Upcoming Shows

  • April 16, 2014 7:30 pmMILLENNIUM QUEST: WARP JAWN @PHIT
  • April 16, 2014 9:00 pmTHIS IS YOUR CAPTAIN + SABOTAGE @ PHIT
  • April 16, 2014 10:00 pmTHIS IS YOUR CAPTAIN @ PHIT
  • April 17, 2014 7:30 pmTHE FLAT EARTH PRESENTS… @ PHIT
  • April 17, 2014 7:30 pmMILLENNIUM QUEST: WARP JAWN @ 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 pmCrazy Cow Comedy
  • April 19, 2014 8:00 pmBye Bye Liver: The Philadelphia Drinking Play
  • April 19, 2014 9:00 pmDR. SLEEPOVER @ PHIT
  • April 19, 2014 9:30 pmThe Comedy Works
  • April 19, 2014 9:30 pmSarcasm Comedy Club
  • 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
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Philly Improv Theater Taking Submissions for New Sketch House Team

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Sketch comedy writers interested in joining Philly Improv Theater‘s third Sketch House Team as a part of the writing staff can submit packets from now until the deadline of Monday, May 27 to sketchsubmissions@phillyimprovtheater.com. To be considered for a spot writers should submit a packet consisting of:

  1. A brief cover letter (1-page maximum – single spaced, size 10 font) explaining what you will bring to the writing team.
  2. Three (3) different original sketches you’ve written without a writing partner. Please arrange these sketches in order with what you feel is your strongest sketch first.
  3. Three (3) additional 1-2 sentence pitches of other sketch ideas you have.

More on the team from PHIT’s website:

PHIT will once again be producing an all-new sketch revue show for the 2013 FringeArts Festival. Working together during the summer months under the supervision of a Head Writer and Director a group of writers and performers will put together a 40-45 minute sketch show of entirely original material that will debut Thursday, September 5th, 2013 and run nightly through September 8th. Writers and performers will not necessarily overlap, so if you only want to create sketches and don’t want to appear on stage you’ll be able to do that. PHIT seeks only writers at this time (auditions for performers will occur later, during the summer) and encourages all submissions regardless of race, ethnic or national origin, sex, sexual preference, religion, disability or age. Depending on the success of the FringeArts Festival show, the team may be given the opportunity to continue mounting further shows with support from PHIT.

More information is available on PHIT’s website.

Camp Woods – The Zone

Enjoy this “lost sketch” from Camp Woods.

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Temple Smash: Bus-e-niss

This video for Temple Smash was written by Robert Gentile; shot by Hiram Stelzig; edited by Robert Gentile; and stars Ben Hyclak, Erin Dohony, and Kevin Nguyen.

 

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Rob Baniewicz – “Ashes”

The latest sketch comedy video from Rob Baniewicz features performaces by Alli Soowal and Maggy Keegan. Enjoy!

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Get Excited for The Flat Earth’s Second Sketch Revue

Philly Improv Theater sketch house team The Flat Earth will be performing a brand new sketch comedy revue at PHIT beginning tonight with four dates between now and Friday, March 8. Their first sketch revue premiered at last year’s Fringe Festival to much success, earning it encore performances at PHIT as well as a nominations from their peers for “Best Sketch Group” and “Best Short-Run or One-Time Show” at the 2013 WitOut Awards for Philadelphia Comedy. We asked the actors and writers of The Flat Earth to tease their favorite moments from their upcoming show to help whet potential audience members’ appetites. As you’ll see, they (and you) have a lot to be excited about.

Brent Knobloch
“The opening sketch of the show features Molly Silverman and Jacqueline Baker doing some of the most brilliantly subtle yet insanely funny acting I’ve seen in a long time. The ease with which they pull every possible laugh out of the script is incredible.”

Jess Ross
“Really happy with the strong female roles in this show. A lot of sketch you see is all dudes, sometimes one chick. And if there is a chick she’s a naggy girlfriend/mom/boss. Our girls have some of the funniest moments in the show and I’m really proud of them and to the writers for giving them such fun parts to play.”

Jim Grammond
“My favorite part of the upcoming show is I get to eat during two sketches.”

Rich Lee
“One of my favorite new additions for this show is the sketch Garrote.  It’s got a smart yet silly vibe, with some good old fashioned slap-stick moments.  It will definitely get laughs with Brent Knobloch and Luke Field dancing around on stage.  The next prop would have to be for Molly Silverman in our opening sketch.  I don’t want to say the title as it would give away some jokes, but she plays a mother consoling her daughter on her wedding day.  Molly has some hilarious deliveries and we can all thank Sean Landis for writing one of the silliest yet hard to say lines in sketch… close parenthesis.”

Luke Field
“The opening sketch of the show makes me laugh every time.  Molly’s delivery of the lines is perfect as a very specific retro mom.  And I appreciate all references to the halcyon days of my tweenage years.”

Vincent DiCostanzo
“Aggressive.”

Jacqueline Baker
“Our latest sketch revue has a lot in common with the Pesto Shrimp & Avocado Crostini appetizer from Romano’s Macaroni Grill: textured pesto bits, frou-frou shrimpy accents, a crunchy crostini restaurant battle, and a colorful and gooey avocado finish. The old Macaroni Grill slogan “Run By Chefs. That Explains Our Food” is our comedic ethos and a godawful slogan. Seriously, who coined that garbage? Not one of our writers, that’s who. ”

Sean Landis
“My favorite moment is the way Molly Silverman performs the final line in our password sketch. The line itself is already a well-written final joke to the sketchBut the first time I heard Molly perform the line, I was so surprised by her choice that I laughed for, like, a minute straight.”

Adam Siry
“I love the costumes in our opening sketch, and Luke Field’s drumming skills send my heart aflutter.”

Molly Silverman
“Its tough to play favorites, but I will say there is one sketch in particular that has tested my ability to keep a straight-face on stage. Jacqueline Baker’s kooky monologue cracks me up each time. I laugh every time, without fail.”

Matthew Schmid
“My favorite part of the show is a sketch that Sean Landis wrote which stars Molly Silverman and Jacquie Baker.  There’s so many great lines in it and Jacquie and Molly really hit each one out of the park.  I’ve seen the sketch about 40 times during rehearsal, it still cracks me up each time.”

Steve Swan
“My favorite thing about the show is the variety of styles in it, and how receptive everyone is (writers, actors, and our director Paul Triggiani) to each other’s inputs.  That really takes the sketches to the next level.”

The Flat Earth’s Second Sketch Revue is February 28 – March 1, and March 7 – 8 at 8:30pm at Philly Improv Theater at The Shubin Theater (407 Bainbridge St.) Tickets can be purchased online.

The Flat Earth – Popeye’s The Master

Philly Improv Theater House Sketch Team The Flat Earth made this parody video for The Sideshow’s annual Oscars Jam. Enjoy!

You can see The Flat Earth perform their second sketch comedy revue featuring brand new material at Philly Improv Theater March 1-2 and 8-9. Tickets can be purchased in advance online.

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Bird Text: The Philadelphia Fan Testing Facility

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Rob Baniewicz: Locals Only

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Videos from The 2012 Dirtiest Sketch in Philadelphia Competition

Philly Sketchfest has released a few videos from the 2012 Dirtiest Sketch in Philadelphia Competition. Below you can see the winning entry from High Dramma as well as The Feeko Brothers‘ entry and Animosity Pierre’s contribution to the evening. You might not want to watch these at work, or if you’re eating, or squeamish. After all, it is a competition about who can get the filthiest.

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Aaron Nevins – Who Called?

This new video, featured on Slacktory, was written and directed by Aaron Nevins and features appearances by: Elise Thompson-Hohl, Alejandro Morales, Dan Vetrano, Mikey Garcia, Robert X, Joe Bell, Sidney Gantt, Clay Hereth, and Chris O’Connor.

If you are a Philadelphia comedy performer that produces a podcast, web series, sketch video, humor column, or any other online content let us know by emailing us at contact@witout.net so we can share it!