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Polygon Comedy: Holiday Explosion!

Description: We’re buckling up for the end of the world with some of the funniest acts around during our December Polygon show: Holiday Explosion!

This month’s lineup:
Jake Alvarez (Stand-Up)
Angry People Building Things (Improv)
Rosen and Milkshake (Improv)
ManiPedi (Sketch)

Hosted by the one and only Joe Gates!

Style: Stand-up, Sketch, Improv

Date: Tuesday, December 11th

Time: Doors: 7:30pm
Show Begins: 8pm (prompt)

Admission: $5 at the door

Location: L’Etage (Above Beau Monde)
624 South 6th Street
Philly, PA

Contact: For more information, visit: http://polygoncomedy.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/events/452068454839768/
Are you an independent comedian in Philly? Looking to perform? Stand-up, improv, sketch and storytellers; we support ‘em all. “Like” us on our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/PolygonComedy), follow us on Twitter (@PolygonComedy), and send us a line atpolygoncomedy@gmail.com for more info on how you can be a part of our upcoming shows!

From the WitOut Archives: Top 5 of 2011 – Joe Moore’s Favorite Pictures

Twice a month, WitOut digs through its virtual piles of old columns to repost something great you may have missed.

This post was written by Joe Moorehead writer of PHIT Sketch Team Dog Mountain and the host of last year’s WitOut Awards.

My name is Joe Moore and I go to comedy shows in Philadelphia.

At a good deal of those shows, I like to drink beer. When I drink beer, I like to take pictures with my iPhone. People who drink beer and have an iPhone know that most often, these pictures are awful—upside-downers, close-ups of one of my fingers, and most of all, BLURRYs!

I just spent a good deal of time going through all of the pictures (some shows have one or two shots, and a few notable cases where I have close to 100!) and have selected my 5 favorite photos.

Out of the approximately 80 shows I went to and the many many shots, I’ve narrowed those down to my top 5:

In no order, here they are:

#1: “Changing of the Guard” Sketch Up or Shut Up – 3/4-5/2011

I think I killed most of a 6-pack (shared the rest) during Meg and Rob – Quality Value Convenience: The Final Meg & Rob Show. I know that I went to BOTH the Friday and the Saturday shows. I remember getting my shirt signed by BOTH Rob and Meg after one of the shows. I DO NOT remember putting the shirt in the washing machine that stole the signatures. And I just barely remember sticking around in front of the Shubin Theater after the Friday Show long enough to catch my second Sketch Up or Shut Up. A free show, Sketch Up is just as nice at twice the price and one of my favorite shows each month.

This photo depicts Meg passing the proverbial torch to Brian.

 

#2:Bird Text Comedy Showcase – 4/1/2011

The first Bird Text Show! This was one of my favorite nights of comedy all year, for 3 reasons: 1 – It was my first time seeing The Feeko Brother’s Jay PeeBee’s PB+J. / 2 – It was my first posted submission to WitOut.Net. / 3 – It was an incredible night of brilliant comedy. Easily the best line-up I’ve ever seen onstage at Helium.

A packed crowd got to see a killer line up of comedy and I drank a lot of beer.

Close readers of WitOut.net will note: I totally called the outcome of Philly’s Funniest and lit the match that became the Tommy Pope wild fire when I reported: ” 9:02 – Tommy Pope takes the stage. Is funny.”

#3: The Theme Show – 7/29/2011

The first Theme Show was a really fun night for me as well as a funny night for Philly Comedy. After taking the reigns of the fabled Bed Time Stories, an amazing legacy which I unfortunately didn’t drink enough to take pictures of, I’m sure both performers and audience were expecting some hiccups. Rob Banewicz had Gregg Gethard’s funny shoes to fill, and filled them well with an entertaining show that went off without a hitch.

#4: Hate Speech Hall’s Jesus is Really Galactus - 5/20-21/11

I took this picture at 2:35 AM. I have no idea what is going on here.

I think I’ve said enough.

#5:  The Final Bully Pulpit - 6/29/2011

My sustained adoration for Luke Giordano is VERY WELL documented on WitOut.Net. That being said, I was on stage this night which means it was probably the best night to be an audience member of anything ever. This was a photo I took from the stage, something I normally shouldn’t be able to do, but did anyway.

DISQUALIFIED #5A:  TV PARTY - 3/30/2011

Once a month, The Shubin hosts what I believe to be the most fun a person can ever have: Guilty Pleasures with Brendan Kennedy and Roger C. Snair, followed by TV Party with Paul Trigg and Rob Baniwicz. Hands down the best $10 I’ve ever spent, and the best $1,010 I plan on spending for the next 101 months.

They have an old hollowed out TV they use as a cooler…which also can sometimes be a hat.

Disqualified because I didn’t take the picture, but me wearing the TV/cooler from TV Party on my head is pretty cool.

 

WitOut is now accepting submissions from performers and comedy fans for our Top Five of 2012 list series. We are encouraging anyone to write about their favorite moments, shows, performers, sketches, quotes, or anything at all to help us recap and remember the past year in Philadelphia comedy. You can pitch your Top Five of 2012 idea to contact@witout.net.