Thank you everyone!

Posted April 5, 2014
THANK YOU to everyone who attended or performed in the first ever Philadelphia Funny Songs Fest.  This was our first time putting this thing together and although we had some bumps along the way, we are thrilled with the way it turned out.
We also can’t say enough about the professionalism of each and every performer.  Without that, things would not have gone as smoothly as they did.  It was a pleasure to work with all of you, and again we thank you.
We had 24 musical comedy acts perform in 4 shows over the course of two days.  Not bad for the first time around.
We hope you had fun and met some great musicians.  That’s what it is really all about.
Oh, and one more thing:
The 2014 NY FUNNY SONGS FEST is taking place May 29-31, and if you are a person who writes and performs funny songs then you should apply.  The details are at www.nyfunnysongs.com.
Thanks, and we hope to see you again soon.
The Philadelphia Funny Songs Fest.

Final Schedule

Posted March 24, 2014

Here is the final schedule for the 2014 PHILADELPHIA FUNNY SONGS FEST.  Please note that due to scheduling conflicts at L’Etage, the schedule for Sunday, March 30 has changed.

SATURDAY, MARCH 29 @ Third and Girard, 1176 N. 3rd St., Philadelphia

8:00 - 9:00 PM: WELL, HELLO THERE!! Registration & Happy Hour Mixer
Come on by, say hello, have a drink, pick up a gift bag, meet other festival attendees and performers and get ready for the show! 

9:00 – 10:30: THE FUNNY TWENTY FIVE: A Comedy Music Marathon

Over 20 comedy musicians sharing their best song.  It sounds fun because it is! 

11 – midnight: A NIGHT OF DIRTY SONGS: Comedy Songs Gone Wild!

This show is guaranteed to raise eyebrows, make sensitive people faint, upset the Catholic League, irk the tea party and leave YOU in stitches.

SUNDAY, MARCH 30 @ L’Etage, 624 S. 6th St., Philadelphia

5:00 - 6:00 PM: HI THERE PHILLY! (formerly BUH BYE PHILLY!)
Warmup party featuring a lineup of funny music. 

6:00 - 7:30 PM: THE TITANS OF COMEDY MUSIC Comedy Music Showcase, $5
Some of the best performers in the comedy music arena from Philadelphia and NYC perform their hits.

TICKET LINKS

Posted March 12, 2014

If you want to purchase tickets in advance through BROWN PAPER TICKETS, here are the links:

PHILLY FUNNY SONGS FEST SCHEDULED EVENTS:

                Saturday, March 29

8:00 - 9:00 PM: WELL, HELLO THERE!! Registration & Happy Hour Mixer, $5
Come on by, say hello, have a drink, meet other festival attendees and performers and get ready for the show! 

Buy tickets here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/583768

9:00 – 10:30: THE FUNNY TWENTY FIVE: A Comedy Music Marathon
25+ comedy musicians sharing their best song.  It sounds fun because it is! 

Buy tickets here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/583983

11 – midnight: A NIGHT OF DIRTY SONGS: Comedy Songs Gone Wild!

A festival favorite, this show is guaranteed to raise eyebrows, make sensitive people faint, upset the Catholic League, irk the tea party and leave YOU in stitches.

Buy tickets here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/605730

                Sunday, March 30 (note new starting times)

5:00 - 6:00 PM: HI THERE PHILLY!, $5 at the door
Warmup party featuring a lineup of funny musicians.

6:00 - 7:30 PM: THE TITANS OF COMEDY MUSIC Comedy Music Showcase
Some of the best performers in the comedy music arena from Philadelphia and NYC perform their hits.

Buy tickets here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/605741

Hello everyone!

*******PRESS RELEASE*******

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

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Philly Funny Songs artwork by Polina Volfovich

COMEDIANS STRIKE A CHORD:
THE PHILADELPHIA FUNNY SONGS FEST
TO VISIT THE CITY OF BROTHERLY LOVE
MARCH 29-30, 2014

The 2-day comedy-music festival comes off the tail of the successful big sister to the Philly Funny Songs FestThe NY Funny Songs Festival, which began in Manhattan in 2012. The NY Funny Songs Fest, now in its third year, is branching out with dates scheduled for Austin, Texas’ to coincide with SXSW, Friday, March 14-16, 2014 and Philadelphia, PA Saturday, March 29th and Sunday, March 30th, 2014.Comedy music is defined as songs that are written with the intention of making the audience laugh, chortle, guffaw, chuckle, and sometimes, even cringe in delight.

Performers include viral comedic musicians who have been featured on YouTube, The Dr. Demento Radio Show, CNN, TMZ, Fox Red Eye with Greg Gutfeld, SiriusXM and more, such as twisted minstrel Ms. Jessica Delfino (who is also an Art Institute of Philly alum and rumor has it, a relative of former Philly mayor Frank Rizzo), topical pop wizard Todd Chappelle, Andy Kaufman Award runner up Kelly Dwyer, Philly’s bad boy of comedy music Matthew Morgan and many more local and traveling comedic musicians. Below, please see the attached schedule of dates, locations and events. The submission registration has been extended to February 28th, 2014 so Philly area funny fretters who’d like to get in on the action and share their own songs can do so by visiting www.phillyfunnysongs.com.

Tickets can be purchased via BrownPaperTickets.com, from the website, www.phillyfunnysongs.com or at the door of each event on a first come first serve basis. Tickets start at $5. 

PRESS CONTACT:
phillyfunnysongs@gmail.com

PHILLY FUNNY SONGS FEST
FESTIVAL DETAILS – DATES AND LOCATIONS:

Saturday, March 29th at Third and Girard - 1176 N. 3rd St., Philadelphia, PA  19123, 8 PM

Sunday, March 30th at L’Etage - 624 S. 6th St., Philadelphia, PA 19147, 6 PM

PHILLY FUNNY SONGS FEST SCHEDULED EVENTS:

                Saturday, March 29

8:00 - 9:00 PM: WELL, HELLO THERE!! Registration & Happy Hour Mixer, $5 / $10 / $25
Come on by, say hello, have a drink, pick up a gift bag, meet other festival attendees and performers and get ready for the show! 

Buy tickets here now!

9:00 – 10:30: THE FUNNY TWENTY FIVE: A Comedy Music Marathon, $5
25+ comedy musicians sharing their best song.  It sounds fun because it is! 

Buy tickets here now!

11 – midnight: A NIGHT OF DIRTY SONGS: Comedy Songs Gone Wild!, $5
A festival favorite, this show is guaranteed to raise eyebrows, make sensitive people faint, upset the Catholic League, irk the tea party and leave YOU in stitches.

Midnight to ? - Music by comedy band/local derelicts Bunny and the Savages, $5

                Sunday, March 30

6:00 - 7:30 PM: THE TITANS OF COMEDY MUSIC Comedy Music Showcase, $5
Some of the best performers in the comedy music arena from Philadelphia and NYC perform their hits.

8:00 - 9:30 PM: BUH BYE PHILLY!, $5
Closing party featuring food, funny comedy music videos and Q&A with some of the festival performers, TBA. 

Second date added to the Philly Funny Songs Fest!

Good news everyone!

A second date has been added to the 2014 Philly Funny Songs Fest.  Now the Fest will be an actual weekend, not just one night:

Saturday, March 29 at Third and Girard - start time TBA - https://www.facebook.com/3rdGirard

Sunday, March 30 at L’Etage - start time TBA - http://creperie-beaumonde.com/lt-about/

SO - GET ON IT - contact us at PhillyFunnySongs@gmail.com to apply and join the other comedy musicians in your area.  The instructions on how to apply are in the first post on this site.  Thanks to ukulele comedy powerhouse Matthew Morgan for arranging the date on Saturday March 29.

Even though a second date has been added, the number of slots available is limited, so we hope to hear from you soon.  The submission deadline is February 15, 2014.

The 2014 Philadelphia Funny Songs Fest!

Are you a funny musician?  Do you live in the Philadelphia area?  Well, the Philadelphia Funny Songs Fest wants to hear from YOU.

Applications are now being accepted for the 2014 Philadelphia Funny Songs Fest, which will take place Sunday, March 30, 2014 at L’Etage, 624 S 6th St, Philadelphia, PA.

(The exact time and format of the show is still to be determined).

To apply for the show, please email the following information to PhillyFunnySongs@gmail.com:

(1) Name of performer/group, (2) Name of contact person, (3) Email address, (4) Website address, (5) Link to YouTube or another site where we can view video of you in action (videos of a LIVE performance are preferred).

There is a $10 application fee, which can be paid via Paypal to PhillyFunnySongs@gmail.com.

L’Etage is an intimate venue, so we are accepting applications from solo acts, duo and trios only (no drum sets).  Because of the size of the venue and the time limitations involved, we are not accepting applications from bands.  

All performers must be at least 21 years of age.

We don’t care if you play guitar, piano, harmonica, ukulele or whatever, we want to hear from YOU.  

The deadline for submissions is February 15, 2014.  

The 2014 Philadelphia Funny Songs Fest is sponsored in part by the New York Funny Songs Fest, the country’s largest festival specifically for comedy music.  For more information on the NYFSF, please visit www.NYFunnySongs.com.