It’s time to put down Halo VII or Call of Duty: Camden and get some fresh air! Cheat Code will be running at Phit tonight (4/24) and tomorrow (4/25).
Joe Gates (Interrobang) directs Matt Aukamp (The Win Show), Pat Reber (Hey, We’re Cool), Katelyn Catinella (Sketch Harold), Cynthia Casebere (Free Candy), Quinton Alexander (Warp Jawn), Peter Rambo (American Breakfast), and Chris McGrail (Alley of Nightmares) in a sketch-comedy show about all the games we grew up with and/or are currently calling out of work to obsess over.
You’ll get to see Mario have his day in court, watch Chell search for love at a dinner date, and listen in on a pitch meeting for Creepy Uncle Games.
“We all play different kinds of games,” says co-writer Cynthia Casebere “so if someone writes a sketch about a Tonberry, it’s not going in the show unless the two people in the group who have never played Final Fantasy also think it’s funny.”
The shows will be opened up by stand-up comedians Christian Alsis on Thursday and Tommy Touhill on Friday.
Phit has put together an improvised sci-fi comedy show for all you cylons or whatever (just kidding, I totally know what those are).
Millenium Quest: Warp Jawn will be running four shows a week till May 3rd, you can find out all about it in this interview between Phit artistic director Ralph Andracchio and Warp Jawn director Kristin Schier.
Randomly drawn, four-person teams will be performing 15-20 minute sets at tonight’s Bunch of Improv @ The Grape Room. Get in touch with Sam Fran Scavuzzo to see if it’s not too late to join a pickup-team. Doors are at 8:00pm and the show starts at 8:30.
As most of you know, Sam’s really funny with his blackout-timing, so even in the unlikely event that the chemistry isn’t there with these pickup squads, you can count on tech to do the heavy-lifting!
Tickets are $5.00. The Grape Room is located at 105 Grape Street in Manayunk.
Laughs on Fairmount is teaming up with Geekadelphia to present a nerdy quiz-show pitting local Philadelphia comedians against each other in an effort to prove their geeky bona fides. Which Philly comedian will prove the dorkiest know-it-all? You can find out for only $5 dollars!
Darryl Charles, Molly Pace, Jo Pincushion and Dave Terruso are slated to be contestants, with blogger Anna Goldfarb and Skeletor from the Karaoke Gong Show serving as judges.
The event will be hosted by sketch-comedy maestro Paul Triggiani, fresh off making big splashes at Toronto Sketchfest with his hit show Alley of Nightmares. Doogie Horner will also be returning to the city of brotherly-shove to open up the show with some stand-up comedy.
For more info, check out the event’s facebook page, or just show up at Urban Saloon with a five-spot, for an event that fifteen years ago would have been self-deprecating, but today will be patenly braggadocious!
The variety-comedy and music showcase Hey We’re Cool is facing possible cancellation after modest attendance and humble bar sales. Located at L’Etage and hosted by Pat Reber and Matt Aukamp, the independent show has been running the first Thursday of every month, and has reached a moment of truth as to whether or not it will be continuing.
Hey We’re Cool is co-written by Jacquie Baker, Matt Schmid, Chris McGrail, Peter Rambo, and Kate Catinella. They feature different guest sketch groups and musicians each month. This week’s show will include American Breakfast (Phit) and MC Blackwolf. The evening is accompanied by the hilarious one-man house-band, Kev Ketner (ProMania).
The show is pretty interactive so you will have plenty of opportunities to get laughs of your own, compete in contests and win major awards. This particular Thursday–everyone in the audience will win a prize. And if you know anything about prizes in general, the more prizes are given out, the bigger and better the prize will be! (Haven’t you seen Oprah?).
As always, you can donate money at the bar to keep the show running, in return for beer, wine or spirits!
Tickets are $5 dollars at the door and the show starts at 8:00pm. L’Etage is located on the corner of 6th and Bainbridge.
In keeping with their seemingly intentional practice of incorporating Philly’s very funniest female sketch and improv comedians into their troupe, the mammary mammoth ManiPedi has absorbed three ladies who are so funny in their own right, we simply presumed they’ve been MPs for a while and are ashamed of our prejudiciously lazy attitude.
We asked the three sketch comedians–rumored to have been on the verge of starting their own rival all-gal comedy troupe, before being bought-out by ManiPedi (the New York Yankees of Philly lady-comedy)–what it feels like to be a member of the WitOut.net Sketch Comedy Group of the Year™.
Mani pedi is the tits. Writing and rehearsing with this group is like being at an endless slumber party with a bunch of raunchy gang members. Just thinking about all their beautiful, hilarious, idiot faces gives me the warm and fuzzies.
I just kind of started showing up to rehearsals. I think they thought I was Madonna [Refugia] for a while. Anyway, after they found me out, they kind of just let me stay which was cool. I avoided the hazing process of having to shake my tits repeatedly for a week and eating an entire cake by myself but trust me… I’m paying for my deception.
“I don’t know why good things keep happening to me, but better me than someone else. Right, Darwin?”
If you’re not already planning on seeing their show tonight at 9:00 @ Phit, Philly Weekly has said “Marked by razor-sharp writing and an almost insane attention to details, ManiPedi’s particular brand of humor often teeters freely between dark and silly.”
Go see their show! Don’t be sexist! (Unless you operate with the variety of sexism that would bias you towards an all-female sketch comedy troupe, then by all means, your worldview is entirely jutified, in this instance!)
Project Arts brings a “school edition” of the left-of-center cult puppet-musical to The Rotunda (4014 Walnut Street) for shows tonight @ 7:00, Friday & Saturday @ 8:00, and Sunday @ 3:00.
“School edition”–of which they recently did a rendition of Rent–means that the material is softened just enough so as not to be wildly inappropriate for the teens participating in their theater education program.
According to Project Arts–“Although this version has been edited to take out some of the racier elements, the irreverence and the content remain mostly intact. We also choose theater pieces that incorporates issues of the lives of real teens such as gender, class, drink-ing, diversity, LGBT issues, etc.”
Avenue Q, was created by Robert Lopez, co-creater of Book Of Mormon. If you haven’t seen it, think Sesame Street but hilariously inappropriate (again, in this instance, just appropriate enough for teens to participate, but not much more!).
Tickets are $15.00 and the cause is good. Project Arts operates as an after-school program offering a variety of theater training services to local youth at no charge. For tickets, visit http://projectartsavenueqschooledition.bpt.me/
A particularly funny Free For All is going down tomorrow night at 8:00pm @ Growler’s Pub. The show is followed by an open-mic for you to try out all those hilarious Malaysian airliner jokes you’ve been tastefully crafting!
Check out Tim Butterly, Mike Rainey, Alex Grubard and Bobby Lorello–as well as funny-ass hosts Aaron Hertzog and Allison Zeidman. If you’re trying to tell jokes after the show, sign up at 7:30.