Who are the funniest stand-up comedians coming out of Philadelphia these days?

The Philadelphia Phillies may be down three games to one to the New York Yankees in the World Series, but the Phillies are still the defending champs today, and the Eagles whipped up on the Giants on Sunday. So what better time to take a look at the comedians from the City of Brotherly Love? Comedy Central recently hosted a showcase of Philly-based stand-ups in NYC — though half of them already have moved onward and upward to the big city (see: Joe DeRosa, Julian McCullough, Mike Vecchione), I did get a glimpse of some funny people who still live in and around the so-called "sixth borough."

Who should we be keeping our eyes on in the Philadelphia comedy scene? Well, how's about this list of 10 Funniest Comedians in Philadelphia Right Now to look at, ponder, and quibble about for a start? Rankings, of course, are always up for subjective debate, but I'm pretty darned sure that any of these folks have potential to one day make the move themselves to NYC or LA: Chip Chantry, Derek Gaines, Steve Gerben, Kent Haines, Aaron Hertzog, Doogie Horner, Pat House, Anton Shuford Geoff Tate and TuRae. What about the ladies, though? The ladies! Or older veteran comics who have yet to be appreciated? Who else should be on this list? Tell me what's what.

Sean L. McCarthy

Editor and publisher since 2007, when he was named New York's Funniest Reporter. Former newspaper reporter at the New York Daily News, Boston Herald and smaller dailies and community papers across America. Loves comedy so much he founded this site.

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