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November 17th

This Month we will be Deconstructing the Sets of:

Doogie Horner

Was a semi-finalist on America’s Got Talent and the Boston Comedy Festival. He won the Philly’s Funniest Competition in 2010. His monthly show the Ministry of Secret Jokes won Philadelphia Magazine’s Best of Philly award. His charts and writing have appeared in Wired, Fast Company, McSweeney’s, and numerous other publications. He is the author of Everything Explained Through Flowcharts.


Tommy Highland

Is a transplant from Northern California. A husband and father of two small girls, he re-entered the comedy scene for stress relief.  He was a semi-finalist in last year’s “Philly’s Phunniest Person Contest” and performs regularly at clubs in Philadelphia and the surrounding area.


The Improv Groups Doing the dirty work:


Is an independent improv group filled with fresh new talent from the Philadelphia Improv Community. They come from a variety of generations and occupations and will collectively bring joy to your heart. Nielsen use the “Comedian’s” set as their suggestion from the audience and quickly uses that word or phrase to created short, detailed, face paced two person scenes that slowly gets everyone involved…including you!

Nielsen Cast: Abigail Bruley, Brad Zinn, David Brookstein, Dylan Geringer, Jacqueline Baker, John McGrory, Katie Monaco, Meredith Weir, Molly Silverman, Rachel Nichols, Nielsen is directed by Andy Moskowitz


Rookie Card

Philadelphia’s most unconventional improv group is different and knows it. With their fast-paced and subversive style, no cow is too sacred to tip over, slaughter and devour. Sometimes uncomfortable, always unpredictable, it’s comedy you’ll be sure to remember.

Rookie Card takes their improv seriously, despite the seeming disregard for rules. Members have taken classes at UCB, ComedySportz and PHIT (Philadelphia Improv Theater), as well as being coached by Philadelphia’s Matt Holmes, and workshops with noted improviser Asaf Ronen. The group has performed the Harold, the Eventé, the Deconstruction and their current form, a loose Harold, all while still retaining their distinctive style and attitude.Performances at the Philadelphia Improv Festival, on the PHIT main stage (including four CageMatch victories under their belt), as well as the 2010 and 2011 Del Close Festivals and the 2011 North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival attest to their upward momentum. They also host a monthly show with other groups from Philadelphia’s alternative improv scene as guests. Rookie Card are people getting together to do what they always wanted: to entertain. They’re having a blast. So experience Rookie Card, the fearless punk rockers of Philly’s improv scene, for yourself.