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Top Upcoming Comedy Shows In Philadelphia

February 18, 2014 8:00 AM

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There is some great entertainment coming to the Philadelphia area this winter in terms of comedy. Let some good laughs warm up your nights with friends and catch both the best veterans and the most promising up-and-comers in the business.

Ladies Of Laughter Funny & Fabulous Show feat. Chris Rich
Sellersville Theater 1894
24 W. Temple Ave.
Sellersville, PA 18960
(215) 257-5808
www.sellerstheater.com

Date: Feb. 22, 2014 at 8 p.m.

Ladies of Laughter is a program that supports comediennes in their careers. Ladies of Laughter holds a stand-up competition for the comediennes to gain publicity. Chris Rich was the winner of the very first Ladies Of Laughter contest at Caesars in Atlantic City. This year, Chris will be the featured comedian at the Sellersville Theater on February 22nd’s show along with opening comedian Regina DeCicco, the latest winner of the Ladies of Laughter competition.

Related: Top Stand Up Comics And Comedians In Philadelphia

Lily Tomlin
State Theatre Regional Arts Center
15 Livingston Ave.
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
(732) 246-7469
www.statetheatrenj.org/lily_tomlin

Date: March 30, 2014 at 4 p.m.

Lily Tomlin is set to perform at New Jersey’s famous State Theater on March 30, 2014. Tomlin will entertain you with her infamous characters such as Ernestine, Mrs, Beasley and Edith Ann. Tomlin’s comedic talent has captured the hearts of many generations since the beginning of her career in the 1960s. She’s won our hearts in classic movies like “Nashville,” “Nine to Five,” “The Beverly Hillbillies” and more. She’s also impressed us with her many television characters, including Kay Carter-Shepley on “Murphy Brown” and Deborah Fiderer on “The West Wing,” and, of course, as a cast member on “Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In” where many of Tomlin’s most memorable characters were born.

Mike Birbiglia – Thank God for Jokes
Kimmel Center – Merriam Theater
250 S. Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 893-1999
www.kimmelcenter.org

Date: Feb. 28, 2014 at 8 p.m.

Mike Birbiglia has had a busy year performing sold-out shows around the world and he doesn’t seems to be slowing down. Birbiglia is starting off 2014 with his “Thank God for Bad Jokes” tour, and it looks like shows are quickly selling out. Birbiglia is an award-winning comedian, as well as filmmaker and author. He’s received accolades from both The New York Times and Time Magazine for his stand-up performance. Be sure to catch him while he’s in town visiting the Kimmel Center’s Merriam Theater on February 28th.

Rob Delaney
Trocadero
1003 Arch St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 922-6888
www.thetroc.com/rob-delaney-philadelphia

Date: March 28, at 7:00 p.m

Rob Delaney is a comedian and a writer who currently lives in Los Angeles. Rob gained a large majority of his popularity as a Twitter phenomenon. His wit and irreverent humor has gained him over a million followers. He just released a book called “Mother. Wife. Sister. Human. Warrior. Falcon. Yardstick. Turban. Cabbage.”

Wanda Sykes
Keswick Theatre
291 N. Keswick Ave.
Glenside, PA 19038
(215) 572-7650
www.keswicktheatre.com

Date: March 27, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.

If you’re a die-hard fan of stand-up comedy, this is not a show you will want to miss. The legendary Wanda Sykes was voted one of the 25 Funniest People in America” by Entertainment Weekly. She’s a TV, film and comedy veteran famous for her appearances on “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Adventures of Old Christine” and “Wanda At Large.”

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Christina Thompson is a freelance travel writer living in Philadelphia. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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