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Thanks to petty things like Christmas and New Year’s Eve and whatnot, the D.C. comic landscape has been pretty barren. Tonight ushers in a much-needed laugh with a visit from a former D.C. resident.
Thursday, Dec. 29: The Family Hemerlein at Montserrat House
Matthew Hemerlein brings back his variety show tonight, this time to Ninth Street’s Montserrat House. Co-hosted by D.C.’s once finest, now up-and-coming New York comic Seaton Smith, this evening promises to bring cutting-edge music and comedy to a temporarily lacking scene. Tonight, Smith is the highlight; the veteran stand-up is able to connect with all crowds. Opening for big names including Bill Burr and Dave Attell—-as well as plugging away in underground rooms—-has enabled Smith to thrive in any setting. Guest spots from Carmen Lynch and Grey Reverend round out this excellently curated evening. $15, all ages, 9 p.m.