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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.



10/18/23, 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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Incubator Graduation Showcase: Fall Cohort

10/19/23, Busboys and Poets (K Street Location)
Doors at 7PM, Show at 7:30 PM


We're proud to present the Graduation Showcase for the second 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.

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Super Spooktacular HAHALLOWEEN Comedy Show

10/27/23, Boundary Stone (611 Rhode Island Ave NW)
Doors at 7PM, Show at 7:30 PM


Grassroots Comedy is getting into the Halloween spirit at Boundary Stone, our new neighborhood haunt! This lineup is truly a scream come true -- Brittany Carney (Comedy Central) has dearly departed from DC but is back as our Deadliner this weekend, plus incredible Creature Features Haywood Turnipseed Jr, Christian Escoto, Ross Benoit, and Rosalie Rubio, and (last but not beast) your Ghost Host, Dana Fleitman! Plus, a potion of proceeds will go to rescue and rehabilitation for our favorite children of the night at Bat Conservation & Rescue of Virginia!

We'll have a costume contest, so do it up fright and wear your Halloween finest! Plus, Boundary Stone has a happy hour running 5-7pm, so get there early for discounts on boo!ze and spirits.

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