Upcoming Shows

  • August 21, 2014 8:30 pmFigment Theater: Sessions @ Studio C
  • August 21, 2014 9:00 pmThe Comedy Attic
  • August 22, 2014 7:00 pmThe Comedy Works
  • August 22, 2014 7:30 pmFirst Fridays w/ Interrobang
  • August 22, 2014 8:00 pmThe N Crowd
  • August 22, 2014 8:00 pmCrazy Cow Comedy
  • August 22, 2014 8:30 pmFigment Theater: Sessions @ Studio C
  • August 22, 2014 9:30 pmFigment Theater: Sessions @ Studio C
  • August 23, 2014 7:30 pmComedy Sportz Philadelphia
  • August 23, 2014 8:00 pmCrazy Cow Comedy
  • August 23, 2014 9:30 pmThe Comedy Works
  • August 23, 2014 10:00 pmComedy Sportz Philadelphia
  • August 23, 2014 10:30 pmImprov Comedy: PHIT House Teams
  • August 28, 2014 8:30 pmFigment Theater: Sessions @ Studio C
  • August 28, 2014 9:00 pmThe Comedy Attic
  • August 29, 2014 7:00 pmThe Comedy Works
  • August 29, 2014 8:00 pmThe N Crowd
  • August 29, 2014 8:00 pmCrazy Cow Comedy
  • August 29, 2014 8:30 pmFigment Theater: Sessions @ Studio C
  • August 29, 2014 9:30 pmFigment Theater: Sessions @ Studio C
  • August 30, 2014 7:30 pmComedy Sportz Philadelphia
  • August 30, 2014 8:00 pmCrazy Cow Comedy
  • August 30, 2014 9:30 pmThe Comedy Works
  • August 30, 2014 10:00 pmComedy Sportz Philadelphia
  • August 30, 2014 10:30 pmImprov Comedy: PHIT House Teams
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Comedy Around the Web, Vol. 24

Zach Galifianakis’s Between Two Ferns returned with its Oscar Buzz Edition (part one and part two).  Joining Galifianakis in this episode is a star-studded group of Oscar nominees: Jennifer Lawrence, Naomi Watts, Christoph Waltz, Anne Hathaway, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Jessica Chastain, and Sally Field.

The UCB Theater in New York has announced some changes in their policies towards stand-up comedians in order to try to reach a compromise after the debate about paying performers.

Bill Burr was on Conan this week and shared his hilarious thoughts about Oprah Winfrey’s interview with Lance Armstrong.

Huffington Post Comedy shared Philly’s own Doogie Horner’s Things to Say During Sex flowchart in celebration of Valentine’s Day.

The Laugh Button created this rundown of all the 2013 TV comedy pilots.

Watch Paul F. Tompkins and Maya Rudolph cover Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes.

The 200th episode of the Comedy Bang Bang podcast is available as a video to watch online.

The Chris Gethard Show is on a quest to climb to the top of the iTunes podcast charts.

Chris Gethard is also the subject of this week’s episode of Modern Comedian where he talks about what doing The Chris Gethard Show means to him.

Will Ferrell worked in character as an usher named Ted Vagina at a Laker’s game this week. Why? Apparently just for fun.

Splitsider put together this list of the 82 best comedies currently streaming on Netflix. Go ahead, waste some time!

Deets on the ComedySportz “Battle of the Sexes” from Refs Kristin Finger and Noah Herman

This Saturday’s ComedySportz shows are being billed as a “Battle of the Sexes.”  That’s right, it’s guys vs. gals!  The 7:30 show will feature the refereeing talents of Kristin Finger; voice talents of Noah Herman; and dudes Langston Darby, Todd Rodenhiser and Sean Curran against ladies Sue Taney, Danna Young and Alli Soowal.  The 10pm show will have Noah back, this time as the ref; Alli Soowal back to lend some sweet vox; boyz from Round 1 Sean and Todd will return as well, this time with Kevin Regan; and the girlz for Round 2 will be Sue and Danna once again, with Kristin switching out of her ref jersey to play in with them. 

As the level-headed officials for the first and second matches, respectively, we knew we could count on Kristin and Noah to answer a few questions about what fans can expect on Saturday—without TOO much smack-talk. (Although, honestly, we were kinda trying to get some going. Fight! Fight! Fight!)

WitOut: Do you know which games you’ll be playing? Are there any games in the regular ComedySportz rotation that you feel could be particularly suited towards highlighting the strengths of either team?

KF:  As ref for the 7:30 show, I’d love to challenge them to the game of “Story,” but perhaps with an added twist!  And the classic, “I kissed a blank.”  These games shall test their wits equally!

NH:  You can be sure that we’re going to play some of our debate style or elimination games, such as “Objection” or “Story. “If you were hoping for a Girls vs. Boys “Elimination Rap Battle,” your wish just might come true.

WO: What do you think makes either gender/team better than the other when it comes to comedy—or just life in general? Hyperbole encouraged.

KF:  I bet you want me to answer this with a whole lot of “men suck” attitude, well that’s not gonna happen! They are an equal opponent, but to quote the amazing Tina Fey, “Know what? Bitches get stuff done.”

NH: I’m not going anywhere near “what makes your gender better than the other when it comes to comedy?” But in terms of how the gender battle will affect this Saturday’s ComedySportz match, in my experience women have to pee much more than men. Will that affect their ability to play on Saturday? Who knows!

WO: Is there anything riding on this match?  E.g. will the losing team have to wash the other team’s ComedySportz jerseys for the next month, or anything like that?

KF: I’ll put it on the table right now, when the ladies take the win, the boys must bow to us Wayne’s World style and say, “we’re not worthy, we’re not worthy, we’re scum…” in front of the entire audience!

NH: Is there anything riding on this match? Nothing but pride and back rubs!

 

You can see ComedySportz shows this and every Saturday at 7:30pm and 10pm at The Playground at The Adrienne (2030 Sansom Street). Tickets are $17 for adults; $14 for students.