The DC Comedy Festival is brought to you by a group of local comedians who want to bring attention to and unite the comedy community in our city. From up-and-comers to national headliners, we want you to see what your city has been hiding—a flourishing comedy scene filled with some of the best, brightest, and funniest minds in the game.
This festival is meant to introduce the public to the comedy scene here in DC and give the venues that host local comedians a chance to connect with new audiences. We are going block by block, corridor by corridor, venue by venue to bring light to where the funny has been hiding
Headliner: Kasuan Wilson
Jersey City, New Jersey is the hometown of one of the brightest, up-and-coming stars in the country. Mr. Kasaun Wilson is a stand-up comedian who has been touring colleges, churches, and theaters all around the country. While earning his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting from the historic Howard University (THE MECCA) in Washington, DC, Kasaun Wilson started an acting and stand-up comedy career that is still garnering him national attention today. He won DC Improv’s Funniest College Student competition representing Howard University, has opened up for some of this country’s greatest acts including Grammy Award Winner, Tye Tribbett, Greg Proops (Whose Line is it Anyway?), Gary Owen (Tyler Perry’s House of Payne and Think Like a Man) and featured for Donnell Rawlings (Chappelle’s Show), and has also been highlighted in the Washington Post for his acting work on “Sanctified” at the Lincoln Theater and “Standing on the Edge” in the DC Black Theatre Festival. Known for his quick wit and setting himself apart for being one of the country’s brightest clean comedians, Kasaun has featured in some of this country’s greatest venues including the DC Improv, the UniverSoul Circus, The Ohio State University, the Stand-Up NY Comedy Club, and the world famous Comedy Store in Los Angeles, CA to name a few. All of these great shows led to Kasaun being featured on NBC’s Last Comic Standing Season 9 starting on July 22, 2015. Whether it is on the silver screen, the theater stage, or with a mic in his hand, look out for Howard University’s own Mr. Kasaun Wilson.