Upcoming Shows

  • July 25, 2014 7:00 pmThe Comedy Works
  • July 25, 2014 7:30 pmFirst Fridays w/ Interrobang
  • July 25, 2014 8:00 pmThe N Crowd
  • July 25, 2014 8:00 pmCrazy Cow Comedy
  • July 25, 2014 8:30 pmFigment Theater: Sessions @ Studio C
  • July 25, 2014 9:30 pmFigment Theater: Sessions @ Studio C
  • July 26, 2014 7:30 pmComedy Sportz Philadelphia
  • July 26, 2014 8:00 pmCrazy Cow Comedy
  • July 26, 2014 9:30 pmThe Comedy Works
  • July 26, 2014 10:00 pmComedy Sportz Philadelphia
  • July 26, 2014 10:30 pmImprov Comedy: PHIT House Teams
  • July 31, 2014 8:30 pmFigment Theater: Sessions @ Studio C
  • July 31, 2014 9:00 pmThe Comedy Attic
  • August 1, 2014 7:00 pmThe Comedy Works
  • August 1, 2014 8:00 pmThe N Crowd
  • August 1, 2014 8:00 pmCrazy Cow Comedy
  • August 1, 2014 8:30 pmFigment Theater: Sessions @ Studio C
  • August 1, 2014 9:30 pmFigment Theater: Sessions @ Studio C
  • August 2, 2014 7:30 pmComedy Sportz Philadelphia
  • August 2, 2014 8:00 pmCrazy Cow Comedy
  • August 2, 2014 9:30 pmThe Comedy Works
  • August 2, 2014 10:00 pmComedy Sportz Philadelphia
  • August 2, 2014 10:30 pmImprov Comedy: PHIT House Teams
  • August 7, 2014 8:30 pmFigment Theater: Sessions @ Studio C
  • August 7, 2014 9:00 pmThe Comedy Attic
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Philly Comedy Round-up, Vol. 44

Helium Comedy Club recently announced the line-up for this year’s Philly’s Phunniest Person Contest. You can check out all the preliminary dates and which comedians drew which night online.

Tonight, Polygon Comedy returns to L’etage (6th and Bainbridge) with a show featuring improv group Malone, storytelling from James Bradford, stand-up from Doogie Horner, and the debut of new improv team Philly Secrets. Doors open at 7:30 and the show starts at 8:00.

The line-up and date for the next Camp Woods Plus have been announced – with Philly’s own The Judo Range and New York’s We’re Matt Weir joining Camp Woods at L’etage for their monthly alternative sketch comedy showcase Tuesday, May 22nd. Doors open at 8:00 and the show begins at 8:30.

ManiPedi is heading to the Ladies Are Funny Festival in Austin, Texas this weekend and they made sure the festival’s audience got a bit of a preview of their humor with this interview on the LAFF web site. Check it out!

Technically Philly recently wrote this article about the online comedy scene in Philadelphia. Check it out for insights from Philly comedians Abigail Bruley, Paul Triggiani, Rob Baniewicz, Aaron Hertzog, and more.

Philly In Focus interviewed Samantha and Brian Craig of Secret Pants recently about their comedy – you can check it out online.

The Witout Podcast, Episode 12: Kevin McDonald

Aaron sits down with Kevin McDonald of the Kids in the Hall to talk about his comedy career, his process, and the improv to sketch workshop he taught in Philadelphia. Later, Aaron talks with Brian Kelly and Paul Triggiani of Secret Pants about their experience in the class and working with someone who was a great influence on them. Listen below or subscribe on iTunes.

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Fibber Preview by Hillary Rea

Fibber is a monthly storytelling show produced by Philly Improv Theater and hosted by Hillary Rea. Each month four storytellers swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. But one of the four is the Fibber, weaving a web of lies with a totally made up story. It’s the audience’s job to listen to the stories, interrogate the performers, and vote for the person whose pants they think are on fire. After a secret audience ballot, the Fibber is revealed and those who chose wisely are rewarded with a smug sense of satisfaction and free tickets to a future show.

Get to know the storytellers for the upcoming show, Monday May 7th at 9pm at the Shubin. Host Hillary Rea interviewed each one and asked the question: Give me three reasons why the audience should believe your story.

T.J. Hurley

T.J.is a full time hack and part time comic. He lives and works in Philadelphia.

Why you should believe me:
1) I was raised Catholic and am haunted by an almost transcendent sense of guilt.
2) Look at this face. This is an honest face.
3) Why would I lie? I don’t need to impress you people.

Andrew Panebianco

Andrew writes, eats salads, and cries easily at movies.  He teaches college English in order to justify the amount of corduroy jackets he owns.

Why you should believe me:
1. I try exceptionally hard to be an honest person.
2. I check my bed every night to make sure there aren’t any spiders under my covers.
3. One of these three sentences is a lie.

Sue Taney

Sue is an amazing preschool teacher by day, and improv comedian by night. She makes the hour long journey from Jersey several times a week to Philly to practice and perform in Comedysportz, Hate Speech Committee, and Rookie Card because she super loves it.

Why you should believe me:
1. Look at this face
2. (Points to face)
3. Would I lie to you?

Andrew Whitmire

During the day, Andrew is the Program Director at Destination Imagination, Inc., where he, on a daily basis, can be found developing and implementing fun and educational programming based on teamwork and creativity for kids in more than 30 countries worldwide. At night, he loves to sleep.

Why you should believe me:
1. I work at a non-profit so I’m not in it for the money.
2. As a 5-year-old I accidentally stole Werther’s Originals from the grocery, got away with it (accidentally) and still returned them. Well, my mom did.
3. I am an Eagle Scout.

Check out these stories from past Fibber shows. One of these storytellers is telling the truth and one is the Fibber. Guess who.

Local Holiday Miracle and Kids With Rickets Promo

This week sketch groups Local Holiday Miracle and Kids With Rickets will join forces for a two show run at Philly Improv Theater. Thursday night the two groups will take the stage at 9:00 where they will each present a half hour of sketch comedy and Friday they will reprise the show at  8:30. The groups got together to film this promo video for their shows.

Tickets for Local Holiday Miracle and Kids With Rickets can be purchased in advance online.