Spotlight on Wednesday, March 27

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Entertainment

FUNNYMAN

Funnyman Duncan Trussell has one impressive resume. He's a triple threat: juggling his writing, acting and stand-up comedy skills across all media. He's starred in "Curb Your Enthusiasm," HBO's "Funny or Die," "Mad TV" and even "Stupid Face" on Fuel TV. He's helped write the first two seasons of Nick Swardon's "Pretend Time" on Comedy Central and Showtime's "La La Land." And if that's not enough, he's a stand-up comedian on the side, performing at venues across the country, as well as starring in his own podcasts. You'll most likely find him at the Hollywood Improv and Comedy Store in Los Angeles, or at "Comedy is Dead," one of LA's most prestigious alternative comedy shows by Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

He'll be bringing his act to Arlington Cinema N Drafthouse's Comedy Theater (2903 Columbia Pike) at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20.

COLLEGE COMEDY

College students can have some of the best stories to tell of late-night antics, which is what makes the Funniest College Competition at DC Improv (1140 Connecticut Ave. NW) such a fun series of events. The 10th annual event showcases the funniest college students in the Washington area. This show will feature college students/comedians performing 5 minutes of original stand-up material in front of an audience of their peers and a panel of expert judges. In this final preliminary round, two students will be selected as winners and will be invited to perform at the finals, which will be held at DC Improv on April 11.

Wednesday will feature more than a dozen performers from Georgetown, George Washington, American, Howard, Marymount, Towson and Montgomery College.

Just interested in the laughs? You can be a part of the audience at 8 p.m. Get your free ticket at dcimprov.com.

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