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The 2011 Witout Awards Nominations

The nominations are in for the 2011 Witout Awards. After a week long nomination process the ballots have been counted and each category narrowed down to their five finalists. In the upcoming week, we will post an article detailing each award and the nominees, with links, videos, and more. But for now, here are the list of nominees.

Best Stand Up Comedian
Chip Chantry
Aaron Hertzog
Steve Gerben
Tommy Pope
Brendan Kennedy

Best Host
Chip Chantry – Chip Chantry’s One Man Show (With Special Guests) and Facetime with Chip Chantry
Rob Baniewicz and Paul Triggiani – TV Party
Doogie Horner – The Ministry of Secret Jokes
Aaron Hertzog – Hey Everybody!
Carolyn Busa and Mary Radzinski – Laughs on Fairmount

Best Stand-up Bit
Darry Charles – Hatchet
Pete Kuempel – Dolphin Rape
John McKeever – Buying a Magnum Condom
Aaron Hertzog – $30,000
Steve Gerben – Being Manly watching sports

Best Sketch Group
Camp Woods
The Feeko Brothers
Secret Pants
Local Holiday Miracle
Mani-Pedi

Best Improv Group (4+ Members)
Iron Lung
Hate Speech Committee
Fletcher
Medic
Asteroid

Best Improv Group (1-3 Members)
Jessica Tandy
The Kristen & Amie Show
Matt&
Grimmachio
Beirdo

Best New Group
Nielsen
Beirdo
Iron Lung
ZaoGao
Hey Rube

Best Sketch
The Feeko Brothers – Jay Peebee’s PB&J
Secret Pants – Juggalo Sunday
Camp Woods – Eduardo the Crab
Camp Woods – Sick Door
Camp Woods – Space Shuttle Endeavor

Best Open Mic
Laughs on Fairmount at The Urban Saloon
Center City Comedy at The Raven Lounge
Rittenhouse Comedy at Noche
Helium Comedy Club
Sketch-Up or Shut-Up

Best Regular Show (due to a tie there are six nominees)
Guilty Pleasures
The Ministry of Secret Jokes
TV Party!
Chip Chantry’s One Man Show (With Special Guests)
The Theme Show
The Gross Show

Best Short Run Show
Friends of Alcatraz
PRO Mania
twenty-four
Quality Value Convenience: Meg & Rob’s Last Show
Stagefright: An Improvised Homage to Hitchcock

Best One Time Show
The Roast of Meg Favreau
The Dirtiest Sketch in Philadelphia Contest
The Trashing of Luke Giordano
Hate Speech Hall’s Jesus is Really Galactus
The Theme Show Presents: The Twilight Zone

Best Podcast
CheaPodcast
The Holding Court Podcast
The Panic Hour
The Donkey Show
The Blake Wexler Show

Best Venue
Philly Improv Theater
Helium Comedy Club
The Adrienne Theater
The Shakespeare Theater
The Raven Lounge

Philly Comedy Round-up, Vol. 23

Tonight, Rookie Card‘s monthly show at the Raven Lounge has a special Halloween theme. What does that mean? It means they will be giving out candy to those in attendance and will be giving out special prizes to audience members in costume. Joining them on the stage will be improv group Safe-Weird and stand-up Aaron Hertzog.

Chip Chantry’s One Man Show (With Special Guests) returns to the Philly Improv Theater tonight with it’s Halloween show featuring performances by: Eric Todd, Pat House, Tom Cassidy, a sketch from John Kensil, James Hesky and Mike Rainey, Story Time with Mike Rainey, The Feed with Jim Grammond and the first ever stand-up performance by Alex Dingley. Costumes are optional, but a prize will be given out for the best one.

Nominations for the 2011 Witout Awards will continue until this Friday night at 11:59 PM. Members of the Philadelphia comedy community are encouraged to make up to three nominations in each category – and to make sure they include their own name in parenthesis after their nominations. Nominees will be announced next week, with online voting taking place after that.

The Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania is starting a new political satire website FLACKcheck.org. A sister site to factcheck.org, Flack Check is designed to use the ancient art of humor to hold politicians accountable for what they say and do. More information about the project can be found online.

Auditions are being held at The Raven Lounge on Monday November 14 from 6:00 to 10:30PM for Quarter Life Crisis, a sitcom project described as “a narrative of transition and self discovery about three best friends who drop out of college during a quarter-life crisis”. Interested actors can contact deckmetellus@gmail.com to secure an audition slot.

The 2011 WitOut Awards

We here at WitOut have decided to put together a year-end awards ceremony to celebrate comedy in Philadelphia. After some debate, we have decided to leave the voting up to the comedians of our fair city to make these a purely For Us By Us effort. The process starts now with a nominations round. Performers and show promoters are encouraged to click on the following links and nominate up to three choices for each of the awards categories. Simply fill out the box with your choices and put your name in parentheses (so we can make sure people only nomiate once.) Nominations will close one week from today on Friday, Novmeber 4th, then we will announce the official nominees for each category and open up the voting for the awards. Sound good? Ok. Let the nominations process begin!

NOTE: If your name is not put in parenthesis at the end of your nominations – we will not count your nominations. We need to make sure that people are only nominating once, and this is how we are doing it. Thank you.

Best Improv Group (four or more members)
Best Improv Group (one to three members)
Best New Group  (formed in 2011 and features at least one new performer)
Best Regular Show  – Recurring monthly, weekly, or semi-regularly.
Best Show Run – Show with a short or defined run (ex: twenty-four, Meg & Rob’s Last Year, etc.)
Best One Time Show  – Either a special event (roast, competition, etc) or a specific “episode” of a recurring show ie: “The Theme Show Presents: Law and Order.”
Best Host – Best host (or co-hosts) of a regular show or open mic