8641 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20910

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Comedy as a Second Language is a live, interactive comedy show featuring the stand-up comedy of immigrant and 1st generation performers. Audiences love this show! Lots of fun with our comics as they share stories and jokes about their lives, families and their relationship with their new home.


Saturday, February 10th, 2024 at 7pm

Silver Spring Black Box Threatre, 8641 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, MD 20910



Carol Zoccoli

Benny Nwokeabia

Dee Ahmed

Lucie Pohl


This show is part of SPRUNG!, a five-day comedy festival by Improbable Comedy.


SPRUNG! includes:

February 7: MOTHER of All Comedy Shows in partnership with Grassroots Comedy

February 8: The Originals

February 9: Mic Divas

February 10: Comedy as a Second Language

February 11: Cupid Comedy Special with Comedy Bonfyre

Tickets and more information are at www.improbablecomedy.com/sprung



Talent Bios


Carol Zoccoli is a comedian from Brazil based in New York City. Carol has lived in Toronto for seven years, during which time she was the recipient of the 2015 Tim Sims Encouragement Award and has had her stand-up bits on CBC Radio and TV. Carol has been part of the Netflix is a Joke Festival, NBC Breakout Festival, Laughing Skull, JFL-42 and Winnipeg Comedy Festival. Her TV credits include the Netflix Brazil special Lugar de Mulher; the international Amazon's hit show LOL; the Netflix UK show Perfectly Legal; Comedy Central Brazil and Saturday Night Live Brazil. Carol has performed and taught improv and sketch at Second City, including performing with Second City and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra in the show "Play it by Ear" in Toronto. As a writer, Carol has written for a number of TV shows in Brazil, including Saturday Night Live Brazil, where she was also Weekend Update’s host. Carol has also been a contributing writer for CBC Comedy in Canada.

Carol performs in English and Portuguese.


Benny Nwokeabia is a Washington DC native. Benny is half Nigerian half Ethiopian but grew up overseas in Geneva, Switzerland. He has performed in NYC (Broadway comedy club, Stand NY, Greenwich and other), DC (DC Improv,Comedy Loft, HotBed, Drafthouse and others) as well as internationally in Switzerland, Mexico and Canada (Zoo Fest, Just for Laughs). He has opened for acts such as Matt Rife, Martin Amini, Nate Jackson, Tony Woods, Mark Christopher Lawrence, Felonious Munk as well as others. Most recently auditioned in Montreal to be featured on Just For Laughs New Faces. He was named runner up in the Magoobys 2022 Comedian of the year competition and was named Winner of the DC Improv’s Comedy Kumite competition.


He also produces his own monthly show at the DC Comedy loft named “Applause break” where he showcases himself as well as some of the DMV’s best comedic talents.


Dee Ahmed is a stand-up comedian from Washington, DC. With his natural goofiness and sharp wit, Dee has crafted a unique comedic voice that is both insightful and hilarious. He is a regular performer at shows across the DC area, from open mic nights at local bars to comedy festivals around the country.


Lucie Pohl is a German-born-NYC-raised comedian, actor, & voice of the iconic character of Mercy on Blizzard's Overwatch & Overwatch 2. On screen Lucie can be seen in Academy Award winning films TAR & Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, as well as in Red Dwarf, Homeland, and most recently in Hulu's Welcome to Chippendales. In video games, Lucie voices Mercy in Overwatch & Overwatch 2, Rixxa Fluxflame in World of Warcraft Battle for Azeroth, as well as characters in Gotham Knights, Hearthstone, Red Dead Redemption 2 & more. As a comedian Lucie tours the US and internationally, and has written 4 solo comedies which have been featured in the New York Comedy Festival, at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Off Broadway as well as on London's West End. She has been nominated for a NY Innovative Theater Award and is the host of the popular Immigrant Jam Podcast as well as the Immigrant Jam Live Show, NYC's longest running Immigrant Comedy Showcase.


Please Note: Due to the nature of live performance, we sometimes have to make a last minute change in the lineup of performers. We appreciate your understanding and patience. It is always our aim to present a great show for our audience.


**Important: Please note the venue's covid policies.**

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