From Kate Hays. Follow her on Twitter @kateyhays and email her at kate[AT]borderstan.com.
DC’s newest talk show host has variety in his blood. Charlie Visconage was introduced to improv comedy by a high school teacher, has dabbled in competitive ballroom dancing, is an amateur photographer and has an affection for comic books (Batman and Watchman, mostly).
Last October, he found himself unhappy at work (sales – hated it) and quit to clear his mind and get creative. He listened to some Chris Gethard and read The War For Late Night. Soon, an idea began to brew. After a push from mentor Topher Bellavia and a hugely successful Kickstarter campaign, The Charlie Visconage Show was born – for a 10-week first run.
Every week, between now and March 22, 2012, the show will highlight area artists, musicians and all-around interesting people. Upcoming guests include Amy Saidman and James Alefantis (of Comet Ping Pong fame). On March 15, the show will host an evening dedicated to sex and romance, with a burlesque dancer and a real-life “Hitch.”
When he’s not hamming it up, Charlie does have a day job, is big into old cars and patronizes local Borderstan haunts like The Standard, Church Key and Peregrine. No matter where he is, Charlie is always plotting his next move.
“The worst thing is a person who talks about things… and never does them.”
Something tells me Charlie is in the clear.
Go check out DC’s latest Conan and learn more about our local noteworthy talent on display each week.
The Charlie Visconage Show runs January 19, 2012 through March 22, 2012; shows are Thursday night at 10pm at the DC Arts Center.