Tuesday, April 7, 2009

THIS WEEK: PHIT at the Shubin Theatre

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, but the highlights of the week are still yet to come with the new show of sketch comedy from The Action Section, the one-man show of Kevin Allison of The State fame and more.

Wednesday, April 8th
8 p.m. - Why Am I Not Famous?!?: A Comedy Talk Show w/ Kent Haines, $5. This month Philly's only comedy talk show welcomes Phliadelphia comedians Meg Favreau and Steve "The Iceman" Gerben. According to Kent: "Steve is the 2007 winner of the Philly's Phunniest contest that I won last summer, which means that I am technically one year funnier than he is. But actually he is much more hilarious than I am, and my sole goal that evening is to give him a nervous breakdown with my intense Frost/Nixon style interrogation. Should be fun!"

10 p.m. - Guilty Pleasures w/ Brendan Kennedy, $5. Bringing you the best in awful scripts, acted out for you on stage. This month Chris Cotton, Roger C. Snair, Luke Giordano, and Alan Piket will perform a rejected spec script for the CBS hit sitcom Two and a Half Men. Listen to Brendan talk about the show on the C vs. A Radio Hour.

Thursday, April 9th
8 p.m. – Improv Comedy, PhD: Every Thursday the theater pairs up "today's comedy over-achievers and tomorrow's comedy legends." This month: Lehigh University with PHIT house team Activity Book.

10 p.m. - Cagematch: Whoever has the guts to go up against reigning champs Angry People Building Things, $5. CAGEMATCH pits 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, April 10th
8 p.m. – Rare Bird Show + The Action Section presents: Life, $10. Improv trio Rare Bird Show opens for sketch group The Action Section performing an all new show since their Halloween weekend. According to member Joe Gribbin: "It's about life, death, and the creamy filling between."

10 p.m. - Kevin Allison: F*** Up, $15. Writer and performed of the cult 90s MTV sketch show The State. "F*** Up" is Allison’s one man show of outrageous character sketches. Hilarious, touching and always surprising, the show is a date with passionate dreamers and lovable daredevils who work their hearts out, only to land in the dirt. The characters include: Ron, a closeted Southern aerobics instructor; Ira, a 90-year-old Jewish comedian who botched his career in vaudeville; Fleming, an alcoholic thespian; and others. PROGRAMMING NOTE: Kevin Allison will be on the C vs. A Radio Hour this Thursday.

Saturday, April 11th
8 p.m. - Rare Bird Show + The Action Section presents: Life, $10.

10 p.m. - Kevin Allison: F*** Up, $15.

Sunday, April 12th
7 p.m. - Kevin Allison: F*** Up, $15.

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