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Anthony Oakes


Making everyone laugh their faces off so we can't tell who's pretty or ugly...



Best Comedian Category

Looks like I've been nominated for an award.  I would love it if you could go and vote for me.  Your support means the world!  Muah! XOXO

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"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."

Maya Angelou


Who is Anthony Oakes?

Hailing from North Carolina, Anthony D. Oakes is a District of Columbia resident who is taking comedy and storytelling on the east coast by storm.  A natural comedian, Anthony has hit the ground running.  His clean, yet edgy, southern, intellectual, witty humor will have you reeling with laughter. 

Anthony is a 2021 recipient of DC Mayor Muriel Bowser's prestigious Mayoral Arts Award for Excellence in the Performing Arts. 

Taking the funny to the masses,, he was a participant in the 2021 DC Comedy Festival, 2021 Sixth City Cleveland Comedy Festival, and the 2021 Memphis Urban Laughs Festival. 

He has graced the stages of: The John F. Kennedy Center, The DC Improv, The Broadway,  The Westside, and  The Greenwich Village Comedy Clubs in New York City, Flappers, and The Ice House Comedy Club in LA.

You can catch him locally at: The DC Improv, DC Drafthouse, The Bier Baron Comedy Loft, Busboys and Poets, and, The Wonderland Ballroom. 

Anthony is currently a show host every first Wednesday of the month for Busboys and Poets 450 K Street NE.  He also produces several comedy shows in the DMV area, like, Seven Black Minutes.  Anthony can be found on all social media outlets.

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The John F. Kennedy Center

Join myself and these amazing storytellers for evening of love, PRIDE, and redemption.  Saturday May 21, 2022 at 6pm Free event. Register below.


I swear we used to get Easter Monday off...