Upcoming Shows

  • September 25, 2014 8:30 pmFigment Theater: Sessions @ Studio C
  • September 25, 2014 9:00 pmThe Comedy Attic
  • September 26, 2014 7:00 pmThe Comedy Works
  • September 26, 2014 8:00 pmThe N Crowd
  • September 26, 2014 8:00 pmA Very Nice Comedy Show
  • September 26, 2014 8:00 pmCrazy Cow Comedy
  • September 26, 2014 8:30 pmFigment Theater: Sessions @ Studio C
  • September 26, 2014 9:30 pmFigment Theater: Sessions @ Studio C
  • September 27, 2014 7:30 pmComedy Sportz Philadelphia
  • September 27, 2014 8:00 pmCrazy Cow Comedy
  • September 27, 2014 9:30 pmThe Comedy Works
  • September 27, 2014 10:00 pmComedy Sportz Philadelphia
  • September 27, 2014 10:30 pmImprov Comedy: PHIT House Teams
  • October 2, 2014 8:30 pmFigment Theater: Sessions @ Studio C
  • October 2, 2014 9:00 pmThe Comedy Attic
  • October 3, 2014 7:00 pmThe Comedy Works
  • October 3, 2014 8:00 pmThe N Crowd
  • October 3, 2014 8:00 pmCrazy Cow Comedy
  • October 3, 2014 8:30 pmFigment Theater: Sessions @ Studio C
  • October 3, 2014 9:30 pmFigment Theater: Sessions @ Studio C
  • October 4, 2014 7:30 pmComedy Sportz Philadelphia
  • October 4, 2014 8:00 pmCrazy Cow Comedy
  • October 4, 2014 9:30 pmThe Comedy Works
  • October 4, 2014 10:00 pmComedy Sportz Philadelphia
  • October 4, 2014 10:30 pmImprov Comedy: PHIT House Teams
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Louis CK

Description: Louis CK at the Merriam Theater

Style: Stand-up

Date: January 16 -18

Time: 8pm

Admission: Tickets available online

Location: Merriam Theater – 250 S. Broad St.

The 2nd Annual AfriCaribbean Comedy Blowout

Description: Featuring Multi-Cultural Stand Up Comedians Representing: Jamaica, Trinidad, U.S.A. And Africa. Owen “Blakka” Ellis, Errol Fabien, Keisha Brownie, Tommy Joseph, Trixx And A.G. White. Live Musical Performance By The Legendary DJ Professor Nuts

Style: Stand-up

Date: January 19

Time: 9pm

Admission: Tickets available online

Location: Gallerie Isad – 3320 Collins St. Philadelphia

Royal Comedy Tour

Description: With Sommore, DL Hughley, Bruce Bruce, and Tony Rock

Style: Stand-up

Date: February 16

Time: 8pm

Admission: Tickets available online

Location: The Liacouras Center – 1776 N. Broad St.

Jeff Dunham

Description: Jeff Dunham at the Wells Fargo Center.

Style: Stand-up

Date: January 25

Time: 8pm

Admission: Tickets available online

Location: The Wells Fargo Center – 3601 S. Broad St.

Top 5 of 2012: Joe Bell’s Top Five Members of Open Mic Tight Six

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!

Running an open mic with five other people can be rough sometimes. Egos tend to get in the way, especially when people start picking favorites. That’s why I’ve ranked the top five members of Tight Six in no particular order.

1. Aaron Nevins

2. Elise Thomson Hohl

3. Dan Vetrano

4. Mikey Garcia

5. Becca Trabin

RUNNER UP: Robert X

I’ll be honest. I’m a little disappointed that I didn’t make the cut, but fair is fair. Time to quit comedy forever.

Joe Bell is a stand-up comedian and co-runs Tight Six, a weekly open mic on Sundays at Fergies Pub. He’s a real swell fella with a brilliant smile and a lot of class. Follow him on Twitter @Joebeii and give him a dollar if you see him in person.

 

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Follow Witout on Twitter for updates from our site, as well as retweets of more of the best 140-character-or-less jokes from Philly comics.

The 2013 WitOut Awards for Philadelphia Comedy

Description: The 2013 WitOut Awards for Philadelphia Comedy, sponsored by Philly Improv Theater and Narragansett Brewing Company, will be held at World Cafe Live on Sunday, January 13th at 6pm. The show promotes and celebrates Philadelphia comedy while at the same time parodying and poking fun at traditional entertainment awards shows.

This year’s show will be hosted by Philadelphia-based improv duo Grimacchio, known best for their Fringe Festival production of The Grimacchio Variety Hour. Grimacchio will be joined onstage by live band Philly Slick, Samantha Brown and The Grimacchio Dancers, and local comedians serving as presenters for each of the 13 awards categories. Pre-show festivities will include red carpet photography by Tom Lovelund, and an after-party will be held in the venue immediately following the show.

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.

Style: Awards Show

Date: January 13

Time: 6pm

Admission: Tickets available online

Location: World Cafe Live – 3025 Walnut St.

Contact: Facebook Event 

The Live, Love, Laugh Comedy Show

Description: The Live, Love, Laugh Comedy Show will take place on Saturday February 2, 2013 in the wonderful Germantown section of Philadfelphia. The Live, Love, Laugh Comedy Show will bring the funniest comedians in the country as well all of your favorite local comedians. The Live, Love, Laugh Comedy Show is hosted every month by two of the funniest comedians in Philadelphia, Kendrick Jones and Shanell Renee. Both are two of the fastest rising and supremely funny comedians that Philadelphia has to offer. This first installment of The Live Love Laugh Comedy Show brings you the in your face comedy of newcomer Stax. Stax has been tearing up stages in Philadelphia recently. Here’s your chance to catch him before the ticket price goes way up. Our featured comedian for the night and is one of the funniest comedians in the city and east coast, Jonas. Jonas brings a very high energy brand of humor that you don’t want to miss. Our headliner for the night, hailing from Baltimore, MD, is the ultra hilarious Timmy Hall. With appearances on Def Comedy Jam, BET Comic View and One Mic Stand, Timmy Hall has proven that he can command the crowd and has performed with comedy heavy weights Kevin Heart, D.L Hughley, Ricky Smiley, George Wilburn, Monique, Guy Torry, and Tommy Davidson just to name a few of his peers. With over SIXTY EIGHT THOUSAND (68,000) YouTube views, comedy lovers around the world love Timmy Halls explosive stand-up routine which makes him a star on the rise.

Style: Stand-up

Date: February 2

Time: 7pm

Admission: $10, Tickets available online

Location: East Eden Catering – 5600 Germantown Ave

Contact: Facebook Event 

Comic Energy Sketch Comedy

Description: Comic Energy Sketch Comedy, featuring crazy sketches that bridge generation to generation. Described as a cross between old time Saturday Night live and Monty Python…the group combines smart comedy with crazy situations…with original characters and impersonations…

Style: Sketch

Date: January 4

Time: 8pm, 10pm

Admission: Pay what you can

Location: The Adrienne Theater, 2030 Sansom St.

Contact: Facebook Event 

Top 5 of 2012: Jim Grammond’s Top Five Favorite Comedy-Related Things I Did in 2012 That May Make Me an As*hole

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!

Comedians love two things: giving themselves too much credit and giving their friends and peers a hard time in the name of having fun. And they also probably love their families and other stuff. Here are my five favorite things I did in 2012 that may make me an as*hole but myself and others enjoyed:

1. Sent Mentos an email to a YouTube link with a message saying “someone’s using your product to promote date rape.”

2.
Voted for myself in every category something I was involved in was nominated in for a WitOut award.

3. Conspired with other comedians to let Rob DeSantis’s comment in a Twitter thread just hang after he went racial with it.

4. Having this song lyric I made up stuck in my head for a week:

We gonna fly down to
Osage Avenue.
And set the block on fire.

5.
Asking Pat House “New Foo Fighters sweatshirt?” when he was always wearing the same Foo Fighters sweatshirt. ALWAYS.

Jim Grammond is a comedy performer and writer based in Philadelphia. He performs stand-up wherever they’ll have him, and is the host of Reasonable Discourse with Jerks, a monthly panel comedy show at Philly Improv Theater . Jim is also a writer for The Monthly Hour with James Hesky and a sketch performer with The Flat Earth.