This week is another full week of shows at Philly Improv Theater. Tomorrow night is panel comedy night Reasonable Discourse with Jerks and A Few Answers Short. Thursday will feature the sketch comedy of Local Holiday Miracle and The Hold-Up and afterwards Jessica Tandy will defend their Cagematch title. Friday night begins with Hey Everybody! continues with Local Holiday Miracle and The Hold-Up and concludes at 11 with Sketch Up or Shut Up. The shows begin early Saturday with the Graduation Shows from Kevin Allison’s sketch class and continues with House Team Night at 8:30 and 10:00.

There will be another Free Improv @ Connie’s Ric Rac show next Tuesday, December 6 at 9:00pm. This month’s show will feature Bed Savage, Kait and Andrew, Deleted Scenes, Horner and Davis, Gross Butler , Mayor Karen, and Hate Speech Committee.

Today is the deadline to apply for The Grand Opera House in Wilmington Delaware’s LOL @ The Grand Competition. Ten comedians will be chosen to perform on their baby grand stage on March 2, 2012 to compete for the grand prize of opening for one of their future headliners.

Comedian Joe DeVito will headline at Helium Comedy Club this week (originally, Mo Mandel was scheduled, but had to cancel.) DeVito was a semi finalist on season five of Last Comic Standing and has also appeared on Comedy Central, the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Chelsea Lately, and more.

Witout is still accepting submissions for Top Five of 2011 lists – year end recaps of our favorite things in comedy from Philly and beyond. Ideas can be sent via email to

You can also still vote for your favorites in the 2011 Witout Awards. Voting will close in a few weeks, and an announcement will be made soon on the date and location of the award ceremony.