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laughWhen: June 1 – 18
Where: Mead Theatre Lab at Flashpoint and Melton Rehearsal Hall at Woolly Mammoth in Washington, DC
Cost: $30 – An All Access Pass, $15 – Individual Show Ticket
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Every summer since 2012, LIT has hosted a summer festival featuring all types of comedy acts from across the country and locally. This summer, the sixth annual festival features over 80 acts, 18 workshops and 7 headliners from June 1 – 18 at two different venues: Mead Theatre Lab at Flashpoint and Melton Rehearsal Hall at Woolly Mammoth, both located in the heart of DC in PennQuarter/Chinatown. You can see performers from the Upright Citizens Brigade, Magnet, PIT, Annoyance and other noteworthy comedy theatres along the East Coast.

This year’s festival features comedy acts of all types:
improv teams (long-form, short-form, musical)
sketch teams
musical comedy acts
funny podcasts
comedic filmed sketches, short films, web series
other types of comedy acts

Laugh Index started in 2011 as a producer of comedy variety shows with an emphasis on long-form improv and with its already year-old, six-person improv troupe, Hot & Sweaty, as its headliner. By June 2013, Laugh Index had produced many shows and had its own improv festival.

Now as Laugh Index Theatre, a comedy theatre, LIT houses over sixty performers who comprise eight unique comedy teams that perform in LIT’s shows, which are now anywhere from one to four times a week. In addition to its shows and annual festival, LIT offers comedy classes for all levels of students, corporate training, and workshops for anyone ready to exercise their funny bones.

“We believe that anyone can be funny and that the funny can come from anywhere. Our philosophy is evident in our shows which showcase a variety of players, talent and comedy. Our classes program offers specialized training for all your comedic needs. With regard to our own company players’ development, we strive to be more than just funny performers — we’re comedians, creatives, artists, teachers, directors. We go wherever our comedic talents take us.”

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