DC Shorts LAUGHS presents live comedy acts from local comedians coupled with funny shorts from festivals past.

Comedians + Comedy = LAUGHS!!!

DC Shorts LAUGHS combines film and live performance for a spectacular and lighthearted evening. Check below to see what films will be playing and what comedians will be performing. 

Arrive early and enjoy the LAUGHS BAR and movie treats in the Miracle Theatre lobby. And make sure to grab an extra drink for the show.

This is the perfect opportunity to catch films you might have missed from this year’s festival and watch the best of DC’s comedy circuit.

Schedule of Events

Show A: Fri, June 22 @ 8:00 and Sat, June 23 @ 10:00 – Buy Tickets
Show B: Fri. June 22 @ 10:00 and Sat, June 23 @ 8:00 – Buy Tickets

Show A - Friday June 22 @ 8pm and Sat June 23 @10pm Buy Tickets

Ruby Full Of Shit

Comedy • Canada • 16 minutes

Carl's family are completely unaware of their son's relationship with Denis. However, during a family Christmas dinner, a psychological cat and mouse duel takes place between Denis and Ruby, the six-year-old spoiled rotten niece of Carl

Curse Words

Comedy • UK • 1 minutes

A father worries that his young innocent daughter may have learnt some curse words.

Sans Response (Without Answers)

Comedy • USA • 4 minutes

A young man moves back home to Sonoma after failing to "make it" in the Los Angeles film scene.

The Importance of Sex Education

Comedy • USA • 15 minutes

In 1976, a 12-year-old girl tries to unravel the mysteries of sex ed..and it proves to be a little more challenging than it should be.

Next Is The One

Comedy • USA • 15 minutes

Alice, a successful architectural design business owner, is super single - probably because of her honesty and no BS character. She goes on dates in hope of meeting the right guy. But dating spoiled New York men, flings her into unexpectedly ridiculous situations.

Fanny Pack

Comedy • USA •15 minutes

A comedy about a young Indian-American woman who wants to follow her dreams, and a fanny pack clad Indian father who chases his daughter through an airport hoping that she will follow his.

Show B - Fri. June 22 @ 10pm and Sat June 23 @ 8pm Buy Tickets


Comedy • USA • 16 minutes

When lonely, homebody Jane dog sits for her high-strung boss, things go awry, and Jane’s orderly life is upended in ways she could never have imagined.

I Love New York

Comedy • USA • 11 minutes

In a city where everyone's got an angle, how does you survive? After an NYC first-timer befriends a savvy street girl on the train, she takes him on a fantastical ride through all the city's pitfalls.


Comedy • USA • 11 minutes

Vivian Wilde writes eulogies for people in her life who are alive: a secret she’s been able to hide until her fiancé happens to walk in on her reciting his own eulogy.

Ticket Like A Man

Comedy • USA • 10 minutes

An insecure parking enforcement officer feels too guilty to successfully issue parking tickets. Things change when he meets a fellow officer who shows him the ropes

The Final Show

Comedy • USA • 9 minutes

A woman who has lived a long life full of love and loss must decide, based on all that she has learned, who to take along to eternity.

The Comedians

Ryan Neser

Ryan Neser was born in Baltimore, and raised all over Maryland. His comedy comes from his real life experiences, broken home, and his misguided sex life. He has a misdirection style of comedy that keeps crowds guessing and laughing. He's been to clubs, and colleges all over the United States. Ryan has opened for Dana Gould, Tom Green, Aries Spears, Charlie Murphy, JB Smoove, Godfrey, Bert Kreischer, Nick Thune, and more.

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Kandace Saunders

Kandace Saunders made her comedic bio debut in 2006 during a comedy competition at the DC Improv. Although she didn’t win, she didn’t get booed and people laughed. So for Kandace, that was enough to pursue a career in standup comedy. Kandace’s sarcasm and quick wit, coupled with her ability to turn life into “extremely laughable situations” has allowed her to become one of today’s fastest rising comedians. You can catch Kandace at comedy clubs and colleges across the country.

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Andy Kline

Since getting his comedy start in Washington, DC, Andy Kline has branched out to comedy clubs across the country, in addition to regular appearances on 98 Rock in Baltimore and SiruisXM Radio. Andy can also be heard weekly on the acclaimed comedy podcast, Three Guys On - www.threeguyson.com, and has been seen on PBS' The Truth About Money. And last year, he released his debut album, Vintage. With a mix of strong opinions, insight, and common sense, Andy manages to be both funny and memorable. Andy's talents have enabled him to work with some of the biggest names in the business, including Jerrod Carmichael, Wanda Sykes, and Marc Maron.

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Natalie McGill

Natalie McGill is a stand up comic and journalist based out of Washington, D.C. She is currently an on-air correspondent and writer for the political satire show Redacted Tonight on RT America. She has opened for comics such as Judah Friedlander and Sasheer Zamata, and has performed for the 2 Dope Queens podcast, Drafthouse Comedy Theater and the DC Improv.

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Ed Morrison

Eddie Morrison is a D.C.-based stand-up comedian and actor. A native of the area, he regularly performs all over the DMV along with comedy venues throughout the country. His appearances include The World Famous Comedy Store, DC Improv, DC Drafthouse, State Theatre, and Magooby's Jokehouse where he was runner up in the New Comedian of the Year Competition.

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Denise Taylor

Denise Taylor is a stand-up comic who performs throughout the D.C. area. She's wanted to be a comedian ever since her fourth grade teacher called her a "ringleader" for distracting the class with jokes. At 25 years old, her sharp and satirical material has made her a regular at venues such as the DC Improv Comedy Club and the Kennedy Center. Denise has shared the stage with several national touring headliners, including Judah Friedlander, Liza Treyger, Chris Gethard, and Kamau Bell.

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Miracle Theatre

535 8th Street SE, Washington, DC 20003

The Miracle Theatre is located at 535 8th Street, SE in the Capital HIll neighborhood of Washington, DC.  The entrance is on 8th Street in the middle of the block between E and G Streets. The box office and theater entrance is located on the main level.

Miracle Theatre is on 8th Street, 2 blocks south of the Eastern Market Metro Station on the Blue/Orange/Silver lines.