It's time again for the Philly Improv Theater's week at the Shubin Theatre (407 Bainbridge St). The week actually kicked off Monday with our show (thanks to the comics and everyone that came out), but the meat of the week is still yet to come.
Wednesday, September 10
8 p.m. – Bedtime Stories: The Best Of..., $10. Bedtime Stories returns from a month off with a special Fringe edition. Host Gregg Gethard presents a theme-free night of sketch, video and more from around the city.
10 p.m. - Why Am I Not Famous?!?: A Comedy Talk Show w/ Kent Haines, $5. Kent welcomes comedians Don Montrey and Aaron Hertzog in the return of his new talk show. Kent recently won the Philly's Phunniest Contest, will it change him?
Thursday, September 11
8 p.m. - Fringe Cliff Notes, $5. From the PHIT newsletter: Don't have the time to catch all 194 shows in the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival & Philly Fringe? Not interested in sitting through 120 minutes of interpretative dance and beat poetry about the life an abused mollusk on the hull of oil tanker that is a metaphor for corporate greed?
Fear not! Fringe Cliffs Notes is here to help you be interesting at all your Rittenhouse Square dinner parties without having to endure the most avant-garde theatre in town. Just show up, take your ticket and a Festival program, and then call out the titles of each show you would like to see performed in 60 seconds. Our cast of skilled improvisers will present the entire Theatre section of the program in 90 minutes.
10 p.m. - CAGEMATCH: BWP vs. Cubed. $5. 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.
Friday, September 12
8 p.m. – Another Super Secret Show, $10. From the PHIT newsletter: Come see what surprises PHIT has in store for you at our super-special Friday Night Showcase. Will we be showing you sneak peeks of our house teams? Will you witness cancelled Fringe Festival shows rise from the dead. Only your attendance can give you the answers you seek!. Trust us, we know as much about this as you.
10 p.m. – Mr. Licorce with Traffic Jelly, $10. Baltimore Improv Group house team Mr. Licorice join locals Traffic Jelly.
Saturday, September 13
8 p.m. – Mr. Licorce with TBA, $10.
10 p.m. – Traffic Jelly with TBA, $10.