Upcoming Shows

  • September 25, 2014 8:30 pmFigment Theater: Sessions @ Studio C
  • September 25, 2014 9:00 pmThe Comedy Attic
  • September 26, 2014 7:00 pmThe Comedy Works
  • September 26, 2014 8:00 pmThe N Crowd
  • September 26, 2014 8:00 pmA Very Nice Comedy Show
  • September 26, 2014 8:00 pmCrazy Cow Comedy
  • September 26, 2014 8:30 pmFigment Theater: Sessions @ Studio C
  • September 26, 2014 9:30 pmFigment Theater: Sessions @ Studio C
  • September 27, 2014 7:30 pmComedy Sportz Philadelphia
  • September 27, 2014 8:00 pmCrazy Cow Comedy
  • September 27, 2014 9:30 pmThe Comedy Works
  • September 27, 2014 10:00 pmComedy Sportz Philadelphia
  • September 27, 2014 10:30 pmImprov Comedy: PHIT House Teams
  • October 2, 2014 8:30 pmFigment Theater: Sessions @ Studio C
  • October 2, 2014 9:00 pmThe Comedy Attic
  • October 3, 2014 7:00 pmThe Comedy Works
  • October 3, 2014 8:00 pmThe N Crowd
  • October 3, 2014 8:00 pmCrazy Cow Comedy
  • October 3, 2014 8:30 pmFigment Theater: Sessions @ Studio C
  • October 3, 2014 9:30 pmFigment Theater: Sessions @ Studio C
  • October 4, 2014 7:30 pmComedy Sportz Philadelphia
  • October 4, 2014 8:00 pmCrazy Cow Comedy
  • October 4, 2014 9:30 pmThe Comedy Works
  • October 4, 2014 10:00 pmComedy Sportz Philadelphia
  • October 4, 2014 10:30 pmImprov Comedy: PHIT House Teams
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Comedy Around the Web, Vol. 29

More news about Jimmy Fallon’s future as host of The Tonight Show surfaced this week, with the rumor that production will move to New York when Fallon takes over in 2014.

This article from Wired explores how Netflix isn’t just bringing back Arrested Development, but is revolutionizing television.

Here is a list of 13 stand-up routines about real-life celebrity encounters from the AV Club.

Here is a list of seven things we learned from Tina Fey’s appearance on Inside the Actor’s Studio.

Watch comedian Mike Birbiglia tell the story of the worst he ever bombed.

A panel of comedians at SXSW explore “crossing the line” and why comedians don’t care if they offend people.

Watch all of Bill Cosby’s 13-minute guest appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman from earlier this week.

Check out this compilation of scenes from movies that break the fourth wall.

The AV Club posted this beginners guide to comedy legend Harold Ramis.

Promo Video for East Coast Power Nap: “Leaked Outtakes”

T.j. Hurley and Alejandro Morales are bringing East Coast Power Nap back to the Trocadero on April 3rd. But things between them have been a little rocky…


Well, that’s a shame. I really thought these two were good together. Hopefully they can work it out before the show.

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!

Ticket Giveaway Winners: The Whitest Kids U’ Know at The Trocadero

Congratulations to Jacquie Baker and David Piccolomini, who guessed the winning number of 14. You will both receive a pair of tickets to see The Whitest Kids U’ Know tomorrow night at the Trocadero Theatre. The winners can be on the lookout for more information via email. Thanks to everyone who participated, and thanks again to the people at the Troc for donating the prizes.

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The Whitest Kids U’ Know perform Thursday, March 21 at 8:00PM at the Trocadero Theatre (1003 Arch St. Philadelphia). Tickets can be purchased online.

“We Coudn’t Possibly Put on a Show That Was Worse Than Not Putting on a Show at All” – Interview with the Stars of Trailer Trash Podcast re: Saturday’s ‘All Bets are Off’

This Saturday, Mike “Trailer” Bauer and Garrett “Trash” Smith bring you All Bets Are Off, a comedy showcase they threw together at the behest of the good folks over at World Cafe Live.  Here they are to tell you more about it and teach you some new hashtags and emoticons.

WitOut: Putting on a show at World Cafe is a pretty sweet deal. How were you guys approached for it?  Why do you think they wanted you to do something, and why were you only given two weeks?

Garrett Smith: It is a pretty sweet deal ;) It’s a pretty lucky, sweet deal, LOL. World Cafe had a cancellation last minute that they couldn’t fill because every band from Philadelphia is on the road finishing up their SXSW gigs (ROFL), and it just so happens Baurer and I are friends with one of the ladies that books their shows. I guess she figured we couldn’t possibly put on a show that was worse than them not putting on a show at all, even if we did only have two weeks to put it together :-() And that’s how Baurer came up with the name, ’cause with only two weeks to book great Philly comics, All Bets Are Off, OMFG!

Mike Baurer: What Garrett said.

WO: You’re doing a live taping of Trailer Trash for Comedy Bonfire at The Fire on March 26th, but not for this, your own show.  Why not?  

GS: Well we already had the show at The Fire booked a week or two before we got offered the World Cafe slot, BTW, so we wanted to set it apart from that show. 8====D~~ We also thought, we just got offered this big, great venue, let’s give some comics we love who are far more experienced than us :-( the opportunity to get on that stage and stretch their legs a little.

MB: What Garrett said.

WO: Will the two of you be on this show in any other way, e.g. as hosts?

GS: Baurer is going to introduce the show and then I will host the showcase, sure to be full of many ROFLcopters.

MB: What Garrett said except I will be behind the curtain when I introduce the show but OMG am I nervous.

WO: I know you were originally hoping to get some live bands on the show to supplement the comedy showcase. Have you been able to book anyone?

GS: No :-D Due to the aforementioned SXSW tours, we weren’t able to find any bands that would be all, BRB, we </3 comedians and gotta play this comedy show, LOLz. So instead we’re having a short open mic hosted by Joe Bell (Nyan Cat!), featuring some more comedians we like after the showcase.

MB: What Garrett said.

WO: The downstairs stage at World Cafe is pretty huge.  How would you encourage the comedians on the show to use/take advantage of that? Lots of pacing?

GS: We hired Rick M0ranis to bl0w them up s0 that they’re more appr0priately sized for the stage, haha jk.

MB: What Garrett said but also drink lots of water and eat your veggies. NOTE to all the comics on the show: The time it takes to get from backstage to the mic also counts towards your time. Thanks. -Staff

WO: The room itself is pretty huge, too.  Do you think you can fill it? What have you been doing to encourage people to come, and what would you say now to get WitOut readers there?

GS: Ermahgerd, we haz lot$ of flyRz, upcoming pre$$, and memeZ for the interwebz, LOLcatz.

Your #readers will be happy to see the great line-up of #comics we have: Dan Scully, Sidney Gantt, Alex Grubard, Alex #Pearlman, Aaron Hertzog, and Doogie Horner. And they’ll be #happy to see a #cheap $7 ticket for World Cafe Live. RT!

MB: In all seriousness, this show is going to be so much fun! Why not spend a Saturday night at a new venue for us to do a comedy takeover at. World Café Live is a great spot and they have amazing food and drinks, so make a night out of it. This might be our only chance to do something like this so I would love for it to be a speical night for everyone involved. I think we gathered some of the best comics for the showcase and have put together an amazing open mic to follow. There is no possible way you will be disappointed when you leave this show.

‘All Bets Are Off’ is this Saturday, March 23rd, Downstairs at World Cafe Live (3025 Walnut Street). Doors are at 7:15PM; show starts at 8:00PM. Admission is $5 plus a $2 ticketing surcharge, and tickets can be purchased online.

You Should Call Your Parents: Kristen Schier Interviews Marilyn Schier

OK, here’s the situation… Anyone familiar with the DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince hit song (or Leslie Knope’s tribute to it in Parks and Recreation) knows that it is generally believed that “parents just don’t understand.”  This can seem especially true for comedians and other people that choose to pursue their interests in the arts. But maybe some of our parents understand us a little more than we may think. In our new series, “You Should Call Your Parents,” comedians will interview their parents to find out how they feel about their offspring’s pursuit of the stage.

Kristen Schier: What did you think when you found out I was performing comedy?

Marilyn Schier: My first thoughts when you said you wanted to perform comedy were: “Gosh, I hope she doesn’t want to move to New York,” closely followed by, “she still needs a ‘real’ job to buy food.”

KS: Are there things you remember about me growing up that explain why I became a comedian. Or is it a total surprise to you?

MS: When you were growing up I knew you were destined for the stage. I remember one time when you and your sister (you were about 3) performed a rain dance on a piano bench for everyone at Doris’ house. Your sister played the piano (not well, she was 4) and you interpreted the music through dance. Then there was the time we were driving back to Emerald Isle from Wilmington, NC and you had me laughing so hard in the car that I missed the turn and ended up on a very dark road in Camp LeJeune with guys dressed in camouflage and carrying M-16’s. I told you not to say another word until we got back to the beach house.

KS: In your own words, explain to me what it is you think I do?

MS: I am pretty sure I know what you do, I am just not sure how you do it or where it came from. Neither your father or I are very funny, but you, my dear, are hysterical. Even when I come down for breakfast or lunch, you usually say something while we are driving around that is either mildly offensive or makes me laugh.

KS: Who are some of your favorite comedians?

MS: Well, I love early Bill Cosby. Lots of those older comedians whose names I can’t remember and they are all probably dead now anyway.

KS: What do you wish I was doing with my life?

MS: My dreams for you have come true. You are doing something that you love doing and that’s the best job in the world. I am, have been, and always will be very proud of you.

Kristen Schier is one half of the Philadelphia-based improv duo The Amie & Kristen Show/The Kristen & Amie Show, as well as a Philly Improv Theater instructor; improv instructor at University of the Arts; director for PHIT House Team ZaoGao; and Artistic Director for the short-form Philadelphia improv group The N Crowd.

If you are a Philadelphia-area comedian who’d like to interview one (or both) of your parents send us an email to contact@witout.net for more information. Go ahead, do it. You should really call your parents more anyways.

Ticket Giveaway: The Whitest Kids U’ Know at The Trocadero

We’re thinking of a number between 1 and 20. Seriously, we are. It’s in our heads RIGHT NOW. And the first two people to guess it correctly in the comments section of this post will each win a pair of tickets to see The Whitest Kids U’ Know perform at The Trocadero Theatre this Thursday night at 8pm. We’ll even let you make two guesses—that’s how cool we are. Just make sure you comment under your actual name and email address so we can let you know that you won, and so we’ll be able to give your name to the fine people at The Trocadero Will Call, where you’ll go to pick up the tickets. (Hey Troc, thanks for donating the tickets, yo.)

By the way, here are all of the numbers between 1 and 20: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19

We’ll announce the winners in a post tomorrow at Noon. Good luck!

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The Whitest Kids U’ Know perform this Thursday, March 21st at 8:00PM at the Trocadero Theatre (1003 Arch St. Philadelphia). Tickets can be purchased online.

 

New Video from ManiPedi: “Shakin’ My Tits”

Here’s the latest from sketch group ManiPedi—sure to be the feel-good hit of the summer:

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!

Philly Comedy Round-up, Vol. 82

Matt Nelson and Maggy Keegan have announced the launch of Figment Theater with the mission to “to cultivate and nurture quality improvisational theater with artists and audiences through shared experiences rooted in fearless performance and nimble innovation.” Upcoming projects from Figment include The Vagabond SessionsJohn Hughes High, Troika, The Summer Courtship Series, and Slasher.

Philly Improv Theater has announced the casts for three new house teams. One, directed by Ralph Andracchio will join the current list of PHIT’s Saturday house teams while the other two, directed by Alex Newman and Rob Gentile, will be PHIT’s first Harold Teams, set to perform on Tuesday nights at the theater.

Stand-up comedian Josh Wolf will be headlining at Helium Comedy Club this weekend, but first he will make a stop at The Free Library this Thursday to share a collection of essays about being a stand-up comic.

Tonight, Meathook Comedy Presents: 318 with headliner Dan St. Germain at Connie’s Ric Rac. The show will also feature performances by: Alex Pearlman, Alex Pezzotta, Ryan Shaner, and Boston’s Pat Barrett, Shawn Carter, and Gary Petersen and will be hosted by Steve Slaughter.

Comedy Dreamz returns to The Barbary this Tuesday with a show featuring Body Dreamz, Aaron Nevins, JP Boudwin, Phyllis Voren, Nick Lucas, Christian Alsis, High Dramma, Ken BDC Jones, T.J. Hurly and more! Videos by Jesse Miller and Juiceboxxx! With DJs Emilio Airhorn and Wolfcity. Doors open at 9:00, the show starts at 10:00 and, as always, will be followed by a dance party.

This Wednesday Demetri Martin brings his Point Your Face at This tour to Helium Comedy Club.

Also this Wednesday, you can catch one of Philadelphia’s finest storytelling showcases with Tell Me a Story at Shot Tower Coffee. This month, Ryan Carey, Jen Curcio, Jim Grammond, T.J. Hurley, Aaron Nevins, Eric Smith, Valerie Temple, R. Eric Thomas, and Alison Zeidman will tell stories around the theme of “Road Trip”.

Sketch group The Whitest Kids ‘U Know will perform at the Trocadero Theater this Thursday. The group, known for their web videos and sketch show on IFC will bring their unique brand of humor to Philadelphia on their 2013 tour.

Comedian Amy Schumer will perform at The Keswick Theater this Friday. Schumer is known for her many television appearances, her album Cutting, and her Comedy Central special Mostly Sex Stuff. Schumer is the creator, star, and writer for Inside Amy, her Comedy Central sketch show that will debut later this year.

Also this Friday, Gorged! at The Bean Cafe will feature “humorous people doing and saying things to entertain just about everybody. Performers include: Alex Grubard, Sidney Gantt, Marc Kaye, and Jaime Nadell.

All Bets are Off! a stand-up comedy show with performances from Doogie Horner, Aaron Hertzog, Alex Pearlman, Alex Grubard, Dan Scully, and Sidney Gantt is this Saturday at World Cafe Live.

Comedy-Gasm! A Night of Multiple Climaxes

Description: Because when we make you laugh it should count, right? We know what you came for, we know you can get it anywhere. We want to give you that raw, unashamed, uncensored joke-speak that takes you by your laugh parts and delivers. Come join the antics and be entertained by some of the city’s boldest comedic performers, because you deserve it!
Hosting: Rachel Fogletto
Performance by:
Walter (Regular at Erotic Lit Salon)
Stand-up comedy by:
Brandon Gorin (Philly Stand-up)
Elise Thomson-Hohl (Tight Six)
L.U.M.P
Alejandro Morales (East Coast Power Nap)
21+
$4 cover (that’s less than 5!)
Drink Specials
Show Style: Stand-up, Storytelling
Date: Saturday, April 13th
Time: 8:30PM
Admission: $4  (+Donations accepted!)
Location: Upstairs at The Irish Pol – 45 S. 3rd St. Philadelphia PA 19106
Contact: FacebookQuestions? Or want to pay in advance? Email: Rachel.Fogletto@gmail.com