[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 here. You 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.
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)
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?
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.