Punch Line Philly

Punch Line Philly

Press Releases

May 18, 2016
LIVE NATION UNVEILS INITIAL LINEUP FOR PUNCH LINE PHILLY: PHILADELPHIA'S FIRST MAJOR COMEDY CLUB OPENING IN OVER A DECADE

Russell Peters to Headline Grand Opening Weekend, July 8-10; Stars Aligned All Summer Long with Bill Bellamy, Robert Kelly, Marlon Wayans, Pablo Francisco, Dean Cole, Nikki Glaser

TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, MAY 20 @ 10 A.M.!

(PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - May 18, 2016) Canada's number one comedy export, Russell Peters, will launch a spectacular all-star summer lineup of some of the hottest names in stand-up comedy at Live Nation's PUNCH LINE PHILLY, the city's first new major comedy club in over a decade. Tickets for all shows in Punch Line Philly's Premier Summer Lineup go on sale FRIDAY, May 20 at 10 a.m. Complete information at www.punchlinephilly.com.

Direct from the NBC hit show "Last Comic Standing," the critically acclaimed movie "Chef," and Netflix, Peters will headline Grand Opening Weekend with five shows scheduled July 8-10.

Laughter will erupt all summer at Punch Line Philly, as Peters will be followed, in order, by Bill Bellamy from "Last Comic Standing" (July 14-16), Robert Kelly from FX's "Louie," (July 21-23), Marlon Wayans from "White Chicks" and "Scary Movie" (Aug. 4-6), all-star Pablo Francisco (Aug. 10-13), Deon Cole from ABC's "Black-ish," TBS's "Angie Tribeca" and "Barbershop 2," (Aug. 18-20) and Nikki Glaser, host of Comedy Central's new "Not Safe with Nikki Glaser" (Aug. 25-27).

In anticipation of its grand opening, the "Punch Line Presents Comedy Series" has just launched next door at The Foundry room on the top floor of the Fillmore, hailed as "the most beautiful live rock music venue in the United States" and only a few steps away from Punch Line Philly. The Foundry also will be hosting a "Punch Line Presents" comedy event June 25 with Wheeler Walker Jr.

Live Nation Comedy is the world's largest promoter of comedy events, selling 2.5 million+ tickets to over 850 shows in 2015. LNC works with a diverse roster of comics ranging from lauded up-and-comers like Pete Davidson and Chris D'Elia to marquee entertainers like Dave Chappelle and Bill Burr. Recent highlights at LNC include tours such as the Oddball Comedy Festival and Kevin Hart's "What Now?" Tour - the highest grossing comedy tour of all time.

President of Live Nation's House of Blues Entertainment Division Ron Bension said, "Philadelphia has an amazing comedy heritage and Punch Line Philly will feature the world's best comedians in a one-of-a-kind Fishtown vibe with great sightlines, food and beverage.

Live Nation also owns and operates Punch Line venues in San Francisco and Sacramento along with Cobb's Comedy Club in San Francisco. Virtually every major comic in America has appeared at the Punch Line San Francisco.

In addition to national touring acts, Punch Line will offer a launch pad for local Philly comedic talent.

The 300-seat Punch Line will feature VIP seating, an outdoor patio, lobby bar and a full-service eclectic food and beverage selection offering local craft beers, boutique cocktails and wines by the glass.

Visit PunchLinePhilly.com and @PunchLinePhilly on social media for venue updates and show announcements.

About House of Blues Entertainment
With 62 owned and operated clubs and theaters, the House of Blues Entertainment portfolio, a division of Live Nation, is wide-ranging including the legendary Fillmores and the intimate House of Blues clubs throughout the United States. House of Blues Entertainment is the country's preeminent live music venue collection featuring state-of-the-art sound and lighting technology in one-of-a-kind custom-designed environments aimed to bring fans and artists together in unparalleled musical environments.

May 6, 2016
LIVE NATION ANNOUNCES PUNCH LINE PHILLY: PHILADELPHIA'S FIRST MAJOR COMEDY CLUB TO OPEN IN OVER A DECADE

(PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - May 6, 2016) Nearly one year after the launch of The Fillmore Philadelphia hailed as "the most beautiful live rock music venue in the United States," Live Nation is planning to unveil the Punch Line comedy club only a few steps away from that concert hall to join the rapidly emerging Fishtown entertainment scene.

Punch Line's opening is scheduled for this July.

Several headlining comics have already confirmed dates at Punch Line including international star Russell Peters, Marlon Wayans from "White Chicks" and "Scary Movie," Deon Cole from ABC's "Black-ish," TBS's "Angie Tribeca" and "Barbershop 2," all-star Pablo Francisco, Robert Kelly from FX's "Louie," and Nikki Glaser from Comedy Central's "Not Safe."

Live Nation Comedy is the world's largest promoter of comedy events, selling 2.5 million+ tickets to over 850 shows in 2015. LNC works with a diverse roster of comics ranging from lauded up-and- comers like Pete Davidson and Chris D'Elia to marquee entertainers like Dave Chappelle and Bill Burr. Recent highlights at LNC include tours such as the Oddball Comedy Festival and Kevin Hart's "What Now?" Tour - the highest grossing comedy tour of all time.

President of Live Nation's House of Blues Entertainment Division Ron Bension said, "Philadelphia has an amazing comedy heritage and Punch Line Philly will feature the world's best comedians in a one-of-a-kind Fishtown vibe with great sightlines, food and beverage.

"Our commitment to the Fishtown neighborhood runs deep and we're excited to share this new offering."

Live Nation also owns and operates Punch Line venues in San Francisco and Sacramento along with Cobb's Comedy Club in San Francisco. Virtually every major comic in America has appeared at the Punch Line San Francisco.

In addition to national touring acts, Punch Line will offer a launch pad for local Philly comedic talent.

The 300-seat Punch Line will feature VIP seating, an outdoor patio, lobby bar and a full-service eclectic food and beverage selection offering local craft beers, boutique cocktails and wines by the glass.

Beginning May 6 in advance of the Punch Line's official opening, the "Punch Line Presents Comedy Series" will kick off next door at The Foundry room on the top floor of the Fillmore. That show will follow the Ben Folds' concert and showcase local comedians Chip Chantry, Jim Ginty and Dave Terruso.

Visit PunchLinePhilly.com and @PunchLinePhilly on social media for venue updates and show announcements.

About House of Blues Entertainment

With 62 owned and operated clubs and theaters, the House of Blues Entertainment portfolio, a division of Live Nation, is wide-ranging including the legendary Fillmores and the intimate House of Blues clubs throughout the United States. House of Blues Entertainment is the country's preeminent live music venue collection featuring state-of-the-art sound and lighting technology in one-of- a-kind custom-designed environments aimed to bring fans and artists together in unparalleled musical environments.

Punch Line Philly

Randy Alexander

President & CEO
906 Jonathan Lane
Marlton, NJ 08053
856.596.1410

High-Res Images