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  • November 28, 2014 7:00 pmThe Comedy Works
  • November 28, 2014 8:00 pmThe N Crowd
  • November 28, 2014 8:00 pmCrazy Cow Comedy
  • November 28, 2014 8:30 pmFigment Theater: Sessions @ Studio C
  • November 28, 2014 9:30 pmFigment Theater: Sessions @ Studio C
  • November 29, 2014Nationally Touring Headline Comedians @ Helium
  • November 29, 2014Nationally Touring Headline Comedians @ Heliun
  • November 29, 2014 7:30 pmComedy Sportz Philadelphia
  • November 29, 2014 8:00 pmCrazy Cow Comedy
  • November 29, 2014 9:30 pmThe Comedy Works
  • November 29, 2014 10:00 pmComedy Sportz Philadelphia
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  • December 3, 2014 8:00 pmComedy Masters
  • December 4, 2014 8:30 pmFigment Theater: Sessions @ Studio C
  • December 4, 2014 9:00 pmThe Comedy Attic
  • December 5, 2014 8:00 amNationally Touring Headline Comedians @ Helium
  • December 5, 2014 7:00 pmThe Comedy Works
  • December 5, 2014 8:00 pmCrazy Cow Comedy
  • December 5, 2014 8:00 pmThe N Crowd
  • December 5, 2014 8:30 pmFigment Theater: Sessions @ Studio C
  • December 5, 2014 9:30 pmFigment Theater: Sessions @ Studio C
AEC v1.0.4

East Coast Power Nap

Description: From the minds that brought you jokes, comes a show that brings you jokes. TJ Hurley (The World Exists podcast) and Alejandro Morales (Facebook) are teaming up to bring the best of Philly’s homegrown stand-up comedy scene to the lovely Balcony at the Trocadero Theater for ONE NIGHT ONLY on Wednesday, January 30th.Featuring Doogie Horner, Carolyn Busa, Sidney Gantt, the Necrosexual, Joe Bell, and Dan King, with a surprise appearance by Lou Misiano.

Style: Stand-up

Date: Wednesday. January 30th.

Time: Doors at 8pm, show at 8:30

Admission: $5 – Available Online

Location: The Balcony at the Trocadero Theater, 1003 Arch St.

Contact: Facebook Event

Meet Your Nominees for the 2013 WitOut Awards: Best Sketch Group

It’s almost time for the 2013 WitOut Awards for Philadelphia Comedy!  As we get closer to the show, we’ll be rolling out a series of posts to help you get more acquainted with this year’s nominees. Read all about ‘em, and then be sure to get your tickets for the big event on January 13th at World Cafe Live!

The nominees for Best Sketch Group are:

The Feeko Brothers
The Feeko Brothers are a sketch comedy duo from Philadelphia, PA formed by Billy Bob Thompson & Christian Alsis in 2008 as an excuse to hug each other in front of strangers. Here’s what the Philadelphia City Paper said about their last show: “Their writing decisions are so strong they seem to create the in-the-moment phenomena of improv theater with the razor conceptuality of modern sketch greats.” The Bros have performed at Chicago Sketchfest, Philly Sketchfest, and are regulars at Philly Improv Theater and Helium Comedy Club. Separately they’ve performed at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, the North Carolina Comedy Arts Fest, and The Boston Improv Festival. Recently, the Feeks have studied under Steve Kleinedler of ImprovBoston fame and Kevin McDonald of the “Kids in the Hall” fame. Their online vid-bits have been featured on the front page of FunnyOrDie.com and the duo won Best Sketch Group and Best Sketch at last year’s WitOut Awards.

Cast:
Christian Alsis
Billy Bob Thompson

Camp Woods
Camp Woods is a sketch comedy troupe from Philadelphia, PA that was formed in 2009. The group blends sharp absurdism and energetic performances with homemade props, sets, puppets, and costumes to create a memorable live experience that is sometimes smart, sometimes stupid, and always fun. Camp Woods has performed shows in Philadelphia and New York, and as part of Chicago Sketchfest, The North Carolina Comedy and Arts Festival, and the Boston Improv Festival.

Cast:
Sam Narisi
Rob Baniewicz
JP Boudwin
Pat Foy
Brendan Kennedy
Madonna Refugia
Billy Bob Thompson

ManiPedi
ManiPedi was pieced together in the summer of 2011. Nominated for last year’s WitOut Award for Best Sketch Group in Philadelphia and featured in the Ladies are Funny Festival 2012 in Austin, TX, ManiPedi brings on the laughs with their combination of irreverent wit and inherent un-femininity.

Cast:
Madonna Marie Refugia
Shannon Brown
Briana Kelly
Kaitlin Thompson
Aubrie Williams

Secret Pants
Secret Pants shows are like “TV sketch comedy on a stage.” The members of the group all come from a film and video background, so when they’re putting together a live show, they approach it the way you would sketch comedy for live (or live-to-tape) television. Secret Pants tries to replicate the TV experience live, even if that means building a seemingly unnecessary set piece or painting themselves black and white. And when they do it well, it can be pretty magical.

Cast:
Brian Craig
Brian Kelly
Bryce Remsburg
Larry Wiechecki
Paul Triggiani
Samantha Russell Craig
Steve Thorne

The Flat Earth

Gathering talent from the improv, sketch, standup and theater worlds, The Flat Earth debuted this year as Philly Improv Theater’s first house sketch team.  Their sketch revue show had a five-night run at the Philly Fringe Festival, a two-night encore at the Shubin Theater, and received great praise from audience members they asked in the lobby afterwards.

Director: Paul Triggiani

Head Writer: Steve Swan

Writers:
Vincent DiCostanzo
Luke Field
Sean Landis
Jess Ross
Matt Schmid
Adam Siry

Actors:
Jacqueline Baker
Jim Grammond
Brent Knobloch
Rich Lee
Jess Ross
Molly Silverman
Harry Watermeier

Meet Your Hosts for the 2013 WitOut Awards: Jason Grimley and Ralph Andracchio

It’s almost time for the WitOut Awards!  Today, we’re introducing you to your hosts for this year’s show: Jason Grimley and Ralph Andracchio—collectively known as improv duo and variety show enthusiasts Grimacchio.

Pictured: Ralph Andracchio and Samantha Brown. Photo by Tom Lovelund.

Pictured: Ralph Andracchio and Samantha Brown. Photo by Tom Lovelund.

WitOut: You’re hosting this year’s WitOut Awards! Try to describe your excitement—if it can be expressed in words.

Ralph Andracchio: We’re really excited to have been asked to host this year’s awards! Jason and I have gathered the old team together and have been working hard to make sure this year’s show will be talked about for years to come. Remember the ending of Carrie? Yeah. Like that. But with more William Katt and PJ Soles.

Jason Grimley: I am more excited than a redneck with a fresh bag of meth. More excited than a nerd with a case of Mountain Dew and an unwrapped copy of Far Cry 3. More excited than I am about the new season of Bunheads. More excited than a Republican with a viable candidate for President. More so… I am honored to host. For reals.

WO: In this past fall’s Fringe Festival, the two of you hosted and performed in your very own variety show. Is there anything from that experience you’ll be bringing to hosting?

Pictured: Jason Grimley. Photo by Tom Lovelund.

Pictured: Jason Grimley. Photo by Tom Lovelund.

RA: The Grimacchio Variety Hour was something Jason and I were born to do. We both love those old Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis variety shows from the ’40s and ’50s, so it was a no-brainer to develop one of our own. And variety shows like the one we produced and award shows are closely related animals. They operate with the same basic structure and have the same feel, so this is right up our alley. We feel at home at the helm of a project like this, and we’ll bring that confidence, ease, and class to the WitOut Awards. Class may be too strong of a word, come to think of it…

JG: We have the very talented Samantha Brown coming back with the Grimacchio Dancers.  She did an amazing job for Fringe and we are thrilled she came back for the Awards. I think Ralph and I really honed our hosting abilities during the Variety Hour. It was a humbling experience and we are very proud of it. Furthermore, Ralph and I have a new bag of topics to bicker about [for this show].

WO: And now, let’s get to the most important question: WHO will you be wearing?

RA: We will be wearing suits made from the hides of smaller variety show hosts. You know, to show our dominance.

JG: My suit will be drenched in Drakkar Noir and self-loathing.

Wow! Great stuff! To see Jason and Ralph in action, don’t forget to get your tickets to the 2013 WitOut Awards for Philadelphia Comedy this Sunday, January 13th at World Cafe Live.