MEET OUR PERFORMERS
Our setlist is filled with musical artists, comedians, and talent hailing from all walks of life and drawing from cities all around the country! Take a look at who will be sharing the virtual stage. Don't forget to stay plugged in as we will be releasing new additions as we approach the big day!
Ty Chase is the spirit of modern alternative rock. With musical comparisons to Chris Cornell, Jim Morrison, Foo Fighters, and Guns N Roses among others, Ty Chase is rapidly growing to become a timeless staple of the rock genre.
Inspired by the artistic rock icons from the late 60s onward, Ty picked up the electric guitar in 2004 and has been learning the craft since. After playing as a session player in New Jersey during High School, Ty moved to Nashville, TN to further pursue the craft.
From Frederick MD, still live at home with my mom. I started comedy because I didn’t want to go to college. I’m happy to say, I do not need a degree to do something I love.
When comedy was active, I was apart of the Capital Laughs team in Washington DC. I would help out on shows throughout out the week. Currently myself and Elani Nichelle host a Zoom open mic every Wednesday.
And I also have two tomato plants I water everyday that are looking good.
Suzanne started doing stand-up two years ago, and a week after she attended her first DC Improv stand-up show. Suzanne is a finalist in "Who's Funny in the DMV," hosted by Anthony Oakes (date pending), and regularly collaborates with other comics in the DMV on Instagram/Facebook live videos.
Based out of Washington, DC, Carly Harvey combines Blues, Jazz, Soul, & Americana roots styles to create a unique sound that calls to mind Etta James, Bonnie Raitt, Nina Simone, with a little Ella Fitzgerald thrown in for good measure.Carly is a two-time DC Blues society Battle of the bands winner (duo 2016, band 2018) and was proclaimed DC's Queen of the Blues in 2016 by Dr. Nick Johnson of WPFW Radio.
John Hedrick is a DC based comic with an unfortunate haircut and a weak pituitary gland. He started comedy in college and has opened for comics like Karen Chee. Follow him for sketch and stand up videos every week!
Jay Agbon is a comedian from Dallas TX. He currently resides in Washington DC but has performed all over. His comedy is equal parts humorously observational and gut bustingly personal.
Jack Coleman, a DC based comedian, aims to make DC the comedy capital of the country. Jack Coleman has performed stand-up in Washington, DC for just over four years. In that time he produced more than 1,200 shows, been on stage more than 2,000 times, has staged a coup, has opened for people whom he grew up loving and for the past 2.5 years has has run Capital Laughs, a local comic organization that produces 10 free weekly stand-up shows.
Molly Fratz is an emerging comic who regularly performs all over greater DC-area. A mid-west kid with an east coast wit, Molly's sense of humor has the unique ability to connect with audiences of all kinds. You've seen her perform at prestigious comedy venues such as Drafthouse Comedy Theater and the DC Comedy Loft. She's performed in over 7 states and brunches harder than any white girl you know. Born and raised near Cleveland, Ohio, she now resides in DC and spends most of her time on stage or
Karl began playing the guitar and writing music at the age of 25. His first two & a half decades were spent playing basketball and video games, and wondering just what the hell it is that's going on. Since picking up the guitar (and later the banjo), he's been using them to try and give expression to that very wonder.
With a style rooted in the fertile tradition of folk music, his songs dismiss perfection as an ache of the greedy, but they never give in to the mass modesty of easy imperfection
Hayden is a young, Filipino American comic who ocean be seen performing all over the DMV. Originally from North Carolina, he now resides in Washington DC where he works full-time as a UX designer. In addition to performing, Hayden also works as a photographer and animator for the popular DC promotion Capital Laughs.
And Idaho native known for her ability to show up on time and impeccable recall of middle school traumas. She’s gone up a prestigious dive bars such as the DC Drafthouse, DC Comedy Loft, Crumb & Whiskers, a storage unit in Maryland and more. A weekly host with Capital Laughs where she is making a name for herself as an emerging comic with sharp and relatable material.
Shounak is a comedian based in Washington, DC. He has performed all across the DMV, enticing audiences with his energy and witty takes about being a first generation Indian American. He's performed at notable venues such as DC Drafthouse, DC Comedy Loft, and Comedy Club DC, you can find some of his content on his Instagram and Facebook.
As he sings in his song, Throwing Stones, “...I’m a son to the North and a brother to the South”, Joey Wit’s story is just as unique and original as his sound. As a former professional athlete, it would seem Joe dedicated the majority of his life and childhood to the game of baseball. However, music was just as important as athletics in his upbringing. Growing up in a household with parents whose record collection included everything from Chet Atkins, Duane Eddy and Elvis Presley to Pink Floyd.
Born and raised in small town Arkansas, just outside of the musically historic city of Memphis, Tennessee, Bailey has always had a passion for songwriting. Picking up the guitar at only nine years old, she began to write songs within the first week of playing. Early influences including John Denver, Emmylou Harris, Joan Baez, and Bob Dylan, Bailey’s songs represent an era of authentic sound and songwriting that sometimes seems lost in our music industry today.
Martin Phillips is a stand up comedian primarily based in Washington DC, but still travels all over the country and has even performed in Alaska! While in college Martin was named the funniest college student in DC and hasn't stopped since; from performing at festivals, like The LA Diversity in Comedy Festival to the Cleveland Comedy Festival, and performing at colleges, appearing on the Kill Tony podcast multiple times, corporate gigs, apartment shows - Martin does it all!
Eric was and raised in Baltimore, MD where he began his early comedy career. He moved to DC in 2017 for more work opportunities, better comedy shows, and increased proximity from his childhood bedroom. Eric currently works in sales but wants to assure you that he is not a terrible person. He hosts a weekly comedy show through Capital Laughs on Friday nights at Appioo African Bar & Grill in Shaw, DC and is excited to return to comedy when the world is done ending.
Kenny Sharp is a singer-songwriter who effortlessly proves that soul music is alive and well. Currently based in Washington D.C. Sharp was born in Montgomery, Alabama to two military commissioned officers that moved around quite often. As he relocated across the world, his exposure to different cultures helped him develop an eclectic taste in music.
Cy Simonton of CBDB
Born and raised in Atlanta, Cy went to college at the University of Alabama. It was while finishing school there that he began to play more frequently write music. He leads vocals and plays guitar in the rock band CBDB. CBDB formed in Tuscaloosa, Alabama in 2011. Now residing in Nashville, TN - check out Cy's solo works on Spotify.
Vocalist for Twentylove and hailing from SoCal; Dan Burke was recently featured on NBC's Songland and has written music featured on several popular TV shows including HBO's Shameless.
Isabelle De Leon and Elijah Jamal Balbed
Accomplished musicians individually, together Isabelle and EJB form a powerhouse of percussion and saxophone.
Prince is a DC based comic who blazes the stage wherever he goes!
Tommy Taylor Jr
Funny, smart, and chronically womanless…Tommy Taylor Jr. is a uniquely talented comedian with an equally diverse artistic repertoire. As an actor, comedian, filmmaker, and writer, Tommy is steadily paving his way towards success on stage, in front of the camera, and behind it.
Christie has been writing and playing several years and has developed into a powerful singer and lyricist. Born and raised in New York City, she taught herself how to play guitar from the your age of thirteen and has been writing narratives of her life and other's ever since.
From Maryland, living in Washington DC, been working on satire writing, and forcing my mom to do sketches with me. I started doing standup because if I didn’t talk on stage I’d never shut up off of it.
New York ferocity, Nashville composition, Texas twang.