February Comedy Guide

Cover Artwork by Soumya Dhulekar


Josie Long is an award-winning British comedian and writer coming all the way from London for a one-night-only comedy show. She has appeared on Comedy Central’s @midnight and Drunk History, Seeso’s Night Train with Wyatt Cenac, and the British shows Skins, Nevermind the Buzzcocks and countless others. She currently hosts the show All Of The Planet’s Wonders Shown In Detail on Stitcher Premium.

Mitra Jouhari (Broad City, The President Show) and Catherine Cohen (Difficult People) are two gals who just don’t get “guy stuff.” They’ve invited some of the best comedians from NYC and Philly to give them lectures on guy stuff so that they can finally fit in.

Gary Richardson is a comedian and current writer on Saturday Night Live. Gary can be seen in the films Spider-Man: Homecoming and Don’t Think Twice, as well as The Chris Gethard Show.  Matt Barats is a comedian and member of the groups Postmen and Holy Fuck Comedy Hour. He co-created the live show Sadie Hawkins Day (JFL, SF Sketchfest) with John Reynolds. Matt’s TV credits include HBO’s High Maintenance, Late Night with Seth Meyers and more.

Once a month, we tap one of our favorite Philadelphia comedians to do a full hour set for the first time ever. This month: the hilarious Pedro Salinas with opener Charles Blyzniuk.

A stand-up comedy show that happens ON Valentine’s Day. Can you believe it? Showcasing some of the best comedic talent in Philadelphia. Plus FREE BEER for all in attendance. Bring a date and impress the shit out of them all night for hella cheap.

Julio Torres (SNL, The Tonight Show) is BACK by popular demand for two performances of his acclaimed show My Favorite Shapes! Julio Torres is a stand-up comedian and Emmy-nominated writer for Saturday Night Live. His sketch “Wells For Boys” was named the Best Comedy Sketch of 2016 by Vulture. He starred in his own Comedy Central half hour special and is a regular correspondent on The Tonight Show.

Comedians and “scientists” Madelyn Freed (Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival) and Blythe Roberson (The New Yorker, The Onion) bring their popular NYC show to Philly for one-night-only! Each month, Madelyn & Blythe delve into a different scientific topic with the help of comedian special guests!

In this six-week class taught by Shannon Fahey, you will learn the basics of improvised comedy in a fun and supportive space. This course aims to teach you the fundamentals of improv, build your confidence on stage and gives you the tools to collaborate and create comedic scenes with others.

This is a class on understanding and creating sketch comedy (the sort seen on Saturday Night Live, Chappelle’s Show or Inside Amy Schumer), taught by Sean Keegan-Landis. Each week, you will analyze existing sketches that you watch or read. You will learn techniques for developing, pitching, and fleshing out sketch ideas. You will also consistently create and revise full sketches, and workshop these sketches with Sean and classmates.