Date and Time
Nov 12, 2019 7:00 pm
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! Busboys and Poets is pleased to introduce COMEDY NIGHT in Takoma.
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 being a great +1 for a funeral. Often serious with hints of silly, Allan manages to keep dark topics light-hearted and his audiences on their toes (so bring comfortable shoes). 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 headline the Church of Satire comedy club. 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. Follow @SidleyStandup on IG & Twitter to stay up to date with shows and content.
Dawud Shabazz: Dawud is an accomplished comedian, writer, actor, and emcee. He loves writing, telling jokes, and his children.
Algiers Diamond: An actress & comedian, Algiers represents all things southern from Westbank, New Orleans. A product of New Orleans Center of Creative Arts the stage has always been home. Never wanting to be placed in a box, Algiers talents are such abundance. Whether on stage during a powerful dramatic theatrical performance or a solid musical rendition or even as a standup comedian she expresses a deep connection to her audience. As a comic her life stories and relational issues come to life, hilariously. She effortlessly takes her audience on a journey as only can be told by her with witty punchlines and drama filled stories. She is as expressive as she is beautiful. Algiers Diamond has had the privilege to share the stage with comic greats Michael Colyar, Teddy Carpenter, Tony Woods, Alex Scott, and Sylvia Traymore to name a few.
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]