About the Show
When: Wednesday 8:00
Spotlight: The Overachievers has grown into one of the top comedy shows in the country. Hosted by local favorite Martin Amini and music by DJ Bo, The Overachievers is a showcase of comedians seen on HBO, Comedy Central, and NBC.
Featuring: Ashley Mayo, Tony Woods, Sahib Singh, Benjy Himmelfarb
About the Comics
Martin Amini is a stand up comic born and raised in Silver Spring, MD. Martin recently made Thrillist's "Best Undiscovered Stand Up Comedian list" and has opened for headliners such as Trevor Noah, Jerrod Carmichael, and Hasan Minaj. Martin's stand-up material touches on what it's like growing up mixed in America coming from an Iranian and Bolivian background. You can watch Martin on "Laff Tracks" on TruTV and “Unprotected Sets" on Epix. Martin is also the producer and host of The Overachievers Comedy Show at the DC Improv and Los Angeles’ Comedy Store.
Originally from Baltimore, Sahib Singh has quickly become one of Baltimore/DC’s favorite young comedians. In 2019 he won the Magooby’s New Comedian of the Year competition and has showcased his stand-up at clubs and colleges across the east coast. Through his satirical videos he has amassed a strong following on social media and has garnered attention from executives at NBC, CBS, Adult Swim, and Comedy Central. Sahib recently participated in the 2021 Viacom CBS Comedy Showcase, the digital series AS SEEN ON ADULT SWIM, and will be joining Comedy Central’s team as a part of their Creators Program. This fall, he will be opening for Hasan Minhaj at the Kennedy Center.
Tony Woods is a one-of-a-kind comedic legend that is always in control of his audience. A seasoned veteran in the comedy business, Tony is recognized not only by fans but by his peers as one of the best and most engaging comedians in the business. Born in North Carolina and raised in the D.C. area, Woods kicked off his career as an original member of Russell Simmons' Def Comedy Jam on HBO and P. Diddy's Bad Boys of Comedy His playful and cool demeanor, combined with sharp and mischievous subject matter, create a show that is unmistakably entertaining at every level. A natural entertainer, Woods understands an audience and encourages them to become part of his strange world. Tony has made a slew of Comedy Central appearances, including Comedy Central Presents Tony Woods, Comedy Central USO Tour, and the Comedy Central World Comedy Tour. He has also appeared on Last Comic Standing, Showtime at the Apollo and Late Night with Conan O'Brien.
Ashley Mayo is a native Washingtonian. She studied at the Studio Theatre acting conservatory and began her career in comedy shortly after graduating college.
Benjy Himmelfarb is a New York-based comedian who has performed at the Kennedy Center, comedy clubs across the country & many dive bars that smell like old cheese. The Washington Post has called him "sardonic, Semitic", which is a frighteningly concise way of summing him up. Beyond standup, he can be found misusing his college degree to zing historical figures at the Time Machine Roast or cracking jokes about bug mating habits & space nerds on his Instagram account.