Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Local Comedy News

Live shows dominate this week's roundup of Philadelphia comedy news as new shows are growing out like weeds.

The Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium presents "Raw Onion: America Speaks Out" on May 25th at L'Étage Cabaret (624 S 6th St, above Beau Monde), 6 & 9PM showings, $20. The show brings the community voices the Opinion column of The Onion, America’s Finest News Source, to life with 16 Philadelphia actors. [Thanks Brian]

There's a new open mic on Mondays at the Urban Saloon (2120 Fairmount Ave.). Sign-up is from 6:30 - 7:30 and the show starts at 8:30. Early reports are that it is a good time.

On June 16th, Die, Actor, Die will present the 2nd Annual Dirtiest Sketch in Philadelphia at The Khyber (56 S. 2nd St.). Reigning champs Secret Pants are set to perform along with Meg and Rob, The Sixth Borough, John Kensil, Doogie Horner and probably more.

South Philly's Ray's Happy Birthday Bar (an establishment we have frequented and can vouch for) is getting into the comedy game with a show by Jimmy Viola and friends with Doogie Horner and Nolan Gilbride on May 24th at 9:30. 1200 E. Passyunk Ave.

Stand-up Katie Kohler was recently featured in the Times Herald and she's got a show with Eric Todd, Chris Sybil, John Kensil, and Steve Gerben on Friday, June 13th at the Sly Fox Brewery in Royersford.

Old City clothing store Deep Sleep (54 N. 3rd St.) are putting on a comedy show with Jared Moskowitz, Danny Ozark, Jonathan Graham, Brendan Kennedy and more on June 5th, 7PM. Three dollars gets you in for the laughs and supposedly free Red Bull and vodka.

And in a rare moment, Philadelphia heroes Paul F. Tompkins and Philly Boy Roy were in the WFMU studios during The Best Show on WFMU a few weeks ago. The encounter almost cost PFT his Hollywood career as Philly Boy Roy's Roxborough accent brought out the Philly in Paul. The comic was able to ultimately avoid sounding like a local again though, and the world was returned to normal.

By the way, we re-upped our shows, comedians and other links to the right, so get on that. In an effort to be your definitive source for comedy in the 215, send us an email at comicvsaudience AT gmail DOT com if there's anything we've missed.


Brendan said...

i'm doing that show at deep sleep with jared and danny, and so is jonathan graham. and you call yourself a journalist...tisk tisk comic vs audience, tisk tisk.

Brendan said...

thank you for the update, i take back my rude comment.

Anonymous said...

I hear that Chris Sybil beat his wife and kids. Wow, I wouldn't want to be on a show with that piece of white trash.