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District Queer Comedy Festival: 11/16/2019 7:00 PM Show
District of Columbia Arts Center
Washington, DC
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District Queer Comedy Festival: 11/16/2019 7:00 PM Show
Comedic Pursuits and LGBTQ AF have partnered to create the District Queer Comedy Festival. The inaugural Festival features some of the best LGBTQ performers from DC, MD, VA, PA, NJ, and NY for two nights of shows.  

The line-up for the 11/16/2019 7:00 PM show features:

Samantha Nokes
Etan Yeshua
Camille Roberts
Anthony Barone
William Strange
Alejandro Morales
The Bechdelprov Project

*Line-up subject to change*

All shows will be at the DC Arts Center. Please visit to plan your visit.

In addition to shows, the Festival has workshops and an open mic Comedy & Coffee show benefiting an LGBTQ charity. For further information, visit

About the Performers

Samantha Nokes
Sammie James is a comedian and story teller from New Jersey; where she hosts and produces The LGBT showcase Queerly Comedic. Sammie also hosts the podcast All Of My Friends Are Animals and The NYC Trans Variety show We Are Trans. She performs all over the east coast; including past appearances at Cinder Block Comedy Festival, Charm City Comedy Festival and Bechdal Test Fest; and she is soon to be your favorite disabled, nerdy, butch trans woman in comedy.

Drew Tessier
Drew Tessier is a NYC comedian, and host of Yaaas Fest, an LGBTQ comedy competition.

Etan Yeshua
It's rare that world-famous comedians stop by our show unannounced. You all know Tig Notaro? Well, it'd be awesome if she did that because Etan is a big fan of hers.

Anthony Barone
Anthony is a stand-up from comic from Philadelphia who uses humor to delve into some crazy issues of our time. No topic is too taboo and he's ready to cross every line ever.

William Strange
William Strange is a comedian who talks about his adventure of finding his sexuality while exploring his kinks and battling his inner demons.

Alejandro Morales
Alejandro Morales is a founding member of stand-up collective Laughs On Philly, producer and co-host of the food-themed rap battle game show Eat Your Beats, creator and star of the web series Sadulous, Spanish-language improvisor with Que Comedy, and comedian about town, performing at independent showcases as well as comedy establishments like Helium Comedy Club, Punch Line Philly, and Good Good Comedy Theatre. He is the 19th funniest comedian in Philadelphia.

The Bechdelprov Project
Improv by women, about women.


District of Columbia Arts Center (View)
2438 18th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009
United States


Arts > Performance
Arts > Theatre
Comedy > Improv
Comedy > Sketch
Comedy > Stand Up
Other > Festivals
Social > LGBT

Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: No


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