What started out as a raunchy web series is about to launch three Philadelphia-area comedians — as well as an entire county — into the national spotlight.
“Delco Proper” is the brainchild of good friends Tommy Pope, Tim Butterly and John McKeever. “It shows how [the main characters], who are just breaching into their 30s, deal with living in the same neighborhood, changing relationships and just basically being a grownup,” Pope says.
Pope, a native of Drexel Hill, chose Delaware County, or “Delco” as it is commonly known, for its rarely-changing, yet genuine, landscape. “In a lot of these small towns, there’s sort of an arrested development, where these people really don’t start growing up until they either have kids, start getting married or a business is dropped on them.”
Thanks to Comedy Central, the collective vision of Pope, Butterly and McKeever has expanded far beyond the scope of greater Philadelphia. The trio’s first episode, “The Funeral,” amassed over 125,000 views on YouTube and paved the way for three more webisodes on the comedy network’s YouTube channel.
With the cast's Delco roots, we couldn’t help but ask the creators of “Delco Proper” to take us on a tour of their favorite local hangouts. Here where you can find them: