This year Ellen DeGeneres will be awarded the Kennedy Center’s Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. The event on Oct. 22 will be a star studded affair, but alas, it is sold out.
You could wait to watch it on PBS Oct. 30 — or you could try to win tickets by going to see comedian (and Ellen show veteran) Erin Jackson this weekend at the DC Improv. Every ticket holder at Jackson’s show will be automatically entered to win tickets to the Twain award show.
Did we mention that we absolutely love Erin Jackson? In addition to being featured in an article about local comedians, she is one of the guest judges in the Washington Post Magazine’s Humor Contest, which comes out Oct. 14.