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Press Release: July 2013

Press Release: July 2013


LYGO DC Heats Up in July 2013 with Four Weekly Comedy Shows

Wake & Bacon‚ Saturdays with LYGO DC @ Shaw’s Tavern

520 Florida Ave. NW | 3 – 5 p.m.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Jamel Johnson hosts Jose Sanchez, Adrian Rodney, and Chelsea Shorte (Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse)

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Rich Bennett presents Mariya Alexander (DC Improv), Abe Barth, and Jessica Brodkin (DC Improv)

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Performances by David Carter (Richmond Funny Bone) and Sampson McCormick (Broadway Comedy Club, DAR Constitution Hall)

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Rallo Boykins hosts Jamel Johnson, Jamon Brown and Gee Gee Wong

Washington, D.C. – The weather in Washington is heating up, and so is LYGO DC on the local comedy scene. With the June 18 debut of BLORP! at Desperados, July will mark LYGO DC’s first full month with four weekly shows. Presented by David Tveite and Matty Litwack, BLORP!, which will be held weekly on Tuesdays, will consist of an eclectic mix of booked feature acts and open mic comedy immediately following.

“LYGO DC is excited to team with David and Matty to make BLORP! a reality,” said co-founder Rich Bennett. “Washington, DC is more and more becoming a haven for comedic talent, and we are proud to be joining with them two.”

“Additionally, the mix of booked performers and traditional open mic slots will provide a unique viewing experience for the audience. Really, it’ll be the best of both worlds: experienced professionals and green, up-and-coming comedians,‚” Bennett said.

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The BLORP! premiere, on Tuesday, June 18, will feature Jamel Johnson, Graham Hall and Chelsea Shorte, all past performers on the LYGO DC stage. BLORP! will be free for all audience members to attend throughout June, and will continue weekly on Tuesday at Desperados in July for a $10 cover.

LYGO DC will continue its traditional brunch comedy series in July with performances by Rallo Boykins and award-winning comedian and activist Sampson McCormick.

Adding to BLORP! and the slate of brunch shows, LYGO DC continues producing its popular Wednesdays at Codmother and Sundays at Desperados. Check out what’s on tap throughout July 2013:¶

Wednesdays at Codmother

1334 U St. NW | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.


Sundays at Desperados

1342 U St. NW | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

We cordially invite members of the press to attend our shows and discover why LYGO DC continues to produce sell-out shows to the delight of each and every audience. Video preview available here and on the website