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Nov 15th

A Real Piece of Work

On Thursday, November 15th, join the best of Philadelphia’s stand-up comedians and improv teams in a celebration of Philadelphia Comedy Month, as well as the kickoff fundraiser for comedian Alejandro Morales’ film project, “Jesus & Johnny.”


The brainchild of host Jess Carpenter, Comedian Deconstruction combines both comedy art forms of Improv and Stand-up into one great show! Two comedians will each be paired with an improv team. The comedian will do their set/act and then the improv team will base their


show on the comedians act… This is where the Magic happens!ABOUT THE COMICS:

TJ HURLEY is a part time comic and full time space traveler. His measurements are 7 3/4 (head), 34 (waist), 10 1/2 (shoe). He likes cats and hot dogs. He dislikes coffee and anxiety.


BEN FIDLER has been performing comedy for the past 7 years all over the north east. Four years ago with two college friends he started LawnBoys Comedy, a group that films shorts, skits and live stand up. Recently in the past year he has started an open mic show at Puck Live in Doylestown. Ben grew up listening to the greats such as George Carlin, Rodney Dangerfield and Richard Pryor.


JULIA SCOTTI has been performing stand up since 1980, beginning her career at the Original Improvisation in New York’s “Hell’s Kitchen”. For most of her career she toured the country as Rick Scotti, headlining in clubs in both the United States and Canada. She has appeared on Comedy Central and Showtime, as the winner of “The Funniest Person in America” Contest for the state of New Jersey (she lost the nationals to Ellen de Generes).
In 2000, Julia left stand up as she began her life altering transition. Now, ten years later, she’s back now with a vengeance, bringing her high energy, highly manic stage persona back to the stand up stage.
In addition, she is currently hosting Julia Scotti’s Comedy Test Kitchen, her own weekly cabaret show in Center City Philadelphia, at the Dark Horse Pub, and is in development for her one woman show, “One Lousy Chromosome”, to debut in 2013. Julia’s blog, Julia Scotti-Inside and Out, is now being read regularly in over ten countries. For an old lady, she gets around, huh?


On stage, with a Zen-like delivery, SIDNEY GANTT uses his uniquely detached perspective to cleverly expose the humanity in all things through a combination of comically insightful observations and hilarious revealing stories.



SAD TROMBONE, made up of Philly Improv Theater instructors/performers Steve Kleinedler and Ralph Andracchio, is the ongoing saga of two aging brothers who never got around to moving out of their mother’s basement. They do leave the house occasionally to pick up the three F’s – fast food, fabric softener, and their mom’s medication from the farmacy. On good nights, they’ll come out to a local bar and put on a show.

BED SAVAGE is an independent improv group that was founded in the city of Philadelphia in 2011. Bed Savage performs The Leonardo, a loose Armando, by taking an audience suggestion, transforming it into a very personal and intimate story, and then creating a world that has never and will never be seen again. Featuring seven members, they have studied at PHIT (Philadelphia Improv Theater) & The Second City and draw inspiration from their very diverse personal and professional backgrounds. Bed Savage is the house team for Comedian Deconstruction and has also performed at The PHIT Main Stage, The F Harold Improv Festival, The Cagematch, The Sideshow, and Connie’s Ric Rac. Coached by Kristen Shier (The Kristen & Amie Show, The Philly N Crowd), Bed Savage is: Anthony Fedele, Nick George, Allison Homer, Steve Klarich, Sean Landis, R.J. Payne, and Caroline Rhoads. Find Bed Savage on Facebook


After graduating from The University of the Arts in 2007, Alejandro Morales spent the following three years writing and editing a feature-length film script about meeting Jesus in a Philadelphia convenience store. Now he has teamed up with local director Jose Aviles to bring “Jesus & Johnny” to life, starting with a staged reading in the spring of 2013. November’s Comedian Deconstruction is the kick-off fundraiser for the project.