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 is the first of its kind in Philadelphia and promises to bring a wide range of local comedians to the stage in more than 30 shows over the course of the week — the festival runs from today, August 25 through this Sunday, August 31.
Look forward to everything from diary readings and online dating comedy to fart-joke workshops and a series of mini-shows. Plus, bonus shows with to-be-determined topics follow certain 10 p.m. performances, too.
As the name of the festival states, admission is just $5 per performance.
For those looking to catch a number of festival shows, a $25 wristband is available for unlimited access.
Guests are encouraged to reserve their tickets in advance. Click here for the full festival rundown and to reserve your tickets.
For more information about the individual shows, click here.
The week-long performance festival kicks off tonight, August 25 at 6 p.m. at Rittenhouse Square. Both performers and festival guests will embark on an Olympic-style run to a torch lighting at the Shubin Theatre.
Let the hilarity ensue.
Five Dollar Comedy Week
When: August 25-31
Where: The Shubin Theatre, 407 Bainbridge Street
Cost: Individual Shows, $5; Unlimited Access, $25
More info: www.fivedollarcomedyweek.com