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The Bier Baron
The Bier Baron

Ahhhhh, the Bier Baron Showroom, home of LYGO DC! We didn’t discover the Bier Baron until late summer 2013, but fell in love as soon as we set foot in the 2nd floor showroom. It’s styled like a dive bar, without the inconvenient dinginess that accompany most dive bars. It’s got history, a great stage, […]

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Shaw’s Tavern
Shaw’s Tavern

Shaw’s Tavern was one of LYGO DC’s earliest locations, featuring two shows in 2012. After a renovation of the 2nd floor, we returned and it quickly became one of our most popular venues. The brunch + comedy show continues our founding format (Laugh Your Grits Off) at this exciting DC gastropub located in the heart of the city. Shaw’s […]

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Desperados Burgers and Bar (Former)
Desperados Burgers and Bar (Former)

Desperados Burgers and Bar provides a cozy ‘dive’ atmosphere with truly delicious burgers. Seriously. Because it was about a dozen visits before we actually got around to eating there for some dumb reason and then we did and… we’re hooked. Performing comedy in “Desperados Burgers and Bar” doesn’t sound glamorous and let’s be honest, it isn’t. […]

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Codmother (Former)
Codmother (Former)

Located in the heart of the vaunted U Street corridor, Codmother is a relative newcomer to the scene. Previously Cafe Nema, 1334 U St. NW is a location long known for hosting fantastic performances. Whereas jazz music once ruled the day, now stand-up comics improvise crowd interaction and deliver sets both refined and vulgar to […]

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Flava (Former)
Flava (Former)

Flava, a long-standing neighborhood bar, is located next door to the newly renovated Howard Theater. Stopping through feels like visiting home–family-run and the birthplace of LYGO DC (back when we were only a brunch show and going by the name Laugh Your Grits Off). Flava hosted six of our shows and allowed us to grow […]

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Bohemian Caverns (Former)
Bohemian Caverns (Former)

The inimitable Bohemian Caverns. Known as the preeminent jazz club in one of the nation’s most vaunted jazz corridors, LYGO DC was honored to call it home for one Sunday afternoon. In its initial incarnation, the Caverns quickly became a hot spot for the vibrant African- American arts scene of the times and showcased the […]