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Another WitOut EXCLUSIVE: Video Reels from Last Night's WitOut Awards

STOP THE PRESSES (or "stop the internet"?). Through some real hard-hitting journalistic mastery, we've gotten our hot little hands on the three video reels that ran during the 2013 WitOut Awards for Philadelphia Comedy...oh, and also, we have them because we're the ones who made 'em.  (We just get such a kick out of referrin' to our own shit as "exclusive.")

Thanks to all of the writers who helped with the show and contributed to the jokes in these reels (Aaron Hertzog, Alison Zeidman, Chip Chantry, Jim Grammond, Christian Alsis, Carolyn Busa, Ralph Andracchio, JP Boudwin, Jason Grimley, Greg Maughan and Joe Moore).

A List of All the Nominees Who Voted For Themsleves (Pro Tip: It's Just Everyone)

In Memoriam

Pre-Show Awards


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Stand-up Fashionista with Joe Moore: The Roast of Brendan Kennedy

Lots of people will be talking about the things that went down at last night's roast of Brendan Kennedy. Brendan is leaving for LA soon, and the roast provided an opportunity for the Philadelphia comedy community to air out their dirty laundry live and on stage.

Speaking of laundry, below is a description of what everyone was wearing during the roast last night.

Benny Michaels - Black suit jacket over a white  and grey vertical-striped shirt unbuttoned at the top, a brown undershirt, black shoes
Rob Baniewicz - Red and white picnic blanket-style checkered shirt, black jacket, black jeans, black shoes
Alex Pearlman - Grey double-breasted cardigan with black buttons, purple dress shirt untucked with a black tie, blue jeans, black shoes
Jess Ross - Green dress, green beaded necklace, black leggings, black boots
Roger C Snair - Black pants, dark brown long-sleeve henley shirt, dark green/brown/light green wide-brimmed hat, black shoes
Shannon Brown - Black blouse, blue jeans, necklace with a locket, black shoes
Doogie Horner - Grey over-shirt with a black untucked T-shirt underneath with the words 'THE DEAD MILKMEN" in white lettering and a white cartoon of a cow, light blue jeans, aquamarine shoes with white soles
Christian Alsis - Dark blue hoodie sweatshirt zipped three quarters of the way, blue and white checkered undershirt, white T-shirt just visible at the neckline, blue jeans, dark shoes
Michael Rainey - Black henley-style long-sleeved shirt, black jeans, brown shoes with no laces
Joey Dougherty - Red and black untucked checkered shirt, black jeans with cuffs, light brown leather shoes with darker brown laces
Greg Maughan - Blue, black and white plaid shirt, black khakis, black shoes, silver wrist watch on the left wrist
Jim Grammond - Three-quarter sleeve untucked ringer baseball T-shirt with red sleeves, grey chest and back, the words "RED FANG" in red blood-splatter-esque lettering above a white skull of a saber-toothed tiger, sleeves rolled about 2 inches, blue jeans, black shoes
Brian Craig - Blue and white plaid untucked shirt, sleeves rolled to the elbows, blue jeans, brown shoes
Brendan Kennedy - Dark blue jeans, blue button-down shirt (unbuttoned) over a navy blue henley style long-sleeve shirt with a grey T-shirt just visible at the collar, black jeans, black shoes

Joe Moore is a writer for PHIT House Sketch Team Dog Mountain and an online fashion guy.


Pizza Pals with Joe Moore featuring...Daring Daulton!

Everyone’s got a favorite spot to get pizza. But it's important to always scope out the other pizza on your perimeter.  Went to a bar/restaurant about a week ago and had a really good pizza I never would have looked for, if I didn’t force myself to keep up-to-date on ALL THE PIZZA NEAR ME....

Speaking of up-to-date, I had pizza recently met up with two-dates at once: Joe Paolucci and Trevor Cunnion, who form Sketch Group Daring Daulton. Daring Daulton will ALSO be performing at the FINAL CAMP WOODS PLUS. We did some serious work on some pies and talked about what Pizza means to them. DIG IN:

 

Pizza Pal Joe Moore: How much do you like pizza?

Joe Paolucci: Bunches… I like the taste and I like the way it makes me feel afterwards.

Trevor Cunnion: Enough to eat pizza or pizza related food products about 4-6 times a week.

 

PPJM: What are your favorite toppings?

Joe: ‘Shrooms, peppers, plain, tomatoes.

Trevor: Mushrooms, onions, green peppers.

 

PPJM: What is your favorite pizza place in the world?

Joe: T.D. Alfredos in Phoenixville. It’s not good, but it's better than it used to be.

Trevor: Franks. It’s on 23rd Street in New York City, between Park and Lexington.

 

PPJM: What is your favorite use of pizza in pop culture?

Joe: Tim Curry giving Macaulay Culkin pizza in the limo in Home Alone II.

Trevor: I think it's Back to the Future 2 when they have that tiny pizza that they put in a microwave sort of device and it instantly becomes a real size pizza. I think that’s really great.  I would love to have something like that.

 

PPJM: What day was Pizza Day in your house growing up?

Joe: Friday. Always Friday.

Trevor: A day when we ate pizza, I guess.

 

PPJM: Tell me one fond pizza memory you have:

Joe: Being scared of that movie Cat’s Eye and eating pizza from Genuardi’s.

Trevor: I can’t recall the good times, but the worst pizza memory I have was when I ate a Kashi pizza and it was just awful.

 

PPJM: Anything else you'd like to add?

Joe: Hey! Please come see Camp Woods Plus on December 6th, Okay?

 

Do yourself a favor and head to THE FINAL CAMP WOODS +! Let me know where you are getting pizza before the show in the comments and we can meet up!

Also, here are some pictures Daring Daulton drew for Pizza Pals:

 

Joe Moore is a pizza enthusiast and head writer of PHIT Sketch Team Dog Mountain.

 


Pizza Pals with Joe Moore featuring...American Breakfast!

Quick tip pizza gang: Stay warm in the winter by cranking the oven up trying to make pies at home! Doughn’t be afraid to make your own pie – after some work, it will be most rewarding pizza you’ve ever tasted!

Another way to beat the cold is to get a job… at a pizzeria! I got to ham (and pineapple) it up with Nora, Sean, Peter and Eric who comprise local sketch heroes American Breakfast. They will be appearing at THE FINAL CAMP WOODS + on Thursday, December 6th at 8:30 pm We met right before one American Breakfest-er’s shift at Dominic's in Voorhees, NJ to decimate some pies and talk about Ninja Turtles, Mary Kate and Ashley, and touching family memories. Get with it!

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From the WitOut Archives: Top 5 of 2011 - Joe Moore's Favorite Pictures

Twice a month, WitOut digs through its virtual piles of old columns to repost something great you may have missed.

This post was written by Joe Moorehead writer of PHIT Sketch Team Dog Mountain and the host of last year's WitOut Awards.

My name is Joe Moore and I go to comedy shows in Philadelphia.

At a good deal of those shows, I like to drink beer. When I drink beer, I like to take pictures with my iPhone. People who drink beer and have an iPhone know that most often, these pictures are awful—upside-downers, close-ups of one of my fingers, and most of all, BLURRYs!

I just spent a good deal of time going through all of the pictures (some shows have one or two shots, and a few notable cases where I have close to 100!) and have selected my 5 favorite photos.

Out of the approximately 80 shows I went to and the many many shots, I've narrowed those down to my top 5:

In no order, here they are:

#1: "Changing of the Guard" Sketch Up or Shut Up - 3/4-5/2011

I think I killed most of a 6-pack (shared the rest) during Meg and Rob - Quality Value Convenience: The Final Meg & Rob Show. I know that I went to BOTH the Friday and the Saturday shows. I remember getting my shirt signed by BOTH Rob and Meg after one of the shows. I DO NOT remember putting the shirt in the washing machine that stole the signatures. And I just barely remember sticking around in front of the Shubin Theater after the Friday Show long enough to catch my second Sketch Up or Shut Up. A free show, Sketch Up is just as nice at twice the price and one of my favorite shows each month.

This photo depicts Meg passing the proverbial torch to Brian.

 

#2:Bird Text Comedy Showcase - 4/1/2011

The first Bird Text Show! This was one of my favorite nights of comedy all year, for 3 reasons: 1 - It was my first time seeing The Feeko Brother's Jay PeeBee's PB+J. / 2 - It was my first posted submission to WitOut.Net. / 3 - It was an incredible night of brilliant comedy. Easily the best line-up I've ever seen onstage at Helium.

A packed crowd got to see a killer line up of comedy and I drank a lot of beer.

Close readers of WitOut.net will note: I totally called the outcome of Philly's Funniest and lit the match that became the Tommy Pope wild fire when I reported: " 9:02 – Tommy Pope takes the stage. Is funny."

#3: The Theme Show - 7/29/2011

The first Theme Show was a really fun night for me as well as a funny night for Philly Comedy. After taking the reigns of the fabled Bed Time Stories, an amazing legacy which I unfortunately didn't drink enough to take pictures of, I'm sure both performers and audience were expecting some hiccups. Rob Banewicz had Gregg Gethard's funny shoes to fill, and filled them well with an entertaining show that went off without a hitch.

#4: Hate Speech Hall’s Jesus is Really Galactus - 5/20-21/11

I took this picture at 2:35 AM. I have no idea what is going on here.

I think I've said enough.

#5:  The Final Bully Pulpit - 6/29/2011

My sustained adoration for Luke Giordano is VERY WELL documented on WitOut.Net. That being said, I was on stage this night which means it was probably the best night to be an audience member of anything ever. This was a photo I took from the stage, something I normally shouldn't be able to do, but did anyway.

DISQUALIFIED #5A:  TV PARTY - 3/30/2011

Once a month, The Shubin hosts what I believe to be the most fun a person can ever have: Guilty Pleasures with Brendan Kennedy and Roger C. Snair, followed by TV Party with Paul Trigg and Rob Baniwicz. Hands down the best $10 I've ever spent, and the best $1,010 I plan on spending for the next 101 months.

They have an old hollowed out TV they use as a cooler...which also can sometimes be a hat.

Disqualified because I didn't take the picture, but me wearing the TV/cooler from TV Party on my head is pretty cool.

 

WitOut is now accepting submissions from performers and comedy fans for our Top Five of 2012 list series. We are encouraging anyone to write about their favorite moments, shows, performers, sketches, quotes, or anything at all to help us recap and remember the past year in Philadelphia comedy. You can pitch your Top Five of 2012 idea to contact@witout.net.