As PHIT continues to grow into our new space we are excited to try new ways of reaching comedy fans in Philadelphia – and beyond! – with another new project: Rocket Podcasting Network! Do you want to send your voice out into the endless echo chamber of the internet and have it reach ears you have never seen before? We are offering you an opportunity to create a podcast with us! PHIT will provide the equipment, the space, the hosting, and a dedicated engineer who will record, edit and upload your show for you. All you need to do is provide us with an idea that gets our attention, and commit to a regular schedule to record it. We’re excited to announce that Hunter Steffes will be heading up our podcast network, which is another step into the world of digital comedy production alongside the new digital sketch house teams we announced earlier this week.
Podcasting is an exciting avenue for comedians to expand their fan bases and reach a wider group of people than they otherwise could with only performances on a live stage. We’re thrilled to leverage PHIT’s experience producing comedy over the last decade and resources as an established theater to give you easier access to the opportunity to podcast. Our goal is to broadcast the amazing amount of talent that exists within the Philadelphia comedy community out into the world. We hope to give you solid base to get your sensibility out there, and to build a fanbase beyond the confines of the greater Philadelphia area.
We are soliciting pitches for shows now through May 13th via our pitch form. In the coming weeks, Hunter will select 7-8 pitches to record pilot episodes. From those pilots, we will select 3-4 recordings to become the premiere shows on the Rocket Podcast Network. After getting a sense of the time and resources needed to successfully launch these shows, we will continue open the pitch form periodically as we look to expand.
The ideas that have the best chance to be selected will be original in format, point of view, and substance. They will also be repeatable and able to be recorded on a consistent basis, in order to help grow a fanbase. We know these kind of ideas exist within this community, and we’re excited to help you grow, polish, and showcase them.
Thank you, now.. start pitching!