And the Winner of the November WitOut Caption Contest is...

Congratulations to Skittles McFancy, winner of the November WitOut Caption Contest and totally not someone using a fake name!  Here’s Skittles' caption:

“…and that, fine sirs, is why I must take my leave of the Gentleman’s Crouching Club!” 


Skittles, look for an email from WitOut soon with information to claim your prize (two tickets to an N Crowd show of your choice)!

To the rest of you: Thanks for participating, and best of luck next time! We’ll launch the next WitOut Caption Contest on December 15th.

Tweets of the Week, Vol. 9

Follow Witout on Twitter for updates from our site, as well as retweets of more of the best 140-character-or-less jokes from Philly comics.

ApocoLIPS + ManiPedi

Description: Come on out for a great night of comedy with Apocalips and ManiPedi!

Apocalips is a long-form improv group that hails from the fine city of Philadelphia. Formed in December of 2011, Apocalips (Karen Coleman, Jen Curcio, Shannon Devido, Mandy Dollar, Jana Savini, Cara Schmidt, Lizzie Spellman, Becca Trabin) have performed a number of comedy showcases around Philly, including the F. Harold Comedy Festival, Polygon Comedy, Comedian Deconstruction, and The SideShow, and have performed at New York City's Del Close Marathon. A high-energy team of funny ladies with backgrounds in stand-up, storytelling, and everything in between - Apocalips aims to break boundaries and put the "fun" in to funny!

ManiPedi was pieced together in the summer of 2011. Madonna Marie Refugia, Shannon Brown, Briana Kelly, Kaitlin Thompson, and Aubrie Williams make up this Philadelphia based sketch comedy group. They were nominated for the 2011 WitOut Award for Best Sketch Group in Philadelphia and featured in the Ladies are Funny Festival 2012 in Austin, TX, as well as the 2012 Boston Comedy Arts Festival, where they were named one of the top festival picks by Dig Boston. ManiPedi brings on the laughs with their combination of irreverent wit and inherent un-femininity.

Style: Improv, Sketch

Date: November 30, 2012

Time: 10pm - 11pm

Admission: Purchase Tickets Online

Location: Philly Improv Theater - 407 Bainbridge St.

Contact: Website

Comedy Around the Web, Vol. 13

Is it possible to summarize The Simpsons using just ten episodes? The A.V. Club gives it a try with this article.

In Episode 10 of Modern Comedian Sean Patton takes viewers on tours of New York and Los Angeles.

Do you like Bob's Burgers? Well, now you can watch the original test pilot from 2010 for the animated show online.

The Nerdist YouTube network debuted their new web series Neil's Puppet Dreams. It's about Neil Patrick Harris and puppets!

Splitsider interviewed Chris Hardwick about comedy stuff and nerd stuff.

There's been a bit of a backlash this week after Gilda's Club, a non-profit cancer support network named in honor of the late "Saturday Night Live" comedian Gilda Radner, recently announced that several of its branches will undergo a name change to be called the Cancer Support Community.

Here's an 11-minute documentary on The Subculture of Improv at the Upright Citizens Brigade.

High Dramma Sketch Comedy - December Show Promo

The first show of the season for High Dramma (winners of this year's Dirtiest Sketch in Philadelphia competition) debuts next week.  Here's a little preview:

High Dramma's December show will run December 5th-8th at Walking Fish Theatre (2509 Frankford Ave.)  Shows start nightly at 8 pm.  Tickets are available at

High Dramma - December Show

Description: The premiere of our 5th season at the Walking Fish Theatre! It is scheduled a mere two weeks before the world is scheduled to be destroyed, so consider this your apocalypse appetizer. Attending a High Dramma show is the perfect way to make SURE you're not taken up with whatever end of the world Rapture may be to come. So not only will you get to laugh, but you'll also be able to do all the looting and playing with puppies you want! Sounds like a win-win to us.

Style: Sketch

Date: Wednesday, December 5th to Saturday, December 8th - 8:00pm

Time: 8PM

Admission: Weds is Pay What You Want; Thursday is Craft Beer Night (free booze!); Thurs-Sat is $10

Location: Walking Fish Theatre, 2509 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia PA

Contact: or for tickets

Another WitOut EXCLUSIVE: The Making of Tweets of the Week - Featuring Luke Field & Judd Apatow

Luke Field is a Philly Improv Theater instructor, a member of PHIT House Teams Asteroid! (improv) and The Flat Earth (sketch), and one half of the improv duo Hot Dog.

Judd Apatow is The Judd Apatow.

Johnny Goodtimes: 5 Minutes with WID

Watch as quizzo master/comedian Johnny Goodtimes talks to The Legendary WID about a few of the bands and comedians he opened for in the past. The clip also showcases some highlights from one of WID's sets at Philly Improv Theater.