ABOUT LIT COMEDY
LIT Comedy provides a home for anyone ready to get LIT with laughter. A one-stop shop for all your comedy needs, LIT offers shows and training in all types of comedy. We are so passionate about comedy that we have brought more laughter to Washington DC for over a decade.
Starting as a six-person comedy team, known as Hot & Sweaty in 2010, LIT grew into a producer of regular comedy shows and an inclusive, positive center for comedy training focused on the development of each student and performer.
Our season starts in September and culminates in June with our annual comedy festival, LIT Fest, which has featured up and coming talent who have since gone on to perform on Saturday Night Live and other notable TV shows.
A ONE-STOP COMEDY SHOP IN DC
DC's Best Comedy Festival
Since 2010, LIT Comedy provides the most unique and affordable comedy festival experience every June known as LIT Fest. LIT Fest submissions open in February, and LIT announces its line-up in May. In June audiences can see a variety of talent and types of comedy, and LIT Fest also provides workshops in the various forms of comedy such as stand-up, sketch, improv, musical comedy and more.
Comedy That Makes You #LITLOL
LIT provides easy to access online content for your comedic entertainment. You can watch our funny comedy videos and short films, listen to an episode of our comedy podcast, or read our satire.
Most Affordable, Diverse Comedy School
Enroll in our DC comedy classes and workshops held at 475 School St SW. Beginners and experts alike will find a fun, supportive environment focused on the craft of comedy. Choose from Stand-Up classes, Improv Comedy classes, Sketch Writing classes, private comedy lessons, free Comedy Workshops, or corporate Comedy Training. Stand-Up, Writing, Improv, Acting Classes are offered as part of our Online Comedy Classes as well.
Comedy Writing Classes For All
Join a LIT writers' room. Whether you live in Washington DC or the greater DMV area or beyond, our writers' rooms provide for all types of writers. We also offer an Online Comedy Writing Class, a Screenwriting Course, and Playwriting Classes. Or try a free Comedy Writing Workshop.
FREE COMEDY LABS
Free Comedy Workshops & Jams
Price should never be a barrier to the pursuit of comedy education, training or laughing with like-minded, similarly humored comedy fans. If you've always wanted to try comedy, then take one of our free comedy workshops through LIT Lbas. If you're already an experienced comedy performer or writer, then try one of our jams or ciricles. Or if you just want to meet people, spend your virtual happy hour at a LIT-tini.
Perform More, Launch A
Over 400 performers have called LIT Comedy their home. Some of our former players have gone on to shows like Last Comic Standing. LIT holds regular Washington DC Auditions, DC Theater Auditions, including Comedian Auditions and Stand Up Comedy Auditions. Improvisers, writers, actors, stand-ups, storytellers, playwrights, singers all have a home at LIT and have more access to performance opportunities. If you want to improve your acting skills first, we also offer Acting Workshops