We’re now upon the March run of PHIT @ The Shubin. This month’s showcase is a giant fundraiser for Project HOME; a charity working towards ending homelessness in Philadelphia.
This Week’s shows
7pm: Tongue & Groove with Illegal Refill. $5.
8pm: Bedtime Stories: Way Down in the Hole (A Tribute to The Wire). $5. PW A-List Pick!
8pm: Theatresports: DCT North vs. Philly. $5.
10pm: CAGEMATCH: Holmes vs. Holmes vs. Homelessness. $5.
8pm: Meg and Rob with Traffic Jelly. $10.
10pm: Cajones with BWP. $10.
8pm: Cajones with BWP. $10.
10pm: Meg and Rob with Traffic Jelly. $10.
7pm: The Parade of A-Holes: A Benefit Auction for Project H.O.M.E. Free & BYOB!
Comic Vs. Audience has the lowdown on the benefit auction:
“Part comedy show, part benefit auction, The Parade of A-holes will take you on a hilarious trip through your bad dating decisions. In the style of a charity bachelor auction, these eligible and annoying singles (played by a selection of Philly’s favorite improvisers and sketch comedians) will be “auctioned” alongside fabulous prize packages. The winning bidder goes home with the prize, not the a-hole, and everyone gets a chance to laugh at some characters everyone’s dated but nobody likes. Bonus: It’s all for charity! The Parade of A-Holes: Laugh! Bid! WIN!”
PHIT @ THE SHUBIN
Mon 3/3 – Sun 3/9
First time poster, longtime reader.
This weekend, I had the opportunity to go to North Carolina and perform with members of the DSI Comedy Theater – playing in their ComedySportz matches as well as longform. I feel it is important to constantly push yourself in order to improve your craft. To that end, I was all set to try out something new – a celebrity impression for their Match Game longform show. To my surprise, when I arrived, I was informed by Zach Ward, executive producer of DSI, that I would also be playing in with MISTER DIPLOMAT. For the uninitiated, this is one of the more highly respected longform groups on the east coast. They had an amazing prime time set up at DCM that I had the pleasure to watch. Needless to say, I was terrified.
The show was great, their celebrity monologist was a local singer who told very colorful stories. I tried my darndest to keep up with the rest of the improvisers, but I could feel that I was out of my league. I did participate in a few good scenes, but spent the majority of the show hugging the wall. The speed at which offers were thrown and scenes were progressed was staggering – these are improvisers at the top of their game, and work so well together as a team. I am glad I was pushed to participate in the show, it made me want to keep learning and get better. Afterwards, the cast was so kind. They were each able to recall a scene where I participated and compliment me on a specific offer I made. Only Zach ribbed me a bit for holding up the wall so much – true!
The rest of the weekend was great. Zach and Jeremy Griffin do a 2-man show called Cajones which was amazing. Definitely make sure to catch them this year at the Philly Improv Festival (more details coming soon). Also, if you happen to be in or around the Chapel Hill/Carrboro, North Carolina area, be sure to check out the DSI theater. Quality shows, wonderful people, and a great time.