Katherine Jessup hopes you like her comedy, but it's cool if you don't. (You probably will though.) Commanding stages with the winsome charm of your slightly too honest best friend, her comedy's been described as sublime, profoundly relatable, and also available for birthday parties. She performs around the country, hosts a dope podcast (Advice! with Dave & Kat), and runs one of the best storytelling shows in DC. (The Post agrees!)

She's opened for Damon Wayans, Dana Gould, Rich Vos, Aries Spears, Colin Jost, Marina Franklin, Adam Ray, Ronny Chieng, Tom Arnold, April Richardson, Rory Scovel, Tommy Johnagin, Ted Alexandro, Bobcat Goldthwait, Johnny Pemberton, Josh Blue and Mia Jackson among others, and performed at the following festivals, clubs and theaters.


Accidental Comedy Fest, Bentzen Ball, Bird City Comedy Festival, Blue Whale Comedy Festival, Cape Fear Comedy Festival, Capital Fringe, Charm City Comedy Festival (2016 headliner), Cinder Block Comedy Festival, Crom Comedy Festival (Omaha 2016, Denver 2017), Flyover Comedy Festival, Laugh Your Asheville Off, Laughfest, Memphis Comedy Festival, North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival, Out of Bounds Comedy Festival , Scruffy City Comedy Festival, Seattle International Comedy Competition (2016), She-Devil (quarterfinalist 2015), Whiskey Bear Comedy Festival, Women in Comedy Festival, 202 Comedy Festival

Clubs and Theaters:

DC Improv, Arlington Drafthouse, Magooby's Joke House, Drafthouse Comedy (DC), Kennedy Center (DC), Warner Theater (DC), Lincoln Theatre (DC), Broadway Comedy Club, Dead Crow Comedy Club (Wilmington, NC), Goodnights Comedy Club (Raleigh, NC), Virginia Beach Funny Bone, Cozzy's (Newport News, VA), Comedy Underground (Seattle, WA), Laughs Comedy Club (Seattle, WA), Avalon Theatre (Easton, MD), Atlas Theater, DC Arts Center, Fringe Theater, Single Carrot Theater, State Theater, Alamo Drafthouse


Photograph by Carmen Morales