5 Can’t Miss Comedy Shows in February

February may be the shortest month of the whole year–not to mention the coldest–but Philly has nevertheless packed it with hot comedy shows. From national headliners to local comedians to cult favorites, there is something for almost every comedic taste throughout the coming month. Here are five can’t-miss picks.

 

BILL BELLAMY

Comedic favorite Bill Bellamy, best known for his appearances on Russell Simmons’ Def Comedy Jam and Hot in Cleveland, will bring his signature brand of stand-up comedy to Punchline Philly in Fishtown. With five shows spread out over three days, there is no excuse for missing this longtime hot stand-up talent, not even for a booty call (fun fact: he apparently coined this phrase).

Feb. 7-9
Tickets $27-37

NOT YET RATED: AN IMPROVISED ROM-COM

Some of the most gifted improvisers in our area will fill Valentine’s week with laughs for singles, couples, and everyone in between. While traditional “romantic comedy” movies, TV shows, and plays tend to follow the same tired old formula, the talented players at PHIT in center city will send up those tropes in their own unique fashion with Not Yet Rated: An Improvised Rom-Com. Using nothing more than a title suggestion from the audience, the cast will craft an entire romantic comedy right before the audience’s eyes, promising all of your favorite premises like “klutzes,” “free spirits,” and, of course, “reformed players.” The cast includes Kelly Conrad, Andrew Coppola, Whitney Harris, Dara Lyons, Kirsten LaCerda, Brendan Manklang Kingston, and Rob O’Neill and is directed by Mike Marbach.

Feb. 8-9, 14-15
Tickets $5-15

SAM MORRIL

One of New York City’s hottest comedians, Sam Morril, will be knocking Philly audiences dead at Helium in Center City in early February. Best known for his contributions to hot shows like Conan and @midnight, Morril is fresh off of the release of his first Comedy Central special, “Positive Influence,” which debuted in September 2018. Catch him on his surefire rise to the top!

Feb. 7-10
Tickets $17-22

NOW YOU SEE US!

Yes, you will have to travel out to Delco, which is funny in its own way (and not always intentionally) for this monthly show, but it is worth the trip. The gracious and hilarious Natalie K. Levant will take the stage of Illusions Banquet Hall & Sports Bar in Clifton Heights alongside co-host Dan Mahon, Sr., resident guest Gio Michaels, and a stellar lineup of Philly’s best local comedians, including Jillian Markowitz, Alejandro Morales, Dan Regan, and Coby Jackk. Support local Philly comedy!

Feb. 16
Tickets $5 at the door

FOUND FOOTAGE FESTIVAL PRESENTS: VCR PARTY!

Did you know that there is a video about how to seduce women through hypnosis, or that Zsa Zsa Gabor once made an exercise tape? Such WTF gems from the golden ages of recorded video are the bread and butter of the Found Footage Festival’s VCR Party, which will grace the stage of Good Good Comedy Theater. Co-hosts Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher bring their weekly YouTube and Facebook show VCR Party to the live stage as part of their bi-monthly residency at the Chinatown comedy venue. Within, audiences are treated to a massive, tragic variety of videotapes that were never meant for mass consumption.

Feb. 22
Tickets $16

 

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