G Philly‘s Best of the Gayborhood 2013 choice for Best Comedian, Alejandro Morales, is joining some of our other favorite local funny people for the first iteration of his Cutie Pie Comedy Club at The Venture Inn. The event is another of Morales’s attempts to bring a regular comedy gig to the Gayborhood, and we’re crossing our fingers this one sticks.
The Onion reports: According to the results of a comprehensive, year-long study published Tuesday, researchers have confirmed that there are some people who live in Pennsylvania. ‘A careful examination of the evidence we collected has led us to conclude that certain people—some male, some female—make their home in the state of Pennsylvania,’ said the report’s lead author, Ryan Armstrong, noting that such individuals may be adults or children, and may reside in northern Pennsylvania, southern Pennsylvania, eastern Pennsylvania, or western Pennsylvania. ‘When directly asked where they live, many people we spoke with told us Pennsylvania. However, there were others who, when asked the same question, named completely different places, such as Ohio, New Hampshire, or Buffalo. This would seem to indicate that while some people do indeed live in Pennsylvania, not everyone lives in Pennsylvania.’”
In partnership with SMITH Magazine’s Six-Word Memoir Project, we asked you to submit your queer life stories—succinctly. Every day until we run out, we will present the most touching, poignant and hilarious entries in meme form.
Today, Philly standup comedian Alejandro Morales gives us a peek into the rock-star world of professional funny people. Who’d have known it could be so hardcore?! You can catch him live on Nov. 14, when he and, coincidentally, two other G Philly six-word memoirists, Julia Scotti and R. Eric Thomas, perform in his new standup showcase, The Cutie Pie Comedy Club. And, of course, there’s his web series, Dates, which just debuted its third, hilarious episode. Watch it here.
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On Saturday, Drexel University hosted its third TEDx symposium—independently organized TED talks showcasing the same flavor of futurism and technological wowing as the flagship, but featuring local speakers. Drexel professor Frank Lee spoke about putting Pong on the Cira Center for this year’s Philly Tech Week; Larissa Milne channeled the spirit of Elizabeth Gilbert and recounted her own Eat, Pray, Love-esque trip around the world; astronaut Paul Richards spoke about being an astronaut.
The event concluded with Sam Hyde, billed as a “video documentary filmmaker and journalist from Brooklyn” who “recently returned from Mogadishu, the most dangerous city on earth, where he shadowed the heroic al-Mahamud women on their quest to clean up their streets and restore humanity to their war-torn country.” TEDx organizer Dhairya Pujara introduced Hyde’s presentation, titled “2070 Paradigm Shift.”
Ortlieb’s Lounge has announced that the reborn Orltlieb’s Jazzhaus will reopen with live entertainment on Tuesday, April 17th. Rebuilt by Four Corners Management and Avram Hornik will offer a variety of live entertainment six nights a week including “Jazz Jam Sessions” on Tuesdays. The night will be hosted by former Ortlieb’s owner and booker, Pete Souders. Wednesday will feature and “Open Mic Soul Jam” and Thursdays will headline the Ortlieb’s house band, “Sittin’ Back” with Slo’n Shakey.
Weekends will include a mix of rock, funk and soul spun by Philadelphia DJs and Sundays will be dedicated to an open mic comedy night.