When you think of Washington, DC, do you think of comedy? Jack Coleman, a DC based comedian who runs Capital Laughs, speaks on his vision of making DC the comedy capital of the country. Jack Coleman has performed stand-up in Washington, DC for just over four years. In that time he produced more than 1,200 shows, been on stage more than 2,000 times, has staged a coup, has opened for people whom he grew up loving and for the past 2.5 years has has run Capital Laughs, a local comic organization that produces 10 free weekly stand-up shows and various monthly showcases, with a group of fellow comics. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx.