The 2013 WitOut Awards for Philadelphia Comedy, sponsored by Philly Improv Theater and Narragansett Brewing Company, were held at World Cafe Live on Sunday, January 13th at 6pm. The show parodied traditional entertainment awards events, and was hosted by Philly-based improv duo Grimacchio, who were joined onstage by live band Philadelphia Slick, Samantha Brown & The Grimacchio Dancers, and local comedians serving as presenters for each of the 13 awards categories.
The winners of the 2013 WitOut Awards for Philadelphia Comedy are:
BEST STAND-UP COMEDIAN — Aaron Hertzog
BEST SKETCH GROUP — The Feeko Brothers
BEST IMPROV GROUP — Asteroid!
BEST STAND-UP BIT — First Guy in the World/Netflix (Aaron Hertzog)
BEST SKETCH — Mystery Science Andre 3000 (Camp Woods)
BEST MALE IMPROVISER — Luke Field
BEST FEMALE IMPROVISER — Jess Ross
BEST REGULAR SHOW — Camp Woods Plus
BEST SHORT-RUN/ONE-TIME SHOW — The Improvised B-Movie Double Feature (Asteroid!)
BEST PODCAST/WEB SERIES — Gettin’ Close with Mike Marbach
SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN THE FIELD OF TWEETING — Mary Radzinski (@MaryRadzinski)
BEST OPEN MIC — Sketch Up or Shut Up
BEST NEW ACT — Davenger
Read what the press has had to say about the 2013 WitOut Awards for Philadelphia Comedy:
Stage Time Magazine – January 18th, 2013
Philadelphia Weekly – January 14th, 2013
Philadelphia Magazine – January 14th, 2013
Philadelphia Daily News – January 10th, 2013
Philadelphia Weekly – December 13th, 2012
Stage Time Magazine – December 10th, 2012
View show and red carpet photos by photographer Tom Lovelund: flickr.com/photos/witout
We’ll see you next year! Be sure to check back at this page for updates on the 2014 WitOut Awards for Philadelphia Comedy.