Upcoming Shows

  • April 17, 2014 7:30 pmMILLENNIUM QUEST: WARP JAWN @ PHIT
  • April 17, 2014 7:30 pmTHE FLAT EARTH PRESENTS… @ PHIT
  • April 17, 2014 9:00 pmThe Comedy Attic
  • April 17, 2014 10:30 pmTHE SIDESHOW @ PHIT
  • April 18, 2014 7:00 pmThe Comedy Works
  • April 18, 2014 7:30 pmTHE FLAT EARTH PRESENTS… @ PHIT
  • April 18, 2014 8:00 pmCrazy Cow Comedy
  • April 18, 2014 8:00 pmThe N Crowd
  • April 18, 2014 9:00 pmTHE FLAT EARTH PRESENTS… @ PHIT
  • April 18, 2014 10:30 pmATOMIC CINEMA VAULT @ PHIT
  • April 18, 2014 11:00 pmSKETCH UP OR SHUT UP @ PHIT
  • April 19, 2014 7:30 pmSarcasm Comedy Club
  • April 19, 2014 7:30 pmComedy Sportz Philadelphia
  • April 19, 2014 7:30 pmTHE FLAT EARTH PRESENTS… @ PHIT
  • April 19, 2014 8:00 pmBye Bye Liver: The Philadelphia Drinking Play
  • April 19, 2014 8:00 pmCrazy Cow Comedy
  • April 19, 2014 9:00 pmDR. SLEEPOVER @ PHIT
  • April 19, 2014 9:30 pmSarcasm Comedy Club
  • April 19, 2014 9:30 pmThe Comedy Works
  • April 19, 2014 10:00 pmComedy Sportz Philadelphia
  • April 19, 2014 10:30 pmBIG BABY + MAYOR KAREN @ PHIT
  • April 20, 2014 4:00 pmPHIT PRESENTS: MILLENNIUM QUEST: WARP JAWN
  • April 20, 2014 7:00 pmCAKE BEAR + THE DEAN’S LIST! @ PHIT
  • April 20, 2014 8:30 pmTHE SHAM! @ PHIT
  • April 23, 2014 7:30 pmADVENTURE FRIENDS PRESENT A SKETCH HAROLD + SABOTAGE @ PHIT
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Polygon Comedy Tuesday Night — Q&A with Rick Horner

polygon comedyTonight is Polygon’s Holiday Spectacular at L’Etage (624 S 6th Street). Doors open at 7:30pm, show starts at 8pm. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online or at the door. There will be ample parking and booze available. That’s right folks, booze. If that doesn’t motivate you to put on your scarf and gloves and come out to a comedy show, I don’t know what will!

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WitOut: Can you tell us about the formation and history of Polygon?

Rick Horner: Sure! I would say it is a collection of people more interested in comedy than their egos. We are promoting comedy acts with members that have a passion for comedy. A few years ago, Improv duo Rosen and Milkshake did a show and the audience loved it. The audience asked for cards, but they didn’t have any. They reached out to me and we got this idea to not only make cards, but start a website to promote comedy. We have been doing monthly comedy shows at L’Etage ever since.

WitOut: That is a unique way to start a….comedy group? If you could describe Polygon in one or two sentences, what would it be?

Horner: A passion driven machine of comedic talent; an optimus prime built out of sketch, improv and stand-up. It is a collective, like a bee-hive where all bees go but there is no Queen Bee.

WitOut: Can you tell us more about tonight’s show and the line-up?

Horner: Sure. The show will be hosted by Rosen and Milkshake. The line-up includes Cecily Chapman, Bill Parks and Demonikus Rex. So, improv, stand-up, improv, improv [laughs].

WitOut: Anything else you would like our audience to know about Polygon?

Horner: Look forward to 2014, because Polygon comedy has a lot of big plans on the horizon. We had a terrific year in 2013, and I feel lucky to work with people that are funny and talented. We have had most major Philly comedy groups perform at our shows such as The N Crowd, PHIT house teams, ComedySportz and Figment. However, if we haven’t had you, we would love to have you. Improv is like a team sport, you don’t have to be Babe Ruth, you just have to swing the bat.

WitOut: Is Polygon involved with any other regular events?

Horner: In addition to monthly shows at L’Etage, Polygon runs and improv incubator in West Philly at the Community Education Center on 35th and Lancaster. Whether you want to try it for the first time, get back into it or practice it more, they would love to have you. They simply ask for a small donation to pay for the room.

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**Small chance of cancellation due to weather conditions. Please check polygoncomedy.com for updates.

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Former Philly/current LA comedians Brendan Kennedy, Luke Giordano, and Mike Weinstein have started a new podcast, Remember Remember the Titans. The show says to be “the only podcast dedicated specifically to discussing the Disney high school football movie, Remember the Titans.” Actually, the guys tell stories, do bits, and have fun based on the topics, themes, and actors from the movie. In the first episode they are joined by former-former Philly comedian Aaron Hertzog.

Philly Improv Theater has announced the cast for their new Spring theatrical run, The Bat. The show runs from on Tuesday, April 30th through Sunday, May 19th. For a full schedule and tickets check the PHIT website show calendar or visit the TicketLeap page for the run.

This Tuesday Polygon Comedy returns to L’etage for their monthly variety show. This month, the show will feature stand-up from Christian Alsis, sketch from ManiPedi, musical improv from Interrobang, and music from Iliana Inocencio.

A Bunch of Improv at the Grape Room returns this Tuesday to The Grape Room in Manayunk.

The High Five Comedy Showcase debuts at Voltage this Wednesday. The show will be hosted by Jay West and will feature stand-up comedy from Aaron Hertzog, Dan Scully, Andre Johnson, Mikaela Hamje, and Joe Bell.

Stand-up/Improv show Comedian Deconstruction returns to L’etage this Thursday with a show featuring improv from Bed Savage and stand-up from Howard Algeo, Dave Temple, Geoff Jackson, Kerryn Feehan, and Frank Liotti.

The second round of Figment Theater’s Troika Tournament continues this Friday night at The Sideshow. The show will feature teams comprised of: Becca Trabin, Charles Rosen, Sean Landis; Alex Newman, Andrew Stanton, Nicole Labrecque; and Jim Burns, Maggy Keegan, Rachel Whitworth.

Something Witty at The Dive returns to the East Passyunk Ave. bar this Friday for a stand-up comedy showcase hosted by Alex Pearlman.

Tongue & Groove’s “That Time” will play this Saturday and Sunday at The Kimmel Center. The show will ask the audience “If you could go back in time to any moment in your own life’s story, where would you go and why?” to inspire “a collage of improvised theater, dance, and music.”

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

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Submissions for the 2013 F. Harold Comedy Festival open today. This year’s festival will feature a mix of improv, sketch, stand-up, and storytelling, and will take place from June 11-16 in Studio 5 at the Walnut St. Theater.

This Tuesday Polygon Comedy returns to L’etage with a show featuring stand-up from Brad Lofton, Mike Logan, and Chris Hayes; improv from Kelly & Joe; and musical improv from Interrobang?! Doors open at 7:30pm and the show begins at 8:00.

Musical comedian Stephen Lynch will bring his brand of guitar-song humor to the TLA this Wednesday.

The Sideshow Presents: Freaky Friday this week with a show featuring comedians stepping out of their comfort zones to perform a style of comedy for the first time. The show will feature sketch and improv performers making their stand-up debut, and stand-up and sketch comedians performing improv for the very first time. The entire show is also a fundraiser for the National MS Society. More information and the entire line-up can be found on the Facebook event page.

This Friday, Philadelphia’s own David Brenner will perform at the Sellersville Theater (24 W. Temple Ave. Sellersville, PA). The show begins at 8:00pm and tickets can be purchased online.

Also this Friday stand-up showcase Nervous Breakdown will come to PhilaMOCA with a night featuring comedy from Tommy Pope, Ryan Shaner, Chris Wood, Brandon Gorin, Ryan Crawford, David Piccolomini, and Steve Miller-Miller. The show begins at 8:00pm and tickets cost $10.

Something Witty at the Dive returns this Friday with a stand-up showcase featuring: TJ Hurley, Caitlin Feeney, Joe Murdoch, Dave Terruso, and some out-of-town comedians from Baltimore and New York.

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

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The Cape May Comedy Festival is now taking submission for their stand-up comedy contest taking place July 26-28. The contest will accept 96 comedians to compete in 12 preliminary rounds where a panel of judges will decide which ten move on to the semi-finals. From there, judges will choose the final three to compete for the first prize package which includes $5,000, a website, head shots, and work at area clubs. More information can be found online.

Recently Conan aired their “Occupy Conan” episode, featuring fans and celebrity guests recreating their favorite bits from the show. A clip from local comedians Curt Riedy (of sketch group High Dramma) and Todd Schaeffer was featured during the broadcast. You can see the entire episode online (their bit appears at the 17:30 mark). You can also check out some of their submissions that didn’t make the air online.

This Tuesday Second Stories Presents: Love is a Battlefield at The Dive (947 E. Passyunk). The free show starts at 7:00pm and will features stories about victory and defeat from Alanna Kennedy-GormanHillary ReaValerie DiMambroVickie Fernandez, and more.

Polygon Comedy’s Lincoln’s Presidential Mardi Gras Masquerade is also Tuesday at L’etage (624 S. 6th St.). The show will feature performances by stand-ups Alison Zeidman and Chris Illuminati ; improv groups Self-Esteem Motivators, Jen and Karen, and Hot Dish; and sketch from Calletta & McGrail.

Free Improv at Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St.) is this Tuesday. The monthly show will feature performances from: Deleted ScenesBad JamesCock HatKait and Andrew and BriannaDennis, Alex, Rob, Stills, and NashSleepwalkerHouse-Broken, and Kid Twist. Doors open at 8:00pm and the show starts at 9:00.

This Friday The Sideshow: Not for Nuthin’ will be at The Arts Parlor (1170 S. Broad St.). The show will feature stand-up from Alejandro Morales; improv from Nielsen and Hot Dog; and the Not for Nuthin’ Podcast featuring hosts Mike Rainey and Tim Butterly.

Something Witty at The Dive (947 E. Passyunk) returns this Friday at 9:00pm for a free stand-up comedy showcase hosted by Alex Pearlman and featuring comedy from Alison Zeidman, Steve Miller Miller, NA Poe, Jess Carpenter, TJ Hurley, and more.

This Saturday Polygon Comedy premieres a new monthly variety show at The Raven Lounge (1718 Sansom St.). The show will begin at 7:00pm and admission is $5. The show will continue on the third Saturday of every month.

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

Polygon Comedy Wants YOU!

Polygon is looking for new behind-the-scenes talent! Here are the deets:

Polygon Comedy is putting together our 2013 team and we are currently looking for creative, enthusiastic folks who love independent comedy as much as we do to join us as we produce and create new and exciting comedy events throughout the city. Whether you’re interested in promotion, show tech, or just want to be involved in independent comedy in general, Polygon Comedy has a place for you! Simply send us an email at polygoncomedy@gmail.com, let us know what your interests are, and we’ll give you more details about how you can be involved!

Interested? Get at ‘em! Polygon team member Mandy Dollar also added, “We want to reach as many folks as possible to build a really strong and diverse team of comedians for this year.”

And if you’re looking to get booked on the show:

Are you an independent comedian or group in Philly? Looking to perform? Polygon Comedy is here to help! Stand-up, improv, sketch and storytellers; we support ‘em all. We love new and different acts! Email polygoncomedy@gmail.com, “like” us on our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter (@PolygonComedy) for the latest Polygon Comedy news!

Good luck, applicants!

 

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Local comedy website It’s Always Funny In Philadelphia, with some help from some favorite local comedians, released their list of Comedians to Watch in 2013.

Philebrity is starting an Ask Juliet Hope Wayne advice column in which you can anonymously ask for the guidance of the comedian and storyteller.

Space 1026 Comedy Nightz Presents Martin & Lawrence and Others this Tuesday at Space 1026 (1026 Arch St. 2nd floor). The show will feature comedy from Martin & Lawrence, Joey Dougherty, Aaron Nevins, JP Boudwin, and The New Dreamz.

Also this Tuesday you can check out Polygon Comedy: The Perfect New Year at 8pm at L’etage (6th and Bainbridge) featuring stand-up from David Piccolomini and Vegas Lancaster and improv from Nielsen, Steve Rogers is Dead, and Grimacchio. Or you can go to Free Improv at Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St.) at 9pm to see improv from Deleted ScenesThose Two Nice LadiesBad JamesThe Five “Best” Male ImprovisersGross ButlerAngry People Building ThingsCock Hat, and Vertical Scream.

This Wednesday a new Open Mic at Liberties Restaurant & Bar (705 N. 2nd St.) will debut. The mic will be produced by Sonny Vellozzi and Michael O’Donnell and promises to be “a room with a lot of potential” as well as having “beer specials and other benefits in the coming weeks.”

Philadelphia’s own Big Jay Oakerson will headline Helium Comedy Club this week. The comedian will perform six shows from Wednesday to Saturday at the club. Tickets can be purchased online.

The Sideshow returns to The Arts Parlor (1170 S. Broad St.) this Friday with a night of variety comedy from Lizzie Spellman, Chaperone, The Necrosexual, Kristen Schier, and more!

The Humor Has It Comedy Show (Maximillian’s Restaurant, 3001 Naaman’s Creek Road, Boothwyn, PA) this Saturday will feature performances by: Bradley Beck, Fastball Pitcher Gob Gutierrez, Mike Rainey, John McKeever, and headliner Tommy Pope. Reservations can be made by calling 610-485-3500.

Don’t forget The 2013 WitOut Awards for Philadelphia Comedy are this Sunday at World Cafe Live (3025 Walnut St.) Tickets can be purchased online.

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

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Tonight, the preliminary round of Helium Comedy Club‘s Philly’s Phunniest Person Contest continues, where 14 hopefuls will take the stage looking to move on to the semi-finals. Tonight’s show starts at 8:00 and tickets can be purchased online.

Tuesday night, Polygon Comedy at L’etage will bring the comedic stylings of Alejandro Morales, Cock Hat, and Grimacchio to the stage. Doors open at 7:30 and the show begins at 8:00.

Wednesday brings another Camp Woods Plus to L’etage, this month featuring guests The New Dreamz and Angel Yau and, as always, brand new sketches from Camp Woods. This show has become a can’t miss event in Philadelphia comedy – so don’t miss it.

ManiPedi hosts another Mani Party this Friday at Connie’s Ric Rac. The sketch group will be joined by stand-up Carolyn Busa and sketch group American Breakfast. Come for the comedy, stay for the free ice cream and dance party.

This Saturday, First Person Arts presents Stripped Stories – the “hilarious and unpredictable sex-themed story show” at Union Transfer. The show will feature hosts, Moth Grand Slam winners Margot Leitman and Giulia Rozzi; guest storytellers Elna Baker (The Moth, This American Life)Dave Hill (This American Life), and Dava Krause; plus musical guest Jessica Delfino. Find out more information and buy tickets online.

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Tonight, Polygon Comedy continues their series of independent comedy shows at a new venue: Milkboy Philadelphia (1100 Chestnut St.). Tonight’s show will feature improv from ApocaLips, Rosen & Milkshake, Adrift, and Rintersplint. Doors open at 7:00pm and showtime is 7:30. You can purchase tickets for tonight’s show online.

Tickets are available now for a stand-up comedy benefit show for the Childrens’ Hospital of Philadelphia. Pat Barker has put together a lineup featuring Chip Chantry, Darryl Charles, Tim Grill, James Hesky, and Doogie Horner to perform on Saturday, June 2 at the Stone Grill (1300 Blackwood Clementon Rd, Clementon NJ). Tickets are $20 and can be purchased by emailing Pat at pat@patbarkercomedy.com

If you haven’t already seen it, Bird Text‘s new sketch The Return of Pat Burrell  has been racking up the views on YouTube. Yesterday, the video was featured on Sports Illustrated’s website. The Bird Text guys are looking to capitalize on the popularity of their newest sketch, offering t-shirts for sale on their website.

Philly Improv Theater is offering two classes that begin this weekend. Improv 101 (with Jessica Snow) and Improv 201 (with Steve Kleinedler) will run Saturdays, May 19 through July 14 and will be held at The Adrienne Theater, 2030 Sansom St. Get your spots now, before classes fill up.

This Saturday, May 19, Rookie Card‘s monthly show at The Raven Lounge (1718 Sansom St.) makes it’s weekend debut. The free show begins at 7:00pm and will feature stand-up comedian Tommy Highland, a secret improv team, and will end with an jam open to anyone in attendance.

This weekend, High Dramma Sketch Comedy will host another round of shows at the Walking Fish Theater (2509 Frankford Ave.) The show will run May 17-19 at 8:00pm and May 20 at 5:00pm. Tickets are $15 at the door and are also available online  with a special “pay what you can” showing on May 17.

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Helium Comedy Club recently announced the line-up for this year’s Philly’s Phunniest Person Contest. You can check out all the preliminary dates and which comedians drew which night online.

Tonight, Polygon Comedy returns to L’etage (6th and Bainbridge) with a show featuring improv group Malone, storytelling from James Bradford, stand-up from Doogie Horner, and the debut of new improv team Philly Secrets. Doors open at 7:30 and the show starts at 8:00.

The line-up and date for the next Camp Woods Plus have been announced – with Philly’s own The Judo Range and New York’s We’re Matt Weir joining Camp Woods at L’etage for their monthly alternative sketch comedy showcase Tuesday, May 22nd. Doors open at 8:00 and the show begins at 8:30.

ManiPedi is heading to the Ladies Are Funny Festival in Austin, Texas this weekend and they made sure the festival’s audience got a bit of a preview of their humor with this interview on the LAFF web site. Check it out!

Technically Philly recently wrote this article about the online comedy scene in Philadelphia. Check it out for insights from Philly comedians Abigail Bruley, Paul Triggiani, Rob Baniewicz, Aaron Hertzog, and more.

Philly In Focus interviewed Samantha and Brian Craig of Secret Pants recently about their comedy – you can check it out online.