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The Philly Funny Guide-it sometimes IS sunny in Philadelphia

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Philadelphia is not known for being funny. On TV, definitely when it comes to It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, but in realityThe 76ers "avoiding a win." Photo: http://assets.espn.go.com/photo/2008/1218/nba_g_brand01_600.jpg, stand up comics avoid this city like the 76ers avoid a win. Half the funny people I meet are either bitter, tragic souls that couldn’t hack it in New York or amazingly funny people who will leave for New York if you don’t get off your ass and go see them. This town has some great comedy, hipsters, don’t be too cool to go see it. Trust me, I’ll guide you to the good stuff before it moves to where the money is.

The Mask and Wig Club  is based out of the University of Penn  and boasts an impressive array of college level talent. No, I’m not talking about this  I’m talking about some really funny acting and singing. Check out their online video here.

With a history that goes back over 100 years, the club has been making people laugh even before anyone noticed it looked like William Penn is holding his wiener on the top of City Hall. Check out their club’s digs:

Classy. Way better than standing in the cold while guys in feathers and rhinestones play banjos. The Spring show for 2010 is called A Cheshire Catastrophe and is the 122nd annual production for the club. ACC is kind of like a strange version of Alice in Wonderland, only without Tim Burton’s wife or 3-D glasses. Get your tickets now or don’t complain when the only thing left to do in this town is to eat soft pretzels and stare at the Love Statue.

Tony DiGerolamo is a New Jersey screenwriter, novelist, comic book writer, game designer and actor.  He is best known for his work on The Simpsons and Bart Simpson comic books.  He has also been a joke writer for Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher, a scriptwriter for Space Ghost: Coast to Coast  and a blogger for Comedy Central’s Indecision ’08 website. Check out Tony at www.superfrat.com

To contact Tony, email him at tonyd@philly2philly.com