01/18/2013 04:36 pm ET Updated Mar 20, 2013

HuffPost D.C. at the D.C. Improv

While D.C. isn't thought of as a comedy hot spot, it has played a large role in what's funny on a large scale. Dave Chappelle, one of the most influential comedic personas of the last decade, developed at the DC Improv. John Mulaney and Rory Scovel, two up-and-comers that comedy nerds already adore, developed their craft in the District. There's a large collection of stand ups ready for bigger stages and bigger audiences working here now. That's why we're having our first showcase this Saturday at the DC Improv.

As an editor of the Huffington Post D.C. page and as a talk show host working and living in D.C., I'm familiar with the arts scene. The collection of comics we've assembled for this showcase is a good representation of the varied voices hailing from around the country, getting people to laugh in Washington.

Michael Foody is referred to as the "alt-comedy darling of D.C." for good reason.

Sara Armour and Elahe Izadi have both been accepted to the upcoming Women in Comedy Festival taking place March 21 to 24 in Boston, Mass.

Adam Friedland and Jamel Johnson are two producers of the Funny Moms showcase the third and fourth Wednesday of the month at the Wonderland Ballroom in Columbia Heights.

Emily Ruskowski was recently profiled as an up-and-comer in the Washington Post.

Randy Syphax recently appeared on Comcast Sportsnet with impressions of Marv Albert, Stephen A. Smith and Lebron James.

Saturday's show will feature alt-comics, funny women, funny moms and media darlings. All funny, all D.C., all ready for the next level.