The Best of Philly Comedy Show

Saturday June 22, 2019 @ 8:00 PM

Philly's best comedians, Peggy O'Leary, Tommy Highland & Bill Chiang will take the stage for the ultimate night of comedy on Saturday, June 22nd at 8PM at 41 Bridge Street Live!

After years of doing comedy in NYC and LA, Peggy O'Leary is back in Philly doing comedy all over. You can catch her regularly at Helium, Punchline, AC & Philly Comedy Club. Peggy also runs two shows in the Philly area; every Wednesday 7pm Big Easy Comedy at Acadia in South Philly and once a month Slainte in Delco, PA at Sligo in Media. O'Leary has performed with many national headliners like Michael Che, Tone Bell, The Lucas Brothers, Dulce Sloan, Annie Lederman, Erin Foley & Jessimae Peluso. When she isn't in Philly you can catch her in NYC at New York Comedy Club, UCB Theatre, Creek and Cave, and many independent shows throughout Queens and Brooklyn. She played a blonde detective on a reenactment show called People Magazine Investigates on Discovery Channel, but she's never seen the show so you have let her know how she was! Peggy has made a couple of appearances on The Q on FOX, a semi-finalist in NBC Stand Up & Philly's Phunniest in 2016, her festival credits include Montreal Just for Laughs, Bridgetown, Limestone, New York, Women in Comedy, Comedy Expo, and Funny Female Festival in Chicago.

Tommy Highland is a Stand-up Comic, a black-belt improviser, and a dynamic public speaker. Tommy first became interested in comedy as a hobby in the fifth grade when he realized he could do goofy voices and noises and draw the attention of his fellow yutes. His first performance as a stand up -- in front of the highly critical Casa Grand, California High School population -- was a smash. That, and the realization that some girls now thought he was dreamy, prompted Tommy to perform stand up at clubs and colleges. However, real life set in, and Tommy needed to figure out a way to eat, so he became a carpenter - because, well, wood is funny. But the guffaws and giggles of a smoke-fill room of drunks soon beckoned him again. After playing a number of -- ahem -- dives, Tommy scored a fortuitous gig at the D.C. Improv (fortuitous not only because he actually got paid, but because he met the woman that would later become his wife, and of course, an inspiration for some truly good-natured jokes). In 2003, back in California, Tommy abandoned stand up and began studying improvisation at BATS Improv in San Francisco -- because frankly, making shit up is easier than writing comedy. Nowadays, you can find Tommy hosting a really cool regular comedy show at Fergieís Pub in downtown Philly on the last Wednesday of every month. He also performs as regularly as possible at Helium, the Laff House, the Raven Lounge and anywhere else he can find a crowd of able-bodied audience members, including private gigs for country clubs and national organizations. His contracting business is currently on the market for sale (if you know anyone that wants to buy a perfectly good carpentry business) so that he can finally get down to what he was really made to do, make you laugh.

An immigrant with a traditional Asian background, stand up comedy is probably the last thing people would have predicted for Bill Chiang. In fact, even he doesnít believe it. Out of curiosity, he tried one night in 2005 and since then, he has quickly become regular in clubs across the East Coast. Billís source for comedy comes from the absurdity and silliness of everyday life. His unique views on relationships, TV, and stories about growing up as an Asian immigrant in NYC makes him a favorite in clubs and for benefits. Bill is a comedy competition winner in NYC, has been featured on Comcast On-Demand and has played in historic comedy venues such as the New York Comedy Club, the Comic Strip, Catch a Rising Star and the Comedy Cabaret in Philadelphia.

Tickets to see The Best of Philly Comedy Show are $15 for General Admission and $25 for VIP (plus fees).