Best of Philly 2019 Up and Coming Comedian

Upcoming Shows

Find me at one of these upcoming shows!

October Porn Stash @ Raven Lounge
Oct
25
8:00 PM20:00

October Porn Stash @ Raven Lounge

NO Cover!
Drink Specials!

Come hang with local gay comedians Betty Smithsonian and Ralph Andracchio as they watch porn clips and have some scintillating conversations with a panel of guests of all shapes and sizes including business leaders, improvisers, stand-ups and artists.

We scour the internets and provide the silliest, weirdest, and downright oddest porn clips our guests can find to kick of conversations about love, sex, relationships, society, politics, and anything else we can think of to make you smarter and more informed.

We play games, we give shit away, we share beer.
Panel:

We play games, we give shit away, we share beer.

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November Porn Stash @ Raven Lounge
Nov
15
8:00 PM20:00

November Porn Stash @ Raven Lounge

NO Cover!
Drink Specials!

Come hang with local gay comedians Betty Smithsonian and Ralph Andracchio as they watch porn clips and have some scintillating conversations with a panel of guests of all shapes and sizes including business leaders, improvisers, stand-ups and artists.

We scour the internets and provide the silliest, weirdest, and downright oddest porn clips our guests can find to kick of conversations about love, sex, relationships, society, politics, and anything else we can think of to make you smarter and more informed.

We play games, we give shit away, we share beer.
Panel:

We play games, we give shit away, we share beer.

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Laughter and Love
Oct
2
7:00 PM19:00

Laughter and Love

The second annual Laughter and Love is coming up October 2, 2019. Tickets will go on sale soon!

Save the date!
Headliner - Chanel Ali (Netflix, MTV)
featuring Darryl Charles and Jake Mattera

$25 per ticket
$100 per VIP pack (2 tickets, 2 drinks, reserved seating, post show meet and greet with comics)

All proceeds will benefit Merakey Fresh Start Recovery Scholarships, provided housing for individuals in recovery.

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September Porn Stash @ Raven Lounge
Sep
27
8:00 PM20:00

September Porn Stash @ Raven Lounge

NO Cover!
Drink Specials!

Come hang with local gay comedians Betty Smithsonian and Ralph Andracchio as they watch porn clips and have some scintillating conversations with a panel of guests of all shapes and sizes including business leaders, improvisers, stand-ups and artists.

We scour the internets and provide the silliest, weirdest, and downright oddest porn clips our guests can find to kick of conversations about love, sex, relationships, society, politics, and anything else we can think of to make you smarter and more informed.

We play games, we give shit away, we share beer.
Panel:

We play games, we give shit away, we share beer.

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Art Museum Bike Tour (Bits on a Bike)
Sep
21
1:00 PM13:00

Art Museum Bike Tour (Bits on a Bike)

Its a bike ride. With a bunch of comics. Its bits on a bike.

Bring a bike AND A HELMET you FOOL!

We will start at the Art Museum Steps. `1pm.

Act Name:  Bits on a Bike

Running Time: 60 Minutes

Location: Starting at the Bottom of the Art Museum Steps

Accessibility: Need to be able to be on a bike, to ride with us.

Description: A few comics will be leading a tour of Kelly Drive and the Art Museum Area.

Cast: TBD

Seating: You need to bring your own bike and helmet. Unless you want to jog along with us.

Ticket link IF you have:

Capacity: 20

Additional Venue Notes: This is a bike tour.

Dates and Times: Saturday September 21st, 1pm




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Musical Madness
Sep
12
9:00 PM21:00

Musical Madness

Act Name:  Musical Madness at Dock Street Cannery

Running Time: 75 minutes

Location: Dock Street Cannery

Accessibility: Yes, first floor, wheel chair accessible

Description: Eric Jaffe, Sarah and Kathryn, The Flannel Chucks + more bring comedy and music to your face.

Seating: First come first serve, tables, couches, bar, and standing room

Ticket link IF you have:

Capacity: 80

Additional Venue Notes: This is the world famous cannery. They have hot dogs. and beer.

Dates and Times. Thursday Sept 12th, 730pm.

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Dallas Sucks : A Free Fringe Philly Comedy Showcase
Sep
10
7:30 PM19:30

Dallas Sucks : A Free Fringe Philly Comedy Showcase

Act Name:  Dallas Sucks: A Free Fringe Philly Comedy Showcase

Running Time: 60 minutes

Location: Jose Pistolas

Accessibility: No, limited. Stairs only.

Description: This comedy showcase will feature stand up comics, nacho specials and Pete the bartender.

Cast: Betty Smithsonian, Chip Chantry, Megan Chialastri, Chris Esperance, Nicole Phoenix Alyssa Al-Dookhi, John Deary, Alex Yang

Seating: Tables, bar, standing room

Ticket link IF you have:

Capacity: 80

Additional Venue Notes: This is a full service bar and restaurant with a stage

Dates and Times: Tuesday Sept 10th, 730pm



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 Bon Bon Jovie Does a Thing In The Park by The Goat Statue - A Free Fringe Philly Show
Sep
5
7:00 PM19:00

Bon Bon Jovie Does a Thing In The Park by The Goat Statue - A Free Fringe Philly Show

Come watch a clown attempt to do magic for an audience of onlookers.

This is bring your own chair, bring your own blanket, bring your best attitude.

Running Time : 30 minutes or until we get asked to leave

Act Name:  Bon Bon Jovie Makes The Crowd Disappear

Running Time: 30 minutes

Location: The South West Corner, by the Goat Statue

Accesible: Yes

Description: Over 30 minutes, Bon Bon will interact with the audience and attempt to figure out why they showed up.

Cast: Bon Bon Jovie

Seating: Standing, seated, whatever you want

Ticket link IF you have:

Capacity: 1000

Additional Venue Notes: This is Rittenhouse Square. So people might be around doing other stuff. We will do our best to ignore them.

Dates and Timess: Thursday Sept 5th 7pm

BIO.

Betty Smithsonian is a clown.


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Chad Live Directs Philly
Aug
17
8:00 PM20:00

Chad Live Directs Philly

Cast
Jess Conda
Betty Smithsonian
Megan Thibodeux
Bradley K. Wrenn
Eibhleann Clyne
Jeffrey Evans
Lee Minora
Anthony Bolante
Leslie Berkowitz

Chad Live Directs a Workshop is part show and part workshop that plays to big audiences at the Lyric Hyperion Theater in LA.

The concept is simple. An ensemble of strangers are live directed as they improvised a 90-minute, mostly silent clown show in front of a live audience. Chad pushes these brave souls into taking huge risks and embracing their epic failures. Through it all, Chad points out teachable moments for students or just audience members who are curious about how clown work differs from other performance styles.

Chad Damiani is a New Jersey native who has performed and taught clown for the last six years. He was one-half of the clown duo Jetzo (which performed nearly 600 shows) and currently collaborates with amazing talents like Dr. Brown and Natalie Palamides (their ensemble recently shot a TV project for FX). Chad also works as a clown consultant for Spiegelworld, the largest circus live events company in America.

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August Porn Stash @ Raven Lounge
Aug
16
8:00 PM20:00

August Porn Stash @ Raven Lounge

NO Cover!
Drink Specials!

Come hang with local gay comedians Betty Smithsonian and Ralph Andracchio as they watch porn clips and have some scintillating conversations with a panel of guests of all shapes and sizes including business leaders, improvisers, stand-ups and artists.

We scour the internets and provide the silliest, weirdest, and downright oddest porn clips our guests can find to kick of conversations about love, sex, relationships, society, politics, and anything else we can think of to make you smarter and more informed.

We play games, we give shit away, we share beer.
Panel:

We play games, we give shit away, we share beer.
Panel:

George Bruderman

Setoyo

Rani

Max Barth

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Musikfest’s Lehigh Valley with Love ComedyPlatz
Aug
2
7:00 PM19:00

Musikfest’s Lehigh Valley with Love ComedyPlatz

Musikfest’s Lehigh Valley with Love ComedyPlatz is a stand-up comedy showcase featuring comedians from New York, Philly, the Lehigh Valley and beyond. New for 2019, catch ComedyPlatz on both weekends of Musikfest and family-friendly shows on Saturdays and Sundays at 4:30 PM!

This show will contain adult language and/or situations. Seating will be assigned by ArtsQuest staff upon arrival into the showroom. Anyone coming in between the ages of 13 and 17 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. No child 12 or under will be admitted.



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July  Queer Bits
Jul
25
7:00 PM19:00

July Queer Bits

America’s Got Talent meets Ru Paul’s Drag Race meets the Oscars meets Me In St. Louis! Come watch comics you know and love taking gigantic risks and perform daring feats they have never done before.

Then watch those comics get judged by a panel of whimsical characters (Who happened to be played by actors who are queer.) Our championship round will be curated by the audience suggestions as we dare our risk takers to soar to heights they never thought possible!


Contestants:

Judges:
Ralph Andracchio

Kat Mosely

Megan Chialastri


Security:
James Knight and Sarah Clemency Security Firm LLC
You got it? We will secure it.
One of them might be doing remote security.

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June Porn Stash @ Raven Lounge
Jun
28
8:00 PM20:00

June Porn Stash @ Raven Lounge

NO Cover!
Drink Specials!

Come hang with local gay comedians Betty Smithsonian and Ralph Andracchio as they watch porn clips and have some scintillating conversations with a panel of guests of all shapes and sizes including business leaders, improvisers, stand-ups and artists.

We scour the internets and provide the silliest, weirdest, and downright oddest porn clips our guests can find to kick of conversations about love, sex, relationships, society, politics, and anything else we can think of to make you smarter and more informed.

We play games, we give shit away, we share beer.
Panel:

We play games, we give shit away, we share beer.
Panel:

George Bruderman

Setoyo

Rani

Max Barth

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Big Easy Comedy
Jun
12
7:00 PM19:00

Big Easy Comedy

Wednesday Show Big Easy Comedy Philly is back and better then ever! Both Sarah Bell & Ryan Foster made it through to the Quarterfinals of Phillies Phunniest plus we got a hot line up of comics! Betty J SmithsonianBrittany JohannJoseph Dougherty! & John Dick Winters! 7pm show, happy hour 5pm to 8pm! Come for the laughs stay for the cheap drinks & eats! AcadiaPhilly

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Nacho Mic Passyunk
Jun
5
7:00 PM19:00

Nacho Mic Passyunk

THIS IS the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month. COME PLAYNacho MIc Center City . on 15th between ur asshole and your taint.
Sign ups 7pm.
Show time 730
4 min sets.
List MOSTLY in order.
Nacho Challenge available for anyone with the cojones.

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MAY Queer Bits
May
23
7:00 PM19:00

MAY Queer Bits

America’s Got Talent meets Ru Paul’s Drag Race meets the Oscars meets Me In St. Louis! Come watch comics you know and love taking gigantic risks and perform daring feats they have never done before.

Then watch those comics get judged by a panel of whimsical characters (Who happened to be played by actors who are queer.) Our championship round will be curated by the audience suggestions as we dare our risk takers to soar to heights they never thought possible!


Contestants:

Judges:
Ralph Andracchio

Kat Mosely

Megan Chialastri


Security:
James Knight and Sarah Clemency Security Firm LLC
You got it? We will secure it.
One of them might be doing remote security.

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Nacho Mic Passyunk
May
15
7:00 PM19:00

Nacho Mic Passyunk

THIS IS the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month. COME PLAYNacho MIc Center City . on 15th between ur asshole and your taint.
Sign ups 7pm.
Show time 730
4 min sets.
List MOSTLY in order.
Nacho Challenge available for anyone with the cojones.

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