Jessica Brodkin

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Wake & Bacon
Wake & Bacon
Wake & Bacon Description: Shaw's Tavern is where the DC's brunch and comedy show happens. LYGO DC bring you "Wake & Bacon" ... Bacon, Booze, and Laughter.  Live comedy and brunch, a DC original show every Saturday from 2-4:30 p.m. (Brunch service from 2-3, show from 3-4:30) Each week is a new batch of DC and touring [...]
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Stand Up at Bier Baron
Stand Up at Bier Baron
Stand Up at Bier Baron Description: LYGO DC presents professional live DC comedy show every Wednesday and Thursday at the Bier Baron. This evening, Jamon Darnell, Jessica Brodkin, and Gordon Baker-Bone perform. 1 FREE drink with an advance reservation and $10 donation at the door. Register to reserve a seat as we bring you performers from [...]
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Blorp!
Blorp!
BLORP! Description: ALL HAIL! Blorp hosts Matty Litwack & David Tveite team up with LYGO DC to bring you a professional comedy and open mic mix, Blorp. Zod says: "Come! We will bring you to your knees!" This week features headliner Jessica Brodkin, Kyle Martin, & Kasaun Wilson + special visits from several of DC's finest [...]
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Misadventures in a Buddhist Monastery
Misadventures in a Buddhist Monastery

I accidentally signed up my mother and I for a volunteer work camp. I didn’t realize it was a Stalin-era, Nazi pre-game work camp. The irony of a pair of Russian Jews ending up in a work camp did not escape us. We aren’t even run-of-the-mill Russian Jews. My mother is an immigrant. She fled communist […]

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Creative Ways to Make People Hate You
Creative Ways to Make People Hate You

Human beings are social animals and sometimes the burden of being social is just too high. Maybe there is a friend that you wish you could get rid of but won’t take the hint. Maybe wedding season is too expensive and you wish that all of your friends would drop dead or not invite you. […]

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Mind Your Own Sex Life
Mind Your Own Sex Life

I grew up in New York City, where it was common for a mentally ill man in tattered clothing to stand on a street corner screaming about how the world was going to end any minute. This is how I see anyone who complains about the sex lives of two consenting adults. Passing judgment on […]

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3 Ways to Feel Like a Hotter Woman
3 Ways to Feel Like a Hotter Woman

Many of us daydream about being smoking hot. Some of us stare into the mirror wondering “am I hot?” Some lucky women know that they are hot. Regardless of where you fall on the scale of hotness, there are things  you can do that will make you both feel and appear hotter.  Try the following […]

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Do It Before You Turn 30
Do It Before You Turn 30

If you are under thirty and want to do something stupid, you better do it now. When you are thirty and above, stupid things stop being cute and start being sad. Here are three things that you can no longer do once you are in your thirties. 1) Get a belly button ring You cannot […]

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The Original Gangster—Ronald Reagan in Sweatpants
The Original Gangster—Ronald Reagan in Sweatpants

Vladimir Putin works really hard trying to prove to the world that he’s a gangster. He runs around fighting judo, riding horses while shirtless, and he even pretends that Russian elections are free. But, in all of Putin’s former KGB-gansterness, he doesn’t hold a candle to the original gangster—Ronald Reagan. Ronald Reagan’s sweatpants and dress […]

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Dear Feminists: Stop Complaining About Women’s Objectification
Dear Feminists: Stop Complaining About Women’s Objectification

Many women love to be objectified (Hey Maxim, why aren’t you returning my phone calls?). Objectification works when women have a say in when it happens. Objectification can be appropriate. It’s just a matter of time and place. Good time to be objectified: out in the club or on a date. Bad time to be […]