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The best comedy shows in Washington this week

Looking to get some laughs?

When it comes to comedy, there's plenty to keep you busy this week, from a charitable stand-up show to a satirical musical comedy.

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Jokes That Give Back: Dreams For Kids DC

"Jokes that Give Back" is a stand-up comedy show hosted by comedians Andie Basto and Gigi Modrich. The show raises funds for Dreams for Kids DC, which helps children with physical and developmental disabilities recognize their potential.

When: Thursday, Jan. 17, 7 p.m.
Where: Drafthouse Comedy Theater, 1100 13th St. NW
Price: $5
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DeAnne Smith at Drafthouse Comedy Theater

This Friday, Stand-up comedian DeAnne Smith performs at Drafthouse Comedy Theater. The Canadian Comedy Award winner has performed at the annual Just for Laughs festival in Montreal and the New Zealand International Comedy Festival, and has been seen on TV shows like "Last Comic Standing" and "The Late Late Show."

When: Friday, Jan. 18, 7 p.m.
Where: Drafthouse Comedy Theater, 1100 13th St. NW
Price: $10
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The Capitol Steps at Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center

Last but not least, The Capitol Steps is a musical comedy group that jokes about Republicans, Democrats and everything in-between. The troupe has been performing since 1981 and has included former Congressional staff members in its skits.

When: Friday, Jan. 18, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Price: $26
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