Disturbing video of the day


Back in November, the FEEKO BROTHERS took the title of Dirtiest Sketch in Philadelphia during Comedy Month at the PHILLY SKETCHFEST. To be there was to experience an assault to the eyes and nose that is really quite incomparable.

For those that missed the now infamous sketch, it is with warning to the weak-stomached that we’re excited to give you the very NSFW Slow Day at the Dildo Factory:

Meg and Rob to premier new sketch show


Sketch duo MEG & ROB will be debuting their new show We Stole This Baby! next week as part of PHIT’s May shows.

For their newest endeavor, the duo presents a whole new host of characters and ridiculous situations. There’s Paul, the bear-eating weatherman with a dark secret; Sarah and Mickey, the old-timey couple caught in a surprising trap; Charles, the not-quite-Bill-Cosby ghost dad; and many more. Throughout the show, Meg & Rob’s characters are hilarious with a deep emotional core, whether they’ve just gotten divorced or are (quite literally) dead on their feet.

Meg & Rob are Meg Favreau and Rob Baniewicz, Their work has been featured in the Chicago Sketchfest, Seattle Sketchfest, Snubfest, and Boston Comedy Festival. Meg & Rob are directed by local comedy veteran and former host of Die Actor Die, DON MONTREY.

Sweepstakes from Meg & Rob on Vimeo.



Don Montrey welcomes son


Join us in congratulating local comedian DON MONTREY (Die Actor Die, ComedySportz, Bad Hair) and his wife Kathleen on the birth of their new son, Liam Thomas Montrey. Don and Kathleen already have a 2 year-old daughter, Carlin. Liam was born yesterday at 4:06PM and is reportedly adorable.

From Around the Blogs


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.

Die Actor Die To Sing Its Swan Song


Comic vs Audience reports that Monday marks the end of a meteoric life in the form of Don Montrey’s monthly comedy show, Die Actor Die.

The host will be doing some much deserved downshifting to focus on home life (his newest little one is due in April) and explore some new interests.

During its residency at the Khyber the show has featured a torrent of stand up and sketch comedians, was the birthplace of the Dirtiest Sketch In Philadelphia Contest and was one of the first local comedy shows to offer up a nice blend of live/video formatting. It was a quieter time for alternative comedy two years ago and Don came out of the gate with a show that really made the press take notice.

As if all this happening on stage wasn’t cool enough, some pretty remarkable things were happening behind the scenes as well. Die Actor Die quickly became the original meet-n-greet  for many of the city’s talented sketch and stand up comedians. It was these early collaborations that kindled interest in ventures like the Philly SketchFest as well paving the way for shows like Bedtime Stories, the Comic Vs Audience Comedy Show and most recently Steal This Show.

Don awarding Dirtiest Sketch to 2x winners Secret Pants

Don Montrey awarding Dirtiest Sketch to 2x winners Secret Pants

The show helped spawn all this and still Don would come out every month and shine a light on some damn smart comedy in a corner where far too few had been looking.

Let’s get out to Die Actor Die on Monday and let Don know how much we appreciate what he’s done the last two years, and as usual… laugh with some really talented comedians.

Die Actor Die
Monday, 12/15 @ 8PM
The Khyber – 56 S 2nd St, Philly

You Better Be On Your Way Already: Die Actor Die


DIE ACTOR DIE – It’s a comedy show!

Hosted by Don Montrey

Danny Ozark
Brendan Kennedy
Animosity Pierre
The Rickety Stares
Pat House

The Khyber (56 S. 2nd Street), 8PM, 5

Improvs on the Internets


Some improv and comedy related highlights from around the web:

Check out this video of Kent Haines & Aaron Hertzog performing a sketch for Bedtime Stories‘ “Way Down in the Hole: A Comedy Tribute to ‘The Wire’ [Comic Vs. Audience]

–  A new read for your bedside table – The Funniest One in the Room: The Lives and Legends of Del Close was penned by oft Python biographer and co-author of Truth In Comedy, Kim “Howard” Johnson

– 16 Agents from Improv Everywhere staged a Food Court Musical at a mall in LA

–  Local comedian Don Montrey liveblogs his afternoon latte at La Colombe [Phillyist]

– Sketch comedy fans will not want to miss The Terrordome on April 18th at the M Room, featuring Animosity Pierre, Meg & Rob, Secret Pants, The Sixth Borough and Rowan & Hastings

CHTV has a new short featuring an eulogy for an Internet commenter [BWE]

– Both Kevin Thom and Tom Hurley have some amazing photos of improvisers playing at DSIF8 a couple weeks ago.