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DC Shorts Laughs @Riot Act: film and live comedy (preceded by Leibovitz exhibit)

[JUST ANNOUNCED -- EVERYONE will receive a complimentary glass of Barefoot Wine or Stella Artois to enjoy with the show.]

I've been going to Jon Gann's DC Shorts Festival in September for many years now - last year, the ArtHouse went to his Brazilian Night at the Artisphere and had a Rio-like blast. (Who were those incredible drummers?)  So we trust him.  Jon is now teaming with the new Riot Act Comedy Club to present the first DC Shorts Laughs! "Each 90-minute show will combine film and live performance for an inventive and lighthearted evening." Jon said he will be able to put us at good, adjoining tables and perhaps offer something a bit extra. Sounds like a fun Saturday night!

Tickets cost $15 + a $3 processing fee and can be purchased hereYou are buying a ticket for the 7:30, Feb. 4 show. The website for the DC Shorts Laughs is here, with descriptions of all the shorts .  My suggestion is to meet at 6 across the street at the National Portrait Gallery and stroll around that incredible museum and get acquainted.  If not, you can meet us at the Riot Act at 7.  They have a reasonably priced menu. I'm a a big supporter of short films. You have one idea and you do it - so they can be pretty good. Hope you can join us.

The themes we will see are Bedroom Games, The Business Of Comedy, And A Very Dc Moment. Here are the FILMS we will see:

19 mins, USA
Loosely based on “The Taming of the Shrew,”Tamed is a modern take on what happened to Kate and Petruchio ten years after their notorious marriage.

The Game
7 mins, Australia
The games married couples play, a hidden key, a pair of furry leopard print handcuffs, and the worst time for your in-laws to come visiting!

Funniest Fed 2007
12 mins, USA
The stand-up comedy competition featured over 30 contestants — all of whom work as federal employees in the DC area. (Trailer)

Tough Crowd
9 mins, USA
Jihad, a young Muslim college student, follows her dream of becoming a stand up comic. (Trailer)x

Do You Have A Minute?
5 mins, USA
Conservative Christian George and liberal feminist Liz are sidewalk activists who find that they might actually have something in common. But can love overcome their differences?

Pigeon: Impossible
7 mins, USA
Walter, a rookie secret service agent is faced with a pigeon trapped inside of a multi-million dollar, government issued nuclear briefcase.

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  • Alison

    The films were amusing and I enjoyed meeting everyone. I saw the Leibowitz exhibit this week. It was interesting to see what images she chose to represent the past and her connection to it.

    February 12, 2012

  • Christine P.

    Enjoyed the combination of humorous shorts and stand-up comedy. Thanks for organizing this event,Ronn!

    February 7, 2012

  • Olga

    The selection of films was quite disappointing. I remember the joy of attending International Short films fest in the past few years, and was hoping to have a similar or even better experience this time, considering that these were supposed to be the best of the best comedy films, produced over the last years. Not sure if it was due to actors and film maker being extremely amateur, or due to the ideas not being funny enough , but none of the films left a good memory. In fact, very little memory at all. That does not change the fact that I am grateful to Ronn for reserving good seats for everyone so we can be comfortable.

    February 7, 2012

  • Mary Frances K.

    Exhibit was very interesting.
    Riot Act short films were fun to see.

    February 6, 2012

  • Vivien E P.

    I kinda signed up but did not purchase, however, I will still show up hoping there is a slim possibility of tickets left.

    February 4, 2012

  • Ronn

    Jon the organizer just wrote " there might be a handful of tickets for walk-up at 7:30 -- I cannot guarantee." They will have tables reserved for us starting at 7, I believe. I will be in The Museum Atrium from a little before 6 until 6:10 and then we will head up to Leibovitz exhibit. So you can meet us there if you arrive later. At 7 we will walk across the street to Riot Act.

    February 3, 2012

  • Carol

    I didn't get a ticket. If they have any extra when you call I would still like to go.

    February 3, 2012

  • Jennifer W.

    Hey Ronn. Any tips on what I should do to get a ticket?

    February 3, 2012

  • Ronn

    It looks like tickets are sold out on the site. I will assume that everyone on here has a ticket when I request the reserved tables. If you don't have one and would still like one, let me know and I can at least ask.

    February 3, 2012

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