On the Set: Comet Ping Pong

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by Ashley Mumford

We’re in the beginning stages of Season 5 here at OJBG Headquarters, which has us reminiscing about the hot, long, rewarding days of filming Season’s 3 & 4 last summer.  One of our stops was Comet Ping Pong, where we filmed several scenes for some upcoming Season 4 episodes.

Comet Ping Pong is a D.C. establishment that offers up tasty thin-crust pizza, a variety of musical acts, and–of course–PING PONG!  The  venue is industrial, artsy and just plain cool to look at.  James and Sasha from Comet took great care of us, so we had an easy-breezy time filming.  We loved it so much that we even had our wrap party here.  The footage looks awesome, and we can’t wait for you to see it.  But until then, take a look at some behind the scenes photos.

We’ve been teasing about Adrian (Nick Libowitz) being recruited into the Navy.  That scene was shot in front of Comet.

And here are our recruiters (Shawn Golanksi & Paul Brown) hanging out inside.

Have you noticed the sing-a-long in Season 3′s opening credits?  We filmed that here while Ellen Winter (who plays Sarah) manned the keys.  Many local artists and musicians perform at Comet every week.

Be sure to check out Ellen’s free EP.

You’re actually looking at the entrance to the bathrooms.  Can you find the door?? I couldn’t…but it looked pretty cool.

Some more behind-the-scenes candids from that day:

Comet Ping Pong is located at 5037 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington DC 20008.  Friend them on their main  Facebook page, or check out their music schedule at their Facebook Live Music page.  You can find their hours and more on their website:  www.cometpingpong.com

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