Philly Sketchfest returns for a two-night celebration on October 21-22, 2022 with acts from Philadelphia, New York City, Toronto, Chicago, Virginia, Greensboro, Chicago, and Washington DC. Crossroads Comedy Theater is this year's presenting partner. This block features Crying Alone In the Shower & Amanda Xeller.
ABOUT CRYING ALONE IN THE SHOWER: Crying Alone In The Shower is a monologue project between Philly sketch performers Julia Hudson (Barbara Bush, Sweetish, All Nite Deli) and Brian Craig (Secret Pants, Sweetish). Created as an outlet for deeply introspective solo material considered too personal for their other sketch groups, CAITS filter confessional vulnerability through the mask of character studies and monologues… but, like, in a funny way. Brian and Julia have performed together and separately on festival stages in Chicago, Baltimore, New York, Toronto, Montreal, and Indianapolis, as well as in their home city of Philadelphia. Crying Alone In The Shower has also performed at Philly Sketchfest in 2019.
ABOUT AMANDA XELLER: Amanda Xeller is a visceral, raw, weird, sick, super silly, dumdumdumdumdum, physical comedian residing in Brooklyn, NY. She performs predominantly solo and ensemble sketch in NYC. Her solo work has been featured across the US and Canada. She won The Lifetime Achievement Award at Montreal Sketchfest ‘22. She’s been in 3 comedy competitions and won all of them, baby! She’s been in some sweet music videos, headlined a bunch of festivals, and was in the short film All Aboard The Gravy Train, which premiered in Cannes. She teaches at the Magnet Theater and produces a ton of writing and collaboration projects for them including Moxie, a sketch lab for women, trans, and/or non-binary comedians. She directs for the Magnet Theater and BoogieManja. Amanda previously performed at Philly Sketchfest in 2016.
FULL SKETCHFEST 2022 LINE-UP
Friday, October 21 @ The Playground at the Adrienne Theater
7pm: Crying Alone in the Shower & Amanda Xeller
8:30pm: Unstoppable Failure & Uber and Klonk
10pm: Seann Cantatore & Joe Moore’s Explodin’ Halloween Garage
SATURDAY, 10/22 @ The Plays & Players Skinner Studio
7pm: High Dramma & Lemon Pepper and Sazon
830pm: Brick Penguin, Joy Provision & Bill Reick and His More Talented Friends
10pm: Bad Medicine & Cam Wyllie
COVID GUIDELINES: All audience members must present their COVID-19 vaccination card before entering the performance space and must wear a face mask while in the building. All performers will be fully vaccinated including a booster shot, will be performing without a mask, and will be at least 10 feet from the closest audience members. If the CDC and/or the city of Philadelphia eases or tightens restrictions, those changes will be considered before being implemented. All audience members are expected to comply with our theater's requests regarding these important public health matters.
ABOUT CROSSROADS COMEDY THEATER: 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 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!