Monday, December 1, 2008

LOCAL COMEDY NEWS: Bedtime Stories leaving the Shubin Theatre

Folks, sometimes good things have to come to an end. And it with this in mind that we report that the monthly topical sketch/monologue show BEDTIME STORIES hosted by Gregg Gethard will no longer be seen at the Shubin Theatre after this Wednesday's show.

The reason for the departure is a positive one, however, as the show has simply outgrown the 50 or so seats of the Shubin. Over the past two years, Gethard's show has grown from an audience of just a few to a packed house. "I can't believe how the show has grown over the past two years," says Gregg. "It is easily the coolest thing I've ever done in my life. I'm not used to success (aside from marrying the coolest girl in the world) so the show taking off the way it has is so incredibly special to me."

"I just want to give a shout out to Greg Maughan and Alexis Simpson, the driving forces behind PHIT," Greg continues. "They both do an outstanding job with PHIT, which really has become, in my opinion, the center of the Philly alt-comedy community. But we all agree that it's best the show moves forward."

The plan is to setup the show at the recently re-opened Connie's Ric Rac on the Italian Market which is already the host of Corey Cohen's Steal This Show. If everything goes as planned, the first show will be in February with the topic of "An Evening At Applebee's".

In the meantime, be sure to check out the Bedtime Stories topic of "Rich People" this Wednesday at the Shubin Theatre, 8PM.

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