Laughter is the Best Medicine

Bust a rib, or gut, or even an arm bone (humorous) this weekend by going to a comedy show featuring these touring comedians.

By Robby Osborne

It is a scientific fact that the human body is most vulnerable to colds during extreme weather changes, so while the warmth has brought a pleasant change, it’s important to stay healthy. Laughter has long been known to be a cure-all for any illness, but what isn’t as widely known, is that laughter is also excellent at preventing illness in the first place, by reducing stress. Northern Virginia Magazine cares deeply about your health, so we have found three different ways to make your health high and your stress low. Preview the comedians below, so you can try it before you buy it. Warning, these clips may have NSFW language.

Arlington Cinema and Drafthouse

Colin Jost

Colin Jost is taking the reigns of the Saturday Night Live sketch Weekend Update as Seth Meyers prepares for his Late Night debut. Jost is a head writer for SNL, and also tours around the country making people laugh in person. He will be performing both Thursday at 10 p.m. and Friday at 7:30 p.m. Both shows are $15 Jost has appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, TBS and at the Just For Laughs comedy festival in Montreal.

2903 Columbia Pike, Arlington
703 486-2345 –
$15, Thursday @ 10 p.m., Friday @ 7:30 p.m.

Brad Williams

Be warned, if you offend easily, or at all, Brad Williams might not be the show for you, and you should probably avoid the video as well. Williams brings his unique style of comedy to the Arlington Cinema and Drafthouse on Friday and Saturday at various times for $22. Williams has performed on Legit, Live at Gotham, the Tonight Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Mind Of Mencia and Pitboss

2903 Columbia Pike, Arlington VA
703 486-2345 –
$22, Friday @ 10 p.m., Saturday @ 7:30 p.m.& 10 p.m. 

The Comedy Spot

Kevin McDonald, sketch comedian of Kids in the Hall fame, and local group, Tiger’s Blood Theater perform the comedic sketches that were created that day in a workshop. As the show comes to a close, Mikael Johnson will come on stage, and there will be free-form improvisation.

4238 Wilson Blvd, Arlington
703 294-5233
$20, Saturday, 7:30 p.m.