PHIT Comedy – Comedy Classes in Philadelphia

Below is a list of all our classes, electives, master classes, intensives and one-day workshops currently enrolling. If you are looking for the current session schedule click here.

FREE INTRO CLASSES     INTENSIVES     SKETCH WRITING CLASSES
IMPROV CLASSES     STAND-UP COMEDY    ACTING CLASSES     ELECTIVES     ONE DAY WORKSHOPS


FREE INTRO CLASSES!
LEARN SOME BASICS, MEET NEW PEOPLE, HAVE FUN!

If you are considering a class with PHIT but not sure about committing to an eight-week session before having the chance to see what our instructors, classes, and students are like we encourage you to sign up for one of our FREE Intro to Workshops below. These two-hour sessions will give you a sense of who, what, where, and how in our approach to creating talented and funny improvisers/comedians/humans.

FREE INTRO TO IMPROV WITH MIKE MARBACH
Day: Sunday
Date: 
7/30
Time: 
4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
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FREE INTRO TO IMPROV WITH RALPH ANDRACCHIO
Day:
Wednesday
Date:
8/2
Time:
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
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FREE INTRO TO IMPROV WITH JESSICA SNOW
Day: 
Thursday
Date:
 8/3
Time:
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
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FREE INTRO TO IMPROV WITH ROB ALESIANI
Day:
Friday
Date:
8/4
Time:
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
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FREE INTRO TO IMPROV WITH SHEILA MASTER
Day: 
Sunday
Date:
 8/6
Time:
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
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FREE INTRO TO IMPROV WITH RALPH ANDRACCHIO
Day:
Monday
Date:
8/7
Time:
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
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FREE INTRO TO IMPROV WITH JESSICA SNOW
Day: 
Monday
Date:
 8/7
Time:
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
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FREE INTRO TO IMPROV WITH ROB O’NEILL
Day:
Tuesday
Date:
8/8
Time:
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
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FREE INTRO TO IMPROV WITH MIKE MARBACH
Day:
Thursday
Date:
8/10
Time:
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
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FREE INTRO TO IMPROV WITH TARA DEMMY
Day:
Saturday
Date:
8/12
Time:
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
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INTENSIVES! 8 WEEKS OF CLASS IN JUST A FEW DAYS!

PHIT Improv intensives give you the benefit of going through an entire PHIT level in a very short amount of time. A class that would normally meet once a week for eight weeks is condensed into meeting just a few days in one week! We also occasionally offer a full program intensive where you complete Improv levels 101 – 401 in just one month! Each intensive includes a pass for free admission to PHIT shows and access to improv practice groups, and a class graduation show.

IMPROV 101 INTENSIVE WITH MIKE MARBACH
Day: 
Tuesday – Friday
Dates: 
8/1- 8/4
Time:
12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (lunch 2pm – 3pm)
SAVE $25 – ENROLL NOW!
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IMPROV 201 INTENSIVE WITH JESSICA SNOW
Day:
Monday – Friday
Dates: 
8/7- 8/11
Time:
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (lunch 2pm – 3pm)
8 SPOTS LEFT – SAVE $50 THROUGH 7/9!
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LEARN TO WRITE COMEDY SKETCHES! EXPLORE YOUR CREATIVE SIDE!

This is the place to start if you have never written sketch comedy before, or have dabbled in the past.  Over eight weeks, students will watch and discuss a variety of sketches, learn about different sketch formats, and write and workshop their own material.  The focus in Level 1 is on developing each student’s individual voice and comic sensibility.  The class will conclude with established comedians performing a staged reading of students’ favorite sketches.

SKETCH WRITING 101 WITH MATTHEW SCHMID
Day: 
Sundays
Starts: 8/13
Time:
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
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SKETCH WRITING 101 WITH JACQUIE BAKER
Day: Mondays
Starts:
8/14
Time: 
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
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SKETCH WRITING 101 WITH JOE MOORE
Day:
Mondays
Starts: 8/14
Time:
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
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SKETCH WRITING 101 WITH JOLIE DARROW
Day: Thursdays
Starts: 8/17
Time:
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
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SKETCH WRITING 101 WITH MATTHEW SCHMID
Day:
Fridays
Starts: 
8/18
Time:
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
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SKETCH WRITING 101 WITH JACK O’KEEFFE
Day: 
Saturdays
Starts: 
8/19
Time:
 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
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SKETCH WRITING 201 WITH JACQUIE BAKER
Day: 
Saturday
Starts:
8/19
Time:
2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
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INTRO TO DIGITAL SKETCH WITH JON PLESTER
ENROLLING SOON!

LEARN TO IMPROVISE! HAVE FUN AND MEET NEW PEOPLE!

Students will learn the basic improv concept of “Yes, and..” and discover how a scene can be created through agreement. They will also learn important basic improv skills like: creating characters, establishing relationships, exploring scenes with objects and environment work. Students will then combine these skills to create fully improvised scenes with a partner. ​

IMPROV 101 WITH NICK GILLETTE
Day: 
Sundays
Starts: 
8/13
Time:
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
SAVE $25- ENROLL NOW!
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IMPROV 101 WITH SHEILA MASTER
Day: Sundays
Starts: 8/13
Time: 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
SAVE $25- ENROLL NOW!
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IMPROV 101 WITH KEVIN PETTIT
Day: 
Mondays
Starts:
8/14
Time: 
6:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
SAVE $25 THROUGH 7/23!
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Molly_Scullion_SmallIMPROV 101 WITH MOLLY SCULLION
Day: 
Mondays
Starts: 
8/14
Time: 
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
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IMPROV 101 WITH ERIN PITTS
Day: Tuesdays
Starts: 
8/15
Time: 
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
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IMPROV 101 WITH ROB O’NEILL
Day: 
Wednesdays
Starts:
8/16
Time: 
6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
SAVE $25- ENROLL NOW!
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IMPROV 101 WITH RACHEL SEMIGRAN
Day: 
Wednesdays
Starts:
8/16
Time: 
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
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IMPROV 101 WITH FRED BROWN
Day: Thursdays
Starts: 8/17
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
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IMPROV 101 WITH ROB ALESIANI
Day: 
Fridays
Starts: 
8/18
Time: 
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Save $25 through 7/23!
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IMPROV 201 WITH DAVID DONNELLA
Day:
 Sundays
Starts: 
8/13
Time:
4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
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IMPROV 201 WITH RALPH ANDRACCHIO
Day: 
Tuesdays
Starts: 
8/15
Time: 
6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
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IMPROV 201 WITH CAITLIN WEIGEL
Day: 
Wednesdays
Starts:
 8/16
Time: 
6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
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IMPROV 201 WITH TARA DEMMY
Day: 
Saturday
Starts:
8/19
Time:
4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
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IMPROV 301 WITH KRISTEN SCHIER
Day: Sundays
Starts: 
8/13
Time: 
12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
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IMPROV 301 WITH NICK GILLETE
Day:
Tuesdays
Starts:
8/15
Time:
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
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IMPROV 301 WITH MIKE MARBACH
 Day: Thursday
Starts: 
8/17
Time: 
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
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 IMPROV 401 WITH FRANK FARRELL
Day: 
Sundays
Starts:
8/13
Time:
2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
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IMPROV 401 WITH DAVID DONNELLA
Day:
Mondays
Starts:
8/15
Time:
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
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ACTING CLASSES!

In this class, students will explore basic acting skills fundamental to performance. Some concepts to be examined are action, objectives, tactics, and script analysis. This class will culminate in an exploration and showing of two contrasting monologues. Viewing of theatrical performances in Philadelphia followed by a discussion will also be a part of this class.

ACTING 101 WITH AMY FREAR
Day: Sundays
Starts: 8/20
Time: 
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
SAVE $25- ENROLL NOW!
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ACTING 101 WITH AMY FREAR
Day: Mondays
Starts: 8/14
Time: 
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
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ACTING 101 WITH GRIFFIN STANTON-AMEISEN
Day: 
Mondays
Starts:
 8/14
Time: 
8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
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STAND-UP CLASSES!

This class will give you a basic, usable understanding of how to begin crafting a stand-up comedy act, from absolute beginner advice on stage presence to different approaches to generating material. Students will learn how to take their thoughts, experiences, and observations about life and blend them with their own unique sense of humor and personality to begin creating a routine.

nicole_yates_smallSTAND-UP 101 WITH NICOLE YATES
Day:
Sundays
Starts: 
8/20
Time:
 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
SAVE $25- ENROLL NOW!
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nicole_yates_smallSTAND-UP 101 WITH NICOLE YATES
Day:
Mondays
Starts: 
8/14
Time: 
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
SAVE $25- ENROLL NOW!
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ELECTIVES! LEARN A FORM OR SHARPEN A SKILL

CREATING THROUGH IMPROV WITH PHILIP MARKLE
Day:
Saturday & Sunday
Starts: 
8/19 & 8/20
Time:
 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
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ONE DAY WORKSHOPS! TRAIN WITH SOMEONE NEW!

CREATING THE BASE WORLD TO BELIEVE THE CRAZY WITH ANDY DEVLIN AND MIKE ZAKARIAN
Day: 
Saturday
Starts: 
8/12
Time: 
2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
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IMPROV MASTERCLASS WITH SCOTT ADSIT
Day:
Saturday
Starts: 
9/9
Time: 
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
SOLD OUT!
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IMPROV MADE EASY WITH JET EVELETH
Day:
Thursday
Starts:
9/7
Time: 
5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
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