Good Good Comedy Theatre in Chinatown fills its regular monthly programming with a bunch of weirdly funny shows: Ur Mom Is Funny sees comedians bring their mothers onstage; Schooled recounts stories of high school; Weeding Out the Stoned has the audience pick out the sober person in a lineup of high comics. For the 2018 Fringe Festival, the theater put together a greatest hits collection from its monthly sketch show, Darlings.
DARLINGS: KILL US PLEASE showcases the talents of over a dozen comedians (a who’s who of Philly comedy), so the comedytraverses many types of humor. In its finest sketches—a blind date between two gay people… of opposite genders, a demented gynecologist—the show’s as good as any of the old-school sketch masters—the State, SCTV. Like the best sketch shows, it keeps a quick pace through short bits (Aaron Nevins directs). In a word: funny.
[Good Good Comedy Theatre, 215 N. 11th Street] September 19-22, 2018; fringearts.com/event/darlings-kill-us-please
Stars: Kate Banford, Max Barth, Joe Bell, Julia Celley, Daniel Lewis Cupps, Robert Ecks, Shannon Fahey, Caitlin Feeney, Ari Fishbein, Kyle Harris, Geoff Jackson, Rose Luardo, Chris McGrail, Aaron Nevins, Pete Steele, Dan Vetrano, Michael S. Watkins & Andrew Jeffrey Wright