Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Philly's Phunniest Contest, 8/5

Last night the Philly's Phunniest Contest launched with the first night of preliminary round competition. The contest promises to bring a extremely competitive array of stand-up styles and material from across the city and its surrounding areas. A few highlights:

Josh Bennett recounted some crazy tales as a public school teacher that kept the crowd entertained and Dan Sawyer brought an energetic set that included jokes about bidding on eBay drunk.

Brendan Kennedy shared, amongst many things, a riddle about an ex-girlfriend of six years that moved away. Steve Balbier put together E-ZPass and Sonny Corleone (think about it) and got a good reception from the crowd. Roger Weaver's topics included the Tour De France, Steve Buscemi and McCain.

In the end, Brendan Kennedy and Roger Weaver were voted by the crowd onto the semi-finals.

We caught up with the last year's winner and host for this year Steve Gerben, as well as the night's winners in this (admittedly slapped together) video below.

Check back tomorrow for a recap of Wednesday night!


pat barker said...

Props to Brendan and Roger. The voting is off to a good start, both of these dudes are hilarious.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for doing this Dave. I would love to go to all the shows but my schedule doesn't permit it, so it is wonderful to know that I just come to Cvs.A and get the results. Keep up the great work keeping us all in the Philly COmedy loop!

steve odabashian said...

I thought Roger was going to say, "The crowd seemed very intelligent. Very well-endowed. Not relevant to this story though..."

America got it right last night.

Kent said...

I think it says a lot about the Philly scene right now that I had too many people to root for last night.

Congrats Brendan and Roger.

Driss said...

that sawyer guy is an absolute piss.

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