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Dana Fleitman is a Washington, D.C. area comedienne who brings laughter to the joyless masses of our nation’s capital through her imaginative over-analysis of everyday life. Clever and sarcastic, Dana will merrily pontificate on groundbreaking and original topics like her pug, driving, and eating. Dana comes from a nonprofit background and is excited to lend her voice to less important issues.

Dana is the regular host of PUN DMV (the DC Improv's quarterly pun contest) and a producer with Grassroots Comedy. She's opened for touring comedians including Paul Virzi and Bengt Washburn and has has performed at the DC Improv, DC Drafthouse, Howard Theatre, Arch City Comedy Festival, Contemporary Jewish Museum, and She Devil Comedy Festival.

She is proud to launch and lead the "You Belong on Stage" Standup Comedy Incubator program for aspiring women and non-binary comics.



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Comedy Show for Rock Empowerment!

March 8, 2024, Bloombars (3222 11th Street NW)
Doors at 7:30PM, Show at 8:00 PM

Tickets Here: Comedy Show for Rock Empowerment Tickets, Fri, Mar 8, 2024 at 8:00 PM | Eventbrite

Get ready to rock and roll with laughter at the most kick ass comedy show of the year! Join Grassroots Comedy and as we team up with BloomBars and Girls Rock! DC for an unforgettable night of hilarity and heart.

In celebration of International Women's Day, we're putting the spotlight on Girls Rock! DC, a nonprofit that's all about turning up the volume on youth empowerment. From after-school programs to summer camps, they're teaching kids to shred on guitars and in life!

But hey, we're not just here to talk about power chords and pentatonic scales. We're bringing together the funniest comedians from across the DMV to tickle your funny bone and raise the roof. And guess what? We've got some surprise guest performers too—straight from the GR!DC stage, it's the next generation of rock stars ready to bring down the house!

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Incubator Graduation Showcase: Spring Cohort

April 4, 2024 Busboys and Poets (K Street Location)
Doors at 7PM, Show at 7:30 PM

TICKETS: Grassroots Standup Comedy Incubator Graduation Showcase: Spring 2024 Cohort Tickets, Thu, Apr 4, 2024 at 7:30 PM | Eventbrite

We're proud to present the Graduation Showcase for the third iteration of our new "You Belong on Stage" Standup Comedy Incubator for Women and Nonbinary Folx! About half of our cohort had never been on stage before this class, and all have been working hard to find their comedic voices and hone their five minute sets. Don't miss our graduates taking the stage.



5/22/24, 7:30 PM, DC Improv Main Room


Come out and wordplay! You're invited to watch or compete in Pun DMV, our pun contest. The night is hosted by Dana Fleitman, and it has two events. The winners of either contest get prizes from the Improv (and eternal glory)!

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