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East Coast Power Nap Tonight @ The Trocadero

east coast power napAppearing on tonight’s East Coast Power Nap is Natalie Levant, Brian Six, Setoiyo, Elise Thompson-Hohl, Aaron Hertzog, Jim Ginty, Mike Logan and a guest appearance by Dan Vetrano. There will be an overarching sketch performed by hosts Alejandro Morales and TJ Hurley between the sets.

East Coast Power Nap is upstairs at the balcony at The Trocadero Theater (1003 Arch Street) at 8:30 (doors @ 8:00). Tickets are $5.00. To get excited for the show, check out their “Leaked Outtakes” video. The sketch imagines what you would say about your friend behind their back while you were being asked questions “off camera.”

Interview with Streeter Seidell of CollegeHumor Live, Friday Night @ The Trocadero

CHLiveTour-promo-clean150CollegeHumor’s Streeter Seidell seems like the kind of upfront, no bullshit type of comic Philadelphia can appreciate. However, he admitted he’s a little nervous about making his City of Brotherly Love debut when we talked about his upcoming show at the Trocadero Theatre this Friday. The White Wine author is part of the CollegeHumor Live tour alongside Jake Hurwitz & Amir Blumenfeld–stars of the long-running CollegeHumor.com web series Jake and Amir.

WitOut: Will it be the first time performing in Philly for all three of you?

Streeter Seidell: I think Jake and Amir did a college show in Philly once. But I haven’t even been there until about a month ago, which was a great embarrassment for me. I was totally ashamed because I grew up in Connecticut and I’m a massive history buff and Ben Franklin fan. And I like eating fattening food so I was like, how have I not been to this city? But I thought it was a great city. I’m a little nervous because I’ve never performed in Philly and you do hear this terrible rumors about audiences in Philly being crazy mean.

WitOut: Yeah, it’s nonsense. Just don’t suck.

Seidell: Yeah, that’s what I’ve been banking on. The problem is though, that I suck.

WitOut: So how did you get in at CollegeHumor?

Seidell: I was writing articles for the site when I was in college and just got on their radar and got hired right out of school.

WitOut: According to Wikipedia you were studying communications, did you have any idea what you would’ve done after college with that?

Seidell: Uh, I guess I would’ve worked at a talent agency which is where I had been an intern for a while. But thank god CollegeHumor hired me because I would’ve been a terrible agent.

WitOut: What was the experience like when CollegeHumor had a show on MTV, The CollegeHumor Show?

Seidell: It was so much fun. We were probably all 25, 26 and, it was a blast. I grew up watching MTV so the thought of having a show on MTV that I was acting in and helping write was extremely exciting. If only anyone watched it! Maybe I’d still be excited. But it was exhausting, frustrating, and extremely fun.

WitOut I saw you recently got a puppy? Will you be leaving it while you’re on tour?

Seidell: Aw, I wish you didn’t put it like that but yes I am.

WitOut: What can we expect at the show? What’s the format?

Seidell: Well, I’m not all the way sure yet. Usually Jake and Amir come out and do their thing, I come out and do my thing. Then we’ll do something together at the end. What exactly those things will be is yet to be determined. I’ll do stand-up, which, if I can see the crowd, might involve making fun of a kid in the front row. But, I will guarantee you it will be very funny.

WitOut: Despite you sucking?

Seidell: I might suck, but the three of us together, our powers combined, can make one funny show!

WitOut: The Voltron principle.

Seidell: Exactly, or the Captain Planet principle.

WitOut: You’ve co-written some books but you recently published your first book White Whine (http://whitewhine.com, available in stores and online now) on your own, what was that like?

Seidell: Do you remember writing essays or papers for college? Imagine doing that 250 times. And that was kinda like what writing a book was like, except you can say whatever you want and someone will give you money for it. So it was pretty fun!

WitOut: You’ve done sketch, stand-up, television, books, is there a form you haven’t done yet but would like to?

Seidell: Yeah, I guess, a movie right? Like, a major motion picture? Or, I’d really like to explore what I can do on Pinterest. That’s a form I really have yet to conquer. It’s really impressive, in a nine year career I’ve failed in almost every medium, which, not a lot of people can say. I’ll try anything really.

WitOut: Right, like me pretending to be a journalist here. I just write dick jokes in Philly but, I’m talking to you now.

Seidell: Are you the Philadelphia Dick Jokesmith?

WitOut: You’ve heard of me.

Seidell: Dude, how did you get that job I applied for that, I sent in a packet and everything.

WitOut: Well I apprenticed under the previous Dick Jokesmith.

Seidell: Ah, nepotism.

WitOut: What advice would you give someone who is trying to find a way to a career writing comedy?

Seidell: There is no place to go to apply for that job so anyone who wants to be a comedy writer can just start being a comedy writer. I’ve always had kids ask me “I really want to do stand-up” or “I want to write videos” or “I want to make things on YouTube”, well you shouldn’t have to want that cause you can just do that. There’s really no excuse to not just start doing it and, you’ll be pretty terrible for a while but then, hopefully, you’ll get a little better. And maybe one day I can be threatened by you and do everything in my power to stop your rise to fame.

WitOut: If you could be any animal, what would it be?

Seidell: Besides “better human”?

WitOut: That’s fine.

Seidell: Otherwise I was gonna say “Swedish person.”

 WitOut: That’s basically the same thing. Anyway, thanks Streeter!

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See Streeter Seidell, along with Jake & Amir, when CollegeHumor Live hits the Trocadero Theatre (1003 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA), this Friday November 15th and 8:00pm. Get tickets here.

Dave Metter is a Philly comedian, check him out on Twitter @DaveMetter, and check out his fake local news show Your News, Philadelphia Friday December 6th at the Shubin Theatre.

Ticket Giveaway Winners: The Whitest Kids U’ Know at The Trocadero

Congratulations to Jacquie Baker and David Piccolomini, who guessed the winning number of 14. You will both receive a pair of tickets to see The Whitest Kids U’ Know tomorrow night at the Trocadero Theatre. The winners can be on the lookout for more information via email. Thanks to everyone who participated, and thanks again to the people at the Troc for donating the prizes.

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The Whitest Kids U’ Know perform Thursday, March 21 at 8:00PM at the Trocadero Theatre (1003 Arch St. Philadelphia). Tickets can be purchased online.

Ticket Giveaway: The Whitest Kids U’ Know at The Trocadero

We’re thinking of a number between 1 and 20. Seriously, we are. It’s in our heads RIGHT NOW. And the first two people to guess it correctly in the comments section of this post will each win a pair of tickets to see The Whitest Kids U’ Know perform at The Trocadero Theatre this Thursday night at 8pm. We’ll even let you make two guesses—that’s how cool we are. Just make sure you comment under your actual name and email address so we can let you know that you won, and so we’ll be able to give your name to the fine people at The Trocadero Will Call, where you’ll go to pick up the tickets. (Hey Troc, thanks for donating the tickets, yo.)

By the way, here are all of the numbers between 1 and 20: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19

We’ll announce the winners in a post tomorrow at Noon. Good luck!

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The Whitest Kids U’ Know perform this Thursday, March 21st at 8:00PM at the Trocadero Theatre (1003 Arch St. Philadelphia). Tickets can be purchased online.