Borrowed Time Comedy Showcase
Crossroads Comedy Theater
September 15 at 9:00pm
September 16 at 7:00pm
2022 Fringe Festival
SIX DIFFERENT PEOPLE IMPROV6 Different People is a long-form improv comedy team from Philadelphia. Join them as they create magical new worlds full of delicious surprises, unadulterated chaos and relatable, slice-of-life situations.HIGH TALKHigh Talk: A Panel Show for the Stoned Age – 7 Dope comedians make up 3 Dank teams and a 1 Host in the panel show for the Stoned-Ae. When these funny people get together, there is a HIGH chance they will have to answer trivia questions and compete in challenges for a grand prize – it will be a blunt prize. High Talk is BYOS ( Bring Your Own Snacks)
Tanya Morgan is an actor, comedian, improv performer, writer, teaching artist, and host. She began her career acting on stage and in films and commercials. Tanya has been writing and performing sketch comedy with her sketch team The Rhubarbs since they were thrown together as part of a competition more than three years ago. Tanya’s last acting performance was at Allen’s Lane Theatre as Suzanne in the hilarious comedy “Dearly Departed”. Tanya performs comedy improv regularly with indie improv teams: Daddy Issues, the N Crowd, Not Yet Rated, No Diggity and Nyteshift. Tanya became a teaching artist in 2018. Since then, she has taught acting and improv classes and workshops at the Philly Improv Theater, Crossroads Comedy Theater, Pulley and Buttonhole Theatre Company, Philly Dance Fitness, The Unscripted Project and Philly Young Playwrights (as an actor) and The Lab (upcoming).
The Gorgeousity is a delicious, immersive art-weapon, designed to combat and transcend the societal demons which divide us and diminish our human potential. The company was created in 2013 as an audience-generated, improvisational collaboration between artists and attendees. Each experience is guided by Ancient Muses of Music and Dance, Aoede and Terpsichore (Falato and Getz, respectively). Gently transforming audience members into an instant-ensemble of makers and playmates, each Gorgeousity adventure stealthily takes attendees on a journey through their collective imaginative potential, as they metaphorically and fantastically face and transcend some of society’s greatest problems.
Jennifer Blaine has been performing solo shows for 25+ years. Her original works delve into serious and socially relevant issues and provide audiences the opportunity to unite in laughter. She’s opened for George Carlin and performed with Chris Rock and Joe Piscopo. The Philadelphia Daily News says “her comic genius is like Lily Tomlin and Tracey Ullman.” She has performed in every Philadelphia FringeArts for the festival’s first decade. Some of her 17 FringeArts works include Sorry, White Flight, Hearing Voices, and Ridiculous, which asked the audience to end the patriarchy once and for all. She is also working on a musical, Mannequin, about the rise of white nationalism in our country.
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For ages 18+
This show is presented as part of Crossroads Comedy Festival. Crossroads Comedy Theater is a roaming home for comedy shows, classes, and podcasts. Whether you like to sit back and watch improv, sketch comedy, stand-up, storytelling, or any other type of comedy or are interested in learning how to do those things—they got your back! Sep 14–18 at Theatre Exile (1340 S. 13th St). Learn more at xroadscomedy.com.
Health & Safety
Proof of vaccination is required to attend this event, and masks must be worn for the duration of the performance. Audience members will be asked to show proof of vaccination before entering the venue. Both digital and physical proof of vaccination are accepted. Please plan accordingly.
About the Artist
Crossroads Comedy Theater is a roaming home for comedy shows, podcasts, and classes that take places on stage, online, and on-air. At just over a year old, Crossroads has already been featured in various festivals, has had classes highlighted in the media including the Philadelphia Inquirer, and has hired to work with various organizations on improv trainings and private shows in the Philadelphia area and beyond. Our shows are at a crossroads of different forms of entertainment mixing hilarious improvised scenes with lectures, news, movies, and more and feature performers from all over the Philly area. Podcasts cover a range of pop-culture topics, so you’re sure to find something you enjoy. Crossroads comedy classes in improv, sketch comedy writing, and stand-up give people skills that go beyond the stage and page. Whether you want to get involved or just sit back and listen or watch, we got your back!