Professional DC Comedy Shows


LYGO DC, also known as Laugh Your Grits Off, started as a brunch and comedy show on U street in DC. It was a few comics working together to put on a show that had the best of the talent at the many thriving open mics in the area.

We wanted to see how far we could take things. So, every time we saw some success, we pushed for more shows, bigger shows, bigger productions, more established comics. It wasn't long before Laugh Your Grits Off was called "LYGO DC" and doing weekly evening shows. We ran over a dozen sold out shows in the spring of 2013 and the DC comedy community was abuzz.

Professional comedy has had a home in DC at the DC Improv for decades. LYGO DC is proudly a forerunner in a new professional comedy scene that has recently emerged from local talent and ambitious spirits.

But guess what, folks? Turns out that when the name of your group has the word "grits" in it, it really doesn't make a whole lot of sense at night. In fact, there's a whole bunch of reasons LYGO DC makes sense for brunch and not much else. But that's all boring. What's important is we're rocking some brunch and comedy and we've started a new group called Happyness Hours that's all about DC's other favorite time of day.

We hope you enjoy this site and the brunch shows. Lot's more to come.

With love and bacon,