Busboys and Poets Comedy Presents: You Must Be Joking! Shirlington

Busboys and Poets Comedy Presents: You Must Be Joking! Shirlington

Date and Time

Feb 18, 2020 7:00 pm

Location

Shirlington

4251 S. Campbell Ave, Arlington, Virginia, 22206

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Description:

Cathartic. Hilarious. The world has gone mad and we need to talk about it! Comedians draw from topics ranging from the ordinary to controversial (including themselves) to give audiences some much-needed relief through laughter.

Come out to Shirlington 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 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.

Featured Comedians:

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).

Yasmin Elhady:

Yasmin has performed all over the DMV and the country at places like the DC Drafthouse Comedy Theater, Cellar Door, NYU, & Stanford. She toured the UK on the Super Muslim Comedy Tour with PennyAppeal UK last year. Her alter ego is "Yasguru," a hyperactive relationship advisor with silly videos on Instagram and YouTube.

Kasha Patel:

Kasha is an American science writer, stand-up comedian, voice artist, and podcaster. She has produced the only regularly-recurring science comedy shows in the United States since 2014. She has been featured on BBC World News, The Washington Post, appeared on the Travel Channel’s “Mysteries at the Museum,” and hosted a mini-series on NASA TV.


Natalie McGill:

Natalie is a D.C.-based stand-up comic who is an on-air correspondent and writer for the political satire show Redacted Tonight on RT America. She has opened for comics such as Judah Friedlander, Sasheer Zamata and Gilbert Gottfried, and has performed for the 2 Dope Queens podcast and District of Comedy Festival.

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]

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