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District of Columbia Arts Center
Washington, DC
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LGBTQ AF is a live comedy show featuring the best stand-up, storytelling, sketch, and improv performers in the DMV who are LGBTQ. It is the only live comedy show in the District with an all LGBTQ line-up. LGBTQ AF has been featured on WETA, a PBS member television station, as a part of Pride Month 2019 programming.

The line-up for the April LGBTQ AF show features:

Carlic Huynh
Barbara Cook
Mariah Barber
Oona MacDougall
Beverly "Miss Chocolate" White
The Bechdelprov Project

LGBTQ AF believes that its performers' experience, creativity, and labor is worth compensation. Accordingly, LGBTQ AF shares the profit from each show with its performers. It is one of the few live comedy shows in the District that pays each performer. Therefore, each ticket sale directly benefits queer comedy and queer artists.

The Performers

Beverly "Miss Chocolate" White

Beverly "Miss Chocolate" White has been a comedian all her life. Making people laugh at themselves makes her laugh her head off. She has wanted to be a comedian for as long as she can remember, but didnt want to go against her parents wishes and "make a fool of yourself." When she got older and they were no longer here to tell her what to do, she said, "what the heck, I'm going to make people laugh before they start laughing at me." She knew this is what God wanted her to do - to make His people laugh.

Since then she has performed up and down the east coast; from DC to New York, from Baltimore to Philly, and from Atlanta to Memphis. She has been invited to speak at numerous motivational conferences concerning self-esteem in young people and her greatest passions - speaking on Women's Heart Health, LBGTQ Advocacy, and Domestic Violence Awareness. With her comedy shows, she has raised money for various causes such as HIV/AIDS, Domestic Violence and the Angel Tree Project- a non-profit organization for children whose parents are incarcerated. Her philosophy on life is: "it's just comedy - life is hard enough."

Oona MacDougall

Oona MacDougall is a comedian and artist that combines her musical inclinations with narrative to over-analyze herself, and the world around her, but in a fun, self-effacing way! Instagram: @bigfootbjorge

Mariah Barber

Mariah Barber is a queer, disabled black poet hailing from the South. She is a public health professional, podcaster, blogger, teaching artist, and founder of Beyond Your Definition, LLC, a cultural competency consulting firm focused on training about unheard voices through spoken word poetry. She has performed across the country and was the inaugural college unions poetry haiku slam champion. Mariah has a passion for activism and working with youth - catch her hosting at Busboys and Poet's college night. Instagram: @beyondyourdefinition

The Bechdelprov Project

The Bechdelprov Project is an improv team of queer women who believe "the future is female."


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
Social > LGBT

Minimum Age: 18
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: No


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