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Philly Fringe Vital Stats: John Rosenberg

Posted August 4th, 2010

In this series, get to know your 2010 Philly Fringe artists. Today, meet cheap guy John Rosenberg.

Name: John Rosenberg

Age: 33

Where do you live now? Philadelphia

Where were you born? San Fernando Valley in L.A.

What’s your show title? Cheap Guy Hall Of Fame, Class of 2010

What was the first thing you stole? 1984 Olympic pen set. Got busted by my mom. Had to apologize to store manager.

What’s your favorite alcoholic beverage? White wine!

What was the last performance you saw? My family meeting my dad’s bone marrow donor.

What’s your favorite Philly intersection? Ormes and Cambria.

What’s the worst thing you ever did for money? Told my mom my girlfriend killed herself so she would give me some cash.

Who’s your favorite Phillies player? Dodger fan.

What’s the most disgusting thing you’ve ever seen on SEPTA? I just moved here—I love SEPTA.

See, SEPTA? Many of us do love you! But all of us wish you sold tokens at every station. Cheap Guy Hall of Fame, Class of 2010 runs during all three weekends of Philly Fringe. The Papermill Community of the Arts, 2825 Ormes Street, Philadelphia. Various times, $10.

–Nicholas Gilewicz

Photo courtesy John Rosenberg.