Matt Besser comes to Philly

07/13/2010

Comedian MATT BESSER is best known as one of the UCB4 (along with Amy Poehler, Ian Roberts and Matt Walsh) – stars of the Comedy Central sketch show Upright Citizens Brigade and founders of the famed NYC comedy theater of the same name.

Next weekend, this “wickedly funny man” (The Onion’s A.V. Club) will be bringing his show Woo Pig Sooie to Connie’s Ric Rac, courtesy of the PHILLY IMPROV THEATER.

Raised by a Jewish father and Presbyterian mother, the self-proclaimed Athiest grew up in Arkansas (thus the titular allusion to the Razorbacks Hog Call) surrounded by extremes of religion. In his show, Besser puts religion squarely in his sights, observing the ways in which church and state intersect in comically disturbing ways throughout America. Charleston City Paper describes the show as a “hilarious and somewhat stream-of-conscioiusness combination of sharp social criticism disguised as religion jokes, stand-up, and storytelling.”

Complete with head-to-toe U of A garb , the comedian brings his one-man comedic rant to Philadelphia for one night only on July 23rd.

The next day, he will also be teaching a pair of workshops at the Adrienne… so for a benjamin, you can brush up with Besser yourself.

Advanced tickets and workshop information can be via PHIT’s website.

MATT BESSER – WOO PIG SOOIE
PHIT @ CONNIE’S RIC RAC | 1132 S NINTH ST
FRIDAY, JULY 23RD @ 8PM
$20-$25 | BYOB


Comedy for the Weekend Warrior

07/09/2010

Here’s a look at comedy happening around town this weekend…

CUBED

Friday, July 9th

8:00PM – N Crowd | Actors Center | $10-$15
8:00PM – CUBED + Rookie Card | Shubin | $10
8:00PM – Ben Bailey | Helium Comedy Club | SOLD OUT
9:30PM – Fletcher + Friends | Shubin | $10
10:30PM – Ben Bailey | Helium Comedy Club | $25-$30

Saturday, July 10th

7:30PM – ComedySportz Philly | Playground @ Adrienne | $10
8:00PM – Bare Hugs + WALT! | Shubin | $10
8:00PM – Kevin Brennan | Helium Comedy Club | $25-$30
9:30PM – Epsilon Faction + Activity Book | Shubin | $10
10:00PM – ComedySportz Philly | Playground @ Adrienne | $10
10:30PM – Kevin Brennan | Helium Comedy Club | $25-$30
11:00PM – Sketch Open Mic: Sketch Up or Shut Up | Shubin | FREE

Sunday, July 11th

6:00PM – PHIT L1 Class Show | Shubin | FREE
7:00PM – Improv Incubator | Community Education Center | PWYC
7:00PM – Philly’s Phunniest | Helium Comedy Club | $10-$15
8:00PM – Bare Hugs + WALT! | Shubin | $10


Comedy for the Weekend Warrior

05/14/2010

It’s a weekend packed full of shows, so let’s get to it…

FRIDAY
8:00PM – The N Crowd @ The Actor’s Center | $10-$15
8:00PM – Rogers & Hammerstein Are Dead @ The Latvian Society | $15
8:00PM – Adsit & Gausas w/ Activity Book @ The Adrienne | $20
10:00PM – Amie & Kristen Show w/ King Friday @ The Adrienne | $10

SATURDAY
7:30PM – ComedySportz @ The Playground | $12-$15
8:00PM – Rogers & Hammerstein Are Dead @ The Latvian Society | $15
8:00PM – Adsit & Gausas w/ Fletcher @ The Adrienne | $20
10:00PM – ComedySportz @ The Playground | $12-$15
10:00PM – Blind Troika @ The Adrienne | $10

SUNDAY
7:00PM – Incubator @ The CEC | Donations accepted


Comedy for the Weekend Warrior

03/14/2009

If you’re looking to get your laugh on tonight, here’s a couple of fun options…

ComedySportz will rock their recurring double feature at 7:30 & 10pm tonight at the Playground at the Adrienne, 2030 Sansom St. ($15)

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COMEDYSPORTZ

Tonight the Sixth Borough steals Steal This Show, tonight at 8pm at Connie’s Ric Rac, 1132 S Ninth St.

THE SIXTH BOROUGH

THE SIXTH BOROUGH


A Farewell to Bad Hair Sketch Comedy

01/26/2009

This Thursday when the members of Bad Hair take the stage, it may only be their 4th time playing this annual show, but it will be their final night in a long line of laughs.

The sketch comedy group has been a steady fixture on the local scene for many years, having performed at the Adrienne, Trocadero, Painted Bride, the Khyber, World Cafe Live and many other venues throughout the city. They’ve launched many successful runs of Fringetastic Sketchtacular for the Philly Fringe and were most recently seen at the Philly SketchFest.

Thursday night will be presented as Best Of… featuring a selection memorable favorites from past shows.

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A FAREWELL TO BAD HAIR SKETCH COMEDY
Thursday, Jan 29th @ 9PM | $20
Theatre N @ Nemours | 11th & Tatnall Sts, Wilmington, DE