Sports comic Joe Conklin has been a fixture on the dais of the Philadelphia Sports Writers Association’s annual Awards Dinner for many years. This year, our 108th annual banquet, will be no different. (The dinner will be held at 6:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 30, at the Crowne Plaza on Route 70 in Cherry Hill, N.J.)
When Conklin performs at the PSWA awards dinner, he’s sure to leave the crowd and our honored guests – most of them, anyway – in stitches.
His spot-on impersonations of local sports figures has made Conklin an all-star in his own right.
When Eagles coach Andy Reid isn’t able to get to our dinner, Conklin’s impression of Big Red is the next best thing.
Below is a promotional video for Joe that features more than a few clips from Philadelphia Sports Writers Association dinners of the past.
The next video features Joe Conklin’s hilarious performance at the Philadelphia sports Writers Association’s 105th annual Awards Dinner on January 26, 2009.
It also includes the late, great Harry Kalas delivering an unforgettable joke about his friend, Richie Ashburn, and more memorable moments captured from somebody’s seat at a table near the dais.
The public is welcome to attend the dinner. Tickets are $95 apiece, and are available by clicking here.
Doors to the banquet open at 5 p.m., with the dinner starting promptly at 6:30 p.m.
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