Upcoming Shows

  • October 30, 2014 8:30 pmFigment Theater: Sessions @ Studio C
  • October 30, 2014 9:00 pmThe Comedy Attic
  • 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
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Philly Comedy Round-up, Vol. 56

Tonight, Helium Comedy Club will host a Comedy Central Audition where ten stand-ups will showcase for the cable television channel. Featured comics on tonight’s show include: David James, Tommy Pope, James Hesky, John McKeever, Pat House, Darryl Charles, Chip Chantry, Doogie Horner, Anton Shuford, and Pat Barker. Tickets for the show can be purchased online.

Free Improv at Connie’s Ric Rac returns to the South Philadelphia venue tonight for a show featuring sets from Deleted Scenes, Lock and Key, Self Esteem Motivators, Malone, Sleep Walking, Housebroken, Sad Trombone, and Kait and Andrew. Doors open at 8:00, and the show starts at 9:00.

This weekend, several Philly acts will head north to perform in the Boston Comedy Arts Festival. The festival features stand-up, sketch, and improv comedians from all around the country. This year, Philadelphia will be represented by: Aaron Hertzog, Adrift, Camp Woods, ManiPedi, Mary Radzinski, Mayor Karen, Pete Kuempel, The Amie and Kristen/Kristen and Amie Show, and The Feeko Brothers.

This Wednesday, the Nick Turner and Friends Comedy Tour 2012 will make a stop in Philadelphia at The Urban Saloon (2120 Fairmount Ave.) The show will feature Turner, a New York comedian who has performed at the SXSW Music Festival, the Montreal Comedy Festival, the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, and recently made his late night debut on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and Andy Haynes, who has performed on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Conan, and at the Montreal Comedy Festival. Tickets can be purchased online.

 

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2012 Out of Bounds Comedy Festival

The Out of Bounds Comedy Festival  is now accepting online applications from improv groups, sketch groups, and stand-up comics. The festival will take place in Austin, Texas from August 28 to September 3 and will feature comedians from all over the country. A few performers from Philadelphia attended the festival last year, one of which was Becca Trabin, who had these things to say to encourage more of our city’s finest to apply for this year’s festival.

The Out Of Bounds Comedy Festival is accepting submissions for their 2012 festival, which takes place Labor Day weekend in Austin, Texas. I attended last year as a stand-up and half of the improv duo Get A Room, and I can’t recommend this festival enough. You get lots of perks for a tiny submission fee, Southern hospitality, adventures in a kooky city, and access to legit Mexican food (get the fish tacos at Chupacabra). The people are charming and the after-parties were some of the best I’ve been to– one was a house party with a taco truck in the driveway, and another was a swanky karaoke bar with a TV next to the dance floor hooked up with Super Nintendo. We drank, danced, sang, and played Mario Kart. Great festival. Highly recommend it. And do the mini golf tournament.

Online applications are now open for the 2012 Out of Bounds Comedy Festival. Submission fee is $20 until 3/27 and $30 until the 4/30 deadline.

Becca Trabin is a stand-up comedian and member of improv groups Mayor Karen and Apocalips. She will be performing at Mayor Karen Presents this Friday at Plays and Players.