Comedy: Former Ohio Comics Now Contributing To Local Communities

Comedy: Former Ohio Comics Now Contributing To Local Communities

Dorian Vasquez and Setoiyo Ekpo are both Philadelphia-based comedians by way of Columbus, Ohio. Each giving back to North Philadelphia residents in their own way, they just happen — by coincidence — to be helping people on different ends of the age spectrum. Vasquez is as a career specialist, helping find jobs for graduates at […]

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Comedy: Good Good Comedy Theatre’s Kate Banford Making Philly Fun

Comedy: Good Good Comedy Theatre’s Kate Banford Making Philly Fun

Kate Banford is the co-founder of Good Good Comedy Theatre, located near 11th and Race streets in Chinatown. Constantly trying out new shows with the reoccurring “Five Dollar Comedy Week,” Good Good Comedy strives to put on a variety of quality shows at an affordable price. Opening the theatre in 2016 after a Kickstarter campaign […]

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Comedy: Five Open Mics You Can Find On A School Night

Comedy: Five Open Mics You Can Find On A School Night

The Philadelphia comedy scene consists of an array of brave comics who have a close bond with each other and aren’t afraid to expand their network at open mic nights throughout the city.  These free events are a way to socialize with the comedy community, as well as a chance to test your courage. Many […]

 

Mayfair: Eclipse Viewing, Comedy, Concerts And Christmas In August Happening This Week

Mayfair: Eclipse Viewing, Comedy, Concerts And Christmas In August Happening This Week

The 2017 Eclipse Watch and Pinhole Viewer Craft– Monday, Aug. 21, noon. The Mayfair Arts Initiative and Mayfair CDC will co-host a crafting event for folks to construct their own “viewer” for the eclipse. Especially helpful for those people who didn’t get special “eclipse” glasses. Lincoln High School near Vista Street and Rowland Avenue.  Christmas in August– Tuesday, […]

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Education: Five Classes To Try In Philadelphia Today

Education: Five Classes To Try In Philadelphia Today

With all the negative attention education in Philadelphia receives, the community forgets about the different opportunities laced throughout the city. While there are endless programs serving the area’s youth, there are an abundance of classes and workshops available to all ages and skill levels. From arts education to STEM concepts, Philadelphia is a hub for […]

 

Entertainment: Local Comedian Takes The Web By Storm

Entertainment: Local Comedian Takes The Web By Storm

Viral videos seem to be one of the largest vehicles of entertainment today and for Timothy McGuire of The Philly Offensive, it’s how he gets his brand out there. Born in Tacony, McGuire grew up in a working class Irish family. Always the jokester, he looked up to edgy comedic legends such as Howard Stern. […]

 

Rittenhouse Square: Five Things You Should Know About The Philly Improv Theater

Rittenhouse Square: Five Things You Should Know About The Philly Improv Theater

Philadelphia is an undisputed creative hub and the city’s arts and entertainment scene is often synonymous with music, art and film. But tucked away in the Adrienne Theater on Sansom Street, players in the Philly Improv Theater (above) are helping revive a neglected art form and making comedy a part of the conversation. As founder […]

 

Germantown: Pushing the Envelope

Germantown: Pushing the Envelope

Nicholas Gillette watched as fellow acrobats from the Almanac Dance Circus Theatre rehearsed complicated maneuvers a few feet behind him. “Steer whole heartedly into that,” he said. The “that” that Gillette is referring to is the love that he and his team have for live performance arts. The five-member ensemble infuses acrobatics, storytelling and physicality into their […]

 

Arts and Entertainment: Spoken Word, Comedy and Storytelling Communities Band Together For a Cause

Arts and Entertainment: Spoken Word, Comedy and Storytelling Communities Band Together For a Cause

“I don’t know half of you but I love all of you,” said MJ Harris – a rapper, teacher, storyteller, poet, actor and cancer patient – setting the tone for the first Inter Genre Story Slam. In an act of widespread solidarity, members of the comedy, poetry and storytelling communities converged on Sunday for a […]

 

Arts and Entertainment: Five Places You Need To Know

Arts and Entertainment: Five Places You Need To Know

There’s a bounty of things to do in Philadelphia for entertainment. Often, some of the best spots are kept under the radar of non-Philadelphians or people who are unfamiliar with what lies beyond their neighborhood lines. Sometimes you just never make it to the joint down the street where you envision a particularly wonderful evening. […]