March 23

Comedian TuRae

Comedian TuRae

TuRae Gordon tops the list of local Philly comedians. TuRae was born on June 15, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as TuRae Gordon. He is a writer and actor, known for Underground Kings, Def Comedy Jam and The Funny Spot.

TuRae’s comedy career began while attending Temple University. Encouraged by friends, he entered and won his first open mic competition at the famous Philadelphia Laff House. The club immediately named him house MC providing the opportunity to develop his thoughtful and unique point of view. In 2007, he traveled to London, England where he won the World Cup Comedy Clash at London’s Hackney Empire Theater. In the summer of 2008, TuRae performed at the prestigious Just for Laugh’s comedy festival in Montreal where “industry watchers lauded TuRae’s strong point of view” as reported by The Hollywood Reporter who went further naming him a “standout” of the New Faces showcase. TuRae headlines clubs and colleges and has competed in and won a number of competitions including the Def Jam Comedy Competition and The WB’s Comedy After Midnight.

As a man who jokes about his mom and the rest of his family – including his girlfriend (“dude, this lady, I promise, we’re going to get married”) – TuRae uses the latter love relationship as his barometer as to what he can and cannot share on stage about their lives. “I subscribe to the ‘happy wife, happy life’ theory,” he said. “If she doesn’t like it, I’m not to going to do it. BUT, she has to see me doing it and tell me she doesn’t like it because I also believe in an artist’s freedom.”

Ask if he feels akin to other Philly comedians and part of the community of stand-ups, and he says, “some would tell you I am the community. I don’t say that to sound arrogant. I say that because I’ve spent a considerable amount of my career making sure that it’s not just single shows or one comic getting success and moving on. I do also feel as if the comedy community here is segregated. I don’t want barriers in my comedy. Comedians need to be considered by each other’s room and considered by all management and promoters. That’s not just here though, that’s everywhere across the country. The good thing is that comedy and comedy clubs are growing. Let’s focus on that. We can sing ‘Cumbaya,’ later.”

03/23/2019 8:00 PM

Door Time: 7:00 PM

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Hosted by: Comedian Topp Fliight

  • Doors open at 7 PM for our 8 PM show.
  • General Admission is first come, first serve.
  • Premium Table Seating is in the front row directly in front of the stage.
  • Tickets are more expensive at the door (if any remain).Seats only guaranteed until showtime.
  • There are no refunds on any ticket purchases unless you purchased ticket insurance.
  • 2-item minimum in showroom. This means each person must purchase 2 items off the menu. This can be an alcoholic, or non-alcoholic drink, or any of our food items.

Free Parking available at rear of building.

TuRae Gordon tops the list of local Philly comedians. TuRae was born on June 15, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as TuRae Gordon. He is a writer and actor, known for Underground Kings, Def Comedy Jam and The Funny Spot.

TuRae’s comedy career began while attending Temple University. Encouraged by friends, he entered and won his first open mic competition at the famous Philadelphia Laff House. The club immediately named him house MC providing the opportunity to develop his thoughtful and unique point of view. In 2007, he traveled to London, England where he won the World Cup Comedy Clash at London’s Hackney Empire Theater. In the summer of 2008, TuRae performed at the prestigious Just for Laugh’s comedy festival in Montreal where “industry watchers lauded TuRae’s strong point of view” as reported by The Hollywood Reporter who went further naming him a “standout” of the New Faces showcase. TuRae headlines clubs and colleges and has competed in and won a number of competitions including the Def Jam Comedy Competition and The WB’s Comedy After Midnight.

As a man who jokes about his mom and the rest of his family – including his girlfriend (“dude, this lady, I promise, we’re going to get married”) – TuRae uses the latter love relationship as his barometer as to what he can and cannot share on stage about their lives. “I subscribe to the ‘happy wife, happy life’ theory,” he said. “If she doesn’t like it, I’m not to going to do it. BUT, she has to see me doing it and tell me she doesn’t like it because I also believe in an artist’s freedom.”

Ask if he feels akin to other Philly comedians and part of the community of stand-ups, and he says, “some would tell you I am the community. I don’t say that to sound arrogant. I say that because I’ve spent a considerable amount of my career making sure that it’s not just single shows or one comic getting success and moving on. I do also feel as if the comedy community here is segregated. I don’t want barriers in my comedy. Comedians need to be considered by each other’s room and considered by all management and promoters. That’s not just here though, that’s everywhere across the country. The good thing is that comedy and comedy clubs are growing. Let’s focus on that. We can sing ‘Cumbaya,’ later.”