Start your summer laughing with a former Chelsea Lately regular, and end it cracking up to Jerry Seinfeld and Gabriel Iglesias, the "fluffiest" comedian going. In between, catch a season full of stellar comedians on stages in Philadelphia and Atlantic City, including Philly guys like Kurt Metzger, and Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim of Tim and Eric fame.
Kurt Metzger (June 22-24, Punch Line Philly). Hometowner Metzger's raunchy stylings are detectable in his work as a writer and actor on Inside Amy Schumer and Ugly Americans. At his live show, the raunch is front and center. Metzger can also be heard online on his weekly podcast, Race Wars. (215-606-6555, punchlinephilly.com)
"Mystery Science Theater 3000″ Live (July 7, Keswick Theatre). The show's co-creator Joel Hodgson and current reboot host Jonah Ray bring their spacey antics to the Keswick for two performances — a 7 p.m. show will lampoon fan-favorite Eegah, and a 10 p.m. send-up will decode a "Secret Surprise Film." Yes, Crow T. Robot and Tom Servo will be there. (215-572-7650, keswicktheatre.com)
Tim & Eric: 10th Anniversary Awesome Tour (July 20, Merriam Theater). Temple University grads Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim return to Philadelphia for what is bound to be the year's weirdest night in comedy around here. Ten years in, these guys still haven't run out of comedic non sequiturs. (215-893-1999, kimmelcenter.org)