Upcoming Shows

  • October 25, 2014Nationally Touring Headline Comedians @ Helium
  • October 25, 2014Nationally Touring Headline Comedians @ Heliun
  • October 25, 2014 7:30 pmComedy Sportz Philadelphia
  • October 25, 2014 8:00 pmCrazy Cow Comedy
  • October 25, 2014 9:00 pmComedy Train Rek presents Awkward Sex and the City
  • October 25, 2014 9:30 pmThe Comedy Works
  • October 25, 2014 10:00 pmComedy Sportz Philadelphia
  • October 25, 2014 10:30 pmImprov Comedy: PHIT House Teams
  • October 29, 2014 8:00 pmComedy Masters
  • 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
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ComedySportz: Philly Fighting Amish Beat the NJ Turnpikes!

ComedySportz at Adrienne Theater

This past Saturday night at the Adrienne Theater, audiences enjoyed a great show-down between Philadelphia Fighting Amish and rival NJ Turnpikes.

In case anyone hasn’t checked out one of Philadelphia’s longest running shows, ComedySportz follows a similar format to that of the television show Whose Line Is It Anyway? The hour and half long show consists of various short-form improvisation games. Topics are based on audience suggestions and or instructions from the referee. After all these years, their color-coordinated jerseys, tennis shoes and team spirit still excite audiences.

Prepared to sing, dance and act, ComedySportz’s athletic form reminds us all that comedians are versatile athletes in their own right.Scoreboard fro ComedySportz

“The games were challenging, fun and clever, which made the show really funny,” stated a thoroughly pleased audience member. Games included “Story,” “Forward/Reverse,” and “What Are You Doing?” During the game “Story,” the entire team lines up on stage and either the audience or referee will suggest the concept of the story. Players have to make up the story as they go and have to stop talking as soon as the referee cuts them off.

Philadelphia ComedySportz runs classes on improv and corporate trainings on team building. In addition, they also do birthday parties and perform at corporate events. They also perform a kid’s show at 11:00a.m. on the last Saturday of every month.

** You can catch ComedySportz tonight at The Playground at Adrienne Theater (2030 Sansom Street, Philadelphia 19103) from 7:30p.m. to 9:30p.m. ($17/$14 for Students/Seniors/Military)

SketchFest Tonight: Dog Mountain, Pirate Sugar, The Mask & Wig Club

Philly sketch super-group, Dog Mountain (featuring, in various capacities, such names as Rob Baniewicz, Chip Chantry, Joe Moore, Mike Marbach, Carl Boccuti, Dan Vetrano and more) will be doing selections from their three runs so-far.

Says Joe Moore–the Andy Richter of Philly Comedy–“This is a ‘best-of’, so you can see all of the best sketches we’ve ever done, without putting up with the not-best ones.” … adding… “But they were all pretty good.”

Here’s a Dog Mountain video in which Joe reviews an entire 30-pack of Genesee.

Also performing will be Pirate Sugar, as well as the music-comedy of  U-Penn’s legendary The Mask & Wig Club. The show starts at 8:00pm at the Adrienne Theater (2030 Sansom Street).

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Alex Grubard & Joey Dougherty

Alex Grubard pitches “The Aristocats” to Disney executive Joey Dougherty.

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It was like “The Aristocrats” joke, but for “kids”!

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Blangalangalang and DJ Footie-Pajamas take a while to introduce themselves. (DJ Footie-PJ’s name has a lot of “aka’s”.

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The boys are joined by Blangalangalang’s weird half-sister/possible daughter… Opera singer Sangalangalang.

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High Drama do a hip-hop number about menstruation.

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At some point, this miniature pyramid structure will be used to make… quite a mess.

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2013 Dirtiest Sketch in Philly Winners, The Incredible Shrinking Matt & Jaquie.

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Their Twilight knock-off describes a more efficient way to for Edward and Bella to achieve serum transfer and intimacy.

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Excuse me while I go puke…

Philly Comedy Weekend Photos

From the Desk of Chip Chantry…

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Chip’s middle-school buddy reads the passive-aggressive post-cards he’s sent Chip over the years…

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Chip’s animal expert (on head-lice) finds audience members to interact with.

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Chip’s head-lice expert assails an audience member who would make bad head-lice parents.

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Chip is visited by the ghost of Martin Van Buren.

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Martin Van Buren shares his enthusiasm for NBC’s The Voice.

There was also a grass-roots rally at FDR Park for the comedic-yet-technically-impressive pro-wrestling promotion Chikara…

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Wrestlers put on an exhibition to rally support for the recently shut down promotion.

Human ice-cream cones (with Mexican accents?) make their way to the ring.

Human ice-cream cones (with Mexican accents?) make their way to the ring.

A human ice-cream cone clicks his car-alarm.

A human ice-cream cone clicks his car-alarm.

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High-flying (and hilarious) action ensues.

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The Daily Show’s Rory Albanese performs at Helium… (check out our interview).

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The 2011 Witout Awards: Best Venue

Philly Improv Theater

For two weeks every month, Philly Improv Theater offers crowds in Philadelphia the best stand-up, sketch, and improv the city has to offer. PHIT features a full schedule of regular shows (Chip Chantry’s One Man Show, Guilty Pleasures, TV Party, Hey Everybody!, House Team Night, and more) plus time slots for sketch groups to have short run shows and blocks for improv teams to take the stage.

Helium Comedy Club

Helium Comedy Club is the place in Philadelphia to see A-list nationally touring headliners on stage each and every week. Helium is also home to the annual Philly’s Phunniest Person Contest, an event that has over 150 local comics competing for the crown every year.

The Raven Lounge

The upstairs room at the Raven Lounge  is the home to the Center City Comedy open mic every Thursday as well as Rookie Card’s monthly improv show. The tight, intimate room lets the crowd feel close to the action on stage and allows for the bar to always be just a few steps away.

The Adrienne Theater

Permanent home to ComedySportz Philly, as well as the home to many of the shows from PHIT during the Philly Fringe Festival – the Adrienne Theater sits across the street from Helium Comedy Club making that block of Sansom a hotbed of Philly comedy activity.

The Shakespeare Theater

For three weeks in October, The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theater was the home of the second annual Comedy Month. Featuring the Philly Sketch Fest, The Philadelphia Improv Festival, and The City Spotlight, Comedy Month was a celebration of all things funny in Philadelphia, as well as a chance for out-of-town acts to come to perform in our fair city.