Any other night of the week, the backroom at RFD in Chinatown could be mistaken for every sticky-floored sports bar in Penn Quarter. It becomes a make-shift comedy club when a worn, gray fold-up stage is wheeled out for Awesome Thursdays.
Nov. 1, 2012 Martin Amini adjusts his microphone in the men's room before his performance at RFD in Chinatown. Like many comics, he records his performances to study later. Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post Buy Photo