August 19 - 21
Finesse Mitchell
Main Room / Showtime / Wendy Williams
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About the Show

 

Price: $25 Thursday, $27 Friday, $30 Saturday

When: Thursday 7:30, Friday 7:30 and 9:45, Saturday 7 and 9:30

Spotlight: Finesse spun early success in the stand-up game into a four-year run on “Saturday Night Live.” His smooth and hilarious style has kept him busy on the small screen -- whether it's acting, voiceover work or being a favorite panelist on tons of talk shows. He pops up regularly on comedy concert tours. And best of all, you can still see him up close in the comedy clubs. He makes his return to the DC Improv this summer.

Featuring: Kasaun Wilson and Ty Davis

 

About the Comics

Finesse Mitchell

Finesse Mitchell (official website) is a multi-faceted actor, comedian, and author. His hour standup special "The Spirit Told Me To Tell You" is available on Showtime. Finesse starred opposite Jason Biggs in the FOX series "Outmatched." He also shot a pilot for a nationally syndicated daytime talk show produced by Debmar-Mercury, which he will co-host with actress Jaime Pressly. Additionally, he is a regular panelist on "The Wendy Williams Show" and is currently writing his much-anticipated second book on relationships, his first being a well-received look at his take on dating. "Your Girlfriends Only Know So Much: A Brother’s Take on Dating and Mating for Sistas" (2007, Simon Spotlight) is an advice book for women and was born out of his hip, hilarious and widely popular monthly advice column for ESSENCE Magazine.

Finesse burst onto the scene with his three-year run on NBC’s iconic sketch series "Saturday Night Live," creating hilarious characters like "Starrkeisha" and impersonating actor Morgan Freeman and rapper 50 Cent. On the big screen, he starred in the hit urban movie "Who's Your Caddy," and he appeared in the films "The Comebacks," "Mad Money" and "Barely Lethal," which also stars Samuel L. Jackson and Jessica Alba. He was recently featured in the Sony Pictures/Crackle TV feature "Mad Families" opposite Charlie Sheen and Tiffany Hadidsh, and he appeared in the Cameron Crowe Showtime series "Roadies," "Media" on TV One, and the Disney Channel series "A.N.T. Farm" playing the role of Darryl, Chyna’s policeman father.

Mitchell performs stand-up comedy to sold-out shows across the country. Known for his witty take on timely subjects, relationship humor, and politics, he appeals to all demographics. Mitchell performed on the Shaq All-Star Comedy Jam tour and shined as a featured act on the SHAQ All-Star one-hour comedy special on Showtime, which was taped in his hometown of Atlanta. He has also been seen on NBC’s "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon," "The Wendy Williams Show," FOX’s "The Real," TBS’s "Who Gets the Last Laugh," Fox’s dating show "The Choice," VH1’s hit show "Single Ladies," BET’s "Comic View," "Tyra," "Comedy Central Presents" and Tyler Perry’s "Meet the Browns."

Mitchell graduated from the University of Miami and is a distinguished member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity. He is a former student athlete who was a walk-on for the National Champion Hurricanes football team where he played with Super Bowl champion Warren Sapp and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson to name a few.

 
Kasaun Wilson

Kasaun Wilson (@TheLifeofKay) is quickly becoming a household name from his appearances on NBC's Last Comic Standing, TVOne, BET, ABC, Off Broadway production of Keenan Scott's "Thoughts of a Colored Man" chereographed by Jenny Parsinen and Taye Diggs, and most recently on TRUTV's Laff Tracks. At the end of the day, he's just an Howard University artist and the same kid from Jersey City, NJ.

 
Ty Davis

Ty Davis is based in Baltimore. Originally born in Ft. Bragg, North Carolina, she traveled often and had to adapt and make friends quickly. Her bubbly personality made her the perfect social butterfly that enjoyed making people laugh and smile. In 2001, after her mother retired, they moved to Baltimore where she started her comedic career in 2014. She has worked with some of the industry’s top comedians at The Arena Players, one of the oldest historically African-American community theaters. She is the host of The Morning After Show on DTLR Radio Monday through Friday, and you can also see her bringing the funny on season three of "Hart of the City" on Comedy Central.