We are thrilled to bring you the 4th event in our Get Real series:
Thursday, June 20, 2013
Visible Friends present
GET REAL 4
Comedy you can believe in.
starring the all-powerful
A favorite from our first show, Jamie has appeared on “Conan,” Showtime, MSNBC, CNN and The BBC to name a few. He co-hosts the super-popular and widely-praised Citizen Radio (wearecitizenradio.com) and was named, along with his co-host, by The Nation Magazine as top “media heroes.” He was a contributor to The Onion newspaper, and was also in the recent bestseller “Sataristas” alongside Stephen Colbert, George Carlin and other satirists. We first saw him perform at The Reason Rally in Washington DC, in front of 40,000 rain-soaked, cheering fans. Come see why he is one of the most beloved and controversial comedians working today.
featuring the all-knowing
This Philadelphia-based comedian performs across the country and is a regular at Helium Comedy Club, where he’s a five-time finalist in their annual Philly’s Phunniest Competition. He was also named 2012′s “Best Stand Up Comedian in Philadelphia” at the “WitOut” comedy awards show. Chip has written for Philly.com, which named his twitter account one of the “Top 12 Twitter Accounts in Philadelphia” for 2012. He is also a member of the sketch group Specific Jawns, and is a writer for the sketch show Dog Mountain. In 2012, Chip released his first live comedy album, “Across From The Adonis” (available on iTunes)! Get it.
and the all-loving
EMILY & MICAH McGRAW
After meeting in LA, and moving to Philly in 2005, they began writing and performing together, and gaining fans with their unique style of comedy. They have some brand new stuff written just for us, so come sing along to songs you never heard before by this delightful duo who balance an innocent and earnest delivery with dark humor and wit.
plus the all-good
This Philadelphia sketch group may or may not be a cult.
and the return of
An original act with classic burlesque style, she’s bringing sexy back, for real.
hosted by the omni-present
What more can be said about him that hasn’t been shouted from the back of a room?
Doors open at 8pm. Tickets are $15. Food & drink specials all night. 21+
Get advance tickets & reserved seating at www.UndergroundArts.org
12th & Callowhill St. Philadelphia PA 19123
Some material may be offensive to some people.
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Praise for Jamie Kilstein:
“Watching Jamie reminds me of why I got into comedy. It is like watching a combination of George Carlin and Bill Hicks”
- Janeane Garofalo
“Jamie Kilstein is amazing and I will be spreading the word . He has the spark that energized my conscience. We need more comedians kicking it hard the way he does every night”
- Robin Williams
“Hilarious and scathing.”
- Rolling Stone Magazine
“There are few truly insightful, passionate and hysterically funny political comedians around, and even fewer coming out of the States. New Yorker Jamie Kilstein is a shining light probing into the murkier corners of the religious right and corrupt politics of his homeland. Funny and penetrating, he’s taken Bill Hicks’ baton and run with it.”
- Time out London
“Jamie Kilstein and Allison Kilkenny have created an important political radio show that balances humor and unreported news. At a time when media conglomerates dominate the airwaves, independent media like Citizen Radio is vital to national discourse.”
- Noam Chomsky
“Comedy and music have always been instrumental in distilling the essence of political debate and social issues. In a time where artists and comedians too often shy away from that legacy, Citizen Radio is a rare gem of reason and thought-provoking dialogue. Jamie and Allison are intelligent and unapologetic agitators in a world that needs some shaking up, and I, for one, am grateful for that”
– Tim McIlrath, Rise Against, lead singer
“Jamie Kilstein is one of the funniest and smartest humans on the planet: his rocket-powered wit leaves you gasping – for more: sheer brilliance.”
- Philosopher and Professor A.C Grayling
“Jamie Kilstein is at once irresistibly endearing and wonderfully audacious. Watching his work is like going to cuddle a puppy and having it hump your leg. But funnier.”
- Tim Minchin
“If you liked Bill Hicks… If you think comedy should be about something more than just froth and banter… If you want to hear someone standing-up for freedom of speech and smacking religious bigotry and political stupidity squarely in the face… then this hugely talented American is the guy for you.”
- Time Out Critics’ Choice
“Jamie’s unique style of stand up is artfully thoughtfully and powerfully funny. His balls are so big that must be where he keeps all the funny!”
- Paul Provenza (Creator and Director of The Aristocrats)
“Kilstein, is to me eerily reminiscent of Bill Hicks and not in the sense of an astute impersonation but as if we are witness to some sort of Second Coming. Eloquent intelligence, razor-sharp wit and unconventionally convincing arguments. Kilstein is a special talent and one that I feel privileged for having seen at this early stage of his career.”
- Broadway Baby (5 stars)
“This is beautifully, intelligently crafted stuff. Kilstein is possibly the most impressive writer/performer, I have seen – his set is so well written it could have a life apart from him and still be brilliant. Performed by him gives it an added oomph, but I have not been so aware of the writing quality of a comedy set this year.”
- Kate Copstick, The Scotsman (4 stars)
“In this brisk, fluid hour he’s sharp, sarcastic and engaging, fearless in niggling his targets and knows how to write a joke to back up his incredulous indignation…as funny as it is audacious.”
- Chortle (4 stars)
“Kilstein’s savage intelligence and razor-sharp wit will make you think as much as laugh…Damned funny. Working in the same sort of education-by-comedy mould of the likes of Bill Hicks and David Cross”
- Andrew P Street, Time Out Sydney (5 stars)
“Jamie Kilstein kills. His show is the kind you walk away from feeling a sense of euphoria.Kilstein dissects the racism, sexism and homophobia prevalent in today’s society with unrelenting ease, somehow still providing a laugh a minute. My festival favourite so far. Impeccably crafted, his show ends on an impassioned note earning him mad applause that didn’t stop once he’d left the room. Engaging, insightful and nothing short of brilliant.”
- The Pun, Melbourne
“Not many have the power to mingle didactism and socio-political awareness with killer jokes and the word ‘fuck’, but comedic preacher-man Jamie Kilstein is one of the chosen few. He’s like a Bill Hicks that you wouldn’t mind taking home to meet your mum… and he could probably teach your conservative stick-in-the-mud dad a thing or two about the world, as well.”
- Drum Media Sydney
“Sharp, unafraid and eloquent”
- Sydney Morning Herald ‘Hot Pick’
“Searingly funny, highly intelligent and courageously irreverent”
- The Daily Telegraph