Comedy stars get together for Philly-shot movie

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Posted: May 21, 2014

A DAM PALLY, star of "The Mindy Project" and "Happy Endings," has been shooting in Philadelphia for only a month but he's already got his Wawa hoagie order down.

That would be turkey, cheddar, horseradish, mustard.

Pally has been filming "Bad Boys Crazy Girls" - about two friends (Pally and Sarah Burns) who decide to hussy up their images to find love - in Philly and Media for the past month. Yesterday, Pally and the cast - including Reid Scott (of "Veep") - were filming a bar scene at G Lounge (111 S. 17th St.). Kate Flannery of "The Office" (a Philly lady herself) and some familiar stars who I can't name just yet are also featured in the flick.

"I wanted to do a romantic comedy, and there aren't that many in the studio system," said Pally, a fan of the Philly-based filmmakers Don Argott and Sheena Joyce, who are working on their first feature film after such critically acclaimed documentaries as the Barnes Foundation saga "Art of the Steal" and "Rock School."

"BBCG," which is at the tail end of its monthlong shoot, is also a first for MilkBoy's Tommy Joyner and Jamie Lokoff, who teamed up with Brian O'Connor and Short Film Oscar winner Tammy Tiehel-Stedman to produce the movie. Tiehel-Stedman said they're exploring the possibility of setting up a production company to continue their work together.

The Philly-based producers could have shot anywhere - Portland, Ore., was name-checked - but kept it local to capitalize on their networks (look out for shots of MilkBoy's recording studios when the movie comes out) and to take advantage of the Pennsylvania tax credit, which was "critical" to making the movie happen in the first place.

Jersey's 'Voice'

Find out whether Marlton's own YouTube sensation Christina Grimmie wins it all on tonight's season finale of "The Voice," at 9 on NBC. Other performers expected include Robin Thicke, Tim McGraw, Coldplay, Ed Sheeran, Tim McGraw, Justin Moore and OneRepublic.

Wired's new guy

Wired 96.5 listeners welcome back Michael Bennett to their midday listening. Bennett, who used to work the weekend shift, also will serve as music director for the station. Bennett replaces Casey, who announced her departure from the station back in March.

Bex, who was once a weekender herself, replaces Ghia on the morning show with Tingle and Chunky. Want to try your hand at radio? Program director Buster Satterfield is reportedly looking for new talent.

Barwin rocks out

During his RedditAMA ("ask me anything," for the Internet uninformed) yesterday, Eagles linebacker Connor Barwin announced a concert to benefit his Make the World Better Foundation, dedicated to giving young people access to athletics and the arts.

The concert takes place on June 20 at Union Transfer, with Kurt Vile and the Violators, The Tontons and The Districts on the bill. (Barwin's indie listening habits have been well-documented, namely in a piece in Grantland.) Barwin also promised appearances by LeSean McCoy, DeMeco Ryans, Jason Kelce, Todd Herremans, Najee Goode, Bradley Fletcher, Mychal Kendricks, Trent Cole, Cary Williams, Brent Celek, Bennie Logan and more.

The concert will benefit Point Breeze's Ralph Brooks Park, including a basketball court, well-lighted play areas, an urban farm and a mural by local artist Steve Powers (he's the guy behind the Mural Arts' Love Letter project).

OUT AND ABOUT

*  Lea Delaria, who plays ladies' woman Big Boo on Netflix's hit series "Orange is the New Black," stopped by the Philadelphia Museum of Art's Runway of Love exhibit featuring the works of fashion designer Patrick Kelly. Delaria was in town performing at the Mazzoni Center's 2014 Elixr Gala on Saturday.

* Comedian Andrew Santino, lately of ABC's sitcom "Mixology," stopped by Phillies batting practice and checked out the World Series trophies. "Mixology" airs its finale tomorrow at 9:30 p.m.


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