Author Archives: Greg

PHIT Comedy’s Rocket Comedy Network Announces Fall Podcast Pilots!

Rocket Comedy Network, PHIT Comedy’s new digital playground for the Philly comedy community, is excited to announce the launch of a first for Philly Comedy: a podcast network dedicated to developing and promoting Philadelphia comedy talent to a national audience. … Continue reading

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PHIT’s New Family Friendly Show Seeking Improvisers!

Another announcement! With the re-opening of our performance space on Second Stage, PHIT is excited to announce the expansion of our Kids & Teens program to include  family friendly shows specifically created for grade school-aged children to enjoy with their parents. … Continue reading

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Changes to Booking A Show at PHIT!

Hello Indie Improv Teams! Starting in August, PHIT will begin using a new process to book and schedule indie teams on our stages. This process is meant to streamline booking, listing, and promoting Independent Teams – guaranteeing the highest quality … Continue reading

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PHIT Seeking Kids & Teens Program Coordinator

PHIT is excited to announce our search for a new PHIT Kids & Teens Coordinator to join our amazing team. The Kids & Teens Coordinator reports to Greg Maughan, PHIT’s Executive Director and supervises all of the Kids & Teens … Continue reading

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Rocket Podcast Network Pitch Deadline May 13th!

Our submission window for the first round of Rocket Podcast Network pilots is coming to a close, so please get your pitches in by the end of the day on May 13th! Our new podcast network offers you an opportunity … Continue reading

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Announcing the Rocket Podcast Network!

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 … Continue reading

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PHIT is Hiring House Managers!

As PHIT continues growing rapidly, prepares to move our shows to the Adrienne Theatre Mainstage, and moves towards presenting multiple show simultaneously on two stages later this year we are seeking additional front-of-house staff to help ensure the smooth running of the … Continue reading

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Changes to Class Prices at the Training Center For Session 3

Today we are very excited to put our next session of classes for 2016 up on the website, and I hope you’ll take a few minutes to sign up to continue learning with us. I also hope you’ll take a … Continue reading

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PHIT is Open!

Following the conclusion of winter storm Jonas overnight PHIT will be open today, Sunday, January 24th, 2016 for all classes, rehearsals, shows and other events. We look forward to seeing you! Students who cannot make class because of difficulty traveling … Continue reading

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Creating a Welcoming and Safe Environment in Comedy

Recent events in the PHIT community and throughout the Philly comedy community have focused attention on how we all as comedians deal with issues of discrimination and harassment in the comedy world. The conversation isn’t just a local one – across the country … Continue reading

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Flat Earth’s Favorite On Stage Deaths

Since their first show over three years ago, Flat Earth has gained a reputation as being one of Philadelphia’s goofiest, most whimsical sketch teams. They have also developed a reputation for having a pretty high kill count for their characters. … Continue reading

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PHIT is Closed This Week – Enjoy Popeapalooza!

With most people downtown in Philly proceeding to their doomsday bunkers and the police, FBI, and Secret Service preparing a security perimeter that has us convinced Pope Francis will actually be summoning and fighting the devil instead of celebrating mass … Continue reading

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PHIT Kids & Teens Spotlight – Sue Jahani

PHIT Kids & Teens — PHIT’s improv comedy education program for grades K-12 — is gearing up for our Fall term and the fun is already in full swing. On September 12th, we are hosting a FREE Open Houses from … Continue reading

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PHIT Kids & Teens Spotlight – Sam Abrams

PHIT Kids & Teens — PHIT’s improv comedy education program for grades K-12 — is gearing up for our Fall term and the fun is already in full swing. This summer we are hosting two FREE Open Houses on August … Continue reading

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PERFORMANCES CANCELED for Saturday, February 21st, 2015

Due to severe winter weather moving through Philadelphia tonight and a frozen pipe in our performance space, this evening’s performances have been canceled. This includes the following shows: 7:30 p.m. Dynamite Series: The Wadsworth Constant 9:00 p.m. Saturday Night House … Continue reading

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PHIT Giving Back This Holiday

During the past month PHIT’s Company Members have held a charity food and clothing drive in our green room. Company Members and any visiting performers were able to leave non-perishable food times, new or lightly used clothing items, or cash for the purchase … Continue reading

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Black Friday Comedy Marathon 2014 Livestream!

Black Friday Comedy Marathon 2014 has started! Follow along here with the YouTube livestream from the green room on PHIT’s YouTube Channel and tweet at us (@bfcm2014) to get in on the act!  

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Updates from the Training Center – Session One Classes for 2015 Now Online!

Hello Students! It’s hard to believe I’m saying this already, but classes for the first session of 2015 are now online and ready to enroll! Every current core class from Improv 101 – 401 and Sketch 101 – 201 is … Continue reading

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Ladies and Gentlemen, Your New PHIT House Teams!

Last weekend PHIT had the pleasure of seeing almost 100 auditioners as we held initial auditions and callbacks for not one, not two, but THREE new house teams which will premiere in January 2015. The level of talent was amazing. … Continue reading

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Announcing the Black Friday Comedy Marathon 2014!

Philly Improv Theater is very excited to announce our plans for the longest comedy marathon in Philadelphia history next month as part of the City Spotlight series in Comedy Month. The Black Friday Comedy Marathon will start at 10:00 a.m. … Continue reading

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