2017 Bentzen Ball Comedy Festival


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Join Waterkeeper Alliance in Washington, DC October 26th through 29th for the 2017 Bentzen Ball Comedy Festival!

The Bentzen Ball is a three-day festival produced by Brightest Young Things, curated by Tig Notaro and packed full of the funniest comedians around. Events include a power talk with some of the most influential women in comedy—Tig Notaro, Cheryl Hines and June Diane Raphael; How Did This Get Made Live! with Paul Scheer, June Diane Raphael and Jason Mantzoukas; the Superior Donuts Stand-Up Tour with Jermaine Fowler, David Koechner and Rell Battle; and more!

This year, BYT and Tig Notaro have chosen Waterkeeper Alliance to be the Bentzen Ball’s nonprofit partner. Proceeds from the festival will support Waterkeeper Alliance’s vision of drinkable, fishable, swimmable waters worldwide.

Tickets for opening night of the Bentzen Ball are on sale now. With Seaton Smith and Greg Barris joining Tig Notaro to host, BYT is calling it “The Most Very Specialest Evening with Tig Notaro & Friends”—we’re calling it the biggest comedy event since Keep It Clean!

The Bentzen Ball has been around since 2009 when Tig Notaro teamed up with BYT to create a fun, new way of highlighting comedians. The name originated from a Danish doctor who allegedly laughed so much watching “A Fish Called Wanda” in 1989 that he died. Do you want to spend the weekend laughing—and supporting Waterkeeper Alliance? Check out the full schedule and buy your tickets today!

Thursday, October 26  
BB2017_TIG-650x366v3The Bentzen Ball Comedy Festival Opening Night: The Most Very Specialest Evening with Tig Notaro & Friends
Featuring Tig Notaro, Seaton Smith and more TBA
6:30pm Doors / 8:00pm Show
Lincoln Theater
$35 tickets ON SALE NOW/$116.66 All-Access Lincoln Pass SOLD OUT

Friday, October 27
2017-10-27-What-She-Said-175x175The Bentzen Ball & W Hotel Present: What She Said
Featuring Tig Notaro, Cheryl Hines and June Diane Raphael
5:30PM – 8:00 PM
W Hotel Washington DC
FREE

 

BB2017_agendaEXPERT_250x250Nat Geo & Bentzen Ball Present: You’re the Expert Live
6:00 PM
Grosvenor Auditorium at National Geographic
$22.50/$25.00

 

 
BB2017_howling_agenda250x250-175x175SOLD OUT: Howling II: …Your Sister is a Werewol
Featuring Paul Scheer, June Diane Raphael and Jason Mantzoukas
6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Lincoln Theater
$5.00

 
BB2017_HDTGM_agenda250x250v2-175x175SOLD OUT: How Did This Get Made Live!
Featuring Paul Scheer, June Diane Raphael and Jason Mantzoukas
8:00 PM
Lincoln Theater
$35.00

 

Saturday, October 28
BB2017-Donuts-Agenda-250x250-175x175Superior Donuts
Featuring Jermaine Fowler, David Koechner and Rell Battle
3:00 PM
DC Improv
$25.00

 

BB2017_colin-agenda-250x250-175x175Colin Quinn
Featuring Colin Quinn, Haywood Turnipseed Jr & more TBA
5:30-8:30 PM
Lincoln Theater
$35.00

 

BB2017_COMMANDO_250x250Story District & Bentzen Ball Present: Going Commando
6:00 PM
Grosvenor Auditorium at National Geographic
$20.00/$25.00

 


BB2017-Andrea-Agenda250x250-175x175The Bentzen Ball & The Kennedy Center Present:
Andrea Gibson & Amber Tamblyn
7:00 PM
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater
$25.00

 

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Big Terrific
Featuring Jenny Slate, Max Silvestri and Gabe Liedman
9:00 PM
Lincoln Theater
$35.00

 

Sunday, October 29
bytBB2017_FRANKEN-250x250-175x175Al Franken & Ira Glass
6:30 PM
Lincoln Theater
$45.00/$55.00


About Waterkeeper

United as one powerful force, Waterkeeper Alliance fights for every community's right to drinkable, fishable, swimmable water. For more information please visit waterkeeper.org