Kevin Hart to Be Guest Judge on ‘Dancing With the Stars’


Philly’s own Kevin Hart will fill in for Len Goodman as guest judge on ABC’s Dancing With the Stars next Monday, September 29th. Next week’s episode is “Movie Night,” and Hart will help Carrie Ann Inaba, Julianne Hough, and Bruno Tonioli judge the final 11 celebrity contestants and their partners as they celebrate songs from the silver screen.

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André 3000 Wants Kevin Hart to Play Big Boi in Outkast Biopic

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In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Outkast’s André 3000 chats about playing Jimi Hendrix in the upcoming Jimi: All is By My Side. During the course of the conversation he teases an Outkast biopic, and how he’d like a certain Philly comedian to play his sidekick Big Boi.

Rapper André Benjamin worked obsessively on his startling portrayal of Jimi Hendrix in the new film Jimi: All Is By My Side, and he already has ideas about a potential biopic for his group Outkast. “It would be great to make an Outkast movie right now, but instead of really serious, make it a full comedy — like Kevin Hart would play Big Boi,” he said of his rapping partner last night. And as himself? “We should cast somebody stupid — like Leonardo [DiCaprio].”

[Rolling Stone]

FALL ARTS PREVIEW: 30 Awesome Shows You Can’t Miss This Season

Lorde performs at the Mann Center on September 5th.

Lorde performs at the Mann Center on September 5th.

1. Lorde
Maybe you’ll see Cecily Tynan there, singing along to “Royals.” The 17-year-old Kiwi is one of her personal faves. Mann Center, September 5th.

Zachary Chiero and Peter Alan Danzig are gay Mummers in Tribe of Fools' "Two Street," part of the FringeArts Festival.

Zachary Chiero and Peter Andrew Danzig are gay Mummers in Tribe of Fools’ “Two Street,” part of the FringeArts Festival.

2. FringeArts
Every year, we wonder if the event previously known as the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival & Philly Fringe is going to lose its mojo. But based on this year’s lineup, which includes everything from an interactive public art installation floating on the Delaware River (WetLand) to Two Street, a gay version of Romeo and Juliet as told through the lens of South Philadelphia and the Mummers to one of the most unusual walking tours you’ll ever join (Experiment #39) and a few dozen other shows, and the fact that the FringeArts venue is now fully open, complete with brasserie, outdoor performance plaza and 240-seat theater, it seems the mojo is stronger than ever. Various locations, September 5th to 21st.

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Craig Robinson Performing Special Engagement One Night Only at Helium Comedy Club


The Office‘s Craig Robinson aka warehouse foreman Darryl Philbin is performing a special one-night-only engagement at Helium Comedy Club this weekend.

The actor/standup comedian/musician, who’s starred in Hot Tub Time Machine, Pineapple Express, and Knocked Up, will put on a show that blends his joke-telling with music—à la his side-gig band The Nasty Delicious. Check out a video of him on the piano below.

Craig Robinson is performing two shows at Helium Comedy Club on Sunday, August 24th, at 7 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. For more information and tickets, go here.


See Sarah Silverman and Louis C.K. at the Oddball Comedy Festival for $23

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The Oddball Comedy and Curiosity Festival is coming to the Susquehanna Center on August 16th, with big name comedians like Louis C.K. and Sarah Silverman in tow. With only a week away, promoters are offering tickets for 60 percent off via a deal on Travel Zoo.

Here’s the deal: “Sections 200 and 204 (Rows C-N) and 201 and 203 (Rows J-N) seats are $23.20 (reg. $59.75).

Not a bad deal for C.K. and Silverman, and a whole lineup of other comedians, like Hannibal Buress, and Dave Attell.

Click here to see the full lineup. The discounted tickets can be found here.

HEADS UP: Tim and Eric Coming to Philly With Dr. Steve Brule


Local-bred comedians Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim—better known as the duo behind Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!—just announced a North American tour that will take them from Montreal (September 4th) to Dallas (September 18th) to Philadelphia, at Glenside’s Keswick Theatre on Friday, October 10th. They’re bringing a guest along with them, too: John C. Reilly alter ego Dr. Steve Brule of Adult Swim’s Check It Out!

Heidecker was born and raised in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and Wareheim was brought up right here in Philadelphia. The two met while studying at Temple University and the rest is hilarious yet slightly grotesque history—one that’s taken them from comedy stages to cable television to the big screen in 2012’s Tim and Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie (which finds Eric splashing around in a tub of diarrhea. I told you it was grotesque!)

Their hometown show is the penultimate stop on their cross-country romp, taking off right before a two-night stint in New York City. Tickets for the entire tour go on sale this Friday, July 18th, at 10 a.m. Snag them here—if you’re not afraid of a few poop jokes. Full “Tim and Eric & Dr. Steve Brule” tour schedule below:

  • Thu. Sep. 4 – Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
  • Sat. Sep. 6 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
  • Sun. Sep. 7 – Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre
  • Thu. Sep. 9 – Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre
  • Wed. Sep. 10 – Portland, OR @ Portland Center for the Performing Arts – Newmark Theatre
  • Thu. Sep. 11 – San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield
  • Fri. Sep. 12 – Los Angeles, CA @ Theatre at Ace Hotel
  • Sat. Sep. 13 – San Diego, CA @ Balboa Theatre
  • Mon. Sep. 15 – Denver, CO @ Paramount Theatre
  • Wed. Sep. 17 – Austin, TX @ Paramount Theatre
  • Thu. Sep. 18 – Dallas, TX @ Majestic Theatre
  • Fri. Sep. 19 – New Orleans, LA @ Civic Theatre
  • Sat. Sep. 20 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse [2 shows 8p & 10:30p]
  • Sun. Sep. 21 – Nashville, TN @ Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s James K. Polk Theatre
  • Tue. Sep. 23 – Chicago, IL @ Athenaeum Theatre
  • Wed. Sep. 24 – Chicago, IL @ Athenaeum Theatre
  • Thu. Sep. 25 – Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theater
  • Fri. Sep. 26 – Minneapolis, MN @ State Theatre
  • Sat. Sep. 27 – Madison, WI @ Barrymore Theatre
  • Tue. Sep. 30 – Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
  • Wed. Oct. 1 – Cleveland, OH @ Playhouse Square – Ohio Theatre
  • Fri. Oct. 3 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Carnegie Music Hall of Oakland
  • Sat. Oct. 4 – Boston, MA @ Berklee Performance Center
  • Thu. Oct. 9 – Washington, DC @ Lincoln Theatre
  • Fri. Oct. 10 – Glenside, PA @ Keswick Theatre
  • Sat. Oct. 11 – New York, NY @ Best Buy Theater [2 shows 7:30p & 10:30p]

HEADS UP: Louis C.K., Amy Schumer, Sarah Silverman Coming to Susquehanna Bank Center

funny or die oddball

Funny or Die’s Oddball Comedy and Curiosity Festival starts in a month, kicking off a 22-city tour that promises “the return of the cut-throat freak show, and a roaming troupe of misfit performers.” Each stop on the cross-country romp will feature a different lineup of amazing funny people—everyone from Louis C.K. to Sarah Silverman and Aziz Ansari.

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