Saturday, March 8, 2008


From "Meg and Rob's new show "These Modern Worlds"

Do you like to laugh? Got a funny bone that needs tickled? Need something entertaining to help you forget how much you hate your job and how you wish you never had to go back there again? Well, luckily there are a bunch of comedy shows this weekend, just for you!

(Know of a show that isn't on here? E-mail us at comicvsaudience AT gmail DOT com)

- Meg and Rob (picture above) with improv group Traffic Jelly opening at the Shubin Theatre (407 Bainbridge St.), $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. And here's an interview!
- Then at 10, Improv from Cajones and BWP. Shubin Theatre (407 Bainbridge St.), $10.
- Stand-up comic Robert Kelly is at Helium Comedy Club (2031 Sansom S.t) for two shows, 8 and 10:30, $25.
- The Northeast Comedy Cabaret (11580 Roosevelt Blvd.) has Chris Schlotterer amongst many other comics, 9PM, $15.
- H.B. Sanders at the Laff House, 8:30 and 10:45, $15.
- The N Group have their weekly improv show at the Actors Center (257 N 3rd St.), 8PM, $10.
- Tim Grill, GeorgAnne, and Kent Haines (hosting) at the Chaplins Music Cafein Spring City, 9:30PM, $12.

- Got kids? The Great Holtzie can entertain your child(ren) with stand-up comedy instead of a clown that will terrify them at Helium Comedy Club, 3PM, $10.
At the Shubin, Cajones with BWP at 8 and then Meg and Rob with Traffic Jelly. at 10.
- Robert Kelly closes his week at Helium Comedy Club (2031 Sansom St.) with two shows, 8 and 10:30, $25.
- If you're looking to get out of the city, Paula Poundstone is at the Dennis Flyer Memorial Theatre in Blackwood, Jersey, 8PM, $27.
- Tim Grill and others are at the Chuckles Comedy Club in Audubon, 9PM, $13
- Lisa Lampanelli is back again, this time at the Tower Theatre, 8PM, $32.50.
- - H.B. Sanders at the Laff House doing three shows (!), 8, 10 and midnight, $15.

- The Parade of A-Holes: A Benefit Auction for Project H.O.M.E at the Shubin Theatre, 7PM, 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!

- And to close it out, Walking Fish Comedy at the Walking Fish Theatre (2509 Frankford Avenue) in Fishtown/New Kensington. Don Montrey, Nolan Gilbride, John Kensil, David James, Jose Vega, and Doogie Horner perform, 8PM, $10 (gets you in and two drink tickets).

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