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Paul Virzi

The Other Side

Release Date: 05/08/2019

Living the Fairy Tales, Vol. 2 show art Living the Fairy Tales, Vol. 2

The Other Side

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 their interpretation, whether it's doing voices, adding sound effects, or chiming in with running commentary. If you enjoy listening, support the comedians! Find them online and go see them perform when life gets back to normal. And support the Improv by going to dcimprov.com and learning more about venue credits and donating to our staff. Volume Two: ...

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Throwback Interview: Greg Giraldo 2009 show art Throwback Interview: Greg Giraldo 2009

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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 collecting donations through a GoFundMe linked at dcimprov.com. We're also selling DC Improv venue credits to keep the club running until it's time to open our doors again. But we don't want something for nothing! Presented for your listening pleasure: A 2009 interview with the late, great Greg Giraldo. Enjoy the chat!

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Living the Fairy Tales, Vol. 1 show art Living the Fairy Tales, Vol. 1

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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 domain. We asked people in the DC comedy scene to pick a fairy tale, and read us their interpretation, whether it's doing voices, adding sound effects, or chiming in with running commentary. If you enjoy listening, support the comedians! Find them online and go see them perform when life gets back to normal. And support the Improv by going to...

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I Take Requests show art I Take Requests

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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 and support the club by buying venue credits, or donating to our staff GoFundMe.

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Throwback Interview: John Mulaney 2011 show art Throwback Interview: John Mulaney 2011

The Other Side

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 collecting donations through a GoFundMe linked at dcimprov.com. But we don't want something for nothing! Presented for your listening pleasure: A 2011 interview we did with John Mulaney, before he was a mega-star and before podcasts were cool. Enjoy the chat, and if you have the means, please donate over at dcimprov.com. Thank you!

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Ian Edwards show art Ian Edwards

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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. Have a listen, then get your tickets for Feb. 13-16 ... Instagram: @ianedwardscomic

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Steve Byrne  show art Steve Byrne

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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 Johnathan. And now he has put the finishing touches on "The Opening Act," a film he wrote about a young performer pondering a life in show business. Steve calls in to give us the back story on that project, his on-the-job training as a director and (for good measure) some thoughts on his latest hour of stand-up.

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Fahim Anwar show art Fahim Anwar

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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 an engineer helps him approach the entertainment business; whether Goatface will rise again to produce more sketch comedy; and sorting out what it means to be a brown comic in 2019. Have a listen, get to know him, then come see his DC Improv debut, January 23-26. Instagram: @fahimanwar

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Kiran Deol show art Kiran Deol

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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 holidays, her path to comedy, the joys of being on (the side of) a bus and lots more. Get to know her, then snag tickets for her DCI debut -- January 10-11 in our lounge showroom! www.kirandeol.com

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Adam Ray show art Adam Ray

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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. He's calling in to talk about all these things -- so listen, get to know him, then snag your tickets for the last week of the year. You won't regret it! #ALNPodcasdt

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Paul Virzi (our headliner May 16-19) talks about his great comedy year: taping his first TV special, reaching a podcasting milestone and collaborating with stand-up giants. Plus we get insights into his early days on the "urban" scene, what it's like to play Madison Square Garden (!) and why he prioritizes work/life balance. Get to know Paul, then get your tickets to see him at the club.

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