The inaugural 202 Comedy Festival is set to take place in Washington, D.C. on April 13th through April 16th, 2016 with closing ceremonies at the prestigious Black Cat featuring Seaton Smith, Aparna Nancherla, and Jermaine Fowler.
Over fifteen shows in four days featuring over 60 of the finest comedians based out of D.C.
Washington, D.C.’s comedy scene has been cultivating for some time with the help of marvelous talent and D.C. audiences that support live shows. A tradition that goes as far back as Dave Chappelle, Martin Lawrence, Wanda Sykes, Mike Birbiglia, and Tommy Davidson. The 202 Comedy Festival intends to keep the tradition alive by showcasing the past, present, and future of D.C. stand-up.
Seaton Smith, who started in D.C., made his television debut on NBC’s Mulaney in late 2014. In 2015, Seaton had a breakout performance on Late Night with Seth Meyers. Later in the year he appeared on Inside Amy Schumer and in the fifth season of the critically acclaimed HBO series GIRLS.
Aparna Nancherla’s artistic journey started in Washington, D.C, which eventually lead her to New York City to become a prominent stand-up, improviser, and writer. Aparna has appeared on Conan, Last Comic Standing on NBC, @Midnight, WTF Podcast with Marc Maron, and Nerdist Podcast with Chris Hardwick.
Jermaine Fowler, a D.C. native, has risen as a tremendous national touring stand-up comedian. Jermaine’s first hour-long special, Jermaine Fowler: Give’Em Hell Kid, premiered on Showtime in late 2015. Jermaine co-created and writes for TruTV’s sketch comedy series Friends of the People and has appeared on The Eric Andre Show and Guy Code.
This Spring don’t miss out on this monumental comedy event. The 202 Comedy Festival will be held in Washington, D.C. from Wednesday, February 13th through Saturday, February 16th, 2016. Tickets on sale soon.