Upcoming Shows

  • February 7, 2014 7:30 pmFirst Fridays w/ Interrobang
  • November 28, 2014 8:00 amNationally Touring Headline Comedians @ Helium
  • November 28, 2014 7:00 pmThe Comedy Works
  • November 28, 2014 8:00 pmCrazy Cow Comedy
  • November 28, 2014 8:00 pmThe N Crowd
  • 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
  • November 29, 2014 10:30 pmImprov Comedy: PHIT House Teams
  • 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 pmThe N Crowd
  • December 5, 2014 8:00 pmCrazy Cow Comedy
  • December 5, 2014 8:30 pmFigment Theater: Sessions @ Studio C
  • December 5, 2014 9:30 pmFigment Theater: Sessions @ Studio C
  • December 6, 2014Nationally Touring Headline Comedians @ Heliun
  • December 6, 2014Nationally Touring Headline Comedians @ Helium
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Pizza Pals with Joe Moore featuring…Big Jay Oakerson, Dave Smith and Chris Cotton

Hey pizza gang what’s shakin’!? Word is the best way to reheat a slice is in a pan over the stove with the slice face-down… don’t knock it until you’ve tried it!

Big Jay Oakerson

Big Jay Oakerson. Photo courtesy of Helium Comedy Club.

This week Philly-bred comedian Big Jay Oakerson, Dave Smith and local comic Chris Cotton will all be at Helium Comedy Club.  Before you go see them, you may be wondering to yourself, “Hey, I wonder whaBig Jay Oakersont those guys think about pizza?” Well, wonder no more…

 

Pizza Pal Joe Moore: How much do you like Pizza?

Big Jay Oakerson: So much, that I would leapfrog someone having a seizure to grab a slice!

Dave Smith: What?

Chris Cotton: Collared greens


PPJM: What is your favorite slice in Philadelphia? What’s your favorite outside of Philly?

Jay: Lorenzo’s on South Street. Huge and delicious!! Outside of Philly, Ben’s Grandmas slice in NYC.

Dave: Philly blows.  Any slice outside of this dump is great.

Chris: Chicken…cornbread


PPJM:
What are you favorite pizza toppings?Jay: I always go Xtra cheese, pepperoni and mushroom! Best combo!

Dave: Sauce and cheese stupid!

Chris: Wings…macaroni and cheese


PPJM:  What day was “Pizza Day” in your house growing up?

Jay: Friday! My mom-mom would always order me pizza on Friday nights and watch TV with me!

Dave: I grew up in an apartment. We weren’t all born rich, you asshole!

Chris: Kool-aid, grape soda…


PPJM:
What is your favorite pizza reference in pop-culture (TV/Movie/Music/etc)?

Jay: I always loved that the teenage mutant ninja turtles loved pizza!! That was funny AND fun!

Dave: I read books…TV and movies are for weak minds

Chris: Tyler Perry…rap music


PPJM: Anything else you’d like to add?

Jay: This was really fun! Thanks for including me in your questionnaire !!

Dave: Add?! ADD?!..Yeah…Fuck you!

Chris: Oh yeah…coco butter!

 

Big Jay Oakerson, Dave Smith and Chris Cotton will be at Helium Comedy Club (2031 Sansom Street) this Friday and Saturday night.  Get your tickets online!

The ManiPedi WitOut Awards Drinking Game

Not sure when/how to drink your drinks at this Sunday’s WitOut Awards?  ManiPedi has you covered—check their blog for the full ManiPedi WitOut Awards Drinking Game (possibly inspired by the drinking game Amy Poehler and Tina Fey came up with for the Golden Globes?)

Here are a few of our favorites:

  • Take a drink every time Aaron Hertzog says “Friendship”; finish your drink if he starts a chant.
  • Every time Grimacchio does a musical number, chug your drink for the entire duration of the number.
  • Take a drink every time someone mentions people moving to New York and LA.

Meet Your Nominees for the 2013 WitOut Awards: Best Podcast/Web Series

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 Podcast/Web Series are:

CheaPodcast
Philadelphia comedians Darryl Charles and James Hesky talk about weird news stories and stuff.

Gettin’ Close with Mike Marbach
Philadelphia improviser and Philly Improv Theater Education Director Mike Marbach sits down with local entertainment personalities (and some national personalities) and talks about anything and everything. They get pretty in depth and often bounce from topic to topic. Always fun and always interesting, especially for those in the Philly comedy world.

Podcheese
Podcheese is a podcast hosted by Philly comedians Benny Michaels and Josh Bennett. They broadcast from their underground headquarters and take on the world’s problems armed only with their wit, charm, and beer.

Super Crappy Funtime
Super Crappy Funtime is the illegitimate brain-child of Dan Scully and Kevin Lau. A weekly show about everything and nothing, SCF has become a hub for local artist to promote their craft and themselves.

Bob & Dave are Terrible People
Bob & Dave are Terrible People is a live internet radio program on laffcast.com hosted by high school friends turned comedians Rob DeSantis and Dave Primiano. Airing every first and third Wednesday at 9pm, Bob & Dave host an always irreverent, sometimes funny, and accidentally insightful hour-long show. Popular segments include “Bob & Dave are Terrible at the news,” “The Rant,” and comedians sharing their worst bombing stories in a segment called “The Bomb File.”

Comedy Around the Web, Vol. 19

Last week Bill Cosby visited Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and had some fun with The Roots. (Part One, Part Two)

Watch Rachel Dratch as Jenna (DeCarlo, not Maroney) in some clips from the original unaired pilot for 30 Rock.

The AV Club breaks down why heckling is still terrible after The Chicago Tribute ran this article defending it.

Watch Will Ferrell and Ryan Gosling Interrupt Jimmy Kimmel Live to Host Their QVC Show Knife Guys.

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler talked to The Hollywood Reporter about co-hosting The Golden Globes.

Funny-or-Die plans to expand to the big screen, with a goal of producing two to three low-budget movies per year.

In an interview with USA Today, Arrested Development creator Mitch Hurwitz explains the new season, which will run between 13 or 14 episodes and will be released all at once, has been tailored especially for its new home—Netflix.

Laughspin revealed their 2012 Reader’s Choice Comedy Awards.

Frequent Philly performers The Lucas Brothers will front a series (tentatively titled Vacation Boy$) for Fox’s new Animation Domination High-Definition (FOX ADHD).