D.C. based comedian seen on various showcases and stages in the DMV and NYC notably including the DC Comedy Loft, Drafthouse Comedy Theatre, Tysons Comedy Cellar, Grisly Pear, Klimat Lounge, and as a regular host at The Pinch. His unique perspective combines with sharp wit to form a refreshingly modern, smart and entertaining routine enjoyed by a variety of audiences across the Mid-Atlantic.
Seating is first come first served. Full menu & bar will be available throughout the event.
$10 tickets available online!! [full menu + bar available throughout the event]