Once a week through June 24, twenty-seven contestants from a variety of federal agencies, the U.S. Senate and the U.S. Army and Marines will compete to earn the distinction of the 2011 Funniest Fed. And can't you just hear the laughs when the winner tells a stranger about the achievement. The Fisher House Foundation, benefiting families of wounded soldiers, will receive 20 percent of all ticket sales. Competition launches Wednesday, May 11, at 7:30 p.m. Arlington Cinema N' Drafthouse, 2903 Columbia Pike, Arlington. Tickets are $11.75. Call 703-486-2345 or visit arlingtondrafthouse.com.