News In Brief


We’ve been out of the loop over here through most of the Fringe and beyond. Now that we’ve sufficiently recovered, regular posts will resume next week. In the meantime, here are a few tidbits to check out…

  • Many have called the last few months the Summer of Doogie, and it’s sure felt that way, with Mr. Horner joking his way into America’s hearts on America’s Got Talent. And now fresh off his win over a Helium, the newly crowned Philly’s Phunniest looks to return to the stage tonight, as he resurrects his show The Ministry of Secret Jokes. Now at its new home at the Ruba Club, joining Doogie will be fellow former Phunniest winners Anton Shuford and Steve Gerben, as well as Amir Golan and Becca Trabin. It all starts at 8PM
  • The ever-delightful Jaime Fountaine returns to The Dive tonight at 7PM with her show Toiling in Obscurity. Guests include Pat Kelly, Tom McCallister and Jesse Hale Moore

STEAL THIS SHOW Comes Back For More


This Friday night Connie’s Ric Rac will feature a new installment of Steal This Show, the ambitious comedy showcase that first hit Philly last month. It’s the brainchild of host Corey Cohen, who’s done a few things around town that you might have seen.

Having performed with Corey in a couple groups, I’m already a big fan the comedy he puts together. But if you think me a bit partial…Meg Favreau offers up her recommendation over at Not For Tourists. And if you’ve seen her perform, you know you can trust her on what’s funny.



The show will feature live performances by the Sixth Borough, Dave Walk and Gregg Gethard, videos from the Feeko Brothers, Pat Kelly’s Fantabulous Quiz Show and the Non-Denominational Holiday Fun Brigade.
Friday, 12/12 @ 8pm
Connie’s Ric Rac | 1132 S. 9th Street
(Btwn. Washington and Ellsworth)
BYOB, $10