A 36 hour comedy marathon beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, November 28th will feature local comedy talent as part of Philly Comedy Month’s City Spotlight. The marathon will be hosted by the Hey, We’re Cool gang.
One of producer Brian Kelly’s goals for the marathon is to get many different theaters/revues/shows/performers in Philadelphia represented in the line-up so as to spread awareness about them to folks who may not know they exist.
Says Kelly, “The Black Friday Comedy Marathon is a big deal to me. I’m super excited and honored that Phit agreed to do it, that we have the hilarious Hey, We’re Cool hosting the marathon, and that I get to work on making it a reality with some truly amazing people.”
But they need performers! To submit your act for participation, visit Black Friday Comedy Marathon’s “submit your act” page.
In addition, Phit will be allying with small businesses in Philly; partnering businesses will be able to offer free admission to customers who shop at their stores beginning the Monday of Thanksgiving week (11/24), through Small Business Saturday (11/29).
If you know a local shop that would like to participate, send them to the Partner Your Business page.
Independent variety comedy show Hey We’re Cool hosted a Twitter friendship campaign, played video games and got a rousing game of D&D going at L’Etage this past Thursday night.
All photos by Cynthia Marie except where noted.
Hosts Matt Aukamp and Pat Reber.
Alex Pearlman adheres messages on hosts.
Matt Schmid as disorganized Batman.
Matt Schmid shows Adam and Eve hiding from God.
Local commedians play D&D.
Audience volunteers play Street Fighter II blind, using only audience yelling for guidance.
Host Pat Reber as human message-board. | photo Peter Rambo
Dungeon Master Josh Yarnall explains the game.
Dan Ventrano, Chelsea Zoladz and Tommy Touhill come up with characters.
Kev Ketner prepares to paint Pat Reber like one of his french girls. | photo Peter Rambo
D&D could go on all night if you let it get out of hand…
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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.