May 16-18, 2019 - Arlington Drafthouse & Drafthouse Comedy in DC

6 Amazing Comics, 6 Countries, 2 Showcases

Global Showcase

Jocelyn Chia (Singapore), Fabrizio Copano (Chile), & Chris Martin (UK)3 critically acclaimed international comics perform 20+ mins of stand-up comedy - hosted by a local to DC international comedian. 90 Minute Show.
Thursday, May 16th (8:30PM) @ Drafthouse Comedy in DC - $15 (13th & L St NW, Wasington DC)
Friday, May 17th (7:00PM, 9:00PM) @ Drafthouse Comedy in DC - $20 (13th & L St NW, Wasington DC)
Saturday, May 18th (7:00PM, 9:30PM) @ Arlington Drafthouse - $20 (2903 Columbia Pike, Arlington VA)

World Showcase

Shazia Mirza (Pakistan), Joseph Opio (Uganda), & Julia Hladkowicz (Canada) 3 critically acclaimed international comics perform 20+ mins of stand-up comedy - hosted by a local to DC international comedian. 90 Minute Show.
Thursday, May 16th (8:30PM) @ Arlington Drafthouse - $15 (2903 Columbia Pike, Arlington VA)
Friday, May 17th (7:30PM, 10:00PM) @ Arlington Drafthouse - $20 (2903 Columbia Pike, Arlington VA)
Saturday, May 18th (7:00PM, 9:00PM) @ Drafthouse Comedy in DC - $20 (13th & L St NW, Wasington DC)
Jocelyn Chia is a New York based standup comedian originally from Singapore. A lawyer-turned comedian, she was featured on cnbc.com for winning the Gotham Comedy Club’s Funniest Lawyer Competition. She has been a guest comedian on the Howard Stern Channel of Sirius XM, and a guest host on MTV. She made her standup television debut on AXS TV’s Gotham Comedy Live, hosted by William Shatner. She is also a two time winner of the Moth Storyslams, and enjoys weaving storytelling into her stand-up. She won the 2016 Ladies of Laughter Competition, and in 2017 she received the “Rising Star Award – Comedy” at the Asian American Television and Film Festival. She will be making her Comedy Central debut August 2018.
Fabrizio Copano is one of the most well-known comedians in Latin America, and is the first South American comedian to shoot an original comedy special for Netflix. Actor and writer of the hit Chilean comedy show “El Club de la Comedia”, Copano also lead his own late night show “El Late de Copano”. Copano was one of the hosts of the Comedy Central Latin America-produced “La Culpa es de Colón”, a comedy supergroup with the top five comedians from 5 countries in Latin America. The group tours throughout the region, and hosts a talk show, broadcast by the channel across the territory. Recently, Copano joined “Más Mejor”, a new platform and YouTube channel for Latino-focused comedy content produced by Broadway Video.
You might have seen Chris Martin do stand up comedy on tour in the UK, USA Australia or New Zealand or on telly. My 2017 Edinburgh festival show "The One and Only Chris Martin" just got nominated for "Best Comedy Show" at the Amused Moose Comedy Awards. He has recently been on Live at the Comedy Store (Comedy Central), Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled, and done some acting in ITV's Horrible Science. Chris Martin also does two really fun podcasts with his friend Carl and one with his weird Australian Uncle Trevor which you can listen to anywhere in the world (probably excluding N Korea).
Shazia Mirza is an award winning British stand up comedian and writer with a Pakistani family background. But what do awards mean anyway? Everyone’s got an award. You get awards these days just for leaving the house and recycling your yogurt pots. Shazia’s TV appearances include; ‘Travel Man, 48 Hours In…’ (C4), ‘Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls’ (C4), ‘The Jonathan Ross Show’ (ITV), Top Gear (BBC), ‘Loose Women’ (ITV), ‘The Late Late Show’ (RTE) and she is a regular panelist on ‘The Wright Stuff’ (Channel 5). Radio includes; ‘Graham Norton Show’ (BBC), ‘Steve Wright in the Afternoon’ (BBC), ‘The Craig Ferguson Show’ (SiriusXM), ‘The Now Show’, ‘Saturday Live’, ‘Woman’s Hour’, ‘The Robert Elms Show’ (BBC), ‘The Ian Dale Show’ (LBC) and ‘The Frank Skinner Show’ (Absolute Radio).
Joseph Opio is a Ugandan stand-up comedian and writer on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. A trained lawyer and qualified accountant, Opio is an observational satirist whose universal brand of comedy, razor-sharp wit, original material and impeccable delivery have seen him perform on three different continents — from South Africa through Switzerland to the biggest comedy clubs in New York City. Opio has written for over 560 episodes of The Daily Show, has won an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series, and been nominated for two consecutive Writers’ Guild of America (WGA) awards for outstanding achievement in comedy and variety.
Julia Hladkowicz is a Canadian comedian and actor who has won numerous awards in the world of comedy such as the Hogtown Comedy Festival Directors Award, 2008 Fresh Meat Showcase Nomination and the prestigious Brian Linehan Scholarship Award. She has appeared on The Comedy Network, Much Music’s Video on Trial, MTV, YTV, PBS and on SiriusXM. She is a two time finalist in SiriusXM’s Top Comic and has performed numerous times at JFL42 in Toronto and twice at Just For Laughs in Montreal. She made her Just For Laughs debut in the Homegrown Competition in 2015 and has returned to do two All Access TV tapings and a Kevin Hart LOL Live taping.

Global Showcase

Jocelyn Chia (Singapore), Fabrizio Copano (Chile), & Chris Martin (UK)3 critically acclaimed international comics perform 20+ mins of stand-up comedy - hosted by a local to DC international comedian. 90 Minute Show.
Thursday, May 16th (8:30PM) @ Drafthouse Comedy in DC - $15 (13th & L St NW, Wasington DC)
Friday, May 17th (7:00PM, 9:00PM) @ Drafthouse Comedy in DC - $20 (13th & L St NW, Wasington DC)
Saturday, May 18th (7:00PM, 9:30PM) @ Arlington Drafthouse - $20 (2903 Columbia Pike, Arlington VA)

World Showcase

Shazia Mirza (Pakistan), Joseph Opio (Uganda), & Julia Hladkowicz (Canada) 3 critically acclaimed international comics perform 20+ mins of stand-up comedy - hosted by a local to DC international comedian. 90 Minute Show.
Thursday, May 16th (8:30PM) @ Arlington Drafthouse - $15 (2903 Columbia Pike, Arlington VA)
Friday, May 17th (7:30PM, 10:00PM) @ Arlington Drafthouse - $20 (2903 Columbia Pike, Arlington VA)
Saturday, May 18th (7:00PM, 9:00PM) @ Drafthouse Comedy in DC - $20 (13th & L St NW, Wasington DC)

Insider Happy Hour Sneak Peak

VIP Opening Party! - All 6 Showcase comics preview 5-7 mins of stand-up comedy - then gather for 45 min panel discussion to kick off the 2019 DC International Comedy Showcase. Happy Hour includes 1 free beverages (draft beer, wine, soda, or bottle water). 90 Minute Show.
Thursday, May 16th (5:30PM) @ Drafthouse Comedy in DC - $10 (13th & L St NW, Wasington DC)