Bentzen Ball Comedy Festival!
Last night we also went to the The Bentzen Ball Comedy Festival Opening Night at the Lincoln Theatre. We snapped Jonathan Katz, aka the seminal Comedy Central character Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist, who analyzed each comedian's personal life.
Jim Gaffigan, fresh off of his performance in front of 1.5 million for Pope Francis' visit to Philadelphia, said Netflix is like a bad blind date: If you watch one episode of True Blood, Netflix recommends a dozen gay shows.
A highlight was Janeane Garofalo talking about her recent trip on Amtrak and reading an article from a magazine on the train produced for all the passengers that said its rails were outdated by 40 years.
Morgan Murphy said her dating life was like Ocean's Eleven: the men she dated were a hodgepodge of random people: a ninja, astronaut and race car driver. The comedy festival, curated by Tig Notaro and produced by Brightest Young Things, was first held in 2009 and named for Ollie Bentzen, a Danish man who allegedly laughed himself to death during a screening of the film A Fish Called Wanda.