Temple grads Tim and Eric to return to Philly for Merriam Theater performance

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Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim, better known as Tim and Eric, will play the Merriam Theater this summer as part of their "10 Year Anniversary Awesome Tour!" tour.

Temple University’s weirdest comedic duo, Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim, are coming back to Philadelphia this summer as part of their upcoming “10 Year Anniversary Awesome Tour!” tour in celebration of 10 years of Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!

The Adult Swim alt-comedy duo will be in town as part of the tour at the Merriam Theater on Thursday, July 20. Tickets go on sale Friday, March 24 at 10 a.m. via the Kimmel Center website and box office, by phone at 215-893-1999, or at AXS.com.

“It’s been 10 years,” the duo said of the tour via a release. “We are heading out to see our chips across the USA and celebrate this incredible decade of Tim and Eric with a number of new spoofs and goofs, riffs and bits, songs and dances and hope to create memories to last a lifetime.”

The pair’s exceedingly odd (though, not for them) tour promo video can be viewed below:

Heidecker and Wareheim got their start after meeting in 1994 at Temple University, where they were both film majors. The duo launched TimandEric.com in 2002, and had a series, Tom Goes to the Mayor, picked up by Adult Swim shortly thereafter for their first hit.

“I was working for Urban Outfitters at the time, shooting their website models and hating life,” Wareheim told Variety in 2014 of the duo’s early days. “I was working with these horrible girls every day and when we got that call that we got like three grand or something to move (back to L.A.), I said, ‘[expletive] you guys. I quit.’ The next week, Tim and I were on the cover of Philadelphia Weekly.”

Tim and Eric had a breakthrough success following that series with Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!, which later opened the door for a feature film, Tim and Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie, and a spinoff series, Tim and Eric’s Bedtime Stories. The pair also operates Abso Lutely Productions, production company they started in 2007.

Tim and Eric’s upcoming tour dates are as follows:

Tue. July 11 – Portland, ME – State Theatre
Wed. July 12 – Boston, MA – Berklee Performance Center
Fri. July 14 – New York, NY – The Town Hall
Tue. July 18 – Washington, DC – Lincoln Theatre
Thu. July 20 – Philadelphia, PA – Merriam Theater
Fri. July 21 – Chicago, IL – Vic Theatre
Sun. July 23 – Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre
Tue. July 25 – Milwaukee, WI – Pabst Theater
Wed. July 26 – Minneapolis, MN – State Theatre
Fri. July 28 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
Sat. July 29 – Austin, TX – Paramount Theatre
Mon. July 31 – Dallas, TX – Majestic Theatre
Tue. Aug. 1 – Denver, CO – Paramount Theatre
Wed. Aug. 2 – San Francisco, CA – The Warfield
Fri. Aug. 4 – Vancouver, BC – Orpheum Theatre
Sat. Aug. 5 – Seattle, WA – Moore Theatre
Sun. Aug. 6 – Portland, OR – Revolution Hall
Wed. Aug. 9 – Los Angeles, CA – Theatre at the Ace Hotel