The Other Side
The official podcast of the DC Improv, the finest comedy club in all the land.
info_outline Nathan Macintosh 10/07/2019
Nathan Macintosh 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 path to comedy. Plus there's a guest appearance by Nathan's chihuahua. Have a listen, then get your tickets to see Nathan on November 8-9. www.nathanmacintosh.com
info_outline Michael Rapaport 10/01/2019
Michael Rapaport 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 his roots -- and he tells us all about it in this interview. Have a listen, then get your tickets to see him October 4-6. www.michaelrapaportcomedy.com
info_outline Daniel Weingarten 09/24/2019
Daniel Weingarten 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 his rap phase). Plus we sing the praises of "I Love Lucy," and get a great story about doing stand-up in Spanish. Have a listen, then get your tickets to see him in our lounge October 18-19. www.danielweingarten.com
info_outline Margaret Cho 09/13/2019
Margaret Cho 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, and what she looks for in up-and-coming comedians. Plus we sneak in one "Masked Singer" question at the end. Have a listen to this interview, then go check out The Margaret Cho podcast.
info_outline Erin Foley 09/12/2019
Erin Foley Erin Foley loves doing stand-up, but she's over the moon about women's sports. Her "Sports Without Balls" podcast has been picking up steam in 2019, as she gets great athletes, journalists and more to share their stories. We're talking about her "rebranded" podcast, her approach to stand-up comedy and more ... have a listen, then get your tickets to see her headline our lounge showroom September 27 and 28! https://erinkfoley.com/ https://sportswithoutballs.com/ Instagram: @erinkfoley
info_outline Rahmein Mostafavi 05/29/2019
Rahmein Mostafavi Rahmein Mostafavi gives us the scoop on two of his projects: the wildly popular "Couples Therapy: A Comedy Show" and his multi-night album recording this July. Can one comedian solve ALL the world's romantic problems? For sales purposes, we're willing to say: YES! Listen to this interview with a DC Improv favorite, then check out his shows at dcimprov.com.
info_outline Mo Amer 05/22/2019
Mo Amer Once a refugee, now a world-famous comedian: Mo Amer has been on a journey that's both inspiring and hilarious. Before making his DC Improv headlining debut (June 7-9), he calls in to share his story. We talk about his role on the breakthrough Hulu sitcom "Ramy," how winding up in Houston helped him as an artist, the advice he gets from Dave Chappelle, and some timely summer travel tips. Have a listen, then get your tickets ...
info_outline Die Laughing Productions / Rob Maher 05/15/2019
Die Laughing Productions / Rob Maher We're killing it on this episode of the Other Side: Rob Maher is in studio to take us behind the scenes at Die Laughing Productions. Their murder mystery comedy shows have been a hit at the Improv over the last several years -- and they're back July 21 with "Hit Me '90s One More Time." Rob explains how the company got off the ground, what goes into producing a murder mystery show, and shares some of the highlights from past performances. Have a listen ... then assemble your Scooby gang to to solve a murder July 21.
info_outline Paul Virzi 05/08/2019
Paul Virzi 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. paulvirzi.com dcimprov.com
info_outline Greg Proops 05/01/2019
Greg Proops We're catching up with the great Greg Proops before he comes to town for shows May 31 - June 2. Greg is never afraid to share his opinions -- so we're talkin' baseball, feminism, the art of political comedy, and his place in the Star Wars universe. (Among other things.) Get your sample of one of the liveliest minds in comedy, then snag your tickets at dcimprov.com.
info_outline Tim Dillon 03/18/2019
Tim Dillon Tim Dillon chats with us a few weeks before headlining the main showroom April 4-6. He's just your typical real estate guy / "Sesame Street" extra / bus tour guide / conspiracy enthusiast. Listen to this very animated 30 minutes then get your tickets ...
info_outline Jenny Johnson 03/06/2019
Jenny Johnson Jenny Johnson headlines our lounge showroom March 15-16, so she's calling in to introduce herself. We're talking about her Texas roots, her past work in TV news, and how she climbed to Twitter fame (@JennyJohnsonHi5). Plus we're getting a little behind-the-scenes info on what it takes to be a drunk historian. Listen, then get your tickets before the shows sell out.
info_outline Pun DMV Returns 02/20/2019
Pun DMV Returns On this punderful episode of The Other Side, we're sharing some of the action from our first Pun DMV event of 2019. Have a listen to Sai D, Jarad Schofer, Dana Fleitman and one of our tournament battles -- then get on board for our next pun events, March 10 and May 1. Tickets and info at dcimprov.com.
info_outline Jesus Trejo 12/21/2018
Jesus Trejo Jesus is the reason for ... this episode! Jesus Trejo calls in to talk about "Care to Laugh," the new documentary about his efforts to build a comedy career while also serving as a caregiver for his parents. We also get a rundown of classic Mexican comedy and a lesson in positivity. Have a listen, then come see Jesus make his DC Improv debut February 8-9 in our lounge showroom.
info_outline Luenell 12/18/2018
Luenell Luenell knows how to make an impression, whether it's through her stand-up or her acting. A few weeks ahead of her DC Improv debut, she calls in to talk about "A Star Is Born," the upcoming "Dolemite Is My Name," some of her favorite comedians and more. Have a listen, then get your tickets for early January ...
info_outline Dov Davidoff 12/11/2018
Dov Davidoff Easily one of the most fascinating people you'll ever meet, Dov Davidoff returns to the Improv to close out 2018. We're chatting with him about his new kid, his recent memoir, his work on "Crashing" and a few other odds and ends. Bonus content: Keep listening at the end for the audio from our 2008 conversation with Dov.
info_outline Emmy Blotnick 10/04/2018
Emmy Blotnick Emmy Blotnick is having a great year: Two late-night talk show spots, a half-hour special on Comedy Central, and a new job as a staff writer for Stephen Colbert's "Late Show." We say hello before she headlines the lounge October 5-6. (Or as we like to think of it, the cherry on the sundae.)
info_outline Christian Finnegan 06/06/2018
Christian Finnegan Are you a good person? Finally, there's a show that answers this question (and for only $17-$22 a ticket, yowza). When Christian Finnegan comes to town July 12-15, he'll be polishing up "My Goodness," a comedic look at what it means to be good. We're chatting with Christian about what inspired the concept and how he measures up.
info_outline Gina Yashere 05/30/2018
Gina Yashere The British correspondent on "The Daily Show" knows how to take risks. She walked away from a great day job to try comedy. Then she walked away from great success in the U.K., hoping to crack the U.S. market. We talk about those bold moves and more in advance of her DC Improv debut, June 8-10.
info_outline Pun DMV 05/24/2018
Pun DMV All puns intended! Pun DMV events are the showcase for wordplay in the nation's capital. Check out these clips from May 16, featuring Dana Fleitman, Walt Matthey, Aaron Schwartzbaum and some of our tournament semifinalists. Then check out our next Pun DMVs on June 28 and August 2.
info_outline Dhaya Lakshminarayanan 05/09/2018
Dhaya Lakshminarayanan Dhaya has two degrees from MIT and she worked in venture capital. Now she applies all that brainpower to make people laugh. We're talking to our May 20 headliner about nerds, comedy by the Bay, the mixture of politics and laughter and lots more.
info_outline Nemr is the answer 04/18/2018
Nemr is the answer Nemr has a fascinating story: After growing up in both San Diego and Lebanon, he helped put stand-up comedy on the map in the Middle East. A day before his six-show run (April 19-22), he stopped into the club to share his perspective on what laughter can accomplish. And we also conclusively prove that anyone NOT coming to the show supports ISIS. Get to know him ...