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C.J. Kirkwood
C.J. Kirkwood

CJ Kirkwood is a comedian that is still waiting for his glass to be half full. This sweet mid-western boy turned bitter east coast adult¬†offers a high energy personal look at himself and his surroundings. CJ performs at a number of different comedy rooms all over the DMV. He is a winner of Magooby’s new […]

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Stavros Halkias
Stavros Halkias

Stavros Halkias is a young comic out of Baltimore, where he was recently named Baltimore‚Äôs New Comedian of the year for 2012. He’s a regular at Magooby‚Äôs Joke House and the Baltimore Comedy Factory and has opened for BJ Novak of The Office and Aries Spears of MadTV. You can find Stavros performing most nights […]

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Kyle Martin

Kyle Martin is an O.C. from D.C. – Original Comic of LYGO – and, “so suckcessful¬†Twitter¬†didn’t even charge me for this account. I’m doing very well for myself!” Kyle has appeared in 3 LYGO shows, not including headlining January 16, 2013 at Codmother. He wins over crowds and, as a renowned DC talent, happily accommodated […]

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Crowd work.

Both LYGO DC Alums,¬†Jeff Maurer, appeared on The Mariya Alexander Show¬†and discussed, among other things, doing crowd work from a comedian’s perspective. ¬†Here’s a direct link. ¬†Originally calling it “two rules of crowd work” he and Mariya expanded it slightly: Talk to someone who wants to be talked to; Have a conversation until they say […]

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Haywood Turnipseed, Jr.
Haywood Turnipseed, Jr.

Known among the DC comedy community for his laugh and a catchphrase or two, Haywood describes himself as, “comedian; jedi knight; sith lord; force naturalist; avatar; husband; dad; son; sun; brother; reader; thinker; dreamer.” Here he is in a one-on-one interview riffing on the D.C. scene, President Obama, and assorted other topics. Hailing from Gary, […]

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David Tveite
David Tveite

David Tveite cut his comedic teeth in Washington, the State and to the delight of those is Washington, the D.C. David is self-described, “A comedian. I have a pointy little body.” David Tveite (pronounced like “whitey” with a “Àút’ in front of it) is a tall, perpetually embarrassed Caucasian fellow with scissory elbows and gorgeous […]

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Jamel Johnson
Jamel Johnson

Jamel Johnson is a tough guy to describe. ¬†One, he’s hilarious. He’s hilarious like a nerdier version of Patrice O’neal. ¬†But he’s his own man, his own comic so it isn’t fair to describe him by reference to another comedian. I suppose you’ll just have to check him out live. ¬†We can help with that… […]

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Mariya Alexander
Mariya Alexander

Mariya Alexander is the unique product of harsh Soviet-era Ukrainian persecution and poverty and later American decadence. Her comedy touches on many subjects, but there is no one she likes to touch more than herself. In addition to her strange childhood and the absurdity of day to day life, she chronicles the dissolution of her […]