It's time again for the Philly Improv Theater's week at the Shubin Theatre, 407 Bainbridge St., Philadelphia, PA 19147. For tickets, visit the Philly Improv Theater's website.
Wednesday, June 4
8 p.m. – Bedtime Stories: A Tribute To The Jersey Shore, $10. Sez the host Gregg Gethard:
From Sandy Hook to Cape May, New Jersey's coastline isn't just a place to go for a quick visit -- it's a different state of mind. The next installment of Bedtime Stories will investigate the in's and out's of going Down The Shore. Questions perhaps asked: What is the nutritional value of a zepolle? How many likenesses of dead gang members does the average boardwalk airbrush T-shirt stand produce per summer? How many post-prom sexual assaults occur at Seaside Heights motel rooms every spring? What are the best ways to cheat at mah jong at Atlantic City casinos?Set to perform are:
Meg and Rob
John Kensil and friends
Two Of The Biggest Names in Entertainment
With music from Brooklyn's Emperor X!
Thursday, June 5
8 p.m. - TROIKA 2008 ROUND TWO Presented by PhillyImprov.com, in cooperation with the Philly Improv Theater, TROIKA pits three groups of three improvisers against each other. The groups choose their own format and the audience determines the winner. The winner of each of the three preliminary rounds goes on to battle in the Grand Championship in August. $10.
10 p.m. - CAGEMATCH: Angry People Building Things vs. The Merry Men. CAGEMATCH brings more competitive improv by pitting two groups against each other for 25-minute sets that can only use one audience suggestion. The audience decides the winner by secret ballot. $5.
Friday, June 6
8 p.m. – Lunchlady Doris with MakeOut Clinic, $10
10 p.m. – Sid Viscous with locals Industrial. $10. NYC's Sid Viscous are a house team at the People's Improv Theater. Will their stay in Philly prove to be as fruitful?
Saturday, June 7
8 p.m. – Sid Viscous with Lunchlady Doris, $10.
10 p.m. – Industrial with MakeOut Clinic, $10.
- Our past Bedtime Stories coverage including video, photos and interviews
- Interview with PHIT's founder Greg Maughan
- The wildly popular Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego? tale by Bedtime Stories host Gregg Gethard