January 8, 2013
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 [...]Read more»
December 21, 2012
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 [...]Read more»
December 14, 2012
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 [...]Read more»
December 11, 2012
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 [...]Read more»
October 31, 2012
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 [...]Read more»
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.
Plays & Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey Street
The Playground @ the Adrienne, 2030 Samson Street
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 [...]Read more»
March 30, 2012
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 [...]Read more»
March 22, 2012
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]