We’re facing some record high temperatures this holiday weekend. Folks are out and about, enjoying block parties, barbeques and other celebrations. For those looking for a little break from the heat and want to end their long weekend with perhaps a bit of disturbed laughter, the PHILLY IMPROV THEATER aims to cure what ails you with it’s raucous and unruly GROSS SHOW.
Readers are likely already familiar with host ALEX GROSS and his unbelievably debasing assortment of talk show guests. In the last show alone we saw a bevy of sexed up Disney princesses, a trio of passionate rapists and a frightening collection of other misfit characters. Rumor has it tonight’s show will feature the always hilarious Roger C. Snair as well as the riotous Fastball Pitcher Bob Gutierrez, amongst other surprises. So head on out and leave at least a little uncomfortable.
FASTBALL PITCHER BOB GUTIERREZ
THE GROSS SHOW
MONDAY, MAY 30 @ 8PM
PHIT AT THE SHUBIN | 407 BAINBRIDGE ST
$10 | $5 w/ PASSWORD “MEATSPIN”
Many of you might already be familiar with THE GROSS SHOW… one the newest and more lively additions to the PHILLY IMPROV THEATER‘s roster of recurring shows. For those still unacquainted, the live show takes aim at the most odd, extreme or unbelievable among our species with a Jerry Springer-esque slant. Host ALEX GROSS brings audiences into a world where taboo is typical and relationships have a bit of an edge to them. The show garnered so much attention in it’s first few runnings – the antics raised to such levels – that it had to be given a new night. I think those that have seen it would agree that words somehow fail in adequately trying to explain this show to you. So instead, enjoy this little reel of moments past:
You can catch THE GROSS SHOW Tuesday, March 29th at 8:30PM. More info
The PHILLY IMPROV THEATER keeps ‘em coming tonight with THE BULLY PULPIT. The show features comedian LUKE GIORDANO hosting a panel of four different comedians each month in a round table of discussion, argument, and personal attacks. Moving from topic to topic, the show can center on pop culture, current events, or whatever the panelists have on their minds for a show full of fresh, off-the-cuff comedy in the heat of the moment.
This month features:
BRENDAN KENNEDY, MIKE RAINEY, BENNY MICHAELS and FASTBALL PITCHER BOB GUTIERREZ
THE BULLY PULPIT
PHIT @ THE SHUBIN
Wednesday, December 9th @ 8PM
407 Bainbridge St.
PHIT Week continues tonight with two of my favorite shows in the city. A cool ten dollars will get you a whole night of comedy awesome…
8PM – WHY AM I NOT FAMOUS?!? WITH KENT HAINES
Philadelphia’s only live talk show explores the successes and failures of some of the city’s funniest comedians. This month Kent welcomes Steve Gerben and sketch group Secret Pants.
10PM – GUILTY PLEASURES WITH BRENDAN KENNEDY
The show that takes care to select only the worst of screenplays, shorts and various written fodder, and pairs them with only the best comedic talent. Brendan has his tongue planted so firmly in cheek with this show, it’ll make your cheeks hurt too. This month’s parts will be played by Chris Cotton, Roger C Snair, Richie Redding and Sidney Gantt.
PHILLY IMPROV THEATER @ THE SHUBIN
407 BAINBRIDGE STREET
WEDNESDAY, MAY 6TH
8PM – WHY AM I NOT FAMOUS?!?
10PM – GUILTY PLEASURES
TICKETS $5/EA | BYOB
DAVE WALK hosts the bi-weekly C VS A RADIO HOUR tonight at 7PM on Gtownradio.com
Dave’s guests tonight will be KEVIN ALLISON of The State and comedy duo ANIMOSITY PIERRE
Shubin Week presented by the Philly Improv Theater continues tonight w/ KENT HAINES and his live talk show, WHY AM I NOT FAMOUS?! Kent’s guests this evening include Meg Favreau (of Meg & Rob, Everything Must Go) and Steve “The Iceman” Gerben (Philly’s Phunniest 2007).
WHY AM I NOT FAMOUS?! W/ KENT HAINES
PHILLY IMPROV THEATER AT THE SHUBIN
407 BAINBRIDGE STREET
TONIGHT (WED, APRIL 8TH) @ 8PM | $5
It’s only Tuesday, and the Philly Improv Theater’s Shubin Week is already well underway. Things kicked off last night with the inauguration of the Comic Vs. Audience Comedy Show, just one of PHIT’s new shows debuting this month. Tomorrow night after Bedtime Stories we also see the induction of a new monthly serial, as local favorite Kent Haines invites guests on his new talk show to help him answer the ever-elusive question of Why Am I Not Famous?
8PM: Bedtime Stories – From Sea To Shining Sea, A Tribute To American History – $10
10PM: Why Am I Not Famous? w/ host Kent Haines – $5
8PM: Troika, Round 3 feat. LifeBoyz vs. Connected vs. The Ones Your Mothers Warned You About – $10
10PM: Cagematch – Angry People Building Things vs. Top Secret – $5
8PM: Cubed w/ Angry People Building Things – $10
10PM: Dr. Fantastic w/ Bark Wharf – $10
8PM: Dr. Fantastic w/ Cubed – $10
10PM: Meg & Rob w/ Bark Wharf – $10
PHIT @ The Shubin
407 Bainbridge Street
Advanced Tickets Available