This Week in Comedy

Annie Lederman, Michael Blackson and the Moo Shu Jew Show.

Annie Lederman plays Punchline Thursday through Saturday. (MTV Press)

Michael Blackson @ Helium | Through Saturday, December 23
Born in Ghana, Michael Blackson started his standup comedy career in Philly. Apparently he’s in some sort of stupid feud with Kevin Hart right now.

Annie Lederman @ Punchline | Thursday-Saturday, December 21-23
Standup comic Annie Lederman grew up in the Philly burbs, which might have contributed to her dark, sarcastic streak. She went on to appear on MTV’s Girl Code and Comedy Central’s @midnight, and lent her voice to Grand Theft Auto V. It’s really hard to find a clip that’s not like prohibitively NSFW.

Pass The Mic @ PHIT | Thursday, December 21
Basically, a bunch of really funny comics share a microphone and let the conversation go where it goes. The lineup includes Chip Chantry, Chanel Ali, Steve Swan, Brandon Vincent Jackson, Shawn Whyte, Erik Nordness and Annaliese Downey.

Christmas in July (But in December) @ Johnny Brenda’s | Friday, December 22
Sketch comedy group Secret Pants presents its holiday sketch show, including burlesque by Randi Warhol, music by Gavin Riley Smoke Machine, jokes by Doogie Horner, Chanel Ali, Rebekah Rickards, Geoff Jackson and American Express Comedy, and an appearance by Righteous Jolly as Merry Krampus. Basically, it’s a packed show.

Sketch Comedy: The Christmas Files @ PHIT | Friday & Saturday, December 22 & 23
Jack O’Keeffe writes and directs this evening of holiday-themed sketches. The official description is intriguing: “The Christmas Files, a destined-to-be Holiday classic, takes you deep into the secret machinations of the FBI as they investigate the TRUTH behind Christmas Magic.”

Good Good’s Holiday Pile @ Good Good Comedy Theatre | Saturday, December 23
Holiday bits by a dozen Good Good favorites, including Michael S. Watkins, Rebekah Rickards, Betty Mattei, Julia Celley, Ari Fishbein, Pim Van H, Joe Bell, Andrew Shearer, Chris McGrail, Geoff Jackson, The New Dreamz (Andrew Jeffrey Wright & Rose Luardo) and Randie Welles.

Moo Shu Jew Show @ Ocean Harbor Restaurant | Sunday, December 24
Moody McCarthy, Marla Schultz and Brad Zimmerman headline this evening of jokes and a multi-course feast of Chinese food.

Dungeon Palz @ Good Good Comedy Theatre | Tuesday, December 26
Comedy meets D&D in this holiday edition of the regular comedy show hosted by Matt Aukamp. Players includes Joe Moore, David Piccolomini and Hannah Trav.