Upcoming Shows

  • September 18, 2014 8:00 pmMovie Movie Live
  • September 18, 2014 8:00 pmHANG ON with Aaron Nevins
  • September 18, 2014 8:30 pmFigment Theater: Sessions @ Studio C
  • September 18, 2014 9:00 pmThe Comedy Attic
  • September 19, 2014 7:00 pmThe Comedy Works
  • September 19, 2014 7:30 pmFirst Fridays w/ Interrobang
  • September 19, 2014 8:00 pmCrazy Cow Comedy
  • September 19, 2014 8:00 pmThe N Crowd
  • September 19, 2014 8:30 pmFigment Theater: Sessions @ Studio C
  • September 19, 2014 9:30 pmFigment Theater: Sessions @ Studio C
  • September 20, 2014 7:30 pmComedy Sportz Philadelphia
  • September 20, 2014 8:00 pmCrazy Cow Comedy
  • September 20, 2014 9:30 pmThe Comedy Works
  • September 20, 2014 10:00 pmComedy Sportz Philadelphia
  • September 20, 2014 10:30 pmImprov Comedy: PHIT House Teams
  • 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 pmCrazy Cow Comedy
  • September 26, 2014 8:00 pmA Very Nice Comedy Show
  • 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
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DUOFEST 2014: Schedule and workshops announced

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Every year, improvisers from all over the country pour into Philly to demonstrate their mastery of a form that goes an inch wide and a mile deep.

With no salvation in the form of goofball teammates waiting in the wings, the precarious two-person arrangement is probably the easist style with which to “shit the bed”.

But when a duo with great chemistry really clicks, scenes can be fucking transcendent, leaving brains dripping down the walls.

Here’s the lineup for this year.

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THURSDAY, JUNE 5TH
7:02 p.m. BODYSNATCHERS (St. Louis)
Cat & Vegas and the Temple of Boom (NJ) GET TIX!
8:02 p.m. Two Gentlemen (Boston)
‘Til Death Do Us Part (Philly) GET TIX!
9:02 p.m. Hawk and Wayne (St. Petersburg) GET TIX!
We Know Each Other (Minneapolis)
10:02 p.m. Dog and Friend Dog (Kansas City)
Due Dilligence (Philly) GET TIX!

FRIDAY, JUNE 6TH
7:02 p.m. Rainer Maria Rilkshake (Philly)
Darcy & Bingley (Toronto) GET TIX!
8:02 p.m. The Amie and Kristen Show (Philly/NYC)
Ranger Danger and the Danger Ranger (Los Angeles) GET TIX!
9:02 p.m. Virginia Jack (Vancouver)
Trike (NYC) GET TIX!
10:02 p.m. Foxtrot (Minneapolis)
Day Drunk (Toronto) GET TIX!
11:02 p.m. Gabe and Alex (Baltimore)
Venezuela (Montreal) GET TIX!

SATURDAY, JUNE 7TH
6:02 p.m. Iguanatron (Pittsburgh)
Michael Loves Greg (Philly) GET TIX!
7:02 p.m. Tomily Comedy (Boston)
Two Gentlemen (Boston) GET TIX!
8:02 p.m. Day Drunk (Toronto)
BODYSNATCHERS (St. Louis) GET TIX!
9:02 p.m. Matt& (Philly)
Ranger Danger and the Danger Ranger (Los Angeles) GET TIX!
10:02 p.m. Jack & The Wolf (Chicago)
Upstate (NYC) GET TIX!
11:02 p.m. From Justin to Kelly (NYC)
Virginia Jack (Vancouver) GET TIX!

SUNDAY, JUNE 8TH
7:02 p.m. The Raving Jaynes (NYC)
Evan the Loyal (Baltimore) GET TIX!
8:02 p.m. ‘Til Death Do Us Part (Philly)
Darcy & Bingley (Toronto) GET TIX!
9:02 p.m. Foxtrot (Minneapolis)
Jack & The Wolf (Chicago) GET TIX!

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All shows are at PHIT (Adrienne Theater 2030 Sansom Street). Also check out DuoFest workshops at duofest.com/2014/workshops/

Friday 5/16: Hang On with Aaron Nevins

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Hang On guest Andy Breckman wrote Eddie Murphy’s White Like Me sketch on SNL.

Also, check out Brooke Van Poppelen’s appearance on Craig Ferguson:

LISTINGS UPDATE: Two new Philly open-mics

Czech out our open-mic listings for a new mic on Wednesdays (@ Jollie’s Live 822 n. Broad St.) and a monthly Thursday mic (@ Pharmacy Coffee Gallery 18th & Wharton).

(Also, if you can find any out-of-date listings, for every closed mic you report I will personally hand you a crisp hundred dollar bill.)

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ONE NIGHT ONLY: Doogie Horner & Friends @ PhilaMOCA Thursday

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Doogie is coming back to Philly tomorrow (5/15) with yo-yo/juggler Mark Hayward and contortionism/magician Johnathan Burns. PhilaMOCA is located 531 N 12th St. Tickets are $10 bucks, and you can buy them online.

Ironically, if you miss this one-night-only show, you can catch it again at the Colonial Theater in Phoenixville on Saturday (5/17).

Troika — First Two Rounds Teams Announced

Last Year's Winning Team: Law & Order: LOL

Last Year’s Winning Team: Law & Order: LOL

This year’s Troika improv tournament kicks off Thursday!

As you know, members of the Philadelphia comedy community register to be placed randomly in a team of three, with the task of concocting their team’s unique improv schtick.

The tournament is run by Figment Theater, and the shows will take place in their Studio C in the Asain Arts Initiative building (1219 Vine St, Studio C).

Round 1 (5/15), 9:30pm: Jeff Kremzier + Rob Alesiani + Steve Kleinedler vs Dave Donnella + Mallory Rhodes + Sofya Piro vs Darryl Charles + Jessica Snow + Tom Hannigan

Round 2 (5/22), 9:30pm: Dan Rich + Dave Sucharski + Derrick Hackett vs Andrew Coppola + Mike Butler + Ryan T Barlow vs Cara Schmidt + Hannah Datz + Raja Rajanathan

For more info, visit FigmentTheater.org

VIDEO: “Grandma is Watching” by High Dramma

Here’s a funny video by Philly’s High Dramma. [Try not to picture those faces at the end, next time you fire up some "private browsing".]

High Dramma will be performing this weekend at the Charm City Comedy Festival in Baltimore. Their show is Saturday @ 9pm at Zissimos Bar (1023 W 36th St, Baltimore).

Register Now for Philly’s Phunniest

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Register here for the 2014 Philly’s Phunniest Competition. Space is limited!

VIDEO: The Cat Who Thought He Was Human

Happy Monday, ya web-addicted working-stiffs!

Video by Kate Banford and Dan Corkery.

Photos from La Salle’s Improv 101 Alumni Reunion

This past weekend, alumni from La Salle’s Improv 101 team joined some of the current students for some improvisational fun at the Dan Rodden Theater.

All photos courtesy Megan Colleen Yinger.

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If you attend a comedy event in the Philadelphia area, please send photos to contact [at] witout [dot] net.

VIDEO: Doogie Horner talks living in Philly & NYC