Summer comedy events in the D.C. area: dads, deviants, duos


Comedian Jim Gaffigan has five kids and wrote a book called “Dad Is Fat.”

June 7

Canadian comedy troupe Kids in the Hall are here to crush your head. They will crush, crush, crush your head. If you didn’t get that joke, you probably won’t want to go. If you did, you probably already have tickets or are frantically trying to buy them right now. K.P.K.
DAR Constitution Hall, 1776 D St. NW; June 7, 8 p.m., $37.50-$47.50; 202-628-4780. (Farragut West)

June 13

Move over, Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield. The clear winner for entertainment’s best power couple is Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally. The real-life married duo aren’t just acting when they’re tearing each other’s clothes off on “Parks and Recreation” — they have undeniable chemistry off-screen as well. And while they’ve proven they can hold up impressive comedy careers individually, the pair make gold when they get together. During a few performances last year, for example, they rapped about genitals. That’s one way to keep your marriage alive. L.M.
DAR Constitution Hall, 1776 D St. NW; June 13, 8 p.m., $37.50; 202-628-4780. (Farragut West)

Aug. 9

Comedian Jim Gaffigan’s humor often draws on his family life, although he’s still most famous for his viral Hot Pockets bit. The author, right, of “Dad is Fat” will tell tales from the parenting trenches — he has five kids! — and share thoughts on other topics at Wolf Trap. K.P.K.
Wolf Trap, Filene Center, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna;  Aug. 9, 8 p.m., $30-$50; 703-255-1868.

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Lori McCue is the entertainment editor at Express.
Kristen Page-Kirby covers film for The Washington Post Express.
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