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Busboys and Poets presents Comedy Night

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Date(s) - 06/18/2019
7:00 pm

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Why so serious?! If you are like us, you have found it hard to find things to laugh about. Working to change the world is grueling and daunting work, but the pursuit of happiness is what we are fighting for! So we are making time to LAUGH! Busboys and Poets is pleased to introduce COMEDY NIGHT in Shirlington.

Come out on June 18th and get your ribs tickled, massage your funny bone, slap a knee or two. Because LAUGHTER is an act of resistance!

Produced by Allan Sidley:
A comedian, improviser and lyricist, Allan is a jack off all trades. Allan’s humor is dry, and a little wet from perspiration, usually. He pokes fun at Jews, mostly his Mom & Grandma, and dissects cultural taboos like online dating while balding or being a great +1 for a funeral. Often serious with hints of silly, Allan manages to keep dark topics light-hearted and his audiences on their toes (so stretch your calves). His comedy has been described as, “great for first dates.”

He’s opened (the door for) Sinbad, and toured throughout Eastern Europe in the summer of 2011 (not for comedy, just a fun fact). He did however recently feature at Cozzys Comedy Club and was a member of the Unkosher Comedy Tour. In addition to running comedy shows at Busboys & Poets in Takoma, Shirlington, and 14th & V, he manages the Tysons Comedy Cellar and shows under his production company Sidley Standup.

About the Comedians:

Host – Robin Hazel: Robin is a Baltimore-based comic, originally from New York, by way of Pennsylvania. Her comedy has been described as” energetic,’ ‘honest,’ and ‘uninhibited.’ She has been known to perform while breastfeeding, or with a baby on her shoulders. Ask her about it. She performs all over the DMV and PA. Facebook: Robin Hazel Instagram: @HasBabyTellsJokes Twitter: Robin_HBTJ

Rose Vineshank: Rose, a Baltimore comic, is the smallest homosexual on known record. She once opened for Ron Funches who found her annoying. She runs the “Flavor of Funny” Show every second Tuesday of the month at Flavor Restaurant and bar.

Loy Lee: Loy is an American Asian stand up comedian that hails from the far off and distant land of Boston, MA. Loy is a gifted writer, comedian and actor who continues to entertain audiences from coast to coast with his unique brand of comedic snark that is firmly planting him as one of the best comedians to look out for today.

Sam Hendry: Sam has always loved to make people laugh, which is why he chose to study religion in college. After college, he quit working at a church to pursue his true calling of being a bartender. He has been able to touch peoples lives and livers through this path.

Sam has been doing stand up for quite some time, or as his mother would call it, a “Shouldn’t you be famous by now?” amount of time. Sam’s storytelling, self-deprecating and introspective style has been known to leave audiences confused. Sam has been a finalist in Charleston Stand Up Comedy Competition, performed at a Music Pastors Conference and been in showcases at Tysons Comedy Cellar. He is best known for his Margaritas and his ability to quote all the books of the Bible from memory.

Sahib Singh: A Baltimore writer, actor, and comedian. Upon graduation, Sahib turned down a high­ paying job in finance to pursue comedy. After months of performing stand­up and creating content on his social media platforms, his efforts finally paid off; He scored a writing gig for SNL, and later the Late Night Show with Seth Meyers. Not only is this exactly what Sahib needed to propel his career, it is absolutely not true.

Seating is first come first served. Full menu & bar will be available throughout the event.

[full menu + bar available throughout the event]

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