Monday, October 17th
OLD COMEDY BUFFET
Philadelphia has been a legendary comedian-producing city, Some of the funniest veteran performers have been
working alongside the new classes of comics at almost every club and theater in town. Tonight we spotlight five of
the best comics who write and showcase; just because they are mature doesn't mean they will be doing jokes
about Ronald Reagan, New Coke, and Pac-Man. Polished, funny, original comedy. Check it out. Hosted by John
Kensil and Andy Nolan. Performers include Roger Weaver, Dennis Horan, Ed McGonigal, The Legendary WID
Tuesday, October 18th
ADRIFT + BEST OF WAWAPALOOZA
Disaster has struck a ship hosting a high school reunion at sea. A small handful of survivors have made it onto a life
raft and find themselves adrift with no supplies and no land in sight. Taking place over the course of several days at
sea, the show follows the aftermath of the shipwreck as we meet the survivors. Some may be old friends, others
old enemies, while some may have barely been known at all. Brief segments of three days at sea gives the
audience a small comedic glimpse at the survivors and their regressive states of mind. Featuring a handpicked cast
of improvisers from all over Philadelphia, the show is a comedically raw exploration of characters, relationships, and
emotions that rise or break in the face of extreme circumstances.
I'd Rather Be Here presents a best-of retrospective from their Wawapalooza series, featured annually at the Philly
Fringe since 2007, where they sold out every performance. Reviews of these shows called them “Inspired,” “Fun,”
“Spot-on,” and “Demented.”
Wednesday, October 19th
IN THE BEGINNING...
Comedy isn't easy, and no comedian starts out great. In the Beginning presents some of Philadelphia's top
comedians showing videos of their early performances, while roasting themselves along the way and (hopefully)
showing how far they've come. Hosted by Pat House. Performers include Chip Chantry, Mary Radzinksi, John
Kensil, Jared Bilski, Aaron Hertzog
CENTER CITY COMEDY VS BIRD TEXT
Two of Philadelphia's premiere comedy groups, BirdText and Center City Comedy will duke it out to see who has the
right to run this town. Blood will be spilled, hearts will be broken, virginity will be taken. It's going to be all out war!
Actually, we just have a great show of video, and stand up comedy from some of the funniest guys around. Come
join us. We promise plenty of laughs, and plenty of pain!
Thursday, October 20th
COLLEGE COMEDY NIGHT
Comedians from Philadelphia colleges and universities get their own show in City Spotlight during Comedy Month!
These stand-up students have been seen in TempleSMASH, Simply Chaos, TUComedy, CollegeHumor, and Philly's
Phunniest. Hosted by Joey Dougherty and Alex Grubard. Performers include Noah Goldstein, Dom Lebo, Jamie
Glasheen, David Ageykum.
STAGE FRIGHT: AN IMPROVISED HOMAGE TO HITCHCOCK
Celluloid suspense returns to the stage once again as an all-star cast of local improvisers pay tribute to the late
director's body of work, creating a fully realized story right before your eyes. Exploring the dark corners of newly
created worlds through tension and levity, and bringing to life the types of Hitchcockian characters that are so
definitive of his style, this will be an evening to die for.
Friday, October 21st
"Are you ready for your first female comedian of the night?" No, wait. "Are you ready for your first all-female show
of the night?" Broad Comedy showcases Philadelphia's funniest females. Stand-up, storytelling, and sketch comedy
make up the "broad" range of comedic talents these ladies have to offer. Hosted by Carolyn Busa and Mary
Radzinski. Performers include Hillary Rea, Jamie Fontaine, Sarah Morawcynski, Erin Mulville
BING SUPERNOVA'S CAVALCADE OF FOOLS
Philadelphia comedy legend, and self-proclaimed "world's greatest comedian," Bing Supernova, has rounded up
some of the most off-kilter, bizarre comedians this town has to offer to create an evening of silly, off-beat comedic
euphoria. Expect some surprises. No, seriously. It's gonna get weird. Hosted by Bing Supernova. Performers include
John Kensil, Roger Weaver, Chip Chantry
Saturday, October 22nd
CIF NATIONAL COLLEGE IMPROV TOURNAMENT
MID ATLANTIC DIVISION REGIONAL
Over the course of two preliminary rounds, college teams battle for judges' votes in order to secure one of three
spots in the Regional Finals - where they will then vie for the chance to represent Pennsylvania and the Mid Atlantic
Division at the National College Improv Tournament in Chicago early next year. Simulcast live via the web with play-
by-play coverage from commentators Amie Roe & Kristen Schier and sideline reporting from Matt Nelson, this is a
great chance to witness the future of improvisational theater.
PRELIMINARY ROUND 1
PRELIMINARY ROUND 2