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January 8, 2013

Act II Playhouse Presents The Hilarious Why I’m Scared Of Dance By Jen Childs, January 15-27

If you’ve never seen a Jen Childs show — with her as writer, director, on stage or all of the above — you’ve never lived. Seriously: Jen, co-founder of 1812 Productions, is quite possibly the funniest woman in Philadelphia. Next up at Act II Playhouse: Why I’m Scared Of Dance By Jen Childs. It’s on […]

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December 21, 2012

Assistance Brings Ferociously Funny Office Politics To The Wilma Theater, Starting January 2

Being a lowly assistant to an onerous boss can be a real drag, or it can be the source of scathing wit, as happens with Assistance, an Off-Broadway hit that begins an uproarious one-month run at The Wilma Theater on January 2. This sharply written show makes keen observations of office politics as seen through […]

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December 14, 2012

The Popular Moo Shu Jew Show Returns For A Fifth Year On Christmas Eve, December 24

What better way to spend Christmas Eve, if not opening presents or baking cookies to leave out for Santa, than with some of America’s funniest comedians and a multi-course Chinese feast? The super popular Moo Shu Jew Show is returning for a fifth year at a new location: Ocean Harbor Restaurant in Chinatown. Experience Philadelphia’s […]

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December 11, 2012

Emmy Award-Winning Comedian Louis C.K. To Perform A Special Engagement In Philadelphia At The Merriam Theater, January 16-18

An awesome 11th hour addition to the Kimmel Center’s January schedule: Emmy Award and Grammy Award winning comedian Louis C.K. — creator, executive producer, director, editor, and star of FX Network’s critically acclaimed comedy series Louie — will perform a special engagement, Louis C.K. Live at the Merriam Theater — three nights only! Louie puts […]

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November 27, 2012

Roundup: Our Guide To Holiday Theater This Season In Philadelphia

There’s no place like the theater for the holidays, where all of the magic of the season comes to life on stage. From the stately Avenue of the Arts to the city’s cozy suburban playhouses, Philadelphia is presenting a ton of great holiday-themed theater this season sure to be a treat not just for theater […]

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October 31, 2012

Philadelphia Comedy Month Is Back This November: The Philadelphia Comedy Collective Presents The Eighth Annual Philadelphia Improv Festival And Fifth Annual Philly Sketchfest

In need of a laugh or two? You’re in luck: the Philadelphia Comedy Collective is holding the Eighth Annual Philadelphia Improv Festival and Fifth Annual Philly Sketchfest. The Philadelphia Improv Festival is back from Wednesday, November 7-Sunday, November 11. Philly Sketchfest is the following week, from Monday, November 12-Saturday, November 17. The comedic performances will […]

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October 1, 2012

Former Daily Show Writer David Javerbaum To Spread The Good Word With A Reading From His New Book, The Last Testament: A Memoir By God, At The Gershman Y, Thursday October 4

Being busy listening to everyone prayers and doing so many righteous deeds, God has a lot on His plate. Even so, He apparently had time to write a book, and He’s sent a messenger, David Javerbaum, who comes to the Gershman Y on Thursday, October 4 to read, discuss and sign The Last Testament: A […]

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Jen Childs, Co-Founder Of 1812 Productions
 

Often called the funniest woman in Philadelphia, Jen Childs is a tour de force on the local theater scene. She’s the Co-Founder and Artistic Director of 1812 Productions, the only professional theater company in the country dedicated to comedy.

In 2010, they were honored as one of only 10 theaters in the U.S. to receive a National Theatre Company grant from the American Theatre Wing, founder of the Tony Awards. Next up on the 1812 docket is David Mamet’s Boston Marriage, on stage starting April 26.

Watch the video above to meet Jen, see inside Plays & Players Theatre where 1812 performs, and find out what other popular comedy troupe she likes in Philadelphia, and why.

1812 Productions
Plays & Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey Street
www.1812productions.org

ComedySportz
The Playground @ the Adrienne, 2030 Samson Street
www.comedysportzphilly.com

Often called the funniest woman in Philadelphia, Jen Childs is a tour de force on the local theater scene. She’s the Co-Founder and Artistic Director of 1812 Productions, the only professional theater company in the country dedicated to comedy. In 2010, they were honored as one of only 10 theaters in the U.S. to receive […]

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Welcome to Uwishunu's video series called "Philly 101," featuring 101 videos about Philadelphia in 101 days. Each video features a different Philadelphian, from top chefs and boutique owners to hotel doormen and brewers, sharing what they wish more people knew about Philly. Let us know what you wish more people knew about in the comments, on Twitter and on Facebook.
 

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March 30, 2012

Defending The Caveman, The Longest-Running Solo Show In Broadway History, Hits Philadelphia April 18; Uwishunu Readers Get A 10% Discount

Defending The Caveman, the longest-running solo show in Broadway history, returns to Philadelphia for its first extended run since 2006. Appearing more than 500 times in this role from coast to coast, the star of this one-man show is local comic actor Vince Valentine. Defending The Caveman, enjoyed by millions in more than 45 countries […]

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March 22, 2012

Tracy Morgan Headed To The Keswick Theatre, May 19; Tickets On Sale This Saturday

30 Rock star Tracy Morgan is headed to the Keswick Theatre, Saturday, May 19 at 8 p.m. Tickets go on sale this Saturday, March 24 at noon. They’re sure to be swiped up quickly, so we wanted to give you a heads up. You probably know the former SNL star as Tracy Jordan on Tina Fey’s Emmy and Golden Globe-winning 30 Rock. He’s hilarious and will undoubtedly deliver his trademark anything-can-happen comedy for a night you won’t want to miss. Get tickets online starting this Saturday. [Keswick Theatre]