Comedy

Bill Burr’s got a brand new F-word

The caustic comic, who plays Wells Fargo Center next week, talks sports, his new Netflix show and being dubbed "the next Louie C.K."

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Gilbert Gottfried heading to Helium for three nights

"The big thing now is you tell a joke, and then you have to apologize for it," he says about the current state of comedy. "That’s the time period we live in."

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20 nights of summer laughter

This summer’s chock full of zany comedians coming through Philly to leave their mark on our collective psyches.

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John Hodgman on nerds, Obama, the end of the world and “Doctor Who”

Accepting existentially uncomfortable change is part of your job as a human, and that is what the show is about: what to do with your life when the world doesn’t end.

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Odd man Matt McCusker raves over comedians at Oddball Fest

The “Philly’s Phunniest” winner talks about Philly’s funniest weekend happening.

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Black comedy legend Paul Mooney hits Helium this week

Asked how he felt about “12 Years A Slave” winning the Academy Award for Best Picture, Mooney laughs. “Oh, it was only 12 years? Is that what they’re saying now?”

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On the Guest List: Chris Hardwick at Helium Comedy Club, Navasha Daya at WCL

Geek couples came out in droves for the well-versed and charming host of the “Nerdist” podcast, and a mix of die-hard Fertile Ground fans and newbie loved Daya’s solo show.

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The Incredible Smirking Woman: A Q&A With Comedian Lily Tomlin

In light of her exclusive area performance at the Keswick Theater, the first woman to ever star in her own Broadway show gave PW a ringy-dingy to talk comedy, love and breaking into the business by playing Kitty Genovese in a re-enactment scene for an unaired documentary.

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F. Harold Comedy Festival Returns for Its Second Year

Besides being the only exclusively local comedy festival, broken up into eight half-hour blocks, each of the nightly performances will showcase a mix of stand-up, improv, sketch and storytelling. Even better: admission to the nightly smorgasbord of laughs is only $10 while a full festival pass will run you a mere $25.

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PW Rounds Up Comedy Month’s Must-See Shows

It’s officially Comedy Month here in Philly, meaning you have the next few weeks to catch an impressive lineup of national acts perform alongside a slew of our finest homegrown comedic sketch and improv groups like Rare Bird Show, King Friday, Camp Woods, Rookie Card and Animosity Pierre. You can expect worthwhile shows each night, but here’s a few you’d just be flat-out stupid to miss.

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