Tyler Perry of House of Payne fame is coming to Washington for a performance of his 11th play, Laugh to Keep From Crying. It’s intended as a lighthearted look at a tough world, performed à la Diary of a Mad Black Woman. Perry’s show will be performed October 13 through 17 at the Warner Theatre; the show starts at 8 every night, with a 3 PM matinee on Saturday. Tickets ($47 to $57) can be purchased by calling either 877-598-8696 or 800-551-7328 or by clicking here.
Here’s your chance to see possible comedy stars of tomorrow. Graduates of DC Improv’s four-week comedy school will demonstrate their newly honed skills alongside their instructor, Chris Coccia, at the Five Minutes to Funny Graduation Showcase on Thursday, October 15. Coccia is a well-regarded comedian in his own right, having opened for David Sanborn, Chicago, and the Oak Ridge Boys, and was recently selected as a finalist in the Great American Comedy Festival. The event will be held at DC Improv Comedy Club. The doors open at 7, and the show starts at 8; tickets ($10) can be purchased here.