August 22, 2013 at 12:01 pm EDT | by Will Owen
Feats of Strength
Sampson McCormick, comedy, gay news, Washington Blade

Sampson’s performance at the Howard next week will partially benefit Casa Ruby. (Washington Blade file photo by Michael Key)

The Howard Theatre (620 T St., N.W.) hosts “That B*&@! Better Be Funny,” a comedy concert starring D.C.-based stand-up comedian Sampson on Tuesday night. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30.

Sampson is the first black, openly gay comedian to headline The Howard. His monologues address the struggles he faced as a black gay youth, including abuse, homelessness, religious-based homophobia and domestic violence. A portion of the evening’s proceeds will benefit Casa Ruby (2822 Georgia Ave., N.W.), a multicultural drop-in center for the D.C.’s LGBT community.

Admission is $20. For more information on the show and to purchase tickets, visit For more information on Sampson, visit

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