Upcoming Shows

  • April 16, 2014 7:30 pmMILLENNIUM QUEST: WARP JAWN @PHIT
  • April 16, 2014 9:00 pmTHIS IS YOUR CAPTAIN + SABOTAGE @ PHIT
  • April 16, 2014 10:00 pmTHIS IS YOUR CAPTAIN @ PHIT
  • April 17, 2014 7:30 pmTHE FLAT EARTH PRESENTS… @ PHIT
  • April 17, 2014 7:30 pmMILLENNIUM QUEST: WARP JAWN @ PHIT
  • April 17, 2014 9:00 pmThe Comedy Attic
  • April 17, 2014 10:30 pmTHE SIDESHOW @ PHIT
  • April 18, 2014 7:00 pmThe Comedy Works
  • April 18, 2014 7:30 pmTHE FLAT EARTH PRESENTS… @ PHIT
  • April 18, 2014 8:00 pmCrazy Cow Comedy
  • April 18, 2014 8:00 pmThe N Crowd
  • April 18, 2014 9:00 pmTHE FLAT EARTH PRESENTS… @ PHIT
  • April 18, 2014 10:30 pmATOMIC CINEMA VAULT @ PHIT
  • April 18, 2014 11:00 pmSKETCH UP OR SHUT UP @ PHIT
  • April 19, 2014 7:30 pmSarcasm Comedy Club
  • April 19, 2014 7:30 pmComedy Sportz Philadelphia
  • April 19, 2014 7:30 pmTHE FLAT EARTH PRESENTS… @ PHIT
  • April 19, 2014 8:00 pmCrazy Cow Comedy
  • April 19, 2014 8:00 pmBye Bye Liver: The Philadelphia Drinking Play
  • April 19, 2014 9:00 pmDR. SLEEPOVER @ PHIT
  • April 19, 2014 9:30 pmThe Comedy Works
  • April 19, 2014 9:30 pmSarcasm Comedy Club
  • April 19, 2014 10:00 pmComedy Sportz Philadelphia
  • April 19, 2014 10:30 pmBIG BABY + MAYOR KAREN @ PHIT
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The Captain Action Comedy Show

Description: Dinner and a comedy show.

Style: Stand-up

Date: The last Saturday of every month

Time: Doors at 7pm, Show at 8pm

Admission: $25 (includes dinner and a show)

Location: The Conshohocken Cafe – 521 Fayette St. Conshohocken

Contact: Website

Polygon Comedy at L’etage

Description: Polygon Comedy is a Philadelphia community arts organization devoted to building a thriving and sustainable comedy scene for area comedians. Polygon Comedy works to raise awareness and understanding of local comedians and independent comedy troupes as well as providing teams and performers with resources to help their projects thrive. Are you an independent comedian, sketch group, or improv team in Philly? Looking to perform? “Like” us on our Facebook page, follow us on Twitter, and send us a line for more info on how you can be a part of our upcoming shows!

Style: Variety

Date: April 16

Time: Doors-7:30pm, Show-8pm

Admission: Make your Polygon Comedy experience that much easier (and cheaper!) by
purchasing your tickets online! Grab them before the day of the show
and save some $$$!

Ticket Sales:
$10.00/person(in advance)
$15/person (at the door)

Tickets available here >>> http://polygoncomedy.com/online-tickets/

Location: L’etage – 6th and Bainbridge St.

Contact: Website

ComedySportz Presents

Description: ”ComedySportz presents…” is an an ongoing series of fun, new comedy shows featuring your favorite CSz Players and Philadelphia comedians.

January 25: Adrift
February 22 - BeatBox Philly
March 29 – Improv Double Header: “‘Til Death Do Us Part” / “Wisdom Teeth”
April 24, 25 and 26 - Friends of Alcatraz
May 31 - TBA
June 28 - Tongue & Groove

Style: Improv

Date: The last Friday of every month

Time: 8PM

Admission: Tickets available online

Location: The Playground at The Adrienne Theater, 2030 Sansom Street

Contact: Web site

Philly Comedy Round-up, Vol. 74

This Wednesday at Chris’ Jazz Cafe (1421 Sansom St.) the Tight Six crew will host Not Jazz 2, an evening of stand-up comedy featuring John Nunn, Mary Radzinski, Dan Scully, Trevor Cunnion, Gregg Gethard, and Keane Cobb.

The Sideshow Presents: Iron Lung’s 2 Year Anniversary Show/Party  this Friday at The Arts Parlor (1170 S. Broad St). The show will feature improv from Iron LungKid Twist, Cock Hat, and Bed Savage as well as sketch from The Flat Earth and stand-up from Sidney Gantt.

Comedian and ventriloquist Jeff Dunham will bring his array of characters to perform at the Wells Fargo Center (3601 S. Broad St.) this Friday. Tickets are available online.

In addition to their regular, weekly shows ComedySportz Presents: Adrift and ComedySportz’ The Blue Show will be held this Friday at The Adrienne Theater (2030 Sansom St.) ComedySportz Presents is “an ongoing series of fun, new comedy shows featuring your favorite CSz Players and Philadelphia comedians.” Always on the last Friday of every month The Blue Show promises to feature “your favorite players doing stuff no Brown Bag could ever rectify.”

The Center Square Fire Company (1298 Skippack Pike, Blue Bell PA) is celebrating their 100th anniversary this Saturday with a comedy show featuring stand-up from The Legendary WID, Mike Morse, Robin Fox, and Grover Silcox. Tickets for the show can be purchased online and include a souvenir cup, beer, soda, and snacks.

Jim Gaffigan visits Philadelphia for a show at the Tower Theater (69th and Ludlow) this Saturday. Tickets can be purchased online.

The Captain Action Comedy Show makes its Saturday debut this week at the Conshohocken Cafe (521 Fayette St. Conshohocken) with a show featuring Jim Ginty, Jon DelCollo, Aaron Nevins, Dave Terruso, and Dan Vetrano.

This Sunday Bedtime Stories Presents: Behind the Scenes at a Soft Rock Radio Station in Nahua, NH at Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St.). The show will feature comedians telling the stories behind WHFMTOWNDZ-FM (The Breeze On Top of the Mountain Near Nashua) — the number two rated soft rock/adult contemporary radio station in New Hampshire’s second biggest radio market.

ComedySportz for Kids — a “fun-sized version of our long-running comedy show only shorter, sillier and kiddy-er” will be this Sunday at The Adrienne Theater (2030 Sansom St.) The monthly comedy show for children will take place at 11 am. Tickets can be purchased online.

Philadelphia Live Arts Festival & Philly Fringe are looking for new artists. Live Arts will select up to 5 artists through an audition process. If selected, artists will be presented in a showcase format for two nights, will receive a stipend of $500 and 5 hours of rehearsal time in the LAB in preparation for their performance. Live Arts is seeking work which demonstrates a commitment to forward thinking ideas and aesthetics. Any live performance genre is acceptable including theater, dance, music and performance art. Visit www.livearts-fringe.org/jumpstart to sign up and read the guidelines, eligibility, and FAQs.

If you have any Philly comedy news worth mentioning – send it our way with an email to contact@witout.net

Tweets of the Week, Vol. 16

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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.

“Try to be Polite to People’s Faces” – Interview with #bigshotcomic Alex Pearlman

Self-proclaimed “slowest-rising comedian in America” Alex Pearlman may not be able to call himself that for much longer—he’s opening for Todd Barry at Urban Saloon this Sunday.  Here’s him talking about that, and some other stuff!

WitOut: You’re opening for Todd Barry this Sunday at Urban Saloon! How did that happen?

Alex Pearlman: Mainly networking and a lot of grunt work.  I like to call myself the “slowest-rising comedian in America” considering how long I’ve done this.  But the number one rule is networking.  You never know who’s booking shows or who’s doing what, so try to be polite to people’s faces, and keep your bitter tweets cryptic.

Continue reading “Try to be Polite to People’s Faces” – Interview with #bigshotcomic Alex Pearlman

Get Real – Comedy of Skeptic Proportions

Name: Get Real – Comedy of skeptic proportions

Description: Philly’s most irreverent comedy show returns for a second installment, starring The Evolution of Comedy Tour w/ Ian Harris & Jason Resler from LA, plus local support from the sketch sensation ManiPedi, stand up from Doogie Horner and Steve Gerben, and hosted by Dave Terruso. Also featuring special musical guest Mercury Radio Theater along with DJ Dave Mass to close out the night.

Style: Stand-up, Sketch & Variety

Date: Saturday February 2nd, 2013

Time: 9pm-2am

Admission: $15 advance / $20 door

Location:  UNDERGROUND ARTS – 1200 Callowhill St. Phila, PA 19123

Contact: Tickets Website

The Necrosexual Interviews Brendon Small of ‘Metalocalypse’


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!

Comedy Around the Web, Vol. 20

In case you missed Tina Fey and Amy Poehler host The Golden Globes, here’s a video that cuts the show down to just their parts.

The Comic’s Comic has shared the full list of comedians set to appear on the second season of Comedy Central’s The Half Hour.

The YouTube channel LOUD just released the first episode of a new six-part web series called Coogan Auto, written and directed by Rob Riggle.

Trey Parker and Matt Stone announced they will be starting their own production company.

Friend of Philly comedy and member of UCB team Scraps Angel Yau sent us her group’s new Banned Diversity PSA sketch, which you can check out online.

Tina Fey revealed the secret to her success.

Comedy Bang Bang and other Earwolf Network podcast have joined the Video Podcast Network.

Nick Kroll’s new Comedy Central show Kroll Show debuted. Splitsider breaks down what to expect from the sketch show in this preview.

In 2012 comedian Rory Scovel made this video (part one) documenting every single day of his life (part two).

Yo Sketch Writers: There’s a New Final Draft Writer App for iPad

Oh man, you know when you have a great idea for a sketch, and you get your iPad out, but then you can’t write it because you don’t have the right screenwriting software on it? Isn’t that the worst??? I wouldn’t know, because I don’t have an iPad or write sketches (yet), but I assume it’s the worst.

Lucky for you guys, WitOut just got a hot tip that the new Final Draft iPad app is currently available at a discount on iTunes.  It has all the stuff people love about the desktop version, plus some new unique features like One Touch Element selection and Character Highlighting for character development or table reads.

Here are some fancy screenshots!

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Like what you see? Try it out, and let us know if you’d recommend it to other sketch writers!