The Other Side

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Josh Potter started his comedy career in Buffalo, then jumped to national status with an assist from Tom Segura -- he opened for the "Your Mom's House" star on one of his tours and went on to serve as a producer on that popular podcast. Now he
Ryan Niemiller (@cripplethreat8) broke through in 2019 thanks to a third-place finish on "America's Got Talent." AGT showcased both his comedic gifts and his personal story -- how he tackles the world with disability in both arms. In this chat
Wil Sylvince is bringing some of his best comedy friends to the DC Improv for shows June 10-12, including Cipha Sounds. In this interview, Wil and Cipha talk about how they met, what friendship looks like in the comedy world, Chappelle summer c
Winston Hodges hosts our Memorial Day weekend showcase -- and as a good host, he's using this podcast to introduce himself. We're talking about his teaching experience, his Virginia road warrior status, and how he approached 2020 to keep his co
Tom Thakkar (@TomAThakkar) headlines our main room for the first time May 20-22. We're talking about his 2020, changing his last name, meeting his comedy heroes and "Stand By Your Band" -- his podcast where guests defend their allegedly terribl
Carmen Lynch (@carmencomedian) headlines the DC Improv for the first time, May 13-15. We're getting to know her: She talks about her pandemic projects, growing up in Spain and Northern Virginia, working on Spanish-language stand-up, scoliosis a
Jordan Rock first headlined the Improv as part of our 25th anniversary celebration. Now he's back again as part of our grand reopening celebration. We're catching up on his 2020 in South Carolina -- returning home, recording a special and laun
Longtime friend of the Improv Christian Finnegan headlines the club April 22-24. We're catching up on his pandemic -- talking about keeping a small businesses afloat, recording a special in the middle of the madness, and (of course) how his dog
Steve Byrne headlines the club April 29 - May 1, for the third weekend of our grand reopening celebration. We're getting stories about his last year -- moving to Nashville, hitting the road and seeing the release of his movie, "The Opening Act.
Erin Jackson (@ejthecomic) headlines the DC Improv's grand reopening, April 15-17. We're catching up to see how she's been handling the pandemic, plus we're getting the story behind the Netflix special she taped in the middle of it all. Have a
In the 1800s, the Brothers Grimm compiled and published more than 60 fairy tales and folktales. Those stories are really weird ... and they're really in the publci domain. We asked people in the DC comedy scene to pick a fairy tale and read us
Help out some nice people! The DC Improv (like most entertainment venues and restaurants) had to lay off its staff for the duration of this public health situation. To help our once and future employees out in these tough times, we are collecti
In the 1800s, the Brothers Grimm compiled and published more than 60 fairy tales and folktales. Those stories can be enchanting, bizarre, magical or cruel -- sometimes all at once. But most important, in the year 2020, they're all in the public
Chris White (the host of our podcast) recorded a full-length comedy album in the DC Improv lounge in 2011. To keep you quarantined in style, we're presenting it in its entirety, free of charge. Our request: If you enjoy this, go to dcimprov.com
Help out some nice people! The DC Improv (like most entertainment venues and restaurants) had to lay off its staff for the duration of this public health situation. To help our once and future employees out in these tough times, we are collecti
Ian Edwards has Valentine's weekend duty at the DC Improv -- his first time headlining the club! So we're calling ahead to get to know him. Finding out about his love of soccer, his approach to romance, some of his writing plans and plenty more
We know Steve Byrne (@stevebyrnelive) is a great stand-up -- he's headlining our club February 20-22. But the last few years he's been honing his director skills. His first project was a documentary about the great comedic magician The Amazing
Sure, Fahim Anwar is an accomplished multi-platform comedian. But did you know he can DANCE? On this episode of The Other Side, we ask him about his BFAB status. And then, because it's our job, we ask him about comedy too: How his training as a
A lot of impressive people come to the DC Improv, but it's hard to top Kiran Deol -- how many stand-ups have starred in a network sitcom AND filmed a documentary in the mountains of Nepal? The "Sunnyside" star calls in to chat about the holiday
Adam Ray will be our last 2019 headliner and the star of our New Year's Eve celebration. But the rest of his resume ain't too shabby: He's a magical flying unicorn, an NBA star (sort of), a movie star, a veteran podcaster and a karaoke champion
Jessica Kirson is about to have a great December. Comedy Central releases her first special on December 6 -- and then she comes to DC for a supershow on the last night of Hanukkah (December 30). She's calling in to chat about those projects, he
Nathan Macintosh built a comedy career in two countries -- first his native Canada, and now the United States. A few weeks before his DC Improv debut, he calls in to talk about "positive anger," his high-energy style and what put him on the pat
You've seen Michael Rapaport: He's been in 60 movies, popped up in tons of television shows and worked as a sports broadcaster. But even with all that success, now he's stretching his legs as a stand-up comedian. In some ways, it's a return to
Daniel Weingarten is half Mexican, half Argentinian, all Jewish and all funny. He calls in to tell us about his journey from a self-professed "annoying kid" to an accomplished stage performer -- including some of the bumps on that road (like hi
Margaret Cho is on the program! The comedy icon stops by to tell us about her latest project, The Margaret Cho podcast on the Earios network. We're talking about her goals as an interviewer, why she came back to podcasting, her dream guests, an
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