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-Gorman, Hillary Rea, Valerie DiMambro, Vickie 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 Scenes, Bad James, Cock Hat, Kait and Andrew and Brianna, Dennis, Alex, Rob, Stills, and Nash, Sleepwalker, House-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.
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