Comedy Night

Busboys and Poets presents Comedy Night | Shirlington | May 21, 2019 | Produced by Allan Sidley

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Event Location:
Busboys and Poets
4251 S. Campbell Ave

About The Event:

Why so serious?! If you are like us, you have found it hard to find things to laugh about. Working to change the world is grueling and daunting work, but the pursuit of happiness is what we are fighting for! So we are making time to LAUGH! Busboys and Poets is pleased to introduce COMEDY NIGHT in Shirlington.

Come out on May 21st 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 off 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 feature at the Church of Satire comedy club, and was a member of the Unkosher Comedy Tour. 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.


About the Comedians:

Jani Tillery – MC: Jani has been performing for 4 years and has performed locally and in comedy festivals all over the country including the San Francisco Comedy Competition, Boston Comedy Festival, Out of Bounds Comedy Festival, SheDot Festival (Toronto, Canada), North Carolina Comedy Festival, among several others.


Mark Mensh: Mark was born in DC and raised by a single mother in Alexandria, Virginia (which was cool) and by a single father in La Plata, Maryland (which was less cool, but totally unsupervised). After a full career in technology helping lay the groundwork to strip global citizens of their privacy AND their attention spans, he’s decided to atone for those poor choices by entertaining strangers with his comedy. You may find him funny; you may not. He doesn’t care, he has a 401k.


Kwame Amponsem: Kwame is a D.C. based comedian seen on various showcases and stages in the DMV and NYC notably including the DC Comedy Loft, Drafthouse Comedy Theatre, Tysons Comedy Cellar, Grisly Pear, Klimat Lounge, and as a regular host at The Pinch. His unique perspective combines with sharp wit to form a refreshingly modern, smart and entertaining routine enjoyed by a variety of audiences across the Mid-Atlantic.


Dylan Vattelana: Winner of the 2018 Broadway comedy competition in New York City and frequenter of FunnyBones and Improvs around the country, Dylan Vattelana’s observational and absurd ideas on life are very well interwoven into his laid-back style. This is not the show to miss


Bridget Geiran: Bridget Geiran is a comedian living in Washington D.C.. She has performed at the D.C. Improv and on the Underground Comedy Festival.


Seating is first come first served. Full menu & bar will be available throughout the event. 

2019-05-21 19:00

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