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Nitty Gritty: A Philly Themed Storytelling Show

Crossroads Comedy Theater

Wednesday, September 14 at 7:30pm

2022 Fringe Festival

60 min


Theatre Exile

Wheelchair Accessible

Come hear some of Philly’s best storytellers regale you with their favorite stories about what it’s like living in Philly. We can’t promise you’ll hear about Wawa, dirt bikes, cheesesteaks, the ackamee, or any other jawn… but we can’t rule it out either. Hosted by the fantastic Geoff Jackson.


Geoff Jackson (host)
Ryan Roe
Meredith McDonald
Marjorie Winther
Lora Magaldi
Steve Clark
Sarah Mohtes-Chan
David Smith
Cecily Alexandria
and Nick Kupsey

Geoff Jackson is a comedian, host, podcaster and storyteller. He was born on the shores of the Red Sea and as a child he was ranked among the top ten skiers in the United States. He is a decorated haiku champion. He has told jokes and stories in coffee shops, bookstores, nightclubs, tiki bars, and punk-rock basements across the US, UK, and Canada. He has worked with and for WHYY, First Person Arts and SyFy and appeared in 2019’s horror-comedy “A Nightmare on Jawn Street”. Geoff Jackson is now the host of Extree! Extreme! at Crossroads Comedy Theater.


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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

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!

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