Visit the blog Terrible Dad to enjoy the parental ravings of Philly comedian Mike Rainey (The Tonight Show). Enjoy such blog titles as, “We Definitely Had One Kid Too Many“, “Trying To Narrow Down Which Kid Will Take Care of Me When I’m Old”, and “I Hate That I Love Our Minivan”.
On the latest post, Rainey discusses 5 Dreadful Conversations You Must Have With Your Kids.
Listen, we all know some actual terrible dads. And it seems like Rainey (from Delaware County, for whatever that’s worth) is at least trying his best. Rainey readily embraces his failures and tiny successes for all to enjoy.
“Virtually every day, I make a parenting decision that could easily be the catalyst for a career in porn for my children when they become adults,” says Rainey in a post title Pretending to Sleep to Avoid Spending Time With My Kids.
Check out Terrible Dad and sign up for his newsletter to get regular updates on how poorly this dad is parenting — and make yourself feel a little better about your own paternal mediocrity and/or early decision to vasectomize!
Do you enjoy disability-themed comedy? Who doesn’t! Luckily, many of Philly’s top sketch comedy performers have coalesced to present Bent But Not Broken, a socially-conscious night of sketch comedy focusing on the experiences of, and society’s attitude towards the handicapable. I would buy tickets to this if I were you, it’s sorta like a who’s-who of Philly sketch comedy. BBNB features Shannon DeVido, Aubrie Williams, Paul Triggiani, Joe Moore, Briana Kelly, Chris McGrail, Jacquie Baker, Brian Kelly, and Matt Schmid. It’s directed by Samantha Russel. Tickets are available at at PHIT for either Thursday or Friday. Do it!
A 36 hour comedy marathon beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, November 28th will feature local comedy talent as part of Philly Comedy Month’s City Spotlight. The marathon will be hosted by the Hey, We’re Cool gang.
One of producer Brian Kelly’s goals for the marathon is to get many different theaters/revues/shows/performers in Philadelphia represented in the line-up so as to spread awareness about them to folks who may not know they exist.
Says Kelly, “The Black Friday Comedy Marathon is a big deal to me. I’m super excited and honored that Phit agreed to do it, that we have the hilarious Hey, We’re Cool hosting the marathon, and that I get to work on making it a reality with some truly amazing people.”
But they need performers! To submit your act for participation, visit Black Friday Comedy Marathon’s “submit your act” page.
In addition, Phit will be allying with small businesses in Philly; partnering businesses will be able to offer free admission to customers who shop at their stores beginning the Monday of Thanksgiving week (11/24), through Small Business Saturday (11/29).
If you know a local shop that would like to participate, send them to the Partner Your Business page.
We all love movies, right? Of course! Who doesn’t? For just $5 bucks, you can join other film-nerds-turned-film-jocks in answering trivia for prizes, yelling out famous lines, and arguing why Back to the Future II is even better than Back to the Future (which it is).
So pregame with a hell of a caucasion (that’s from a movie) and start your weekend entertainment early. PhilaMOCA is on 12th right off Spring Garden. Two funny Philadelphia comedians and hosts of I Like To Movie Movie podcast — Dan Scully and Garret Smith — will curate a cross-referential cinema soiree that will make college-you regret that you threw out those posters!
8:00pm PhilaMOCA (531 N 12th St) $5.00 [facebook.com/ilike2movie]
Written and directed by Jimmy Darby; starring Jason Singer, Josh Wolf, and Orin Belinsky; filmed and edited by Curt Riedy.