212 Paul Valenti of The Chris and Paul Show
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1w ago
This week, Josh talks to Paul Valenti (@chrisandpaulshow) about old comedy, the Edinburgh Fringe, and Bring the Funny. The Chris and Paul Show is coming to Philly Sketchfest, first teaching a workshop on physical comedy on June 8 at 2pm at the MacGuffin Stage and then performing along with Bomb Bomb Bombshells at 830 that evening. You can register for the workshop and buy tickets to the show at phillysketchfest.simpletix.com. If you are legally not allowed to leave New York City, The Chris and Paul Show is performing at The PIT in New York on Saturday, June 1 at 730pm. Tickets are available at ..read more
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211 Chris Iannucci of Brandy Alexander
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1w ago
This week, Josh talks to Chris Iannucci (@thebrandyalexandershow) about starting out in Rhode Island before heading to Chicago, the online pandemic game show, and adapting to the venue. Brandy Alexander is coming to Philly Sketchfest on Friday, May 31 in the 7pm along with local favorites, Septar. Tickets are available at phillysketchfest.simpletix.com. Back in Chicago, Brandy Alexander hosts The Brandy Alexander Show at My Buddy’s, and you can find out more information when you follow them on Instagram and Facebook at @thebrandyalexandershow. Come to the opening weekend of Philly Sketchfest a ..read more
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210 Evan Starr of Field Trip
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1w ago
This week, Josh talks to Evan Starr about Major Undecided at Tufts, pausing comedy after college, and the pandemic leading the way to Field Trip. Field Trip is performing at Philly Sketchfest on Friday, May 31 in the 830 block along with AJ Schraeder. Tickets are available at phillysketchfest.simpletix.com. Then, back in the Boston area, Field Trip will be performing their next full hour-long set on July 13 in Somerville. Full details for that show haven’t been announced yet, so follow them on Instagram at @fieldtripsketch. Philly Sketchfest is happening May 31-June 8. Head to phillysketchfest ..read more
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209 Jesse McIntosh of Public Breakup
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1w ago
This week, Josh talks to Jesse McIntosh (@publicbreakup) about comedy short films, independent comedy in Los Angeles, and so much more. Jesse and the rest of Public Breakup will host Sketch Cagematch on May 29 at 7pm at the UCB Annex. Here in Philly, they’ll be performing at Philly Sketchfest along with Philly favorites, High Dramma, on Saturday, June 1, in the 7pm block. You can find more information at phillysketchfest.com. Follow Public Breakup on Instagram and TikTok at @publicbreakup, and you can subscribe to their Youtube channel ..read more
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208 Seyoung Kim of Party Trick
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1w ago
This week, Josh talks to Seyoung Kim (@partytrick_sketch) about standup in college, sketch comedy after the pandemic, and so much more. Party Trick is performing at LiveWire, the monthly show for the sketch house teams at the Magnet Theater in New York City on Tuesday, May 21 at 9pm along with Malarkey. Tickets and more information at magnettheater.com. Then, they’re heading to Austin, Texas for Austin Sketchfest on Saturday May, 25 in the 8:30 block along with Roca. More info at atxsketchfest.com. Then, Party Trick is coming to Philly Sketchfest to perform along with Grace & the ..read more
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207 Beth Ann Powers of Rails Comedy
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1M ago
This week, Josh talks to Beth Ann Powers (@railscomedy) about starting a theater troupe in Minnesota, teaching theater in the DMV, and joining Rails. You can also find Rails all over social media at @railscomedy. To highlight a couple shows: Etch A Sketch on Wednesday, May 15 and The Character Show on Wednesday, May 29, both at DC Arts Center. Tickets and more info about all of Rails’ shows and classes can be found at railscomedy.com. Rails is heading to Austin Sketchfest on Saturday, May 25 in the 10pm block along with Jon Blair and Group Chat. atxsketchfest.com for more o ..read more
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206 Nick Ryan of Fun in Moderation
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1M ago
This week, Josh talks to Nick Ryan (@funinmoderation) about indie sketch in NYC, being in the background of SNL, and so much more. A lot of chances to see Nick and the rest of Fun in Moderation. You can catch Fun in Moderation at Caveat Sketch Sampler on May 10 at 9:30 at Caveat in New York City; at Austin Sketchfest on May 23 at the Coldtowne Theater; and at Philly Sketchfest, sharing the bill with Brick Penguin from Washington. Saturday, June 1 in the 10pm block. Tickets and more infomation at phillysketchfest.com. Fun in Moderation will premiere their new show with all new material at Cavea ..read more
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205 Jana Gillis
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2M ago
This week, Josh talks to Jana Gillis about NL Sketchfest, moving from Newfoundland to Toronto and back, and so much more. NL Sketchfest runs at the Hub in Saint John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador from April 3 through April 7. Follow them on Instagram at @nlsketchfest. Jana will be performing at NL Sketchfest in Saint John’s on Sunday, April 7 in the 7pm block along with Four Idiots. Here in Philly, Cutthroat Sketch returns to Sawubona Thursday, April 4, with the theme Ring by Spring. Tickets are $12 and available at cutthroatsketch.com/tickets. Philly Sketchfest returns ..read more
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204 Grace Fennell of Grace and the Gang
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2M ago
This week, Josh talks to Grace Fennell (Grace and the Gang) about cease and desists, wanting to be the star, and more. Grace and the Gang is performing at DC Sketchfest Thursday, March 21 at 7:30 at the DC Improv along with Pressed from Chicago and Maple Daddies from Seattle. Tickets are sold out. Here in Philly, Philly Sketchfest Presents, on Friday, March 22 at 8pm with Forevermore from Baltimore and Bring Your Own Bob from New York. $17 with no fees at sketchballphilly.com/tickets, or $20 at the door ..read more
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203 Kristi Schaffner of Forevermore
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3M ago
This week, Josh talks to Kristi Schaffner about dancing in Oklahoma, becoming a pirate, and Forevermore. Forevermore is performing at DC Sketchfest Wednesday, March 20, at the DC Arts Center in the 7:30 block along with Bring Your Own Bob. But then Forevermore and Bring Your Own Bob are coming here to Philly on Friday, March 22. Philly Sketchfest Presents. 8pm at the Skinner Studio at Plays and Players. Tickets are available at sketchballphilly.com/tickets. $17 with no fees. $20 at the door. You can follow Forevermore on Instagram at @forevermoresketchcomedy. Philly Sketchfest is jus ..read more
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