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COM­E­DYS­PORTZ— For more than 25 years, this im­pro­vi­sa­tional com­edy troupe has been earn­ing raves along with laughs. Two teams of funny guys and gals com­pete for points with a ref­eree call­ing the ac­tion. Au­di­ence par­tic­i­pa­tion is en­cour­aged. Ar­rive early, as seat­ing is lim­ited. $20, $15 stu­dents, se­niors and mil­i­tary. Sa 7:30 pm and 10 pm. www. com­e­dys­portzphilly.com. 2030 Sansom St., 484.450.8089. HELIUM COM­EDY CLUB— Lo­cal ta­lent and na­tional head­lin­ers take the stage at this club, just off Rit­ten­house Square. This month: Krystyna Hutchin­son and Cori­nee Fisher, Aug. 2- 4; Mary Radzin­ski, Aug. 5; Girl With No Job, Aug. 6-7; Blake Wexler, Aug. 8; Kevin Nealon, Aug. 9-11; John Crist,

Aug. 13-14; J-L Cau­vin, Aug. 15; Josh Blue, Aug. 17-8; Dan Soder, Aug. 23-25; Chip Chantry, Aug. 29; Arnez J, Aug. 30-31. www.he­li­um­com­edy. com. 2031 Sansom St., 215.496.9001. Map 1, G5 PUNCH LINE PHILLY— A part of the thriv­ing en­ter­tain­ment scene in Fish­town, this com­edy club, restau­rant and bar will send you laugh­ing all the way home with new per­for­mances each week. The 300seat venue fea­tures VIP seat­ing and an out­door pa­tio. The bar of­fers lo­cal craft beers, cock­tails and wines by the glass. This month: An­drew Santino, Aug. 1- 4; Melissa Vil­lasenor, Aug. 9-11; Pauly Shore, Aug. 16-18. www.punch­linephilly.com. 33 E. Lau­rel St., 215.606.6555. THE N CROWD— This short-form im­pro­vi­sa­tional com­edy group per­forms an 80-minute show at 7 pm ev­ery Fri­day. A fre­quent par­tic­i­pant in re­gional fes­ti­vals, the N Crowd is known for its orig­i­nal­ity and hu­mor. $12 in ad­vance, $15 at the door. www.phillyn­crowd.com. 2030 Sansom St., 215.253.4276. Map 1, K3

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