Here’s a clip from CBSPhilly.com featuring AMIE ROE, KRISTEN SCHIER and MARY RADZINSKI talking about being female in comedy, many of their inspirations coming up, and what their ideal audience might look like.
PHIT houseteam FLETCHER recently launched their new website, fletcherimprov.com
Head on over when you get a chance to find out about upcoming shows, check out tons of photos and meet their newest cast members… Zac, Andy, Joe & Andrew.
A few weeks back, HELIUM hosted a competition to determine the final spot(s) for the PHILLY SKETCHFEST which kicks off tonight. Out of the ten groups that performed, two ended up making the cut… BAD CREATIONS and DEPENDABLE FELONS. To acclimate yourself with their work, head on over to Comic vs Audience for a couple of great videos.
Local comedy resource COMICVSAUDIENCE has upgraded their site to 2.0… which now includes an events calendar, a listing of open mics and most excitingly, a comedy database. I recommend you head on over and take a gander.
Taking advantage of the regular aspects of a subway platform, placards printed with deadpan descriptions adorned the walls, pipes, graffiti and even the trash cans that otherwise go relatively unnoticed everyday:
“Telephone Line (2002)
Metropolitan Transit Authority in collaboration with Telecom
This homage to the urgency of communication is meant to highlight the recent necessity, from instant to instant, to maintain the potential for instantaneous, world-wide contact from any location, at any time. That a conversation from such a location would be abruptly interrupted by an arriving train suggests the artist’s intent to lampoon the perceived dependence on telecommunication.”
In addition to the “installations,” agents donned tuxedos to provide coat check services and distribute sparkling cider on trays. To further add to the atmosphere, a cellist, Erin Hall, lent her skills to the soundscape.
Be sure to check out the Improv Everywhere blog for further breakdown, including recaps from agents, witness reactions, video and tons of photos and placard descriptions.
This may very well be my favorite mission to date.
Yesterday marked the soft launch of a new Philadelphia-based comedy site, FunnyPhilly.com
The site looks to be heavily focused on standup in the area, and already has a decent stable of blog contributors (including Traffic Jelly’s Ann Marie Trepkowski) as well as listings for open mics. Not yet active but in the works are event listings, comedian profiles and booking information.
Bookmark it and check back, because when all the features launch, it promises to be a nice source for local info.
Hop on over to Comic Vs Audience and check out a great little collection of videos from some of Philly’s finest comedians, including Kent Haines, Meg & Rob, Secret Pants, Animosity Pierre, the Feeko Bros and Brendan Kennedy
COMIC VS AUDIENCE has a great in-depth interview with comedian TODD GLASS
Can’t get enough of the $10.99 special at JONES’ BIGASS TRUCK RENTAL & STORAGE over at FUNNY OR DIE
The twittering crazed folks over at THE APIARY lay out their top 7 TV/Radio personalities making tweets of their own.
Comic Vs. Audience has a great post contributed by Gregg Gethard profiling his top five US presidents throughout history. This is a fun foreshadowing of tonight at the Shubin, when Gethard hosts Bedtime Stories: From Sea To Shining Sea; A Tribute To American History.
A large part of Bedtime Stories’ charm is Gethard’s seemingly endless sea of random knowledge. His hosting is peppered with delightfully specific obscurities, and tonight should be no exception, as this topic is known to be of particular interest to Gregg. The evening will feature themed comedy by the Sixth Borough, Secret Pants, Meg & Rob, Chip Chantry, Aaron Hertzog and many others.