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.
From 7-8PM EST tonight, DAVE WALK hosts the C vs A RADIO HOUR, a bi-weekly comedy talk show featured at Gtownradio.com (The Sound From Germantown).
This show features local improv group ILLEGAL REFILL, who will be chatting with Dave and performing a set. Listeners can even tweet their suggestions. Dave will also play excerpts from TODD GLASS‘ new album, Thin Pig.
ANIMOSITY PIERRE is set to debut a new show tonight, and it’s got me excited about what they’ve got up their sleeves. Thinking back on all the shows I’ve seen them do, my favorite of their characters has probably been the rap duo Blangalangalang (aka Balal) and Footy Pajamas (aka DJ Footy PJ).
My first encounter with these comic OGs was back in January of last year at Die Actor Die when they debuted their very NSFW single, Lick That Asshole. ICYMI the first time, Comic vs Audience was kind enough to catch it on tape.
Here’s what’s making noise recently:
- New York Magazine chats up ten up-and-coming new comedians that are being watched by currently famous comedians, improv instructors, die hard fans and the like at the show they recently hosted
- Get the scoop on the Rooftop College Competition being held next Tuesday at Helium over at Comic Vs Audience
- The Apiary reports that pre-requisite improv crush Ellie Kemper, formerly of Big Black Car & Mailer Daemon, is now based in LA and will be appearing on the Office
- Dave Walk & Doogie Horner battle to the death over three rounds of Omniana during the CvA Podcast
Last Thursday Doogie Horner, comedian and host of the Ministry of Secret Jokes, stopped by Gtownradio to chat with Dave Walk on the C vs A Radio Hour. The two discuss his comedy style, various other topics and go head-to-head for three rounds of Omniana. The podcast is now online:
Comic Vs Audience reports that the comic minds behind This Is Spinal Tap and A Mighty Wind will be bringing their UNWIGGED and UNPLUGGED Tour to the Keswick this May. The tour features Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Harry Shearer as the three comedians drop their outlandish characters to sing songs from the fictitious groups Spinal Tap and The Folksmen.