This Week Sucked (November 2018)


Contact: Don Montrey
Phone: 484-450-8089

CSz Philadelphia - Home of ComedySportz presents
This Week Sucked: A Comedic Exploration of Your Crap Week

PHILADELPHIA, PA – CSz Philadelphia presents This Week Sucked, a new show that takes an audience member’s terrible week and turns it into fast-paced comedy. Opening Friday, November 2nd at 10PM, This Week Sucked runs every Friday in November through the 23rd. Tickets are $10 and are available at the door or online at The show is BYOB.

Based on long-running shows in L.A. and Austin, This Week Sucked invites audience members to share stories of bad bosses, breakups, hookups, adulting challenges and general woes. The diverse cast recreates those stories through a series of comedic improvised scenes. “This Week Sucked is about finding the comedy in crappy situations and the release that comes from seeing it acted out on stage,” says director, Erika May McNichol. “I love watching the audience member when they see their story interpreted onstage. They laugh the hardest which is a great feeling.”

“Sister shows at UCB LA and Fallout Theater in Austin have quickly become audience favorites,” says Executive Director Don Montrey, “which is why we’re excited to bring this show to Philly.”

The cast features: Joel Sumner, Shannon DeVido, Jessie Priesendorfer, Emily Davis, Deepu Murthy, Mariah Min and Bob McNichol. Directed by Erika May McNichol.

What is CSz Philadelphia?

CSz Philadelphia uses improvisation to produce fun, immersive experiences that bring laughter to the people of Philadelphia. In the classroom we teach our students how to use improv to entertain and excite and audiences. In the boardroom, we teach professionals how to communicate, listen, and take risks using Applied Improvisation. On stage we entertain everyone with ComedySportz, Philadelphia’s longest-running comedy show where two teams of improvisers battle for the laughs of the Loyal Fans.

CSz Philadelphia is a part of CSz Worldwide, a global network of companies for organizations needing entertainment, training, and events marketing solutions.


Friday, November 2, 2018 @ 10PM
Friday, November 9, 2018 @ 10PM
Friday, November 16, 2018 @ 10PM
Friday, November 23, 2018 @ 10PM

VENUE: CSz Philadelphia at The Adrienne Theater, 2030 Sansom St.

TICKET INFORMATION: $10 at door OR online at

CAST MEMBERS: Emily Davis, Shannon Devido, Bob McNichol, Mariah Min, Deepu Murty, Jessie Preisendorfer, Joel Sumner. Directed by Erika May McNichol


This Week Sucked invites Philadelphians to share stories of bad bosses, breakups, hookups, adulting challenges and general woes. A diverse cast of improvisers and comedians takes your sucky week and turns it into fast-paced comedy. More info at

To request photos, interviews and more information please contact: Don Montrey | | 267-255-9541