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: Joyelle Nicole Johnson, Lafayette Wright, Jamal Russell
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.
Joyelle Nicole Johnson is a Brooklyn based stand up comedian, writer and actress. She was on the final season of HBO’s "Crashing" and was the warmup comic for Hasan Minhaj’s "Patriot Act" on Netflix. Joyelle made her network TV debut on "Late Night with Seth Meyers" and most wrote for the final season of "Broad City." She has performed on Comedy Central’s digital series "Comics to Watch," Wyatt Cenac’s "Night Train" for Seeso, "Laff Tracks" for TruTV as well as being a panelist for Refinery 29/Facebook Watch’s "After After Party" and MTV News. Joyelle was selected for the 2018 FOX Comedy Showcase, was a finalist in NBC’s Stand Up for Diversity Showcase and has performed at festivals like Sketchfest, Bonnaroo, The New York Comedy Festival and Bumbershoot. And while transitioning to the headliner that she is today she regularly features for Hannibal Buress and has opened for Dave Chappelle, Maria Bamford and Russell Peters.
Lafayette Wright’s obsessions with art and expression fuel who he is both onstage and off. He has spent close to a decade honing his skills on the DC comedy scene, and he now has a razor sharp act and undeniable onstage likability. He was featured in an episode of “Hart of the City” on Comedy Central.
Jamal Russell is a D.C. based comedian. Jamal has preformed at the Ice House in L.A., Caroline's on Broadway, the Milwaukee comedy festival, the Motor City comedy festival and the Boston comedy festival.