For the last few weeks, rumors have abound that the close of July could bring with it the end of live entertainment at the Khyber. It’s still up in the air whether the venue will be changing hands soon, or is simply looking to make a change in bookings. According to a recent chat Philebrity had with owner Stephen Simons, at the very least, the stage will be dark for the month of August.
So with the future unclear, comedian Chip Chantry looks to make this month’s One-Man Show something to remember. For what could be the final installment at the beloved venue, they’re going entirely character-based for the theme. Everyone appearing onstage will be in disguise.
Some fantastic alter-egos and characters abound in our little world of comedy, and tonight should be something pretty damn special… while potentially bidding farewell to a venue held so dear to many comedians, we might conversely see the birth of other hilarious personas the likes of Bing Supernova or Fastball Pitcher Bob Gutierrez.
Chip has a cavalcade of comics slated to take the stage tonight, including: Johnny Goodtimes, Doogie Horner, Brendan Kennedy, Meg Favreau, John Kensil, The Feeko Brothers, Andy Nolan, Luke Giordano, Roger Weaver and more! With a lineup like that, this show already should make your must-see list. Add to that it potentially being the last installment at the place that gave birth to shows like this and Die Actor Die, and it really is the only place you should be tonight.
CHIP CHANTRY’S LAST ONE-MAN SHOW AT THE KHYBER?!?!
MONDAY, JULY 19TH @ 8:30PM
THE KHYBER | 56 S 2ND ST
$5 COVER | DRINK SPECIALS
The preliminary round of Philly’s Phunniest competition resumed this past weekend at Helium after a holiday hiatus the week prior. Of the comics performing this past week, Roger Weaver, Pat House, Brendan Kennedy and Doogie Horner move on to round two. Congratulations!
Preliminaries continue this Sunday, where over a dozen comics look to snag a spot moving forward, with Sydney Gantt, Chris Cotton and Billy Bob Thompson among them.
PHILLY’S PHUNNIEST ROUND 1 CONT…
SUNDAY, JULY 18TH @ 7PM
HELIUM COMEDY CLUB | 2031 SANSOM ST
Update: Also performing at 9:30, those organic ladies of originality (and apparently oversight)… The Amie & Kristen Show. Apologies for the omission.
The PHILLY IMPROV THEATER is geared up for a couple of great shows tonight at the Shubin Theater, with a little something for everyone:
First up is HEY EVERYBODY, with special guest host, LUKE GIORDANO. Comics grabbing the mic tonight include ROGER WEAVER, SIDNEY GANTT and JAMES HESKY.
Then stick around for the dynamic duo of improv comedy, RICK HORNER and CUBBY ALTOBELLI, as they present WHIPSUIT: ANOTHER LOOK.
PHIT @ THE SHUBIN – 407 BAINBRIDGE ST
THURSDAY, JUNE 10TH
8PM – HEY EVERYBODY
9:30PM – WHIPSUIT + AMIE & KRISTEN SHOW
Tonight at Fergie’s Pub, Doogie Horner hosts another edition of the Ministry of Secret Jokes. Comics slated to appear tonight are:
The audience is also in for a special treat and a glimpse of omniscience as they put their questions to the test against a panel of advice experts including Anton Shuford, Joey Dougherty, David Terruso, and Gregg Gethard
In addition to some great standup, priceless expert advice, free admission and plenty of drinks… the Omniana battle rages on, as Chip Chantry seeks to reclaim his title from defending champ Brendan Kennedy.
THE MINISTRY OF SECRET JOKES
FRIDAY, MARCH 25TH @ 8PM
FERGIE’S PUB | 1214 SANSOM ST