Grassroots Comedy DC (GCDC) is a group of comics that are passionate about two things: comedy and making the world a better place. Since the 2016, GCDC has hosted monthly stand-up comedy and comedy storytelling shows benefitting great causes that are suffering under the new administration’s policies, showing everyone a great time while raising funds and awareness for issues such as women's reproductive rights, climate change, immigration, LGBTQ rights, Anti-Islamophobia/travel ban, health care, Black Lives Matter, and more.
In addition and in alignment to stand-up shows, we are starting a comedy podcast with episodes framed around the theme/issue of the month, as well as a monthly video competition, comedy sketches, and more. We work to connect the DC community to the issues they care about and support in a dire time of need, through comedic relief and outlets for their own artistic and comedic coping expressions.
Our Mission Statement: Making humans laugh while improving humanity
We are framing ourselves as the "comedic resistance"
Our target audience is people who are anxious about the Trump administration and it's outcomes and implications, and want to fight back through supporting issues they care about while laughing at the same time.