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The Sideshow: A Comedy Variety Special

Crossroads Comedy Theater

September 14-15

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September 14 at 9:00pm

September 15 at 7:30pm

2022 Fringe Festival

60 min


Theatre Exile

Wheelchair Accessible

Step right up! See the comedy wonders that Philly has to o! er in the Sideshow Comedy Variety Showcase! You might see improv! You might see a sketch! You might see stand-up! You might see dancing! You might see any number of fun, weird, or interesting things! All in the same block for one low price.



MY DEAR LILO (Aaliyah Sesay & Anthony Haley) – A sweet, loving human doesn’t know what she signed up for when she brings home a street cat with a diva complex.

The N Crowd – The best short form improv troupe in Philadelphia since 2005

Sarah Mohtes-Chan –  (“Mohtes” is pronounced like “boats”) is a Queer, Jewish, Chinese American stand up comedian. New to the stand up scene, you can find her out on the town at a Philly open mic near you. She is pleased to be performing at Crossroads Comedy once again, this time for Fringe! When she’s not on stage, Sarah enjoys playing soccer with CASA and the Falcons, propagating plants, and contemplating the whacky 33 years she’s spent so far on this wild Earth.

KeithFromUpDaBlack – KeithFromUpDaBlock blends pop culture & socio economic satirical stand up comedy with music parodies that are funky, funny & span various genres. The creator of Hot Ones on YouTube once called him “The Rakim Of Hilarious Hip Hop”.


THURSDAY, 9/15 @ 7:30PM

From the mentally unwell mind of Sarah Knittel comes EMO SING ALONG IDIOT SHOW. Babe, come out and support your stupid ex-boyfriend as he hosts an emo sing along. With the support of his scene and his backing band, Michael Fassbinder’s Fast Binders, this will be a gig you would rather die than miss. But, you’d rather die anyway, right?! Content warning: gang vocals/group singing, swoopy bangs, games, bass guitar, toxic masculinity, crying,the written word, Jesse Lacey from Brand New, mediocre men acting like God’s gift, live music.


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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



Content Considerations

This performance contains brief graphic language.

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!