On Friday night, a crowd packed into the Shubin Theatre to watch long-running sketch duo Meg & Rob perform what they’ve titled their last show. It was the first of three performances of the last show together before Meg Favreau moves to Los Angeles next month. She and Rob Baniewicz have been such a fixture on the Philly comedy scene for the past five years that it is not only sad to see her go, but sad that the two will no longer work together. But Meg and Rob acknowledge the schmaltziness of a goodbye show and handle it with their usual degree of darkness.
The two came to the stage out front to introduce the show and to announce their openers that they’ve chosen to feature on their final shows. Three different acts will take the stage before Meg & Rob on each show — some of the duo’s favorite performers in the city. Up first on Friday was Doogie Horner of America’s Got Talent fame and this lengthy article in Philadelphia Magazine. Horner warmed up the crowd by making fun of the departing Meg and then segueing into his off-kilter one liners and observations.
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