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Are you a fan of Comedy? Montgomery Theater is the place for you!

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Are you a fan of Comedy? Montgomery Theater is the place for you! Whether it is standup comedy nights or one of our full productions, you can find the best local options for comedies on our stage.

Come laugh with us! Comedy plays have a long tradition at Montgomery Theater. From locally-produced favorites like The Philly Fan and The Male Intellect: An Oxymoron to a Neil Simon play or a hidden gem like I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, some of our most popular productions are comedies.

Why go to the city to see comedy when you can catch professionals right in your own back yard? The Montgomery Theater comedy nights are held annually! Spend a weekend enjoying comedic shows and standup routines from superb regional and local talent.

January 31 - February 24, 2019

Buyer and Cellar

Alex More has a story to tell. A struggling actor in L.A., he takes a job working in the Malibu basement of the beloved megastar, Barbra Streisand. One day, the Lady Herself comes downstairs to play. It feels like real bonding in the basement, but will their relationship ever make it upstairs? Buyer and Cellar is an outrageous comedy about the price of fame, the cost of things, and the oddest of odd jobs.

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March 21 - April 14, 2019

Dames at Sea

Chosen as Best Musical of the Year by Time, Newsweek, and the Outer Critics Circle, this hilariously campy show spoofs the Hollywood musicals of the 1930s. It’s big-time New York, and little Ruby from Hometown, U.S.A. with “nothing but tap shoes in her suitcase and a prayer in her heart,” has come to make it big on Broadway. To her dismay, she learns that the leading lady is threatening to walk and the theatre is scheduled for demolition. Then, out of the blue, she meets Dick, a sailor who also has ambitions as a songwriter. Ruby starts in the chorus, and by the end of the day, in true Hollywood fashion, Ruby becomes a star on the deck of a battleship (which just happens to be passing by). Filled with rollicking tap dancing, joyful music, and a boatload of laughs, this madcap musical parody proves the adage that “the show must go on.”

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June 6 - June 30, 2019

Say Goodnight Gracie

Spend a hilarious, heart-warming evening in the company of the world’s favorite and funniest comedian, George Burns, in this Broadway hit. George is in limbo, unable to join his beloved wife, Gracie, until he gives the performance of his life for God. He looks back on his impoverished youth in New York, the day he met Grace Ethel Cecile Rosalie Allen, their chemistry and comic timing, their marriage and rise to the pinnacles of vaudeville, movies, radio and television, and his solo career after her death. Say Goodnight Gracie was nominated for a 2003 Tony Award for best play, and won the 2003-04 National Broadway Theatre Award for best play.

Starring Tony Braithwaite

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July 11 - July 21

Which Reminds Me

With Tracie Higgins, Howie Brown, and John Lehr Opfar

Tony’s newest one-man show with four people! Combines stand-up, storytelling, songs, and video to recount his favorite theatre stories. Mishaps, triumphs, and letters from patrons will make their way into these hilarious tales from Philadelphia’s chief raconteur.

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October 11, 2019

Comedy Night

STAND UP COMEDY AT MONTGOMERY THEATER!

Headliner Tim Grill is a rising star on the comedy scene and is one of the funniest comics working today! This hilarious East Coast comedian has been entertaining audiences from Philadelphia, New Jersey, Delaware and New York City all the way to Hollywood, California!
Tim has been heard on 94 WYSP's Opie and Anthony show, and 610 WIP Sports Radio in Philadelphia. Tim has also been featured on NBC Channel 10 News and on Comcast "Your Morning Philadelphia" TV program, and has opened for such headlining acts as Robert Kelly, Bill Dwyer, Orny Adams, Todd Glass, Artie Lange, and Jim Florentine.
Born with Spina Bifida, Tim was told he would never walk. Thirteen surgeries later, you will see him limp onto stage as "The Barely Can Stand-Up Comic." Tim's perseverance and sense of humor has helped him become an extraordinary comic and motivational speaker. He also created and wrote the webseries Cane and Able and is also an actor and singer/songwriter.

Feature Act Scott Friedman started doing comedy in the late 80's in college.  Then, like no one ever, he went on a 20 year hiatus.  Back on stages for the last 7 years, and severely less famous than his contemporaries who actually stayed in comedy for those 20 years, Scott has been a regular at the Borgata in Atlantic City, played the Tropicana Showroom, and been on Sports Radio 94 WIP in Philadelphia, as well as Sirius/XM radio.  He's opened for some pretty big names, too, like Gilbert Godfried and Dom Irrera.  See Scott while you can, he's probably due for another hiatus soon.

 

 

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November 14 - December 8, 2019

Nuncrackers, the Nunsense Christmas Musical

The Nunsense Christmas Musical, NUNCRACKERS, is presented as the first TV special taped in the cable access studio built by Reverend Mother in the convent basement. It stars the nuns you love, plus Father Virgil, and some of Mount Saint Helen’s most talented students. This show is filled with typical NUNSENSE humor and also some of your favorite carols. We’re certain this NUNSENSE Christmas show will make you laugh, and maybe tug at your heartstrings. It’s the perfect way to insure that your holiday season is merry and bright!

 

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