JR De Guzman from Comedy Central, MTV, NBC.: A Benefit for Planned Parenthood

Fri, Jul 6, 2018
Sat, Jul 7, 2018

JR De Guzman from Comedy Central, MTV, NBC.: A Benefit for Planned Parenthood

with Grassroots Comedy DC and Franqi French

Born in the Philippines and raised in California, JR De Guzman began performing comedy while working as a music teacher, which he quickly learned just meant teaching Taylor Swift songs to teenagers. He has entertained all over the world, having performed for Stand-Up Tokyo and ROR Comedy in Japan, the Jokers Ball in Indonesia, the Badaboom Comedy Series in Amsterdam, the Edmonton Comedy Festival, and countless other international shows.

Combining music and comedy, JR serenades the audience into laughter with songs, jokes, and stories of traveling the world, life after college, and family. He has shared the stage with Tim Allen, Margaret Cho, Daniel Tosh, Jerrod Carmichael, Iliza Shlesinger, and more. Winner of 2016 Stand-up NBC & named as a prestigious "New Face" at Just for Laughs 2017, you can catch him on Coming to the Stage Season 2 on Hulu, Comedy Central's Kevin Hart Presents: Hart of the City, and MTV's Acting Out. Also, check out his debut album on Sirius XM Radio's Laugh's USA which debuted #1 on iTunes and Billboard.

Grassroots Comedy DC

As seen in The Washington Post, Grassroots Comedy DC (GCDC) is run by comics that are passionate about two things: comedy and making the world a better place. We (along with the majority of Americans by a margin of 2.7 million, apparently) disagree with the Trump administration’s agenda on essentially all counts, and believe that we can do better (not “we” as in us personally- definitely not that! More “we” as in Americans generally).

Franqi French

Since hitting the comedy scene in 2013 Franqi French has quickly become one of the fastest rising stand ups in the DMV area. Franqi has a way of perfectly balancing her surprisingly brash wit with a refreshingly unique point of view. Ms. French has performed at some of the top comedy clubs around the country: DC Improv, The Drafthouse Theaters, Magoobys, The Comedy Store, Carolines on Broadway, Stand Up NY and many others. Some of the well known acts she's worked with include: Donnell Rawlings, Alycia Cooper, Adam Ferrara, Todd Glass and one of the original Kings Of Comedy; DL Hughley. She's made several guest appearances on The Roland Martin Show on TV One and you can see her regularly at her monthly show: "Broad Way" at the DC Drafthouse.