Sameer Rao Sameer Rao is a Philadelphia-based freelance journalist and former City Paper intern whose works predominantly focus on music, art, theatre, comedy, education, activism, arts communities, gender, race, society, and where all of those things intersect. His writing so far has appeared in City Paper, the Philadelphia Public School Notebook, APIARY Online, and the Good Men Project. Look for upcoming pieces in CRED Magazine and WXPN's The Key.
While Dave Chappelle remains elusive, one of his funniest comedy co-conspirators is a lot easier to pin down. Neal Brennan was Chappelle’s right-hand man on the cult classic Half Baked and nearly every Chappelle’s Show sketch (especially “Charlie Murphy’s True Hollywood Stories” and “The Racial Draft”). His standup comedy follows similar themes, touching on race, sports, models and Will Smith. He’s no Dave Chappelle, because we know where to find him.
Thu., June 13, 9 p.m., $15, with Doogie Horner, Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 N. Frankford Ave., 215-739-9684,
This week's one-off screenings
AMBLER THEATER 108 E. Butler Ave., Ambler, 215-345-7855, amblertheater.org. Rock the Casbah (2012,...
Scenes from Kensington's diehard, underground pool league
Everyone in the Jim Celebre Memorial Pool League knows that Foto Club is the team to beat. Yet...
Maybe travelling in the passenger seat of a car on a bright day, you squeeze your eyes shut against...