Upcoming Shows

  • 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
  • August 8, 2014 7:00 pmThe Comedy Works
  • August 8, 2014 8:00 pmCrazy Cow Comedy
  • August 8, 2014 8:00 pmThe N Crowd
  • August 8, 2014 8:30 pmFigment Theater: Sessions @ Studio C
  • August 8, 2014 9:30 pmFigment Theater: Sessions @ Studio C
  • August 9, 2014 7:30 pmComedy Sportz Philadelphia
  • August 9, 2014 8:00 pmCrazy Cow Comedy
  • August 9, 2014 9:30 pmThe Comedy Works
  • August 9, 2014 10:00 pmComedy Sportz Philadelphia
  • August 9, 2014 10:30 pmImprov Comedy: PHIT House Teams
  • August 14, 2014 8:30 pmFigment Theater: Sessions @ Studio C
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Laff Therapy Thursdays

Description: Every Thursday. “Laff Therapy Thursdays” hosted by the one and only Lawrence Killebrew! This Weekly Event offers Top Notch comedy for the best deal in Philly!

Style: Stand-up

Date: Every Thursday

Time: 8pm

Admission: Tickets Available Online

Location: The Laff House – 221 South St. Philadelphia

Contact: Website

Philly Comedy Round-up, Vol. 68

Last week comedian Doogie Horner wrote about being asked to perform stand-up at a holiday party, and then followed up his first post with a story about his experience.

This Wednesday Accidents Will Happen will begin their run as a weekly show at Adobe Cafe (1919 E. Passyunk Ave). This week’s show will be entirely an open mic. You can sign up for the mic at 8:30pm the night of the show or via email to accidentscomedy@gmail.com

This Saturday Rookie Card at the Raven Lounge will return for their Farewell 2012 show. The show will be hosted by stand-up comic Dan Scully and feature improv sets from PHIT House Team Hot Dish and duo Steve Rogers is Dead.

It was recently announced that Todd Barry will bring his Crowd Work Tour to Philadelphia early next year when he will perform at The Urban Saloon on Sunday, January 20th. As the name suggests Barry’s performance on the show will be completely crowd interaction instead of his usual written material. You can find more information on Facebook.

Billy Bob Thompson (The Feeko Brothers, Camp Woods, Hate Speech Committee, formerly of ZaoGao) has been chosen by the Peoples Improv Theater in New York as a recipient of their Improv Your Life Scholarship, granting him a full ride to their level one through five improv courses. Congrats, Billy.

This Wednesday Tight Six expands from their weekly open mic to present Not Jazz at Chris’ Jazz Cafe (1421 Sansom St.) a show featuring “a mix of stand-up, music (not jazz), fun, not jazz, games, and other spontaneous insanity.” The show will feature comedy from Doogie Horner, Juliet Hope Wayne, Alex Grubard, Jim Ginty, Sidney Gantt, and Robert X.

Comedian and storyteller Juliet Hope Wayne has been nominated for the 2012 Philebrity Award for General Fabulousness. The Philebrity awards are determined by online poll that will be open until Wednesday, December 19 at noon.

While we’re on the topic of awards shows; the nominations for the 2013 WitOut Awards for Philadelphia Comedy have been announced. Online voting is open to comedians and the general public from now until December 21. Tickets to the show and after-party will be on sale online via World Cafe Live.

If you have any Philly comedy news worth mentioning – send it our way with an email to contact@witout.net

We Hate Movies presents The Last Man on Earth

Description: We Hate Movies will be performing a live improvised comedy commentary a la Mystery Science Theater 3000 to the 1964 B-movie classic THE LAST MAN ON EARTH starring Vincent Price as a Vampire Hunter.

Style: Variety

Date: Thursday, December 20th

Time: 9 PM

Admission: $10 (includes the 7 PM event: The Meaning of MELANCHOLIA panel discussion.)

Location: PhilaMOCA. 531 N 12th St.

Contact:  http://www.facebook.com/events/431994273532726/

Stand-up Fashionista with Joe Moore: The Roast of Brendan Kennedy

Lots of people will be talking about the things that went down at last night’s roast of Brendan Kennedy. Brendan is leaving for LA soon, and the roast provided an opportunity for the Philadelphia comedy community to air out their dirty laundry live and on stage.

Speaking of laundry, below is a description of what everyone was wearing during the roast last night.

Benny Michaels – Black suit jacket over a white  and grey vertical-striped shirt unbuttoned at the top, a brown undershirt, black shoes
Rob Baniewicz – Red and white picnic blanket-style checkered shirt, black jacket, black jeans, black shoes
Alex Pearlman – Grey double-breasted cardigan with black buttons, purple dress shirt untucked with a black tie, blue jeans, black shoes
Jess Ross – Green dress, green beaded necklace, black leggings, black boots
Roger C Snair – Black pants, dark brown long-sleeve henley shirt, dark green/brown/light green wide-brimmed hat, black shoes
Shannon Brown – Black blouse, blue jeans, necklace with a locket, black shoes
Doogie Horner – Grey over-shirt with a black untucked T-shirt underneath with the words ‘THE DEAD MILKMEN” in white lettering and a white cartoon of a cow, light blue jeans, aquamarine shoes with white soles
Christian Alsis – Dark blue hoodie sweatshirt zipped three quarters of the way, blue and white checkered undershirt, white T-shirt just visible at the neckline, blue jeans, dark shoes
Michael Rainey – Black henley-style long-sleeved shirt, black jeans, brown shoes with no laces
Joey Dougherty – Red and black untucked checkered shirt, black jeans with cuffs, light brown leather shoes with darker brown laces
Greg Maughan – Blue, black and white plaid shirt, black khakis, black shoes, silver wrist watch on the left wrist
Jim Grammond – Three-quarter sleeve untucked ringer baseball T-shirt with red sleeves, grey chest and back, the words “RED FANG” in red blood-splatter-esque lettering above a white skull of a saber-toothed tiger, sleeves rolled about 2 inches, blue jeans, black shoes
Brian Craig – Blue and white plaid untucked shirt, sleeves rolled to the elbows, blue jeans, brown shoes
Brendan Kennedy – Dark blue jeans, blue button-down shirt (unbuttoned) over a navy blue henley style long-sleeve shirt with a grey T-shirt just visible at the collar, black jeans, black shoes

Joe Moore is a writer for PHIT House Sketch Team Dog Mountain and an online fashion guy.

The Nominees for the 2013 WitOut Awards for Philadelphia Comedy Are…

BEST STAND-UP COMEDIAN
Aaron Hertzog
Chip Chantry
James Hesky
Doogie Horner
Darryl Charles

BEST SKETCH GROUP
The Feeko Brothers
Camp Woods
ManiPedi
Secret Pants
The Flat Earth

BEST IMPROV GROUP
Davenger
The Amie & Kristen Show/ Kristen & Amie Show
Asteroid!
Kait & Andrew
Hey Rube

BEST STAND-UP BIT
Baby Driving (Doogie Horner)
First Guy in the World/ Netflix (Aaron Hertzog)
Wedding Planning (Pat Barker)
Left Handed (Dan Scully)
Tycho Brahe (Alex Pearlman)

BEST SKETCH
The Outlier (Camp Woods)
The Return of Pat Burrell (Bird Text)
Rollersketch Presents “Johnny Fifties” (Secret Pants)
Mystery Science Andre 3000 (Camp Woods)
The Incredible Imbroglione (Secret Pants)

BEST MALE IMPROVISER
Luke Field
Andrew Stanton
Dennis Trafny
Alex Newman
Darryl Charles

BEST FEMALE IMPROVISER
Jess Ross
Kristen Schier
Emily Davis
Maggy Keegan
Amie Roe

BEST REGULAR SHOW
Camp Woods Plus
The Theme Show
Reasonable Discourse With Jerks
The Monthly Hour with James Hesky
Guilty Pleasures

BEST SHORT RUN/ONE TIME SHOW
The Improvised B-Movie Double Feature (Asteroid!)
Fringe Festival Sketch Revue (The Flat Earth)
ProMania 2K12 (PHIT Fringe Festival)
Myths & Monsters (PHIT Fringe Festival)
The David Lynch Show (Camp Woods and Secret Pants)

BEST PODCAST/WEB SERIES
CheaPodcast
Gettin’ Close with Mike Marbach
Podcheese
Super Crappy Funtime
Bob & Dave are Terrible People

SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN THE FIELD OF TWEETING
Chip Chantry (@ChipChantry)
Jim Grammond (@jgrammond)
Mary Radzinski (@MaryRadzinski)
John Kensil (@johnkensil)
Christian Alsis (@christianalsis)

BEST OPEN MIC
Laughs on Fairmount
Sketch Up or Shut Up
Center City Comedy
Tight Six
Accidents Will Happen

BEST NEW ACT
Davenger
Hot Dish
Daring Daulton
The Flat Earth
American Breakfast

Voting is open now until December 21 to comedy performers and the general public (so promote away, comedians, tell your friends to visit WitOut!) Congratulations and good luck to all the nominees!

Tickets to the show and after-party will be on sale online via World Cafe Live. All tickets include free admission to the after-party and one free Narragansett beer.