You can print out copies of Chip’s bracket and gamble with the folks in your office! (It’s parody, people, not satire! There’s nothing wrong with gambling on the hopes and dreams of our finest institutions’ athletic programs. Especially because we’re in the middle of a long stretch of f*cking nothing between the holidays and summer.)
Will Gerry Rafferty’s “Baker Street” beat out dash-cam footage? Will flight attendants who rap the safety announcements defeat old west barbers who were also dentists? (I think NOT!)
Round One is done, you can view it here. Our feelings are that the left side is the significantly stronger conference. With such elite competitors like a beard of bees, the Doppler effect, naps, and sheds we’re expecting the real super bowl to be a stunning semi-final matchup between any two of these left-side juggernauts. (Editor’s note: Let’s Go Sheds!)
Each day this Thanksgiving Week, WitOut asks a Philly comedian what he or she is thankful for. Today we asked Chip Chantry.
1. I’m thankful that my intramural Knockout Game team just made the semi-finals.
2. I’m thankful for the new Arcade Fire album, so now I don’t have to choreograph my figure-rollerblade routines to just Alanis Morissette’s Jagged Little Pill, like I had to for the last 12 season in a row.
3. I’m thankful for my Thursday Red Lobster lunches with Steve Swan. (UPDATE: The police have only been called ONCE on us this past month!)
4. I’m thankful for the decades-spanning body of work of Mr. Dabney Coleman.
5. I’m thankful for Christmas music on B101, so now I have something to listen to when I write in my revenge diary.
6. I’m thankful that I’ll be at Helium Comedy Club tonight and tomorrow at 7:30 and 10pm. I’m thankful that there is more information at www.heliumcomedy.com.
You should go to this tonight. It’s at 9pm at the Adrienne Theatre (2030 Sansom Street) . Chip Chantry welcomes hilarious sketch weirdos Rob Baniewicz and Brian Craig, as well as stand-up stalwarts Mike Rainey, Mary Radzinski, Jim Ginty, and Steve Swan. Visit the event on facebook.
And then you should get ready to attend Philly SketchFest starting on Monday at 8:00pm with Joe Moore’s Mister Monster, American Breakfast, and the John F. Kensil show. SketchFest has moved to the Adrienne this year. Stay bookmarked to WitOut for continual coverage of Philly Comedy Month.
Helium Comedy Club has been busy producing some original web videos lately. Last week, they brought us The Up-and-Comer, in which local comedian Aaron Nevins sat down to interview Gilbert Gottfried. Today, they debut Hey, Real Quick with Chip Chantry: a minute-long video of the comedian telling topical jokes, some straight from his must-follow Twitter account.
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