Comedy and satire have never been more vital in an era when truth is hard to find. Good thing Philadelphia has an excellent slate of comedians coming to town. Start your season off with a French superstar and end with one of the great American comedic voices.
Gad Elmaleh (Wednesday, Keswick Theatre). Think of Gad Elmaleh as the Jerry Seinfeld of France. But Elmaleh wasn't satisfied with just being a French superstar. He has set his sights on the States, where he's trying to win over a new audience in a foreign language (that would be English). (215-572-7650 or keswicktheatre.com)