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8754427999_bd52d68528_oSummer is so close — so get ready for the giddy times ahead with some of DC Shorts’ favorite comedy films — and live performances by the area’s top stand-up comedians from the famed FunniestFeds competition!

Each 90-minute show combines film and live performance for a spectacular and lighthearted evening. Check the SCHEDULE to see what films will be playing and who will be performing their latest comedy routines.

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 past years — and whet your appetite for the DC Shorts Film Festival in September.

Schedule of Events

Schedule of Events

Two shows, both showing two nights:
Show A – Fri, June 13 at 7:30pm or Sat, June 14 at 7:30pm (Same films both screenings) Buy Tickets
Show B – Fri, June 13 at 9:30pm or Sat, June 14 at 9:30pm (Same films both screenings) Buy Tickets

Show A1 – Fri., June 13 @ 7:30PM – Buy Tickets

EMCEE
SHAHRYAR RIZVI is a Fed by day, stand-up by night. In the Funniest Fed contests, he’s been runner-up and voted the online favorite by the Washington Post. He performs regularly at the DC Improv and other venues around the area. He also recently performed at the Great American Comedy Festival.

TheSummonsTHE SUMMONS
Genre: Comedy  |  Director: Gabriel Rodriquez-Fuller | Length: 8 min.  |  Country of Origin: USA
Within the judgmental walls of a confessional, Sister Kathy relives her unanticipated day of sin.

FloydtheAndroidinTeleporterFLOYD THE ANDROID IN “DIM BULB”
Genre: Animation | Director: Jonathan Lyons | Length: 2 min. | Country of Origin: USA
Replacing a lightbulb vexes Floyd the Android.

WishfulThinkingWISHFUL THINKING
Genre: Comedy  |  Director: Austin Bragg | Length: 6 min.  |  Country of Origin: USA
What would you wish for if you found a magic lantern?

Carson Gross 2COMIC
Carson Gross has been making his voice heard in the DC comedy scene since 2010, using his keen eye and offbeat perspective to turn everyday events on their heads.  His appreciation for the absurd and his ability to take topics into unexplored territory make him a favorite with any audience

EndingUpENDING UP
Genre: Comedy  |  Director: Paige Morrow Kimball | Length: 15 min.  |  Country of Origin: USA
A divorce celebration opens the door to new possibilities.

CatsInSpaceCATS IN SPACE
Genre: Comedy  |  Director: Robert Dastoli | Length: 2 min.  |  Country of Origin: USA
The future of the universe lies in the paws of a brave cat crew.

DavidMillerCOMIC
DAVID MILLER grew up in Upper Marlboro and lives in Washington, DC. He’s a statistician at the Consumer Product Safety Commission and began doing comedy in 2008. He won the 2012 Funniest Fed Contest in the experienced category and his dream is to someday write a joke so funny that it wins a Nobel prize.

PracticeMakesPerfect_LOPRACTICE MAKES PERFECT
Genre: Comedy | Director: Devon Avery | Length: 3 min. | Country of Origin: USA
On date night, a twelve-year-old boy anxiously considers how to deliver the perfect first kiss.

ChippendaleCHIPPENDALE
Genre: Comedy | Director: Kamila Safina | Length: 16 min. | Country of Origin: Russian Federation
A greedy antiques dealer gets more than he bargained for when he discovers a rare Chippendale dresser.

Show A2 – Sat., June 14 @ 7:30PM (Same films as Show A1) – Buy Tickets

ShahryarRizviEMCEE
SHAHRYAR RIZVI is a Fed by day, stand-up by night. In the Funniest Fed contests, he’s been runner-up and voted the online favorite by the Washington Post. He performs regularly at the DC Improv and other venues around the area. He also recently performed at the Great American Comedy Festival in

TheSummonsTHE SUMMONS
Genre: Comedy  |  Director: Gabriel Rodriquez-Fuller | Length: 8 min.  |  Country of Origin: USA
Within the judgmental walls of a confessional, Sister Kathy relives her unanticipated day of sin.

FloydtheAndroidinTeleporterFLOYD THE ANDROID IN “DIM BULB”
Genre: Animation | Director: Jonathan Lyons | Length: 2 min. | Country of Origin: USA
Replacing a lightbulb vexes Floyd the Android.

WishfulThinkingWISHFUL THINKING
Genre: Comedy  |  Director: Austin Bragg | Length: 6 min.  |  Country of Origin: USA
What would you wish for if you found a magic lantern?

PlatinumCOMIC
PLATINUM is a native Washingtonian and the youngest of five siblings. She is a Christian Comedienne, Actress, Arthur, and Entrepreneur. Since 1998, Platinum has been entertaining people with her talents on the east and west coasts, and Puerto Rico. She has shared the platform with Gospel finest entertainers. Lastly, Platinum has been blessed to be a participant in the Funniest Fed Contest in 2006 and 2007; and anticipating the 2014 FF season.

EndingUpENDING UP
Genre: Comedy  |  Director: Paige Morrow Kimball | Length: 15 min.  |  Country of Origin: USA
A divorce celebration opens the door to new possibilities.

CatsInSpaceCATS IN SPACE
Genre: Comedy  |  Director: Robert Dastoli | Length: 2 min.  |  Country of Origin: USA
The future of the universe lies in the paws of a brave cat crew.

NateJohnsonCOMIC
NATE JOHNSON is a regular at the Arlington Cinema ‘n’ Drafthouse, and has performed at clubs like the DC Improv and the Comedy Store. Nate’s always been eager for attention: when he was born, he wrapped his umbilical cord around his neck three times just to get into the neonatal intensive care unit. After a luxurious two weeks in an incubator, Nate emerged… changed. But he’d equipped himself with a lifetime of comedic material.

PracticeMakesPerfect_LOPRACTICE MAKES PERFECT
Genre: Comedy | Director: Devon Avery | Length: 3 min. | Country of Origin: USA
On date night, a twelve-year-old boy anxiously considers how to deliver the perfect first kiss.

ChippendaleCHIPPENDALE
Genre: Comedy | Director: Kamila Safina | Length: 16 min. | Country of Origin: Russian Federation
A greedy antiques dealer gets more than he bargained for when he discovers a rare Chippendale dresser.

Show B1 – Fri., June 13 @ 9:30PM – Buy Tickets

ShahryarRizviEMCEE
SHAHRYAR RIZVI is a Fed by day, stand-up by night. In the Funniest Fed contests, he’s been runner-up and voted the online favorite by the Washington Post. He performs regularly at the DC Improv and other venues around the area. He also recently performed at the Great American Comedy Festival in

LeChevreuilLE CHEVREUIL (THE DEER)
Genre: Comedy  |  Director: Rémi St-Michel | Length: 13 min.  |  Country of Origin: Canada
When a hearse is involved in an accident, “dearly departed” takes on a new meaning.

KarenReturnsSomethingtoScottKAREN RETURNS SOMETHING TO SCOTT
Genre: Comedy  |  Director: John Salcido | Length: 5 min.  |  Country of Origin: USA
A perfect wedding is only missing one thing…

PlatinumCOMIC
PLATINUM is a native Washingtonian and the youngest of five siblings. She is a Christian Comedienne, Actress, Arthur, and Entrepreneur. Since 1998, Platinum has been entertaining people with her talents on the east and west coasts, and Puerto Rico. She has shared the platform with Gospel finest entertainers. Lastly, Platinum has been blessed to be a participant in the Funniest Fed Contest in 2006 and 2007; and anticipating the 2014 FF season.

ATrueFriendA TRUE FRIEND
Genre: Comedy | Director: Justin Snyder | Length: 6 min. | Country of Origin: USA
Sometimes, your best friend asks you to help with the worst ideas.

SchnipplesSCHNIPPLES
Genre: Comedy | Director: Shane Connor | Length: 13 min. | Country of Origin: Australia
A widowed man makes the final journey back to his hometown with a stuffed cat in tow.

NateJohnsonCOMIC
NATE JOHNSON is a regular at the Arlington Cinema ‘n’ Drafthouse, and has performed at clubs like the DC Improv and the Comedy Store. Nate’s always been eager for attention: when he was born, he wrapped his umbilical cord around his neck three times just to get into the neonatal intensive care unit. After a luxurious two weeks in an incubator, Nate emerged… changed. But he’d equipped himself with a lifetime of comedic material.

FloydtheAndroidinTeleporterFLOYD THE ANDROID IN “TELEPORTER”
Genre: Animation | Director: Jonathan Lyons | Length: 2 min. | Country of Origin: USA
Floyd the Android fools around with a transporter, leading to a great mixup.

ManOfLettersMAN OF LETTERS
Genre: Comedy | Director: Austin Bragg | Length: 6 min. | Country of Origin: USA
Venturing into the world of competitive Scrabble, a man’s good nature quickly turns flagitious, maleficent, repugnant.

Old Lady LuckOLD LADY LUCK
Genre: Comedy | Director: Bradley Conomy | Length: 7 min. | Country of Origin: Australia
To raise money for her family’s birthday cards, a grandmother puts her faith in old Lady Luck.

Show B2 – Sat., June 14 @ 9:30PM (Same films as B1) – Buy Tickets

JonMummaEMCEE
JON MUMMA started his comedy career in DC and over the past eight years, he has performed at comedy clubs, bars, coffee shops, bowling alleys, crab feasts, bar mitzvahs, moose lodges, high schools, colleges, cafeterias, and military bases. He was the 2006 winner of the DC Improv’s annual stand-up comedy competition; was featured on the PBS’s “The Truth about Money” series, and he can be heard regularly on SiriusXM Satellite Radio’s Comedy Channel.

LeChevreuilLE CHEVREUIL (THE DEER)
Genre: Comedy  |  Director: Rémi St-Michel | Length: 13 min.  |  Country of Origin: Canada
When a hearse is involved in an accident, “dearly departed” takes on a new meaning.

KarenReturnsSomethingtoScottKAREN RETURNS SOMETHING TO SCOTT
Genre: Comedy  |  Director: John Salcido | Length: 5 min.  |  Country of Origin: USA
A perfect wedding is only missing one thing…

AbeBarthCOMIC
Originally from Delaware, ABE BARTH’s comedy is smart and unique. Abe cut his teeth in Boston and is now a regular on the DC comedy scene. He was a finalist in the Funniest Fed competition and a Semi-Finalist at the 2011 Boston Comedy Festival.

ATrueFriendA TRUE FRIEND
Genre: Comedy | Director: Justin Snyder | Length: 6 min. | Country of Origin: USA
Sometimes, your best friend asks you to help with the worst ideas.

SchnipplesSCHNIPPLES
Genre: Comedy | Director: Shane Connor | Length: 13 min. | Country of Origin: Australia
A widowed man makes the final journey back to his hometown with a stuffed cat in tow.

DavidMillerCOMIC
DAVID MILLER grew up in Upper Marlboro and lives in Washington, DC. He’s a statistician at the Consumer Product Safety Commission and began doing comedy in 2008. He won the 2012 Funniest Fed Contest in the experienced category and his dream is to someday write a joke so funny that it wins a Nobel prize.

FloydtheAndroidinTeleporterFLOYD THE ANDROID IN “TELEPORTER”
Genre: Animation | Director: Jonathan Lyons | Length: 2 min. | Country of Origin: USA
Floyd the Android fools around with a transporter, leading to a great mixup.

ManOfLettersMAN OF LETTERS
Genre: Comedy | Director: Austin Bragg | Length: 6 min. | Country of Origin: USA
Venturing into the world of competitive Scrabble, a man’s good nature quickly turns flagitious, maleficent, repugnant.

Old Lady LuckOLD LADY LUCK
Genre: Comedy | Director: Bradley Conomy | Length: 7 min. | Country of Origin: Australia
To raise money for her family’s birthday cards, a grandmother puts her faith in old Lady Luck.

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Directions/Map

Directions / Map

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.

Metro/Walking
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 7th Street. The theater is also served by the Circulator bus.

Driving
There is no garage parking available at this location. Limited metered street parking is available, and garages are located throughout the neighborhood.

Biking
There is a Capital Bikeshare rack a block away from the theater at 7th Street and Indiana Avenue.