'SNL' Trio 'Please Don't Destroy' Kicks off Comedy Tour!


| LAST UPDATE 05/21/2023

By Riley Hammond
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Ready to laugh your socks off? The dynamic trio who make up the sketch comedy group Please Don't Destroy, Ben Marshall, John Higgins, and Martin Herlihy, are preparing to go on their first-ever live tour. They're heading straight to Philadelphia next month to perform at the Fillmore on June 23rd.

Please Don't Destroy has been leaving audiences in stitches with their unpredictable jokes and off-the-wall humor since its founding back in 2017 when the three friends were still students at New York University. Now, the group is made up of Saturday Night Live writers Ben Marshall, John Higgins, and Martin Herlihy. During the pandemic, they gained a massive following for their digital sketches, which are full of surprising comedic twists that often present outrageous premises. For example, in one of their videos, Marshall announces that he paid $300 to receive the "Dumbrekka" COVID vaccine, which is as ridiculous as it is hilarious.

Please Don't Destroy Comedy Tour
@pleasedontdestroy via Instagram
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Their incredible talent didn't go unnoticed, and SNL producer Lorne Michaels took notice of their skills, leading to their addition to the writing team for season 47 of the show. Even with their success on SNL, they continue to produce their digital sketches, which sometimes get cut from the live broadcast and sent straight to Youtube. But whether on the broadcast or online, their videos consistently get millions of views. The trio has been compared to another famous comedy trio, The Lonely Island, who also wrote for "SNL" and posted videos online. Please Don't Destroy's writing skills earned them a spot on The Hollywood Reporter's "50 Most Influential People in Comedy" list last year. But this isn't the first time that Saturday Night Live has been a part of their lives. Herlihy and Higgins are the sons of former SNL head writers Tim Herlihy and Steve Higgins. So, it seems that comedy runs in the family!

If you're a fan of these guys, you can catch them when their tour comes to Philadelphia. We wouldn't want you to miss out, so if you're interested in seeing this comedic powerhouse trio in action, better hurry and grab your tickets. The presale will be available online at 10 a.m. on May 17th, using the code "LIVE." And if that's not enough, keep your eyes peeled for their upcoming movie produced by Judd Apatow, set to premiere on Peacock in November. So, what are you waiting for? Get your tickets now and prepare to laugh until it hurts!

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