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Mark Twain Prize for American Humor Exhibit: The Art of Robert Risko

Oct 24 - Oct 27, 2017

Explore a showcase of work by today’s most celebrated caricaturist, Robert Risko, who has created the caricatures for the Kennedy Center Mark Twain prize since 2002 

The Bentzen Ball Comedy Festival: Andrea Gibson and Amber Tamblyn

Sat, Oct 28, 2017, 7:30 PM

Award-winning poet and activist Andrea Gibson is joined by Emmy and Golden Globe–nominated writer, actress, and director Amber Tamblyn for an evening of poetry and spoken word performance.

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Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias

Fri, Nov 17

Celebrating 20 years in standup comedy, Gabriel Iglesias brings his FluffyMania World Tour: 20 Years of Comedy tour to the Concert Hall stage.

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Al Madrigal

Sat, Nov 18, 2017, 7:30 PM

The Daily Show’s “senior Latino correspondent” who “will make you howl until you spit expensive mineral water from your nose” (New York Post) returns to the Kennedy Center for an evening of comedy.

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In Conversation with Samantha Bee…A Moderated Q&A

Fri, Dec 1, 2017, 8:00 PM

The late-night host of Full Frontal with Samantha Bee brings her trademark satirical commentary to her Kennedy Center debut performance. 

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The Second City's Twist Your Dickens

Dec 5 - Dec 31, 2017

Experience Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol like never before—with this holiday favorite from The Second City! The legendary comedy troupe brings its infamous improvisational skills and sketch comedy mastery to the timeless tale of Ebenezer Scrooge.

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Adam Carolla: Not Taco Bell Material

Fri, Feb 9, 2018, 8:00 PM

The comedian, actor, radio personality, and television host presents his autobiographical one-man show, based on his New York Times best-selling book.

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The Improvised Shakespeare Company

Apr 5 - Apr 8, 2018

In an evening of off-the-cuff comedy, this critically acclaimed Chicago-based ensemble creates a fully improvised Shakespearean masterpiece right before your eyes, based on a single audience member's suggestion for the title of a show that's never been written before... until now. 

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Tracy Morgan

Fri, Apr 20, 2018, 8:00 PM

As one of today's most respected comedians, the 30 Rock and Saturday Night Live alum follows up his nationwide tour Picking Up the Pieces and Netflix special Staying Alive with a return to the Concert Hall stage. 

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Garrison Keillor

Fri, May 11, 2018, 8:00 PM

The award-winning humorist--creator of public radio's A Prairie Home Companion and author of Lake Wobegon Days--presents an evening of storytelling in the Concert Hall. 

On Sale 11/15/2017