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November 4, 2014

The Philadelphia Improv Festival Brings Major Laughs To The City Of Brotherly Love From Today, November 4 Through Saturday, November 8

All week long, from November 4 through 8, the Philadelphia Improv Festival celebrates the city’s great comedy scene with 45 shows over a five night run at the Figment Theater at the Asian Arts Building. The Philadelphia Improv Festival is presented as part of Philadelphia Comedy Month (November) and promises a wide range of comics […]

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August 28, 2014

1812 Productions Lets The Audience In On The Outrageous Outcomes Of Intimate Exchanges At The Arden Theatre, Starting Today, August 28

Put two of Philadelphia’s top comedic actors in an acclaimed play built on a spontaneous premise and you’re in for an adventurous event. Such is the case with 1812 Productions presentation of Intimate Exchanges, starting today at the Arden Theatre, Thursday, August 28. The play, written by Alan Ayckbourn, is designed with an essential twist […]

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August 25, 2014

The Five Dollar Comedy Week Brings Laugh-Out-Loud Performances To The Shubin Theatre, August 25-31

Looking for some laughs? For those who love to chuckle (that’s everybody, in case you forgot), the city’s burgeoning comedy scene is worth some attention this week. Beginning today, super-affordable comedic theater takes the stage at the intimate Shubin Theatre in Queen Village for the first-ever Five Dollar Comedy Week in Philadelphia. The Comedy Week […]

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July 16, 2014

Tony Award-Winning Broadway Show The Book Of Mormon Brings Satirical Humor And A Ticket Lottery To The Forrest Theatre, Starting July 29

A bona fide Broadway hit, The Book of Mormon nabbed nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical, in 2011 and is still a tough ticket to score in New York. In Philadelphia, advance word of mouth for The Book of Mormon’s local stop is so hot, the show is virtually assured of a successful run at […]

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June 20, 2014

Bill Maher Brings His Brash Brand Of Political Humor To The Academy Of Music For One Night Only, Saturday, June 28

The man who brought politically incorrect humor into to the mainstream, Bill Maher, presents his astute stand-up act at the Academy of Music, Saturday, June 28. Maher likes to push buttons and boundaries, and you can be sure he’ll do both on the Academy stage, where no political affiliation is safe from his barrage of […]

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April 21, 2014

1812 Productions Presents High-Spirited Political Comedy This Is The Week That Is, Starting Thursday, April 24

Sure, it’s easy to poke fun at the absurdity of the political scene but 1812 Productions makes a real art of it with This is the Week That Is, launching at Plays & Players Theatre on Thursday, April 24. The annual showcase is always a highlight of 1812′s season, and the way things have been […]

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March 24, 2014

World Cafe Live Hosts The Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Company For An Evening Of Improvisational Comedy, Thursday, March 27

Break up your routine this week and take in a side-splitting show. This Thursday, March 27, Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Company takes the stage downstairs at World Cafe Live for a night of hilarious improvisational comedy. Founded in 1990, the well-established comedy troupe boasts members like Amy Poehler, Matt Besser, Ian Roberts and Matt Walsh, […]

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December 20, 2013

The Moo Shu Jew Show Combines Laughter And Lo Mein For A Hilarious And Delicious Christmas Eve Alternative, December 24

While celebrants across the country gather on December 24 to deck the halls, go caroling and exchange gifts, going out to the movies and a Chinese meal has become a veritable Christmas tradition for Jewish revelers. Building off of that concept, comedian Cory Kahaney created The Moo Shu Jew Show. For six years now, this […]

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November 14, 2013

The Trocadero Theatre Hosts A Night Of Sketch And Standup Comedy With CollegeHumor Live, This Friday, November 15

Three of the comedic masterminds behind online hub of hilarity have taken their click-inducing talent on the road, and the

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November 12, 2013

The Philadelphia Improv Festival Returns For Its Ninth Year With More Than A Dozen Comedy Shows At Center City Venues, November 12-16

If you never miss an episode of Saturday Night Live and are still lamenting the loss of Upright Citizens Brigade’s television series, we have a festival for you. Launching its ninth year today, Tuesday, November 12, the Philadelphia Improv Festival brings lovers of comedy a five-day event dedicated to both commissioned and submitted improvisational comedy […]

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