On Philadelphia’s bustling South Street, Tattooed Mom never fails to draw an eclectic crowd. With decades-old wall hangings and kitschy seating like old bumper cars and roller-coaster trains, it's the perfect place for both impromptu and planned gatherings.
Local comedian Michael Kelly has used of the space for his popular free monthly comedy showcase: "Tattooed Momedy," since late 2016, and he says he's fired up for his first show of 2017, which kicks off at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 24.
And this year, he and Mom are mking it official.
“Beginning in February 2017, we will be permanently slotted on the last Tuesday of every month,” Kelly said. “Each show features a curated collection of stand-up comics from the Philadelphia area and guests from across the U.S. We also feature a wild-card act that can be anything from burlesque, drag, sketch, performance art and music.”
The Jan. 24 show will feature Philly stand-ups such as Cassandra Dee and Marissa Both of Bourbon and Branch's Yard Sale Comedy in Northern Liberties; Charles Blyzniuk; Pete Steele; T.J. Hurley; Alyssa Rene; and sketch performers the Incredible Shrinking Matt and Jacquie.
We chatted with Kelly, Dee and Steele to get their thoughts on vital issues like video games and ideal animal hybrids.