Click This: Roe, Schier and Radzinski chat it up on CBS Philly

04/27/2011

Here’s a clip from CBSPhilly.com featuring AMIE ROE, KRISTEN SCHIER and MARY RADZINSKI talking about being female in comedy, many of their inspirations coming up, and what their ideal audience might look like.

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Click This: IE Mission – King Philip IV

03/06/2011

In ImprovEverywhere’s latest mission, coincidences come together to resurrect 400 year old King Philip IV for a few celebratory autographs

[photo credit: Katie Sokoler]


Click This: Fletcher gets a website

01/06/2010

PHIT houseteam FLETCHER recently launched their new website, fletcherimprov.com

Head on over when you get a chance to find out about upcoming shows, check out tons of photos and meet their newest cast members… Zac, Andy, Joe & Andrew.


Click This: Videos of Sketchfest Winners from Helium

12/03/2009

A few weeks back, HELIUM hosted a competition to determine the final spot(s) for the PHILLY SKETCHFEST which kicks off tonight. Out of the ten groups that performed, two ended up making the cut… BAD CREATIONS and DEPENDABLE FELONS. To acclimate yourself with their work, head on over to Comic vs Audience for a couple of great videos.


Click This: Comic vs Audience upgrades site

07/23/2009

Local comedy resource COMICVSAUDIENCE has upgraded their site to 2.0… which now includes an events calendar, a listing of open mics and most excitingly, a comedy database. I recommend you head on over and take a gander.


Click This: Improv Everywhere creates subway art gallery

03/18/2009

Charlie Todd and his agents of Improv Everywhere have done it again. This time they descended on the 23rd St C/E MTA station to create an art gallery opening.

Taking advantage of the regular aspects of a subway platform, placards printed with deadpan descriptions adorned the walls, pipes, graffiti and even the trash cans that otherwise go relatively unnoticed everyday:

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Telephone Line (2002)
Metropolitan Transit Authority in collaboration with Telecom

This homage to the urgency of communication is meant to highlight the recent necessity, from instant to instant, to maintain the potential for instantaneous, world-wide contact from any location, at any time. That a conversation from such a location would be abruptly interrupted by an arriving train suggests the artist’s intent to lampoon the perceived dependence on telecommunication.”

In addition to the “installations,” agents donned tuxedos to provide coat check services and distribute sparkling cider on trays. To further add to the atmosphere, a cellist, Erin Hall, lent her skills to the soundscape.

Be sure to check out the Improv Everywhere blog for further breakdown, including recaps from agents, witness reactions, video and tons of photos and placard descriptions.

This may very well be my favorite mission to date.


Click This: new comedy site launches

02/10/2009

Yesterday marked the soft launch of a new Philadelphia-based comedy site, FunnyPhilly.com

The site looks to be heavily focused on standup in the area, and already has a decent stable of blog contributors (including Traffic Jelly’s Ann Marie Trepkowski) as well as listings for open mics. Not yet active but in the works are event listings, comedian profiles and booking information.

Bookmark it and check back, because when all the features launch, it promises to be a nice source for local info.


Click This: Vids From Local Comedians

01/20/2009

Hop on over to Comic Vs Audience and check out a great little collection of videos from some of Philly’s finest comedians, including Kent Haines, Meg & Rob, Secret Pants, Animosity Pierre, the Feeko Bros and Brendan Kennedy


From Around the Blogs

12/10/2008

PHILLYIST has named it’s nominees for favorite post of the year, and appearing on the list is Don Montrey’s interview with sketch duo MEG & ROB

COMIC VS AUDIENCE has a great in-depth interview with comedian TODD GLASS

Can’t get enough of the $10.99 special at JONES’ BIGASS TRUCK RENTAL & STORAGE over at FUNNY OR DIE

BOSTON COMEDY has the scoop on the filming of the new STELLA DVD. The fellas will be rolling tape when they appear at the Wilbur as part of their current tour

The twittering crazed folks over at THE APIARY lay out their top 7 TV/Radio personalities making tweets of their own.


Click This: Hail to the Chiefs

07/09/2008

Comic Vs. Audience has a great post contributed by Gregg Gethard profiling his top five US presidents throughout history. This is a fun foreshadowing of tonight at the Shubin, when Gethard hosts Bedtime Stories: From Sea To Shining Sea; A Tribute To American History.

A large part of Bedtime Stories’ charm is Gethard’s seemingly endless sea of random knowledge. His hosting is peppered with delightfully specific obscurities, and tonight should be no exception, as this topic is known to be of particular interest to Gregg. The evening will feature themed comedy by the Sixth Borough, Secret Pants, Meg & Rob, Chip Chantry, Aaron Hertzog and many others.


Bedtime Stories: From Sea To Shining Sea
Presented by the Philly Improv Theater
The Shubin Theatre, 407 Bainbridge St
Tonight, 8PM – Tickets $10