Philadelphia Joke Initiative

Philadelphia’s premiere musical improv group Ladies and Gentlemen is going to warm the cockles of your cold, lifeless heart this holiday season!  From December 10th-19th, L&G presents their “Very Special Ladies and Gentlemen Christmas Special,” a fully improvised sixty-minute musical in the tradition of classic holiday movies like White Christmas, Miracle on 34th Street, and It’s a Wonderful Life.  Everything and anything that makes Christmas so wonderful could show up on stage: family gatherings, presents, candy canes, mistletoe, yule logs, figgy pudding, embarrassing drunken mistakes at the company Christmas party!

Combine all these holiday hallmarks with great improvised comedy and musical theater for a special Christmas treat whose greatness would rival the largest gingerbread house on record.  That’s right, THIS gingerbread house!

Ladies and Gentlemen have been delighting audiences since their debut this May.  Their show “Rodgers and Hammerstein Are Dead” celebrated the heyday of the American musical and played to multiple sellout crowds.  They’ve also performed at last month’s Philly Improv Festival and PJI’s Comedy Week, providing a sneak peek to this holiday show.  L&G feature some of Philadelphia’s finest improvisers who regularly perform around the city in groups such as ComedySportz and The N Crowd.  Adding veteran performer Jason Stockdale as director and musical director/pianist Joseph Gribbin, L&G is stacked with talent that brings it every night on the stage.

“A Very Special Ladies and Gentlemen Christmas Special” hits the stage December 10th-19th, Friday-Sunday at 8pm.  All the shows take place at Gallery ML, 126 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106.  Tickets can be purchased at the door for $15 OR they can be pre-ordered on PJI’s website for $10.  This show is presented by The Philadelphia Joke Initiative, a comedy advocacy group that has been producing new and exciting comedy shows since its 2009 founding.  Celebrate this holiday season with the gift of laughter!

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