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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.

83 comments to The Nominees for the 2013 WitOut Awards for Philadelphia Comedy Are…

  • Facts

    Who got nominated is not a combination of anything. It’s purely the top 5 nomination getters from people who perform comedy.

    If you didn’t get nominated, then more people liked (at least) 5 other things more than they liked whatever you do/did.

  • Patrick Kelly

    As someone who is just reading this because it’s trending in my FB feed, I have this to say: Anyone who complains about things being unfair or cliquey does not live in reality. The world is unfair. To wish you had a supportive scene where everyone is friends and everyone thinks everyone else is funny is proof that you have absolutely no idea how the world works. It is good to be jealous. It is good to be cliquey. That’s how people get good. To suggest that the awards just be a party to celebrate everyone in the scene is proof that you are a coddled little shit who has never been criticized. If your shit was funny, you’d be nominated. If you feel things are too cliquey, you might be in for a bit of a surprise when you realize that everybody who is making money in LA or New York doing comedy knows each other and is part of the “we make money doing comedy” clique. It’s a pretty elite group. If you want an award just for participating go ask your mom to print you out a “You can do whatever your little heart desires” certificate. Aaron does a great job. He’s hilarious. Leave him alone and go write some better jokes.

  • Anonymous Guy Who Blows His Cover Easily

    This “controversy” is exactly what’s pisses me off about comedy in recent years. When I started, back when the Hamilton Ti-Cats were perennial Grey Cup contenders, people weren’t so sensitive. Now there are a handful of complainers who, instead of acting like men who want to earn their spots, constantly act like a bunch of old fat ladies with fanny packs.

    People are funnier / more talented than you are (or at least are perceived to be, it’s subjective). Get over it. Work hard, earn your spot, and the recognition will come. Meantime, be happy for people who’ve already earned it. At the very least, it’ll make you look like less a jerk in need of coddling. My late Uncle Louis “Coach” would call you all a “bunch of big girls pants.”

    Congratulations and good luck to all the nominees

    Yeeeeeeeeeeeahhhhhhhhh.

  • Tycho Brahe

    I will duel anyone who says I’m just a descriptive wikipedia entry and shouldn’t be nominated.

  • N.A. Pope

    You ever hear someone say, “Well he’s not book smart, but he’s street smart?”

    The only reason those people aren’t book smart is because of the CIA’s MK Ultra Mind Control program, which was especially designed to control the populace, starting with Slick Rick underneath the Ben Franklin Bridge.

  • You

    You forgot to take your medication…

  • L.U.M.P (Logan's Ugly Medical Problem)

    I’m LUMP. Logan’s ugly medical problem. I’m white, I’m sick. I’m Logan. I’m about as free as a bird in a cage. I’m about as small as a dog in traffic. I once ate a burrito for sustenance.

  • […] friends! Nominations for the 2013 WitOut Awards were announced last night, and we snagged five nods! We’re up for Best Sketch Group, Best […]

  • Jess

    I have to say I was a little sad that the work I pored into my show did not get any credit… But then I realized I never did it for an award. I did it because I loved my show. I also love the people that got nominated and think it will be more fun to celebrate the fun of our odd ball community. I never belonged to such a large group of individuals that take me as I am and to be in a room full of people I am proud to call my pears and some even my friend is alone a reason to celebrate… That is my award!

    Now with that said… Can is still fag out and make fun of people on the red carpet Joan rivers style. Or would that be bad!

  • The Real H.Foley

    What is “Cliquey” about the awards??? Witout and PHIT have contributed so much to the scene in Philly. Their doors are always open to any body who wants to perform. stop bitching!!!! write a sketch! take an improv class! or get a 5 minute set together! Jesus all these people want to do is help promote comedy in phlly!!! let them.

  • The Real H.Foley

    and if you do have something to say, have the balls to use your real name. pussies!!

  • Rowboatin

    “We’re all going to die, all of us, what a circus! That alone should make us love each other but it doesn’t. We are terrorized and flattened by trivialities, we are eaten up by nothing.”
    -Charles Bukowski

  • Mary Ralexpearlman

    I’m the personification of a drink.

  • Bri Finnelity

    Did you guys ever play that game? What are the top five times you’ve gotten high before work?

  • Colin O'Brien

    I’ve been off the Philly stand-up scene for almost two years now. I feel I should receive some kind of award for that.

  • Doogie Horner

    I wish I was as interesting and funny as this comment thread.

  • Doogie Horner

    I hope this comment thread wins the WitOut award for best comment thread, then sends a Native American on stage to accept the award for it in protest.

  • Not the Real H. Foley

    I’m the real H. Foley.

  • H. Foley?

    No you’re not, I am!

  • H. Foley Without a Belly Button

    I’m a clone.

  • The Surreal H. Foley

    HAHA, THE KID’S ON FIRE. OH! HA, OH HOO!!

  • Roger Snail

    I don’t have a shell phone.

  • Chris WhiteSnair

    Hey yo. Say yo, i be a playa yo. HAAHAHAHHAHA!

  • The guy doing a large majority of these fake names.

    Hey guys. Can we please keep this going? I’m bored at work and I need something to do with my time.

  • Josh Bennett

    I love how someone keeps saying that it should just be a big party. Well then, whoever you are, why don’t you just organize a big party if you’d like to see everybody get together just to hang out? Why are you complaining about what other people are doing? And the truth is that if it were just a party less people would go. We would all say were going to go and then nobody would show up. This actually brings more people together than a party would. And I don’t think anybody really takes it that seriously; at least I hope they don’t.

  • Facts

    It would take 11 Empire State Buildings, stacked one on top of the other, to measure the Gulf of Mexico at its deepest point.

  • Sidney Grant

    I have a baby, baby.

  • Robert Eczema

    It was standing room only at the dermatologist’s office today. Eventually, the crowd started to thin out, after having been seen by the doctor.

  • Elise Thompson-Howl

    I’ve seen the best male comedians of my generation hitting on me, trying to get hysterical naked…

  • Robot X

    (Adjusts Microphone for 2 minutes, and then breaks it in half) 1….2….1,1,1….2……………22…………………………….1.

  • Elise Chomsky Hohl

    All over the place, from the popular culture to the propaganda system, there is constant pressure to make people feel that they are helpless, that the only role they can have is to ratify decisions and to lick my asshole.

  • Klan Vetrano

    So my mom hunts blacks…

  • Elise Thomson Paul Thomas Anderson Cooper

    Black people?

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