A comedy and improv powerhouse in Philadelphia is about to get, well, its very own house. Literally.
Good Good Comedy, which was formed last year as a year-round spin-off of the very successful Five Dollar Comedy Week, announced that it will be housed in its very own theater space in the coming year. Previously, shows under the Good Good Comedy label, which merge the worlds of improv, stand-up, and sketch, were performed in venues such as PhilaMoCA and Plays and Players Theatre.
Local comedians Aaron Nevins and Kate Banford, the purveyors of Five Dollar Comedy Week and Good Good Comedy, launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $12,000 for the theater, indicating that the money will go to everything from permits to website maintenance.
“It also means Good Good Comedy will be able to offer full classes for the first time ever. Exciting! Our classes will focus on a wide spectrum of comedic fields of interest, many of which have never been offered in Philadelphia before, and all of which will be available at fair, affordable prices just like our shows,” Nevins and Banford wrote on the Kickstarter page.
In just 2 days, the necessary funds were raised and continue to grow; currently, the Kickstarter has raised over $15,000. Backers receive everything from shout-outs to customized plaques to even a commercial that will air before all Good Good Comedy shows throughout 2016.
Among the unique monthly programming that is produced by Good Good Comedy is the wildly successful Weeding Out the Stoned, Phone It In, and the always geeky Dungeon Palz, a live-action Dungeons & Dragons game.
There is still over 3 weeks to donate further funds to the new theatre’s Kickstarter and, in the meantime, you can follow all of Good Good Comedy’s programming at its website or by visiting its Facebook page.