Upcoming Shows

  • October 22, 2014 8:00 pmComedy Masters
  • October 23, 2014 8:30 pmFigment Theater: Sessions @ Studio C
  • October 23, 2014 9:00 pmThe Comedy Attic
  • October 24, 2014 8:00 amNationally Touring Headline Comedians @ Helium
  • October 24, 2014 7:00 pmThe Comedy Works
  • October 24, 2014 8:00 pmThe N Crowd
  • October 24, 2014 8:00 pmCrazy Cow Comedy
  • October 24, 2014 8:30 pmFigment Theater: Sessions @ Studio C
  • October 24, 2014 9:30 pmFigment Theater: Sessions @ Studio C
  • October 25, 2014Nationally Touring Headline Comedians @ Heliun
  • October 25, 2014Nationally Touring Headline Comedians @ Helium
  • October 25, 2014 7:30 pmComedy Sportz Philadelphia
  • October 25, 2014 8:00 pmCrazy Cow Comedy
  • October 25, 2014 9:00 pmComedy Train Rek presents Awkward Sex and the City
  • October 25, 2014 9:30 pmThe Comedy Works
  • October 25, 2014 10:00 pmComedy Sportz Philadelphia
  • October 25, 2014 10:30 pmImprov Comedy: PHIT House Teams
  • October 29, 2014 8:00 pmComedy Masters
  • October 30, 2014 8:30 pmFigment Theater: Sessions @ Studio C
  • October 30, 2014 9:00 pmThe Comedy Attic
  • October 31, 2014 8:00 amNationally Touring Headline Comedians @ Helium
  • October 31, 2014 7:00 pmThe Comedy Works
  • October 31, 2014 8:00 pmThe N Crowd
  • October 31, 2014 8:00 pmCrazy Cow Comedy
  • October 31, 2014 8:30 pmFigment Theater: Sessions @ Studio C
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The Sideshow: Know When to Leave

Description: Hosted by Brendan Kennedy and Shannon Brown this show will feature comedy from ManiPedi, Fastball Pitcher Bob Gutierrez, Bing Supernova, Tim Butterly, Carolyn Busa, Kait & Andrew, and more.

Style: Variety

Date: Friday, December 28

Time: 8pm

Admission: $10

Location: The Arts Parlor – 1170 South Broad St. Philadelphia

The Sideshow: Short Attention Span Theater

Description: Since the world could end at any moment, we wouldn’t want to be involved in a long set, right? Well with this acts will be no longer than 15 minutes with most being 5-8 tops. The show will feature a mix of stand-up, improv, sketch, storytelling, magic, music, and more.

Style: Variety

Date: Friday, December 21

Time: 8pm

Admission: $5

Location: The Arts Parlor – 1170 South Broad St. Philadelphia

Contact: Facebook Event

Top 5 of 2012: Aubrie Williams’ Favorite Sketch Moments

As the year winds down, WitOut collects lists from comedy performers and fans of their favorite moments, comedians, groups, shows, etc. from the last year in Philly comedy. Top 5 of 2012 lists will run throughout December–if you’d like to write one, pitch us your list at contact@witout.net!

5) Christian Alsis’ song and dance about slapping a cop.

4) Secret Pants double-dutching on roller skates in honor of the death of “Roller Sketch.”

3) Rob Baniewicz’ gargle solo in “Gargle Girl.”

2) Brian Craig sawing a tree in half.

1) Pat Foy flying in “Outlier.”

Aubrie Williams is a member of sketch group ManiPedi, half of sketch duo Local Holiday Miracle , and 1/7 of improv team King Friday .
 You can see her next onstage with ManiPedi at Secret Pants presents “A Banner Year at the ‘Ol Bender Household” at Johnny Brenda’s on December 23 and again with ManiPedi to send off Brendan Kennedy and Shannon Brown at The Sideshow presents “Know When To Leave” at The Arts Parlor, December 28.

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If you are a Philadelphia comedy performer that produces a podcast, web series, sketch video, humor column, or any other online content let us know by emailing us at contact@witout.net so we can share it!

Top 5 of 2012: Chris Dolan’s Top Five Open Mic Moments

As the year winds down, WitOut collects lists from comedy performers and fans of their favorite moments, comedians, groups, shows, etc. from the last year in Philly comedy. Top 5 of 2012 lists will run throughout December–if you’d like to write one, pitch us your list at contact@witout.net!

5: “Fruit cup? What’s that, a jock strap in San Francisco?”

4: “I just saw an Asian woman in the parking lot — she was all excited. I asked her why and she said it was Erection Day!”

Note: 4 & 5 were told by the same guy, same set, on Election Night 2012.

3: “I don’t have a muffin top, I have a mushroom cloud!”.

Note: That was told by a middle-aged woman and it sincerely made me laugh.

2: A guy on break from his dart league jumped up on stage during a very sparsely attended open mic at the same venue to announce “I want to tell a couple of black jokes. It’s okay…I checked.”

Note: Horrific, stupid and unforgettable.

1: [paraphrasing] “Honey Boo-Boo — what a motherfuckin’ train wreck that is….”

Note: I think that was the whole joke. And what 2012 compilation could ever be complete without a Honey Boo-Boo reference?

Chris Dolan is a standup who lives in the Montco burbs. He has emcee’d the Phila Comedy Academy Graduation Showcase, and placed second in several comedy contests, making him the Gold Medalist of Silver Medalists, kinda. You can follow him on Twitter @CMDolan99