Area Comedy Group Seeing Success In Bethesda


Published:

Nobody will ever refer to Bethesda as the place to go for comedy, but a local group has seen some measured success with a monthly comedy show that picks up again tonight, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at The Barking Dog (4723 Elm St.) Brad Ryan, co-founder of District Comedy and Bethesda resident, reached out to a bunch of Bethesda venues before The Barking Dog stepped up. In three previous shows, Ryan's had more than 100 people attend. The group began with Ryan and partner Ralph Cooper doing open mic shows together before starting their own series of open mics for local aspiring comics. They have a weekly Monday night show in Silver Spring, a Tuesday show in Petworth and a Thursday night show in Chinatown. "Bethesda was a lot more kind of laying the groundwork in terms of the promotion of it," Ryan said. "It's tougher, but it's a combination of getting some talent there and finding people with local ties." Tonight's show features headliner Mike Finazzo, Ryan and a few others who'll perform upstairs at the bar. For more info, visit District Comedy's website. For tickets ($5 per person) visit the show's ticket website. Photo via District Comedy

Back to Bethesda Beat

Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Archive »Related Articles

Pines of Rome Closes on Hampden Lane This Weekend, Will Move to Cordell Avenue

Owner bought the former Matuba property earlier this year

Montgomery County Officials Push for ‘Aggressive and Strategic’ Response to Ongoing Gang Violence

Leggett requests 840,000-dollar increase in funding for police department and state’s attorney’s office

Weekend Events: Candidate Forum in Potomac; Theatrical Concert about Simon & Garfunkel; Hanson Performs

What’s happening Sept. 22-24

With Homicide Victim Still Unidentified, Police Release Photos of His Clothes, Belongings

Man found in Wheaton Regional Park was likely killed last winter or spring, authorities say
Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit Module
Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit ModuleShow Tags

More »

3 Acres of Tranquility

Potomac, $2,250,000

Renovated Cape Cod

Bethesda, $1,295,000

Pristine Home in Merry Go Round Farm

Potomac, $3,650,000

3 Levels Of Living & Entertaining

Bethesda, $1,549,000

Exquisite Colonial

Potomac, $3,474,000
Edit Module

Profiles

Your Guides to Leading
Local Professionals

Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit Module