City Paper is not for tourists
You’ve already seen most of this summer’s big movies, and you need an excuse to sit inside, feel some air conditioning blow, and laugh? Thank goodness the Second City is returning to D.C. this week. The Chicago-based team of improvisers and sketch comedians have crafted a new show just for D.C. audiences, following the acclaimed runs of Barack Star and America All Better in summers past. Keeping with tradition, Second City’s sharp and satirical gang will skewer everything from Facebook to Farragut North and pay special attention to the District’s main provider of jobs: the federal government. Having trained such political comedy greats as Tina Fey and Stephen Colbert, the company certainly knows a thing or two about satirizing our government. As election season nears, you may see the next hilarious Saturday Night Live-bound political impersonation on stage. The show runs July 7 to Aug. 2 at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, 641 D St. NW. $35–$68. (202) 393-3939. woollymammoth.net.