Upcoming Shows

  • October 31, 2014 8:00 amNationally Touring Headline Comedians @ Helium
  • October 31, 2014 7:00 pmThe Comedy Works
  • October 31, 2014 8:00 pmThe N Crowd
  • October 31, 2014 8:00 pmCrazy Cow Comedy
  • October 31, 2014 8:30 pmFigment Theater: Sessions @ Studio C
  • October 31, 2014 9:30 pmFigment Theater: Sessions @ Studio C
  • November 1, 2014Nationally Touring Headline Comedians @ Heliun
  • November 1, 2014Nationally Touring Headline Comedians @ Helium
  • November 1, 2014 7:30 pmComedy Sportz Philadelphia
  • November 1, 2014 8:00 pmCrazy Cow Comedy
  • November 1, 2014 9:30 pmThe Comedy Works
  • November 1, 2014 10:00 pmComedy Sportz Philadelphia
  • November 1, 2014 10:30 pmImprov Comedy: PHIT House Teams
  • November 5, 2014 8:00 pmComedy Masters
  • November 6, 2014 8:30 pmFigment Theater: Sessions @ Studio C
  • November 6, 2014 9:00 pmThe Comedy Attic
  • November 7, 2014 8:00 amNationally Touring Headline Comedians @ Helium
  • November 7, 2014 7:00 pmThe Comedy Works
  • November 7, 2014 8:00 pmThe N Crowd
  • November 7, 2014 8:00 pmCrazy Cow Comedy
  • November 7, 2014 8:30 pmFigment Theater: Sessions @ Studio C
  • November 7, 2014 9:30 pmFigment Theater: Sessions @ Studio C
  • November 8, 2014Nationally Touring Headline Comedians @ Helium
  • November 8, 2014Nationally Touring Headline Comedians @ Heliun
  • November 8, 2014 7:30 pmComedy Sportz Philadelphia
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Comedy Around the Web, Vol. 34

The internet went crazy when a crazy letter from a Sorority President to the rest of her chapter went viral – then to make it better, Michael Shannon did a dramatic reading of the letter for Funny or Die.

Comedians Megan Koester and Andy Kindler teamed up to write this How Not to be a Stand-Up Comedian article for Vice.

Ben Stiller unveiled 12 minutes of his new movie The Secret Live of Walter Mitty and the early word is in: it might be pretty good.

Watch James Adomian star as Marc Maron in IFC’s web series Maron in Space.

Laughspin recapped Portland’s Bridgetown Comedy Festival (Day One, Day Two, Day Three, Day Four).

Netflix released nine character posters to promote the new season of Arrested Development. You can see them all on Splitsider.

Watch SNL’s Kate McKinnon as Ellen DeGeneres with Ellen DeGeneres on Ellen.

Comedian J-L Cauvin released this video in which he does an impression of Louis CK telling “the classics” and satirizes the praise Louis gets from seemingly everyone.

Philly Comedy Round-up, Vol. 75

Philly Improv Theater recently announced its new artistic team set to take over day-to-day booking and talent management. The team will be led by Ralph Andracchio as Artistic Director and will include: Emily Davis as Improv Producer, Brian Kelly as Sketch Producer, Jessica Ross as Variety Producer and Kristen Schier as Season Producer.

PHIT also begins its two-week run of shows this week at The Shubin Theater (407 Bainbridge St.) You can find their full schedule on their (newly designed) webpage.

The Not Just Comedy Show debuts this Tuesday at The Grape Room (105 Grape St. Manayunk). The show will be hosted by Jess Carpenter and feature stand-up from Shannon Dapper, Geoff Jackson, Chip Chantry, N.a. Poe, and LaTice; improv from Bed Savage; and music from Tim Raymus.

East Coast Power Nap also makes its debut this week at the Trocadero (1003 Arch St.) on Wednesday. The show is presented by TJ Hurley and Alejandro Morales and will feature performances by Doogie Horner, Carolyn Busa, Sidney Gantt, the Necrosexual, Joe Bell and Dan King, with a “surprise appearance” by Lou Misiano.

Call on Mister Blue, a new play directed by Harry Watermeier and performed by Tara Demmy, Luke Field, Bryan Kerr, Brent Knobloch and Craig Lamm will show Thursday, January 31 and Saturday, February 2 at The Arts Parlor (1170 South Broad St.) The show will cost $5 at the door and will feature the comedic ukelele songs of Lizzie Spellman as an opening act.

This Saturday there are multiple shows for comedy fans to choose from including the Live, Love, Laugh Comedy Show (East Eden Catering – 5600 Germantown Ave) hosted by Kendrick Jones and Shanell Renee and featuring headliner Timmy Hall and feature act Jonas.

Also this Saturday is The 1st Annual Veggie Wing Bowl Comedy Spectacular (The Adobe Cafe – 1919 E. Passyunk Ave). Hosted by Hillary Rea and Larry Napolitano.  The show will feature stand-up from Carolyn Busa, John Nunn, TJ Hurley and Jim Ginty as well as a seitan buffalo wing eating competition and special guests throughout the evening.

 Get Real – Comedy of Skeptic Proportions is this Saturday at Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) and will feature The Evolution of Comedy Tour w/ Ian Harris & Jason Resler from LA, plus local support from the sketch sensation ManiPedi, stand-up from Doogie Horner and Steve Gerben, and hosted by Dave Terruso. Tickets can be purchased online.
Comedian Jim Jeffries will visit Philadelphia this Saturday to perform at the Trocadero Theater (1003 Arch St.) The comedian, known for his appearances at the Just for Laughs and Edinburgh Fringe festivals as well as his HBO specials will perform two shows (7:30PM, 10:00PM). Tickets are available online.

Comedian and writer Jo Pincushion sent us this video of herself and comedian Jackie Chipotle giving some tips for any Philadelphia bloggers looking to name their sites.

Attention comedians! Submissions for the 2013 Bridgetown Comedy Festival (held April 18-21 in Portland, Oregon) will close on Thursday, January 31. Be sure to get your applications in before the deadline.

If you have any Philly comedy news worth mentioning – send it our way with an email to contact@witout.net

Comedy Around the Web, Vol. 15

Vanity Fair published this oral history of Freaks and Geeks.

Laughspin named their ten best comedy albums of 2012.

Gawker has the entire 66-page proposal that scored Lena Dunham a $3.7 million book deal.

The 2013 Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland, Oregon is now accepting submissions.

ABC is developing a cop comedy starring Hannibal Buress.

Breaking Bad released this Season 4 blooper reel.

Check out this Bill Murray character matrix created by Vulture.

Read Louis CK’s answers to a Proust Questionnaire from Vanity Fair.

This wonderful headline says that They Made too Much Arrested Development. Too much? No such thing, right?

Splitsider profiled Eugene Mirman on cutting his own path in comedy.