improv comedy with an audience member


Philadelphia Weekly

Philadelphia Weekly Arts & Culture Pick: Duofest June 1, 2011

From Abbott and Costello and Cheech & Chong to Jay and Silent Bob and Flight of the Conchords, every generation has had its share of famous funny twosomes. Over the next four days, you'll have the rare opportunity to see some of the best improv duos in the country perform their hilarious, unscripted antics on one stage.

Organized last year by the Philly Improv Theater, the festival puts Whose Line Is It Anyway? to shame while boosting the city's comedy cred.

This year's lineup showcases more than 30 comedic pairings, including must-see local acts "Matt&" in which Matt Holmes attempts to create comedic chemistry with an unsuspecting audience member and the hysterical girlish romp that is the Amie & Kristen Show.

Philly native, Christina Gausas who has appeared on 30 Rock and Late Night with Conan O'Brien will also be performing as half of the headlining duo, Messing with a Friend

Duofest Kicks Off June 30, 2011

Over the next three nights, you'll have a chance to witness the hilarious, unscripted antics of some of the best improv duos in the country right here in Philly.

Some of the must-see duos performing this weekend include Matt& featuring Matt Holmes and an unsuspecting audience member...