Monday, March 3, 2008

THIS WEEK: Philly Improv Theater at the Shubin

The Philly Improv Theater's March performances are a fundraiser for Project H.O.M.E., a charity working to end homelessness in Philadelphia.

All performances take place at the Shubin Theater, 407 Bainbridge St., Philadelphia, PA 19147. For tickets, visit the Philly Improv Theater's website.

Monday, March 3
7 p.m. – Tongue & Groove with Illegal Refill. $5.

Wednesday, March 5
8 p.m. – Bedtime Stories: Way Down in the Hole (A Tribute to The Wire). $5.

"It’s time for the funny to start. Hole—a fundraiser for Project H.O.M.E.—is a collection of sketches, videos and improv bits dedicated to the most depressing television show of our time. It’s going to be tough. The drug trade, corruption and murdered kids aren’t the most obvious topics for comedy. But The Wire has a lot of hard-wrought tough-guy dialogue and political demagoguery. In the hands of comedy troupes like the Sixth Borough, Secret Pants and Meg and Rob, it might be pure gold." [PW]

Thursday, March 6
8 p.m. – Theatresports: DCT North vs. Philly. $5.
10 p.m. – CAGEMATCH: Holmes vs. Holmes vs. Homelessness. $5.

Two teams of improvisers take the stage to vie for the audiences affection and the right to return. Given only 25-minutes and a single suggestion from the audience, each group of performers creates an entire show off the top of their heads, before the audience passes judgement via secret ballot.

Friday, March 7
8 p.m. – Meg and Rob with Traffic Jelly. $10.
10 p.m. – Cajones with BWP. $10.

In "These Modern Worlds" Meg and Rob sell dystopian compilation CDs, take a misguided tour of Philadelphia (complete with venison cheesesteaks), help clueless couples fornicate, and more, all with hilarious results.

Saturday, March 8
8 p.m. – Cajones with BWP. $10.
10 p.m. – Meg and Rob with Traffic Jelly. $10.

Sunday, March 9
7 p.m. – The Parade of A-Holes: A Benefit Auction for Project H.O.M.E. Free & BYOB!

Part comedy show, part benefit auction, The Parade of A-holes will take you on a hilarious trip through your bad dating decisions. In the style of a charity bachelor auction, these eligible and annoying singles (played by a selection of Philly's favorite improvisers and sketch comedians) will be "auctioned" alongside fabulous prize packages. The winning bidder goes home with the prize, not the a-hole, and everyone gets a chance to laugh at some characters everyone's dated but nobody likes. Bonus: It's all for charity! The Parade of A-Holes: Laugh! Bid! WIN!

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