Improbable Comedy, a Silver Spring-based production company, will bring back the Stand Up Silver Spring show live for the first time since the pandemic, according to founder Kim Levone.
The show will be held on New Year’s Day in the Silver Spring Black Box Theatre at 8641 Colesville Rd. and feature three performers in a 90-minute show.
Improbable Comedy had been producing monthly shows in Silver Spring since 2012 but shut down and pivoted to online Zoom shows with the start of the pandemic. After doing shows at Busboys and Poets in Takoma Park, the production company returns to its original home.
“Being back in person is like being at a wedding (minus the drama!),” said Levone in a press release. “Everyone is so happy to be there and there is a lot of love and laughter in those rooms as people reconnect, sometimes for the first time in months or more. It’s amazing to be back in person.”
The headliner will be Jason Weems, who has been a finalist on “Last Comic Standing,” featured on HBO, and released a solo show, “Unknown,” on Amazon this year.
“I feel so many things, excited, anxious, creative, new,” Weems said. “I didn’t perform at all from March 2020 until damn near November 2021. That’s a lot of time for a comedic mind to be left alone, LOL. That being said, I’m starting from ground zero to build a brand new hour to film hopefully in the fall of 2022 (you heard it here first).”
Opener Brittany Carney is from the District, has been featured on Comedy Central and is a staff writer for “That Damn Michael Che” show. Missy Hall, the other opening act, is a motivational speaker as well as comedian, and has appeared in numerous clubs and at comedy festivals over the years.
Tickets for the show are $20–$35 and are on sale now. Doors will open at 7 p.m. for the 8 p.m. show.
Graphic courtesy Improbable Comedy
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