This past Monday, Connie’s Ric Rac played host to a little more than just the regularly scheduled Bedtime Stories.
Host Gregg Gethard’s brother, UCB fave Chris Gethard, is currently embarking on a cross-country comedy tour in an RV with some of his comedian friends… performing shows and perpetrating all kinds of general lunacy.
While tweeting from the road, a little smack talking sprung up between Philly comic Dan Eastman and Gethard, which led to a fight challenge. Eastman just happened to be on stage exactly when the RV pulled into the Italian Market.
After some grappling, Gethard (having studied Brazilian Jiu Jitsu) secured a solid choke hold and Eastman tapped out – the bout was finished… Or so the crowd thought.
During the battle, some cheering had started in the crowd for local sketch group Camp Woods. Gethard called them out on the mic, and member JP Boudwin leaped on stage. Soon, the stage was filled with members from each side. Camp Woods vs AmericaGethard. A frenzy ensued, with the NYCers claiming final victory.
Catch the fight in the video below, and be sure to check out Gethard’s comment in his blog post.
If you’re looking for a little variety in your comedy, head on over to Old City tonight to the Painted Bride around 10PM.
The show features improv from MEDIC!! (JP Boudwin, Sarah Cowdery, Luke Field, Nick Gillette and Milkshake), standup from DOOGIE HORNER, and music from EMILY & MICAH MCGRAW.
COMEDY VARIETY SHOW
THURSDAY, DEC 16TH @ 10PM
PAINTED BRIDE ARTS CENTER | 230 VINE ST
A few months back, MIKE CONNOR spent a month flying around the country, taking in places like the beaches of Florida, the music haunts of Austin and the hostels of San Francisco. Last month PJI produced The Mike Connor Travelogues, a show where Connor recounts his journey across our country while a who’s who of Philly improvisers play out scenes inspired by his tales. Well Connor had so many (mis)adventures, that the show is back for another installment.
THIS IS WHAT ADVENTURE LOOKS LIKE
Starring JP BOUDWIN, SEAN CURRAN, NATHAN EDMONDSON, KRISTIN FINGER, KRISTEN SCHIER and JASON STOCKDALE.
The evening will also feature an opening performance by KAREN GETZ and KELLY JENNINGS in their production of Cecily & Gwendolyn’s Fantastical Balloon Ride.
THE MIKE CONNOR TRAVELOGUES
W/ CECILY & GWENDOLYN
PRESENTED BY THE PHILADELPHIA JOKE INITIATIVE
WEDNESDAY, DEC 9TH – 8PM
CONNIE’S RIC RAC | 1132 S NINTH ST
$10 AT THE DOOR (CASH ONLY) | BYOB W/ ID