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
Instructor: 
Sheila Master
Day: 
Saturday
Date: 
5/27/2017
Time:
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
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FREE INTRO TO IMPROV
Instructor: 
Brian Rumble
Day: 
Tuesday
Date: 5/30/2017
Time:
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
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FREE INTRO TO SKETCH COMEDY
Instructor: 
Jacquie Baker
Day: 
Wednesday
Date:
 5/31/2017
Time:
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
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FREE INTRO TO IMPROV
Instructor: 
Jessica Snow
Day: 
Thursday
Date:
6/1/2017
Time:
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
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FREE INTRO TO IMPROV
Instructor: 
Rob Alesiani
Day: 
Friday
Date: 
6/2/2017
Time:
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
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FREE INTRO TO IMPROV
Instructor:
David Donnella
Day: 
Saturday
Date: 
6/3/2017
Time:
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
ENROLLING SOON!

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
Instructor: 
Molly Scullion
Day: 
Tuesday – Friday
Dates: 
8/1- 8/4
Time:
12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (lunch 2pm – 3pm)
SAVE $50 – ENROLL NOW!
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IMPROV 201 INTENSIVE
Instructor:
Tara Demmy
Day:
Monday – Friday
Dates: 
8/7- 8/11
Time:
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (lunch 2pm – 3pm)
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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
Instructor:
 Brian Kelly
Day: 
Sundays
Starts: 6/4/2017
Time:
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
4 SPOTS LEFT – ENROLL NOW!
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SKETCH WRITING 101
Instructor:
 Jacquie Baker
Day:
Mondays
Starts:
6/5/2017
Time: 
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
8 SPOTS LEFT- ENROLL NOW!
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SKETCH WRITING 101
Instructor:
Joe Moore
Day:
Mondays
Starts: 6/5/2017
Time:
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
5 SPOTS LEFT! – ENROLL NOW!
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SKETCH WRITING 101
Instructor:
Jolie Darrow
Day: 
Wednesdays
Starts: 6/7/2017
Time: 
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
5 SPOTS LEFT – ENROLL NOW!
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SKETCH WRITING 101
Instructor:
Matthew Schmid
Day:
Saturdays
Starts: 
6/9/2017
Time:
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
8 SPOTS LEFT – ENROLL NOW!
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SKETCH WRITING 101
Instructor:
Jacquie Baker
Day: 
Saturdays
Starts: 
6/10/2017
Time:
 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
6 SPOTS LEFT – ENROLL NOW!
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SKETCH WRITING 201
Instructor: 
Jack O’Keeffe
Day: 
Thursday
Starts: 
6/8/2017
Time:
6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
6 SPOTS LEFT – ENROLL NOW!
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SKETCH WRITING 301
Instructor:
Matthew Schmid
Day:
Tuesday
Starts:
 6/6/2017
Time:
6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
6 SPOTS LEFT – ENROLL NOW!
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INTRO TO DIGITAL SKETCH
Instructor:
Jon Plester
Day:
Sundays
Starts: 
6/25/2017
Time:
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
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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
Instructor: 
Sheila Master
Day: 
Sundays
Starts: 
6/4/2017
Time:
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
6 SPOTS LEFT – ENROLL NOW!
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IMPROV 101
Instructor: David Donnella
Day: Sundays
Starts: 6/4/2017
Time: 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
6 SPOTS LEFT ENROLL NOW!
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IMPROV 101
Instructor: 
Jessica Snow
Day: 
Mondays
Starts:
6/5/2017
Time: 
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
ENROLL NOW!
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Molly_Scullion_SmallIMPROV 101
Instructor: Molly Scullion
Day: 
Mondays
Starts: 
6/5/2017
Time: 
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
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IMPROV 101
Instructor: 
Rob Alesiani
Day: 
Tuesdays
Starts: 
6/6/2017
Time: 
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
6 SPOTS LEFT – ENROLL NOW!
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IMPROV 101
Instructor: 
Whitney Harris
Day: 
Wednesdays
Starts:
6/7/2017
Time: 
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
6 SPOTS LEFT – ENROLL NOW!
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IMPROV 101
Instructor: Fred Brown
Day: Thursdays
Starts: 6/8/2017
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
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IMPROV 101
Instructor: 
Nick Gillette
Day: 
Fridays
Starts:
6/9/2017
Time: 
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
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IMPROV 101
Instructor: 
Brian Rumble
Day: 
Saturdays
Starts:
6/10/2017
Time:
 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
10 SPOTS LEFT- ENROLL NOW!
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IMPROV 201
Instructor: 
Frank Farrell
Day: 
Sundays
Starts: 
6/4/2017
Time:
4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
7 SPOTS LEFT – ENROLL NOW!
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IMPROV 201
Instructor: 
Caitlin Weigel
Day: 
Tuesdays
Starts:
 6/6/2017
Time: 
6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
2 SPOTS LEFT – ENROLL NOW!
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IMPROV 201
Instructor: 
Rob O’Neill
Day: 
Wednesdays
Starts: 
6/7/2017
Time: 
6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
8 SPOTS LEFT – ENROLL NOW!
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IMPROV 201
Instructor:
David Donnella
Day: 
Saturday
Starts:
6/10/2017
Time:
4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
6 SPOTS LEFT – ENROLL NOW!
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IMPROV 301
Instructor:
Nick Gillette
Day: 
Sundays
Starts: 
6/4/2017
Time: 
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
SOLD OUT!
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IMPROV 301
Instructor: 
Mike Marbach
Day: 
Thursdays
Starts:
6/8/2017
Time: 
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
2 SPOTS LEFT – ENROLL NOW!
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IMPROV 301
Instructor: 
Jessica Snow
Day:
 Saturday
Starts: 
6/10/2017
Time:
12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
7 SPOTS LEFT – ENROLL NOW!
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IMPROV 401
Instructor: 
Kristen Schier
Day: 
Sundays
Starts:
6/4/2017
Time:
2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
SOLD OUT!
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IMPROV 401
Instructor: 
Nick Gillette
Day: 
Tuesdays
Starts:
6/6/2017
Time:
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
SOLD OUT!
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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
Instructor:
 Amy Frear
Day: Sundays
Starts: 6/4/2017
Time: 
7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
5 SPOTS LEFT – ENROLL NOW!
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ACTING 101
Instructor:
 Amy Frear
Day: Mondays
Starts: 6/5/2017
Time: 
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
4 SPOTS LEFT – ENROLL NOW!
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ACTING 201
Instructor: 
Griffin Stanton-Ameisen
Day: 
Mondays
Starts:
 6/5/2017
Time: 
7:00 p.m. – 9:30 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
Instructor: 
Nicole Yates
Day:
Mondays
Starts: 
6/5
Time:
 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
3 SPOTS LEFT – ENROLL NOW!
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ELECTIVES! LEARN A FORM OR SHARPEN A SKILL!

JUNE IMPROV CONSERVATORY: IMPROVISING IN THE STYLE OF SHAKESPEARE
Instructor: 
Steve Kleinedler
Day: 
Wednesdays
Dates: 
6/14 – 8/2
Time:
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
APPLICATIONS OPEN THROUGH 5/31 @ 5PM!
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ONE DAY WORKSHOPS! TRAIN WITH SOMEONE NEW!

Character Workshop
Instructor:
Justin Tyler
Day:
Saturday
Date:
June 3rd, 2017
Time:
12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
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LET YOURSELF BE VULNERABLE
Instructor: 
Elana Fishbein
Day:
Saturday
Date:
June 24th, 2017
Time:
12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
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LADY PARTY
Instructor:
Megan Gray
Day:
Saturday
Date:
July 15th, 2017
Time:
12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
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LANGUAGE OF A SCENE
Instructor: Maggy Keegan-Landis
Day:
Sunday
Date:
July 16th, 2017
Time:
12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
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