And now for something completely different. 1812 Productions is Philadelphia’s all-comedy theater company. Every holiday season, 1812 presents a satiric and song-filled revue based on the year’s news events and trends.
“This Is the Week That Is” plugs into an American tradition of irreverent political humor that traces back from Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert through Dennis Miller and Bill Maher to the Smothers Brothers and “That Was the Week That Was” – all the way back, in fact, to Will Rogers, H.L. Mencken and Mark Twain.As usual, this year’s production of “This Is the Week That Is” playing to sold-out houses at the Plays and Players Theatre in Philadelphia.