This annual political event which benefits a local charity, Variety Philadelphia. The venue and all staffing and services are donated.
I took notes as people performed and as it is impossible to write as fast as people talk I missed some things. So this is by no means a complete transcript. I caught as much as I could. Information in parentheses indicates the candidate's party affiliation and office sought. Other than the two gubernatorial candidates everyone was a congressional candidate and the number indicates the district they are in. Information in brackets are my comments. In places it notes something that I missed; in others it is a more direct comment. For example, I don't follow any professional sports so sports jokes are completely beyond me. If someone told a lot of sports jokes I just noted that in brackets. I did not quite know how to record the performance by Mary Ellen Balchunis so that is one long bracketed comment.
It is entirely possible that I misinterpreted something, or that by missing part of a presentation the balance of it is out of context. If that happened I apologize for it, and also for any other errors or misconceptions. This is my best effort at recording as much as I could.