DC Shorts presents their favorite comedy films from 2015 — and live performances by the area’s top stand-up comics!

Each 90-minute show 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 in the Heritage Center 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

Two shows, both showing two nights:
Show A – Fri, January 8 at 7:30pm or Sat, January 9 at 9:30pm (Same films both screenings) Buy Tickets
Show B –Fri, January 8 at 9:30pm or Sat, January 9 at 7:30pm (Same films both screenings) Buy Tickets

Show A - Fri, January 8 at 7:30pm or Sat, January 9 at 9:30pm Buy Tickets

Hazel + Louis: Animal Agents

9 Minutes, United States

In Hollywood, its all about who you know. That’s why all of the A-List animals know Hazel and Louis.

Her First Black Guy

9 Minutes, United States

A handsome professional is concerned his blind date will be shallow.

Myrna the Monster

15 Minutes, United States

A woman from the moon slowly adapts to life on Earth.


4 Minutes, United States

A supercharged look into the constant frustration that is driving in traffic.

The Bench Project: Lost And Found

7 Minutes, United States

Two widows discover their husbands’ secrets in a locked box of mementos.

De Smet

15 Minutes, Belgium

Three brothers’ relationship is tested when one falls in love with the new neighbor across the street.

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Timmy II

9 Minutes, United States

A robot with an identity crisis undergoes plastic surgery, only to discover that it makes his life even worse.

Moving On

11 Minutes, United States

What happens when you wake up to the news you need to move on — and move out at the same time?


5 Minutes, United States

Racism is on the menu during this first date.

Big Boy

5 Minutes, United States

Dustin finally gets the chance to prove himself a big boy by using the rest stop on his own.

The Fly

7 Minutes, United Kingdom

While waiting for his accomplices, a getaway driver is tormented by a persistent fly.

Work Mate

19 Minutes, Australia

A blind man teaches his cubiclemate to ride a bike — and live life to the fullest.

The Comedians

Katherine Jessup

A former cubicle jockey and high school coach, Katherine now co-hosts a podcast (Advice! with Dave & Kat) and is a regular at comedy clubs in the DC/Baltimore area. She's headlined at the inaugural Charm City Comedy Festival and performed at Capital Fringe, the Bentzen Ball, and the She-Devil Comedy Festival.

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Naomi Johnson

Naomi Johnson is a DC-based standup comic and event producer. She started performing in college and later in Philly where she brought the house down. Literally. Some of those clubs doesn’t exist anymore. Since then she has performed standup all over the East Coast. She also produces Funniest Fed®, a standup comedy competition for federal employees. The show was produced to sold-out crowds in 2007-2012 and garnered press in the National Journal, Politico, Washington Post, Huffington Post and NPR.

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Matty Litwack

Matty is a weird young comic from Washington, DC. He was once a physics PhD student, but dropped out when he realized it was super boring. Matty’s writing has been featured in the Washington Post, New Zealand Herald, and Scientific American. He has also performed at comedy festivals, such as the Limestone Festival, Bentzen Ball, and SF Sketchfest. Matty was also a finalist in the 2015 Boston Comedy Festival.

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Tok Moffat

Hailing from South Africa – Tok is not your stereotypical African. Growing up in the suburbs of Washington, DC, attending Catholic schools and working with extremely anti-social engineers, he was driven to pursue his passion of making people laugh. Beginning his comedy career in 2012, Tok uses his comedic style of being witty, introspective and relatable to his experiences growing up as the “weird” foreign kid, and sounding like Carlton Banks among other challenges with fitting in to stand-up. Tok performs regularly at the DC Improv Comedy Club, Magooby’s Joke House, and runs a weekly comedy showcase featuring local and touring acts.

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Isaac Hirsch

Isaac Hirsch is a 23 year old comedian with weird-looking wrists. His upbeat attitude and sharp writing have made him a favorite in Washington, DC, Baltimore, and beyond. He won the Washington DC edition of Funny or Die’s Road 2 Oddball stand-up competition in 2014, and was an MVP nominee of Rooftop Comedy’s National College Comedy Competition in 2012. He performs regularly at theaters, bars, and weird art festivals throughout DC and Baltimore, including the DC Improv, and the 2015 Boston Comedy Festival. In his spare time, he regularly showers.

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Mike Finazzo

Whether it's a two thousand seat theater or a cozy, comedy-club, Mike Finazzo uses his unique brand of storytelling to make audiences laugh. A Baltimore native, he's performed as far north as Canada and as far west as California, opening for the likes of Dennis Miller, Drew Carey, Brian Posehn, Nick Dipaolo, Godfrey, Judah Friedlander, and Carlos Mencia.

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U.S Navy Memorial Heritage Center — Burke Theater

701 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC

In the heart of Penn Quarter, the U.S. Navy Memorial Heritage Center’s 240-seat theater inside the center offers pristine HD projection and unparalleled sound.

The U. S. Navy Memorial is located above the Archives/Penn Quarter Metro station. Exit the station, turn right and follow the curve of the sidewalk until you see the entrance. You must enter from the Plaza — there is no access from the 7th Street entrance.


While there is garage parking nearby, we recommend checking for the closing time — some lots shut down before the last show will end (11:30pm). Limited metered street parking is available.

There is a Capital Bikeshare rack a block away from the theater.