Friday, December 12, 2014

DC Shorts Presents Comedy on Stage and On-Screen

From our friends at DC Shorts...

DC Shorts LAUGHS! Offers a Night of Lighthearted Fun, January 9th and 10th

DC Shorts, voted "Coolest Short Film Festival" by MovieMaker Magazine, returns for the new year with two nights of comedy on Friday, January 9th and Saturday, January 10th with DC Shorts LAUGHS! Each show will feature comedic short films interspersed with live stand-up performances by the area’s top stand-up comedians. There will be an early show and a late show on both nights that feature different films and comedians.

Each show will last 90-minutes and feature films that have previously appeared in the DC Shorts Film Festival. “This is a perfect opportunity to catch films you might have missed from last year’s festival, while whetting your appetite for the big DC Shorts Film Festival in September,” says Jon Gann, founder and director of DC Shorts. “Comedy fans generally love funny movies as well as stand up, so we wanted to throw an event that brings both of them together,”

The event, DC Shorts LAUGHS!, takes place at the Navy Memorial’s Burke Theater and includes the Laughs Bar, serving beer, wine and specialty cocktails. The evening will feature a diverse array of comedians such as Sara Armous a DC resident who performed in Comedy Central’s New York Comedy Festival and Franqi French who hosts a Sunday night show on Just Jokes Radio. General admission is $20 and a double-header ticket can be purchased for $30.

In addition, DC Shorts and Astro Pop Events are offering a SUPER WEEKEND PASS that offers discounted entry to both Laughs! and Elvis' Birthday Fight Club. Passes are tickets are being sold online at Also at that link, you will find a complete schedule and more information on the performers.