PHIT Shows at the Shubin in August

08/03/2009

Tonight begins the PHILLY IMPROV THEATER‘s August run at the Shubin. Here’s a look at what PHIT has in store for comedy fans this week…

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Monday, August 3

8PM: Comic vs. Audience Comedy Show – LAST SHOW – $5

It is with great sadness we report that the Comic vs. Audience Comedy Show will be having its last show on August 3. Join your host Dave Walk of Comic vs. Audience.com and the fantastic comedians Joey Dougherty, Pat Barker, Chip Chantry, and New York City’s Matt Ruby, who also runs the comedy blog Sandpaper Suit, for this send-off.

Wednesday, August 5

8PM: Guilty Pleasures – $5

Comedian Brendan Kennedy has his finger firmly on the pulse of terrible written work (including found scripts, embarrassing emails, and more), and he is ready to present it all to you in all of its hilarious awkwardness.

10PM: The Bully Pulpit – $5

Host Luke Giordano wrangles a panel of four comedians in a round-table discussion, complete with arguments 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.

Thursday, August 6

8PM: Improv Comedy, PhD – $5

College group Mini-Prometheus performing with powerhouse duo Chris and Tami, who are here all the way from Austin, TX on their “Dream of Meal” tour.

10PM: CAGEMATCH – $5

Competitive longform improv! See two teams throw down and vote for your favorite. This month, reigning champions Rookie Card take on challengers Activity Book.

Friday, August 7

8PM: Amnesia and Attempted Murder – ONE NIGHT ONLY – $10

After being pushed down the stairs and spending a year in a coma, Jane Higgins wakes a to find that she doesn’t recognize anyone. So, in an attempt to refresh Jane’s memory and plead their own innocence, her family members make her a video. In this comedy, we meet ten of Jane’s closest loved ones. Who tried to kill her? You’ll have to see it to find out. Originally performed at the Upright Citizen’s Brigade in NYC. Starring Jill Donnelly and co-written directed by Amy Flanagan.

“With unexpected laughs and macabre surprises, Amnesia and Attempted Murder serves as smelling salts to even the most unresponsive brain.”

-Abbi Crutchfield, The Apiary

10PM: Longform Improv – Rare Bird Show and Fletcher – $10

Fearless festival-hopping powerhouses Rare Bird Show perform with PHIT resident team Fletcher for a full hour of completely made-up comedy.

Saturday, August 8

6PM: PHIT Level 4 Class Show – FREE

Under the guidance of instructor Matt Holmes, students from PHIT’s first 400 level class show off their skills as they tackle the Deconstruction.

8PM: Sketch – High Dramma and The Action Section – $10

The boys of the Action Section and pop-culture-skewing High Dramma are going to attack your laughing muscles with awesome comedy.

10PM: Sex Time with Dr. Neil – $10

Dr. Neil takes his knowledge on the road with his first-ever live taping! Join Dr. Neil as he fields calls, takes audience questions, and proves to us all how little we truly know about the opposite sex. There will be live versions of your favorite Dr. Neil segments – The Givin’ Brain Quiz and Historsextomy: Fact or Friction! Sex Time with Dr. Neil is brought to Philadelphia by his biggest fan, Rob Baniewicz, of the sketch comedy duo, Meg & Rob.

11:30PM Sketch Up or Shut Up! – FREE

Sketch comedy open mic! Sign up by dropping a script or improv-to-sketch premise off at the theater by 9:30 p.m. 10 will be chosen at random, with the line-up posted at 11:15 p.m. Come to perform or watch!

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Tonight: Final Comic vs Audience Comedy Show

08/03/2009

Tonight we say hello to August Shubin Week and bid a fine farewell to the COMIC VS AUDIENCE COMEDY SHOW. Host Dave Walk plans to go out with a bang by pulling out the big guns tonight. Slated to perform are local faves Pat Barket and Joey Dougherty, NYC-based Matt Ruby… with the whole shebang headlined by Chip Chantry.

It should prove a night to remember. So get down to the Shubin and show Dave & CvA the love.

THE LAST COMIC VS AUDIENCE COMEDY SHOW
HOSTED BY DAVE WALK , FEATURING CHIP CHANTRY
W/ MATT RUBY, JOEY DOUGHERTY & PAT BARKER
MONDAY, AUGUST 3 @ 8PM | TICKETS $5 | BYOB
PHILLY IMPROV THEATER @ THE SHUBIN | 407 BAINBRIDGE


Listen Up: C vs A Radio Hour tonight with Illegal Refill

07/09/2009

From 7-8PM EST tonight, DAVE WALK hosts the C vs A RADIO HOUR, a bi-weekly comedy talk show featured at Gtownradio.com (The Sound From Germantown).

This show features local improv group ILLEGAL REFILL, who will be chatting with Dave and performing a set. Listeners can even tweet their suggestions. Dave will also play excerpts from TODD GLASS‘ new album, Thin Pig.

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Tonight: Comic Vs Audience Comedy Show

05/04/2009

The PHILLY IMPROV THEATER‘s May shows kick off tonight with the COMIC VS AUDIENCE COMEDY SHOW hosted by DAVE WALK.

Standups slated to appear tonight include locals Johnny Goodtimes, Tommy Papa, Jack Martin and Andy Nolan as well as Kerri Lendo from Austin, TX.

COMIC VS AUDIENCE COMEDY SHOW
MONDAY, MAY 4TH @ 8PM
PHILLY IMPROV THEATER @ THE SHUBIN
407 BAINBRIDGE ST | $5 / BYOB


PHIT announces May lineup for Shubin

04/28/2009

The PHILLY IMPROV THEATER has just announced it’s full lineup at the Shubin Theatre for the first week of May, and they’ve brought it hard this time.

In addition to several nights of great improv and standup action, they’ll be celebrating an anniversary with CUBED, debuting a sketch show from MEG & ROB, pulling unprepped audience members into full shows for M@& and to wrap it all up, Philly’s funniest comedians will find themselves on the psychoanalytic couch with DR LISA LEVY, SP.

We’ll be covering these shows in more detail as we get closer, but for now here’s the week at a glance:

Monday, May 4
8PM: COMIC VS AUDIENCE COMEDY SHOW w/ Dave Walk- $5

Wednesday, May 6
8PM: WHY AM I NOT FAMOUS?!? w/ Kent Haines – $5
10PM: GUILTY PLEASURES w/ Brendan Kennedy – $5

Thursday, May 7
8PM: IMPROV COMEDY, PHD feat. Fletcher & Drexel Football Team – $5
10PM: CAGEMATCH feat. Angry People Building Things vs M@& – $5

Friday, May 8
8PM: CUBED and MEG & ROB: WE STOLE THIS BABY! – $10
10PM: THE MOOPS – $10

Saturday, May 9
8PM: CUBED and MEG & ROB: WE STOLE THIS BABY! – $10
10PM: STAND UP. LIE DOWN feat. Dr Lisa Levy, SP – $10

PHILLY IMPROV THEATER
MAY 4 – 9, 2009
SHUBIN THEATRE | 407 BAINBRIDGE ST


Listen Up: C vs A Radio Hour tonight!

04/09/2009

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


Tonight: Comic Vs Audience Comedy Show

04/06/2009

The COMIC VS AUDIENCE COMEDY SHOW has the honor of kicking off April Shubin week for the Philly Improv Theater tonight. This evening host Dave Walk welcomes standups Mikey Gleason, Dave Temple, Luke Giordano & Chris Coccia.

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COMIC VS AUDIENCE COMEDY SHOW
MONDAY, APRIL 6TH @ 8PM
PHILLY IMPROV THEATER AT THE SHUBIN
407 BAINBRIDGE ST
$5 | BYOB