Monday, May 12, 2008

Local Comedy News

The Ninjas Comedy Showcase will be moving to the Raven Lounge (1718 Sansom Street) and spots are still open for other groups. Email Tony at imfix@comcast for details.

Philadelphia's stand-up comic Chris Coccia won the Purina Pet Comedy Challenge in St. Louis and pocketed the $10,000 grand prize.

Tongue and Groove improviser Adam Gertler is a finalist on the upcoming fourth season of The Food Network Star that premieres June 1st. There's more info on the Food Network's video page. [thanks Don]

The first round of TROIKA 2008, held at the Shubin Theatre last Thursday, was won by the group "Auditorium" made up of Kristen Schier (The N Crowd), Matt Holmes (Rare Bird Show) and Mark Bringhurst (Delaware Comedy Theatre). Round Two teams will be announced soon.

And while it doesn't have to do with local comics it bears mentioning: last Friday Patton Oswalt was supposedly in town wearing white mime face paint and an Eagles jersey in South Philly. We're guessing it's for this movie, although, intriguingly, we can't find anything about it on IMDB. Or maybe not, who knows.

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