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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 CollegeHumor.com 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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October 21, 2013

Stand-Up Comedian Colin Quinn Brings His One-Man Show Unconstitutional To National Constitution Center, Saturday, October 26

This Saturday, October 26, the museum of “We the People” welcomes a hilarious display of First Amendment rights. For two shows in one night, outspoken citizen, stand-up comedian and Saturday Night Live veteran Colin Quinn takes the stage at the National Constitution Center as part of his 13 Original Colonies Tour. The one-man show, Colin [...]

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August 21, 2013

Visit Clark Park In Spruce Hill For Free Outdoor Screenings Of Classic Comedies, This Saturday, August 24

Classic comedy takes the spotlight at verdant Clark Park this Saturday, August 24. Catch a number of humorous films on a big outdoor screen for free. Immerse yourself in the world of slapstick comedy at the evening event, but we’re not talking recent comedies — think Laurel and Hardy, the dynamic comedic duo who starred [...]

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July 18, 2013

Summer Flings Series Brings A Three-Week Music And Comedy Festival To Act II Playhouse, July 18-August 4

Thanks to Danny and Sandy, we all know the best fling is a summer fling. While not all of us are gutsy enough to sing about it in chorus lines of Greasers and Pink Ladies, we can always do the next best thing and celebrate with a three week festival of music and comedy. From [...]

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June 24, 2013

Watch Acclaimed Actor Steve Martin Take The Stage At The Kimmel Center For A Live Musical Performance, Thursday, June 27

You’ve seen him in Father of the Bride, The Pink Panther and Bringing Down the House. Now, you can check him out live on stage at the Kimmel Center. That’s right, Philadelphia, America’s funny man, Steve Martin, shares his musical talent (and a healthy dose of humor, of course) with Philadelphia this Thursday evening at [...]

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May 10, 2013

The Wilma Theater Season Closes With Obie Award-Winner Robert O’Hara’s Sassy Play Bootycandy, May 15-June 16

In an alternate universe where Willy Wonka serves up chocolate eroticism and sugared sensuality, it might not be difficult to imagine the perennial Gobstopper replaced by a treat called “Bootycandy.” While it may not be hitting real-world snack shelves any time soon, Bootycandy will titillate your theatrical taste-buds as The Wilma Theater’s season closer, running [...]

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