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Journalists to Become Joke-Tellers at Sixth Annual Commedia Dell Media

by Tim Regan — February 2, 2016 at 2:30 pm 0

Commedia Dell MediaA group of journalists who live and work in D.C. will try to hack it as comedians during this year’s Commedia dell Media show at DC Improv (1140 Connecticut Ave. NW).

The event, which returns from a two-year hiatus on Feb. 25, will pit 10 media members against one another in a standup comedy showdown.

Here’s the full lineup from the Commedia dell Media webpage:

Hosted by full-time Washington Post reporter and part-time professional comedian Elahe Izadi, the charitable competition will showcase the comedic stylings of Bethonie Butler (Washington Post), Sadie Dingfelder (Washington Post), Harry Jaffe (Washingtonian), Dylan Matthews (Vox), Zachary Pincus-Roth (Washington Post), Will Rahn (Daily Beast), Alex Rogers (National Journal), Jessica Sidman (Washington City Paper), Tim Starks (Politico), and Jenn Tisdale (Brightest Young Things).

Will the Post rely on strength in numbers? Can Washington City Paper‘s Jessica Sidman use her newly minted celebrity status to gain the crowd’s favor? Does Washingtonian’s Harry Jaffe just totally have this in the bag? It’s clearly a toss-up.

The show will also feature performances by Commedia dell Media’s 2013 winner Natalie McGill and former competitor Alexandra Petri, who will appear for the first time in public as her viral Internet alter ego, Emo Kylo Ren.

All proceeds from the event “will help support the Journopalooza Fund’s goal to protect and assist journalists operating in Syria and other conflict areas.” Tickets are $20 in advance and can be purchased here.

Photo courtesy of Commedia del Media

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