This Wednesday, hometown girl KATE FLANNERY (NBC’s The Office) and SCOT ROBINSON (Anchorman) bring their acclaimed fake lounge act, THE LAMPSHADES, from the stage at iO West here to Helium.
Featuring the song stylings of Hori (Robinson) and Kassie (Flannery), The Lampshades forgo the more classic showtune duet trappings, instead bringing you alcohol-fueled mashups like Doves In Your Soul – a hybrid of Prince’s When Doves Cry and TMBG’s Birdhouse In Your Soul. Or Obits – where Kassie croons out Donna Summer’s Last Dance while Hori recites the obituaries of recently departed celebrities.
After nearly a decade in LA and on the road, they’re their own little cottage industry… a favorite to open for The Dan Band and oddly finding themselves being the very thing they started out mocking. In town for one night, it’s an evening not to be missed!
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 16TH @ 7PM
HELIUM COMEDY CLUB | 2031 SANSOM ST
The PHILLY IMPROV THEATER is putting on a special weekend of shows at the Adrienne, headlined by comedic super-duo, Adsit & Gausas.
SCOTT ADSIT is well known on both the UCB and Second City stages, and has a solid following with his work on the Adult Swim show Moral Orel. However in the last few years, he is most likely recognizable for his role as Pete Hornberger on NBC’s 30 Rock.
Philadelphia native CHRISTINA GAUSAS, named one of “The 10 Funniest New Yorkers You’ve Never Heard Of” by New York Magazine, has been seen onstage in groups like Gravid Water and Assscat 3000, as well on the small screen in featured appearances on Late Night w/ Conan O’Brien and Important Things w/ Demetri Martin.
The duo brings their special hour-long one act of high-stakes improv to Philadelphia this weekend, which is highlighted by complicated and clever characters known to evoke both comedic and visceral reactions in audiences (TimeOut NY).
The shows on Friday and Saturday are anchored by the PHIT house teams, the Amie & Kristen Show and a special edition of Blind Troika.
PHIT @ THE ADRIENNE | 2030 SANSOM STREET
FRIDAY, MAY 14TH
8PM – ADSIT & GAUSAS w/ ACTIVITY BOOK | $20
10PM – AMIE & KRISTEN SHOW w/ KING FRIDAY | $10
SATURDAY, MAY 15TH
8PM – ADSIT & GAUSAS w/ FLETCHER | $20
10PM – BLIND TROIKA | $10
There’s a lot going on this weekend for comedy fans… check it out:
- The 2009 PHILLY SKETCHFEST continues through the weekend at Plays & Players Theater
- RARE BIRD SHOW, FLETCHER and LEO CALLAHAN anchor PHIT’s Shubin shows, with appearances by EVERYTHING MUST GO tonight and ANGRY PEOPLE BUILDING THINGS Saturday
- Celebrate the Bachelor Party Edition of the MINISTRY OF SECRET JOKES as host DOOGIE HORNER celebrates his final nights of singledom 8PM tonight at Fergies Pub.
- Bucks County Community College features EXPONENTIAL JOURNEY – improv directed by Bill McLaughlin this Friday and Saturday at 7PM in the BCCC Library
- Shortform improv by THE N CROWD rolls out 8PM tonight at the Actor’s Center
- Get your game on with a COMEDYSPORTZ double header Saturday 7:30 & 10PM at the Playground @ the Adrienne
- Scratch your standup itch with LOUIS RAMEY of NBC’s Last Comic Standing headling at Helium through Saturday.