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Erin Jackson at the DC Improv

Hoping to follow in the footsteps of fellow D.C.-bred comics Wanda Sykes, Dave Chappelle and Martin Lawrence, Erin Jackson has garnered some national credibility with appearances as a semi-finalist on Last Comic Standing and The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Jackson, according to DC Improv’s biography, “is looking forward to the day when she becomes famous enough to move to Hollywood, buy a mansion and marry a white woman — the ultimate symbol of success for black celebrities.” Wednesday, Dec. 21, through Friday, Dec. 23, at 8 p.m. DC Improv, 1140 Connecticut Ave. NW. Tickets are $15 to $17. Call 202-296-7008 or visit

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