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Double District Dare You – ‘Show of Hands’

Double District Dare You – ‘Show of Hands’

Haley Fiorenza writes for District Dare, a blog that explores, narrates, and challenges you to get out into Washington, D.C. and experience everything the city has to offer.

Haley was in attendance¬†for last Wednesday’s show at the Codmother, 5/22. She was kind enough to do a write up called “Show of Hands” which we highly encourage you to check out. She makes note of several non-comedy items as well as the following excerpts:

Haywood was a great host– really funny, warm, and engaged the crowd through and through–which, I might add, is a real strength of LYGO –all of their comics achieve a rapport with the audience, and ensure that show’s guests are an integral part of how the routines come to life.

Haywood Turnipseed Jr. in a Distric Dare write-up

Haywood Turnipseed, Jr.

thanks to Natalie’s assessment of bar trivia team names, Gabe’s hilarious and all-too-accurate description of men & women and the way breakup can take you for a loop, Rich’s description of the unexpected drawbacks of standing at 5’19” tall, and Sean’s brilliant ability to use his wide range of physical gestures and vocal inflections (including musical) to place the audience directly into his instantly-relatable comedic anecdotes

Natalie McGill DC Comic in District Dare write-up

Natalie McGill

LYGO has an admirable commitment to three things that a good comedy show can’t live without: its comics, the community, and its audience.


It’s just nice to be able to have the opportunity to share a laugh with your neighbor, and embrace the fact that at the end of the day, we might not have much control over what happens in day-to-day life sometimes, but if you can laugh about it, that’s a win right there.

A big thank you to District Dare for a great write-up and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

LYGO DC produces comedy shows at The Codmother¬†(1334 U St NW, Washington, DC 20010) every Wednesday, at¬†Desperados¬†(1342 U Street NW Washington, DC 20009) every Tuesday and Sunday from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., and at Shaw’s Tavern () every Saturday from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Locations are accessible from the U Street/African-Amer Civil War Memorial/Cardozo metro station (Green/Yellow), or the Shaw-Howard U Metro (Green/Yellow) for Shaw’s Tavern.¬†Tickets are $10.