With 10 shows and dozens of rising comedians, music, improv and more, the second Bentzen Ball Comedy Festival, running Oct. 10-13 in a handful of venues across the District, has plenty for comedy fans and neophytes. Check out the full list of performances here, but these are some of our favorites for a funny weekend.
Opening night at the 9:30 Club Tig Notaro, the comedian who has become one of the nation's top comics in the four years since the last Bentzen Ball Comedy Festival (pictured), returns this year to perform at the festival's opening night Oct. 10 at the 9:30 Club. The Los Angeles-based comedian is also the festival's curator, a masterful string-puller who has tapped a large clique of very funny, very famous friends to perform over the four-day fest. Tickets are $25. Dakota Fine Buy Photo