DC Arts Center SKETCH

Sketch Comedy Spectacular

with Rails Comedy , Cured by Pain and The Character Show

Sketch Comedy Night is a sketch comedy show that features characters, musicals, biting satire, and parody sketches. Featuring 3 sketch teams from DC and across the east coast.

Rails Comedy

Rails Comedy is a comedy troupe based in Washington, DC, that packs live sketches, characters, music, digital shorts, and more into one fun-filled show! They have performed in the Austin Sketch Fest, Montréal Sketchfest, North Carolina Comedy Festival, and Sketchfest Seattle’s Fall Stream where they won the Audience Choice Award. Rails Comedy’s sketch team performs regularly at the DC Arts Center and recently at the DC Improv. Rails Comedy produces Stand-Up, Sketch, Improv, and Drag shows every week in DC, so follow them @railscomedy to keep up with the excitement!

Cured by Pain

Cured by Pain is a three-person sketch comedy group from Washington, D.C. Members Mike Bock, Joanna Harris, and Ian McDermott have entertained audiences from Edinburgh to New York to right here in the nation's capital. Technologically gifted and charmingly witty, these three weirdos would love to make your acquaintance.

The Character Show

The Character Show is a hilarious and dynamic segment of Sketch Comedy Night, featuring a talented cast of performers who bring a variety of quirky and memorable characters to life on stage. With their sharp wit and impeccable timing, The Character Show never fails to leave audiences in stitches. Whether playing exaggerated versions of themselves or diving into completely fictional personas, The Character Show is a must-see for anyone who loves comedy.

06/24/2023 8:00 PM

Door Time: 7:40 PM

Other Showtimes

Sketch Comedy Spectacular is going to be a night to remember at the DC Arts Center! This night will feature 3 of the best comedy sketch teams on the East coast. Join us on Saturday as we bring you some of the most hilarious sketches, music, and stand-up from best comedians in the business!


🚂 Rails Comedy 🚂 Choo-choo! Hop aboard the laughter express as Rails Comedy takes you on a wild and witty journey through a world of clever sketches and unforgettable characters. This train of comedians is sure to keep you laughing non-stop as they explore the funny side of everyday life with their ingenious blend of humor.

💊 Cured by Pain 💊 A wildly talented sketch comedy troupe that's here to tickle your funny bone and heal your heart with laughter. Bursting onto the scene with their unique blend of sharp wit, unapologetic humor, and a touch of vulnerability, this dynamic ensemble has made it their mission to cure life's ailments with the universal medicine of comedy.

🎭 The Character Show 🎭 Step into the world of The Character Show, where a colorful cast of comedians comes to life! Each performer brings their own character with unique flair and style, creating an unforgettable showcase that will leave you in stitches. With their wild array of characters and spot-on impersonations, The Character Show is a true testament to the transformative power of comedy.

🎟️ Secure Your Seat for a Night of Unstoppable Laughter! 🎟️ Don't miss out on this phenomenal night of laughter and entertainment!

So don't wait! Get your tickets online for $15 or purchase them at the door for $20!

Doors open: 7:40pm, show starts at 8:00pm.

Location: DC Arts Center, 2438 18th St NW, Washington, DC 20009

DC Art Center’s Thursday Night Comedy is produced by Rails Comedy.

Late Seating Policy

  • Late seating is permitted. However, after 10 minutes after the show's start time (8:10pm), if you are not here, your seat will be released to an audience member waiting in the standby line. 

Audience Seating 

  • This show is likely to sell out! If we sell out, additional guests (who don't have a ticket) may wait in STANDBY line for a no-show seat. Standby line seating is NOT GUARANTEED. Additional guests should get their tickets now!

Parking & Public Transportation

  • If you're driving, we recommend budget 30 MINUTES to drive and park because of heavy traffic in the area.
  • The nearest metro is the Columbia Heights Metro Station. The walk to the venue is approximately 15 minutes.

Refund Policy

  • All sales are final – refunds are not permitted for this show.

Sketch Comedy Night is a sketch comedy show that features characters, musicals, biting satire, and parody sketches. Featuring 3 sketch teams from DC and across the east coast.

Rails Comedy

Cured by Pain

The Character Show