Dyad presents “A Fantastic Trip!”

Join Dyad (Frank Farrell and Maggy Keegan-Landis) for fast-paced, comedic improv that takes you on a journey into the fantastic. Frank and Maggy create a world full of rich characters where something unusual is about to take place (or already has) that will set these characters on a journey of self-discovery. It’s fun, it’s exciting, and also there might be sea creatures.

Maggy Keegan-Landis is an improv teacher, director, and performer in Philadelphia. She studied improv and sketch in Los Angeles with iO West, The Groundlings, and Second City in Hollywood where she performed with numerous improv groups and in festivals across the country. In Philadelphia, Maggy served as the Artistic Director of Figment Theater. She has directed several improv and sketch groups including Davenger, Triple Double, Playback, ManiPedi, and House of Solitude and she currently serves as the director for the improv team DoublePlay.

Frank Farrell began improvising in 2009, when he joined La Salle University’s troupe Improv 101. He studied at PHIT under Steve Kleinedler, Mike Marbach, and Greg Maughan, and at the UCB Theater in New York. Frank studied extensively with Maggy Keegan-Landis, and taught with her at Figment Theater in Philadelphia, where she helped him discover the power of emotional honesty, the endless joy of playing games, and a core belief that this is the most fun thing we can be doing, and we should always strive to treat it as such. He currently performs with Big Baby, Triple Double, and Study Hall, hosts the weekly improv show Frankenstein, and writes and performs in the sketch comedy duo The Prince.

Dyad art was created by Daniel Corkery.

Dyad is every Monday at 9:00pm. Get tickets to tonight’s Dyad show here!

Maggy will also be leading an improv workshop at PHIT on Sunday July 16th from 12:00pm – 3:00pm. Find out more about Maggy’s workshop, Language of a Scene, here!

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“Sisters Three” Is Back!

PHIT Comedy is excited to welcome Sisters Three back to Philly!

Written entirely through improvisation at the Magnet Theater in New York City, Sisters Three is a fast paced, multi-character comedy about a family’s reluctant reunion. Without sets or costumes to hold them back two actors seamlessly intertwine over thirty distinct characters into a heartfelt rollercoaster ride of dysfunction, redemption and baby pumas.

This New York Times Critic’s Pick show stars Elana Fishbein & Elena Skopetos, who wrote it alongside director Peter McNerney.

If you missed it when it was at PHIT in January, now’s your chance to experience this one-of-a-kind show!

Sisters Three is Friday June 23rd at 7pm! Get your tickets here!

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Goat Rodeo’s Newest Show

PHIT Comedy sketch house team Goat Rodeo debuts their new show, “Pet Me,” this week! We talked to Goat Rodeo to learn more about what to expect!

Where did you get the idea for the title?
The show title is “Pet Me,” which is nothing like any iconic industry-breaking records from a 60’s Surf band from Hawthorne, California so PLEASE STOP ASKING BECAUSE US GOATS ARE MORE ORIGINAL THAN THAT!! It’s just a cool groovy phrase we liked that has to do with animals, and more specifically, goats!!

What was the writing process like for this show?
For this show ESPECIALLY, all of the writers separately locked themselves in a dungeon with a Little Nero’s lovely cheese pizza three weeks prior to show meetings. Weirdly enough, the writing process was still similar to other Goat Rodeo show processes- which is us all laughing and eating a family-sized bag of our favorite snack food each, which will be the opening of our sitcom should anyone ever want to fund our snack habits!! (SERIOUSLY- we’ll tailor one of the 48 scripts we have pre-packaged to literally any snack company, so please inquire within and you don’t even have to pay in cash or bitcoin, just snack-packz!)

What most excites Goat Rodeo about “Pet Me”?
We’ve done 11 shows together, so at this point we answer as one entity after McGrail tricked us into that seance at the abandoned mini-golf course. So we, bonded by the power of the clown head with shark eyes on the 7th hole, are most excited about how dark and weird this one will get! Sure, we feel like we say that every time but now we’re ETERNALLY OBLIGATED TO by the clown head with shark eyes that forces us against our souls to.

What can audiences expect? What would you like them to know going into the show, if anything?
In true Goat Rodeo fashion, we’ll pull you into a world where you’ll ask yourself “Hey, how did I get here?” But it won’t be SAME AS IT EVER WAS because each show is different! Our goal is to create as many weird worlds onstage that have weird micro-worlds within them, and this is our 11th show so we feel like you’ve seen some stuff, and now you’ll see some more! We think it’s great stuff and we think that you’ll agree, but hey- we don’t want to sound cocky OR put words in your mouth like that clown head with dead shark eyes.

How is this show different than other Goat Rodeo shows?
I mean, we’re all one entity now, so that’s something! Alright- we’ll give ONE THING away…there are multiple references to modes of transportation in this show! If you’ve come to expect anything from a Goat Rodeo show, it’ll definitely be in this one. All new sketches of course, but lots of the standard Goat Rodeo Goodness, which is a phrase we’ll copyright right after we perform this show!

 

You have four chances to see “Pet Me”
Thursday June 22nd at 8:30pm!
Friday June 23rd at 8:30pm!
Thursday June 29th at 8:30pm!
Friday June 30th at 8:30pm!

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Nick Gillette presents “Demon Magick Seminar”

Join life coach and part-time demonologist Nick Gillette for a 50-minute course on getting yourself out of debt, achieving you dream goals, and compacting with demons summoned according to the exact instructions of the 17th Century grimoire Clavicula Salomonis Regis and/or the Dungeons and Dragons 5th edition handbook. This theatrical storytelling performance art summoning ritual, called Demon Magick Seminar, will run on PHIT Comedy’s Mainstage on June 22nd-23rd.

Nick Gillette is a physical theatre artist, a co-­founder of Almanac Dance Circus Theatre, and an instructor at the Philly Improv Theater. He is a graduate of the Pig Iron School for Advanced Performance Training, a 2014 New York Live Arts Fresh Tracks resident artist, a 2016 Colgate University Christian A. Johnson resident artist, and currently a resident artist at the Philadelphia School for Circus Arts. With Almanac, he has collaborated to devise and perform Communitas (2014), Nightfall (2014), The Fleecing (2015), Leaps of Faith and Other Mistakes (2015), and Exile2588, to premiere in the 2016 Fringe Arts Festival. He has performed with Cabaret Red Light, BRAT Productions, Groundswell Players (now Lighting Rod Special), Pig Iron Theatre Co., Alex Bechtel, and the Philly Improv Theater.

Nick says that he has always felt curious about the occult, even if he approaches his investigations skeptically. As a storyteller, he won’t shy away from delving into what he has discovered. He says, “Demon Magick Seminar is about storytelling being stronger than reality. It’s about ghost hunters and UFO cults and ‘prosperity gospel’ preachers. It’s about the rules of Dungeons and Dragons and collaborative fantasy. It’s about me as an ardent atheist coming up against a real desire for magic, any magic, to be real, with all the consequences of living in this humbling reality.”

One big difference between this show and other performances of Nick Gillette’s? He’ll be playing himself! He says, “Most shows I can hide behind the mask of character. But with DMS, the mask is off, the truth as I see it comes out, and that feels like an exciting risk.”

Upon arriving to PHIT for Demon Magick Seminar, audiences can expect to power down their cell phones, label them with a sticky note with their name, and place them in a Faraday cage to contain any electromagnetic radiation. According to Nick, “This is absolutely necessary for the proper conditions of the operation.”

Get tickets for Thursday here or get your tickets for Friday here!

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PHIT HOLDING AUDITIONS FOR NEW IMPROV HOUSE TEAMS!

In July and August all current improv teams performing on Wednesday and Saturday night will end their amazing runs at PHIT. This is being done in an effort to change up the current structure for how teams operate. Keep a look out for information on their final shows and be sure to come and support their final stretch! We have the chance now to create even more opportunities for graduates of the training center, veteran performers, and anyone and everyone in between.

The auditions will take place on Saturday July 15th and Sunday July 16th. We haven’t held auditions since May of 2016 and we know that there is a lot of talent out there. The changes that we are making to Wednesday and Saturday nights will increase the frequency that PHIT has auditions. There will also be exciting opportunities for limited run and short run shows to come soon.

Announcing our directors for the new Wednesday improv teams:

SHEILA MASTER
Sheila is a talented and dedicated improviser who performs across the city in a diverse swatch of shows. As an instructor, she leads new improvisers through the foundations of the art form, a skill she also brings to her numerous engagements coaching indie teams in Philadelphia. I am beyond thrilled to have Sheila on board to direct one of our new Wednesday teams.

 

TOM HANNIGAN
A steadfast presence at PHIT, Tom brings a wealth of experience and skill as a new director. A member of long-running house team, Outside Voices, and current house team, Metropolis, Tom has demonstrated his dedication to creating opportunities for new improvisers through his collaborative show, Super Human Horse. I look forward to watching Tom share his talent and warmth with others.

 

Below is some basic information about the upcoming auditions as well as the link to submit. If you like to know everything we can possibly think to tell you including what debut dates, expectations and more, before requesting an audition, then you can also click the link to the July 2017 PHIT House Team Audition FAQ.

I hope that we will see you at auditions. We know how much talent there is on the PHIT stage, going through the training center, and performing around Philly in general and we want to see everyone.

Thank you,

Kristen Schier
Improv Producer
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AUDTION DATES
Saturday, July 15th, 2017 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 pm.
Sunday, July 16th, 2017 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Monday, July 17th, 2017 7:00 p..m. – 10:30 p.m. (callbacks)
*Times could be extended or limited based on demand.

LOCATION
Philly Improv Theater @ the Adrienne Theater
2030 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Main Stage (first floor)

PREREQUISITE
​Auditioners must have completed​ PHIT Improv 401, be actively enrolled in Improv 401 (not just enrolled for an upcoming session), or have the approval of the ​Improv Producer.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING WITH ME?
Resumes are not required, but will gladly be accepted. Please bring a headshot ​or a recent photo of yourself.

CLICK HERE TO PROCEED TO THE JULY 2017 PHIT HOUSE TEAM AUDITION REQUEST FORM!

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Last Show! Family Business featuring American Express

PHIT Comedy is excited to welcome Philly favorite, American Express, for one more performance of their current run of shows on our Mainstage! Every other Friday at 10 p.m., American Express has been performing their show Family Business.

American Express is a Philadelphia-based comedy troupe comprised of multi-talented racial minorities. Family Business features improv, sketch, stand-up, and more!

Catch the debut of Game Night, a one-person mockumentary written and performed by Soumya Dhulekar, followed by an improv set and a fast-paced improv jam in which audience members can participate.

Family Business is Friday at 10pm! Get your tickets here!

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The Sufferettes – Special Guests From Toronto Coming To PHIT!

Back in Philly for the first time since 2014, The Sufferettes will be appearing on PHIT’s stage this Saturday June 17!

The Sufferettes are Kayla Lorette and Becky Johnson, an award-inning improv duo from Toronto. They specialize in experiments in improvisation and, to that end, have done shows involving make-overs, live bands, found video and ghosts. The Sufferettes have also worked in video, sketch and visual art. They have toured internationally to such far-flung locales as London, Oslo, Vienna, Berlin, Ljubljana, Vancouver and Edmonton. They were nominated for their first Canadian Comedy Award in 2014 as Best Improv Troupe.

The Sufferettes are performing Saturday at 7:30pm!

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The Live Read with Gab Bottoni Coming to PHIT on July 26th!

Calling all TV writer wannabes! Tired of asking your friends to read your scripts? Want to know if your humor *really* jumps off the page? Well, don’t just let that sitcom pilot you’ve been working on die on your harddrive. Submit that sh*t to The Live Read!

Whether you just vomited out your 1st draft or are polishing up your 4th, Gab Bottoni and her cast of comedy buds will read your teleplay in front of a LIVE audience, getting you the real reactions you need to write the best script possible.

Send in your pilot script to contact@phitcomedy.com by JULY 9TH with the subject line “SCRIPTS FOR GAB” for the chance to have it read in front of a live audience by Gab & friends on Wednesday JULY 26TH at 10PM.

We interviewed Gab to learn more about the inspiration behind The Live Read. See what she has to say below!

What gave you the idea for The Live Read?
I got the idea for The Live Read after getting one of my Broad City spec scripts equal parts praised and completely ripped apart on Reddit. I was just looking for some honest feedback from fresh eyes, and boy did the Internet deliver…but in a really chaotic way. I didn’t know who was right about what jokes. Some people loved a joke that others hated.

The reason I posted it on Reddit was because I felt bad always asking my friends and mentors to read my scripts, especially since I’m constantly writing and rewriting them. People have lives and reading scripts and giving notes takes time and effort. I hate asking people I like to give me their time and effort. Those are like the two things that no one has enough of to spare.

So I wondered… isn’t there a way to get honest, immediate feedback on scripts without asking too much of people? Then my brain was like, “table reads are a thing that literally exist for this exact reason, dum-dum.” I wanted to hear people react to a teleplay-formatted story as it hit them, without asking them to read anything. And the idea to make it a show came from me just wanting to include the rest of the community (and the world?) in this process.

What makes you excited about The Live Read?
I’m excited about The Live Read because I’m hoping it draws out the writers from their caves. I hope it inspires people to write more long form content…there are so many talented sketch writers in this city that need to adapt their skills for television. Because that’s where a lot of them belong, in my opinion. I’m excited about starting a space for those people to join me on the grind to get staffed by putting new material up in this fun workshop space. I’m also SUPER excited for the cast I’m going to have read these scripts. I want the people onstage to be having fun so the writers’ dialogue really jumps off the page for our audience. Lastly, I’m really excited for this audience. They’re the most important part of this show and it’s really about them, their laughs, groans and silence. I’m excited for them to abuse that power.

If people google you what will they find? Please limit to tv/film related cred.
If people Google me, they’ll find my website (gabriellabottoni.com). Then they’ll learn that I was a multi award-winning Writing for Film & TV graduate from the University of the Arts awarded the highest academic honor for my original series Gab & Kev Make it Weird; they’ll see that I’m a (pending) finalist in the 2017 Sundance Institute’s Episodic Story Lab, and a semi-finalist in the The Second City’s 2017 Sitcom Contest. They’ll learn that I’m a writer and associate producer at a local production company called Lunchbox Communications, and am currently in post-production on a feature documentary. Finally, they’ll discover that I’m in pre-production on an original series for the web with my writing partner, Olivia Kram (stay tuned!).

Are you looking for original ideas or spec scripts?
I’d really like to put a focus on original work. While I’ll accept and read spec scripts, it’s less likely that I’ll put up a spec if original work is being submitted. While specs are great practice and great to have for network writing fellowship submissions, I really think honing our original voices should be our primary focus as writers. My goal is to help an aspiring writer workshop their original pilot teleplay in a super fun, motivating way…and then see them produce it because they got their script to a place they’re proud of. (And then I want to see them sell it, get picked up by Netflix, and staff me in their writer’s room, TBH).

How do you see this show benefiting the writers or submit or the people who watch?
Writers will get the real, honest reactions they need to write the best script possible. And the people who watch will get to see hilarious/talented comedians enact two funny, original narratives that they can follow from start to finish. It’ll be like watching an episode of a show they never heard of, with all the anxieties and in-the-moment-isms of it being a live show. Plus, free beer.

Who did that sweet ass graphic?
That sweet ass graphic was made by the talented, hilarious Shannon “Sweet Ass” Fahey who can also make your sweet ass graphic. Just visit her sweet ass website: shannnonfahey.com

Anything else you’d like to tell people submitting or people excited to watch?
I’ll be providing FREE BEER to all (21 and older) who come to the show!

And for those of you thinking about submitting — PLEASE DO. Don’t be scared of people reading/hearing your work. This is the stuff that will make your good work great. And I’ll be a part of the process the whole time, guiding you, so please HMU if you have questions or concerns!!

In short: PLEASE SUBMIT. PLEASE COME.

*All material remains the property of the writer(s); participating in the live reading does NOT give PHIT ownership of your work.

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Secret Pants is back with “UnRehearsed”

Secret Pants is back on the PHIT stage for the first time in over three years performing their newest show, “UnRehearsed.”

Secret Pants is Philly’s oldest continuously active sketch comedy troupe. They are made up of Brian Craig, Brian Kelly, Bryce Remsburg, Samantha Russell, Steve Thorne, Paul Triggiani, and Larry Wiechecki. They formed in the spring of 2004 after meeting in a Temple University comedy writing class. Their videos have been featured on FUSE Cable TV, in the Philadelphia Film Festival, on CollegeHumor.com, and on Comedy Central’s website, just to name a few.

Secret Pants began performing their material live in 2005, and since that time have performed up and down the East Coast. They have been featured attractions at the Philadelphia Fringe Festival, Philadelphia SketchFest, New York City’s Sketch This Festival, Atlantic City’s House of Blues, NYC’s People’s Improv Theater, and Maryland’s Mid-Atlantic Comedy Smorgasbord, among others. They have had the pleasure of opening for national comedians, including Bruce Bruce and Neil Hamburger. They are proud two-time winners of the “Dirtiest Sketch in Philadelphia” competition, nabbing top prize in 2007 and 2008.

Bryce Remsburg says, “We’ve been performing at PHIT for probably 10 years now, and we haven’t done our own shows there since our 10 year anniversary gigs in May 2014 – so we’re pumped to be back.”

“UnRehearsed” debuted as part of Philly Sketchfest 2017. Since then, two sketches have been added to the show. One of these sketches was performed once before, but has since been re-cast. While Paul Triggiani and Samantha Russell originated the roles in the latter sketch, Brian Kelly and Brian Craig will now take over. Brian Kelly says, “It’s been interesting getting to perform the sketch after seeing Paul & Samantha absolutely nail it the first time it was put up. If anything, the change in casting will only enhance the ‘Unrehearsed’ experience.”

The other newly added sketch is will debut as part of this show’s run at PHIT. The group described this sketch using the words “weird and stupid and musical in that order.”

“UnRehearsed” is on Friday June 16th at 10:30pm and Saturday June 17th at 9pm!

Get tickets for Friday here or get your tickets for Saturday here!

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Save $50 On All Intro Comedy Classes Now Through Memorial Day!

Summer classes are coming and we got some HOT DEAL$ for you! Now through Memorial Day you can save $50(!) on any and all intro classes at PHIT! This includes Acting 101, Improv 101, Sketch Comedy 101, and Stand-up 101. All just $199 through Monday, May 29th! Just use the code MEMORIALDAYPHITS32017 at checkout!

We get people from all walks of life for a wide variety of reasons taking our classes.  Are you looking to expand your skills as an actor? Think you’re funny and want to hone those skills in an improv, stand-up or writing course? New in town and looking to meet new people? Looking for to build confidence when speaking in front of large groups? We got your back! Here’s what a few students had to say:

“I enjoyed every second of being in class, and it made me super happy every Saturday going there, being there, and afterwards. This helped me build my confidence as an actress so much while learning so many new skills and techniques that I’m going to apply to my future acting career.”

“Never missed a class. Some weeks even commuted 2 hours Paid off. Became better public speaking, dare I say more funny.. and a better doctor!”*

“He helped me break out of my comfort zone and open up. Also I was genuinely surprised at how much I learned about improv during the 8 weeks, and I am recommending this class to all my friends.”

You’ll meet people, learn something new, and have a blast while you’re at it. Plus you’ll get a student pass good for free stand-by admission to most shows at PHIT for the duration of your class! So don’t wait any longer. Classes start the week of June 4th. Check out the below list and use the code MEMORIALDAYPHITS32017 at check-out to save $50 now!

*we cannot guarantee you will become a better doctor.

IMPROV CLASSES

IMPROV 101
Instructor: 
Sheila Master
Day: 
Sundays
Starts: 
6/4/2017
Time:
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
7 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.
7 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.
9 SPOTS LEFT – 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.
9 SPOTS LEFT – ENROLL NOW!
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IMPROV 101
Instructor: 
Rob Alesiani
Day: 
Tuesdays
Starts: 
6/6/2017
Time: 
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
4 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.
4 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.
5 SPOTS LEFT – ENROLL NOW!
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IMPROV 101
Instructor: 
Nick Gillette
Day: 
Fridays
Starts:
6/9/2017
Time: 
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
9 SPOTS LEFT- ENROLL NOW!
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IMPROV 101
Instructor: 
Brian Rumble
Day: 
Saturdays
Starts:
6/10/2017
Time:
 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
9 SPOTS LEFT – ENROLL NOW!
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SKETCH COMEDY CLASSES

SKETCH WRITING 101
Instructor:
 Brian Kelly
Day: 
Sundays
Starts: 6/4/2017
Time:
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
3 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.
6 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.
3 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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INTRO TO DIGITAL SKETCH
Instructor:
Jon Plester
Day:
Saturdays
Starts: 
6/25/2017
Time:
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
ENROLL NOW!
Already Discounted $50
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ACTING AND STAND-UP CLASSES

ACTING 101
Instructor:
 Amy Frear
Day: Sundays
Starts: 6/4/2017
Time: 
7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
4 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.
5 SPOTS LEFT – ENROLL NOW!
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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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New Sketch Team Fezziwig!

Last fall, writers were chosen to be a part of the new live sketch team at PHIT Comedy and this week their new show debuts! To be considered for the team writers had the opportunity to submit a packet of their funniest material. This Thursday you can see their premiere show Fezziwig presents The Deadutante Ball!

Find out what this photo means at their debut show!

The team is directed by Kathryn Amrhein and the cast includes writers Alexis Howland, Alyssa Truszkowski, Ian Fletcher, Kristofer W. Hodge, Patric Ciervo, and head writer Andrea Duffy. Fezziwig’s actors are Nathaniel Biagiotti, Derrick Houck, Jenna Kuerzi, Wendy Lenhart, Brooke McCarthy, and Chuong Pham.

We asked them a few questions to see what it’s been like preparing for their first show!

What has it been like preparing for your first show?
It’s been an exhilarating, fun, sometimes scary whirlwind! Finding our voice, meeting and getting to know our actors, figuring out how to score cheap vapes and how many blood packets we’ll need for—uh….something. Oh, and Nate says he’s dehydrated.We should probably see about that.

What can the audience expect?
At our first writers’ meeting, Kathryn said “you should know I like really dark humor” and we set about to make mom proud. So if you ask any one of us we’d probably say “blood! And death!” And there is that—hilarious blood and death. So, so much blood. But also a lot of heart and a look at how we navigate our weird wild world together. All of our characters are doing their best, despite the ridiculous circumstances we put them in. And what else…Patric dies a lot! Wendy perfected her stage fainting! There’s probably vaping if Andrea can get it together in tech rehearsal! Hodge dresses up as a prairie dog! And a lot of blood. Do you know what show is on after us? We should probably warn them about the blood…

What is your favorite thing about working together?
We’re all in agreement that Hodge is the king of snacks. One time he made us a cheese plate! Boy we wrote so good that day. When we get together we know 1) we won’t leave hungry, 2) we’ll make each other laugh. Seeing how everyone’s different voices and outlooks come together is really magical. And our actors are amazing, our first table read was so exciting! We can’t wait to show you what we’ve created together.

Any advice for sketch writers who are just starting out?
We all have pretty much the same advice: just do it! Just write, write, write; write what makes YOU laugh, and put it in front of people to see what works. PHIT is a great community for sketch because you have things like Sketch Up or Shut Up, or Up All Night, where you can just get up there and try stuff out. But just go for it—so many of us say we wish we’d done this sooner, but we did it and look at us now!

What are your all time favorite sketches?
“I do love that Lunch Lady song” — Hodge
“I always liked the Barber sketch from A Bit of Fry and Laurie” — Ian
“Yikes, just one? I remember seeing the “Cluckin Chicken” air and was blown away by the dark humor. It may have also played a part in my future eating habits.” — Wendy
“I really love Tina and Amy’s “Meet Your Second Wife” sketch” — Patric
Country Roses w/Jennifer Aniston from SNL” — Nate
“Tina Fey’s Colonel Angus sketch is the sketch my sketches want to be when they grow up.” — Andrea

Any tips to get rid of writer’s block?
Read a lot, watch a lot (“and steal it” – Nate). Also, see #4—just write! Don’t force it and don’t be an idea snob, follow your fun! So many things that ended up in the show started off as offhand jokes somebody made or weird things somebody mentioned at our meetings. Your ideas can come from anywhere, be open to them.

You can seeFezziwig’s debut show on:
Thursday, May 11
Friday, May 12 
Thursday, May 18
Friday, May 19

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Page One is Back!

After a two year break from the PHIT stage, Page One is back! This monthly show combines the world of theater with improv for a truly unique experience. Every show, a local playwright is invited to bring the first page of an unpublished script. Then the cast of Page One reads the first page and improvises the rest of the play.

The show was originally developed by Will Luera at ImprovBoston and brought to PHIT Comedy led under the direction of Steve Kleinedler. The reinstallment of Page One is directed by Lizzie Spellman, who was a member of the originals cast at PHIT. She said about the show, “Page One is so important to me. From the very beginning, as a former cast member, the show has been the most rewarding project I’ve ever been a part of. Being able to create an entire piece of theatrical work from just one page in front of a live audience is incredible.” The cast of Page One includes Gab Bottoni, Robyn Cartlidge, Rob Cutler, David Donnella (who returns from the original cast), Shannon Fahey, Jon Plester, and Cecilia Watson.

Lizzie Spellman (right) pictured with the original cast

We wanted to learn more about the new cast of Page One, so we asked them a few questions.

What makes you excited about being a part of Page One?
Rob Cutler: I get to work with talented improvisers, a great director, and fantastic playwrights. Being able to utilize skills carried over from my work with scripted theatre into an improvised environment certainly made the project appealing, and I’m happy to be a part of it.

David Donnella: Page One has always been the project that scares me the most. It’s outside my comfort zone as a performer and that feeling pushes me to do it.

Gab Bottoni: This cast, for starters. I feel really #blessed to be among all these talented people, some of whom I’ve admired and have been wanting the chance to play with. So, I’m jazzed that’s actually happening now. Also, any chance to do narrative, grounded improv excites me. And knowing that the writer of the first page of our play is in the audience makes the experience of performing this show feel a little personal, and definitely more important. I’m excited to show the writer’s every month our interpretation of [the first page of] their work.

Robyn Cartlidge: I used to go to the shows back in the day when Page One was around and I absolutely loved it. I’ve also never had the opportunity to work with Lizzie, so that was an added bonus in the whole process.

Shannon Fahey: I’m most excited about getting to cross two of my favorite things (improv and playwrighting) together in one show!

Jon Plester: I’m a latecomer to the cast, only recently having been added. So the fact that I’m coming into something that’s already in motion, something that is already working incredibly well, is very exciting to me.

What are your favorite things about your teammates?
Rob Cutler: We all bring something different into the room, but are able to play at a really intelligent and interesting level. There’s a willingness from everyone involved to eschew the cheap laugh and get deeper into characters, plot, and themes, without becoming maudlin and over the top.

David Donnella: How quickly everyone was willing to get messy with each other. Shows like this require a great deal of trust and everyone on this team is comfortable taking risks and looking silly.

Gab Bottoni: Every single one of my teammates has the ability to play it real on stage. I think that’s what I love most about this cast. Lizzie made it clear in the audition process how crucial real, human emotions, relationships, and reactions are to this kind of show. The comedy kind of takes care of itself when you’re reacting honestly to each other, and I think everyone on Page One gets that.

Robyn Cartlidge: The trust in this team is unreal. We have only been working together for a few months but we all come together so well for the performances. It’s just a very fun group of people who love to dance and make up weird songs 🙂

Shannon Fahey: My teammates are all very vulnerable, honest and incredible character performers. I am lucky to work with them.

Jon Plester: Everyone in the Page One cast is someone who I’ve wanted to play with for a very long time. They’re all performers who have done something on stage that has pushed the limitations of what I thought could be done in improv.

Why should someone come see a Page One show?
Rob Cutler: It’s cheaper than a movie! I think the format allows us to go deeper than most long form shows. Not knocking the Harold or anything, but Page One gives us an opportunity to flesh out grounded characters in real ways, and tell really unique stories.

David Donnella: Someone should come see a Page One show if they’re interested in seeing a format of theater that really highlights how small the difference between comedy and drama really is.

Gab Bottoni: You should see Page One because you want to see the first page of a play enacted, then promptly crumpled up and thrown away to make room for the unscripted. This is probably your only chance to discover an entire one-act play at the same exact time we do.

Robyn Cartlidge: I guess because it’s something different. That’s my favorite part of the Dynamite Series – it offers a different spin on the improv world.

Shannon Fahey: Someone should see a Page One show because it’s so unpredictably fun. Life is always fun, but in unpredictable ways!

Jon Plester: There’s nothing else like it happening in Philadelphia.

What would you like to hear an audience member say after seeing Page One?
Rob Cutler: “Can I buy you a drink?”

David Donnella: “If that were a play I’d see it again”

Gab Bottoni: “Wow, that show was great! What’s Greg Maughan’s number? I wanna tell him that it should never be cut from the theater’s programming again!!!”

Robyn Cartlidge: “Boy oh boy, that was great” or “anyone have a tissue I can’t stop crying tears of joy”

Shannon Fahey: “Wow, who wrote this??”

Jon Plester: “That the show is not only funny, but an engaging theatrical experience.”

 

You can see Page One every fourth Friday of the month. Their next show is on April 22nd!

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Finders Keepers: A Family Friendly Show

Finders Keepers is PHIT Comedy’s first family friendly show! Every Saturday evening you can bring your kids to a show the whole family will love. The cast is comprised of teachers in PHIT’s Kids & Teens program and experienced improvisers. The show is suitable for kids ages 10 and up and if you know a funny kid, PHIT offers classes for kids in kindergarten up through high school.

Sarah Clemency, who teaches Beginner Improv Skills for grades 2-3, said, “I think it’s going to be great for young kids to be able to watch improv especially if they are part of our PHIT Kids & Teens program.” The rest of the cast includes Brett Rader, Danielle Klaiman, Derrick Houck, Geoff Hartmann, Kristofer Hodge, Kate Fruhman, Kristen Schier, Kyle Hancock, Mary Collins, Melissa Widhson, Neil Bardhan, Nick Gillette, Rachel Semigran, Renna Wirchin, Sam Abrams, Sue Jay, and Susan LaPalombara. The cast is directed by Joe Tuzzi who is also the TA for Intermediate Short Form Improv for grades 6-8. To learn more about Finders Keepers, we asked Joe a few questions!

Photo by Sam Abrams Photography

How did you get involved with this show?

I starting out as a TA in the Kid and Teens program when Rachel Semigran, who was the director of the program at the time, told us they would be starting a family friendly show and from there I reached out and asked if I could help. A bunch of meetings and planning sessions later and we have our show!

Why do you think parents should take their kids to see Finders Keepers?

The biggest reason is that it’s fun! The kids have a chance to watch long form improv and laugh without worrying about any not family friendly situations.

Photo By Erin Pitts Photography

What makes you excited about getting to work with this cast?

There are just so many amazingly talented people on this cast and seeing them mixed up in so many different ways has been great.

You can see Finders Keepers every Saturday at 5 pm!

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ENROLL IN PERSON SUNDAY, APRIL 9TH! SAVE $50, GET A FREE PHIT WATER BOTTLE, AND STUDENT PASS EARLY!

On Sunday, April 9th, 2017 from 12:30pm – 5:30pm you can walk up to the box office and enroll in a class right then and there. Typically all enrollment is handled online, but thanks to a change in our enrollment system we can now offer in person sales. This gives you a chance to talk through the classes, instructors, and schedule with a live human being.

Enrolling in a 101-401 class in person on this date will have a couple extra perks too! In addition to securing your spot in class and saving $50 off the full enrollment cost, you will receive both a free PHIT water bottle for those hot summer months AND your Session 3 2017 PHIT student pass early! That alone will give you a couple weeks of shows for FREE.

If you’ve already enrolled in a class you can still stop by to grab your water bottle and student pass. If you want to enroll in an April workshop or an elective such as Improvised Scene Study with Nick Gillette, this also an opportunity for your to do so. If this test goes well we will consider doing in person sales times more often.

If you’d like a peek at what Session 3 has to offer you can CLICK HERE to view all our upcoming classes. You can use the filter options to narrow down your search. There’s a lot of great stuff coming for Session 3!

Can’t make it to PHIT on or before April 9th? Don’t worry! You can still take advantage of the FREE water bottle offer online, though you won’t get that or your pass until class starts in June. If you can’t get in a class until after the 9th, it’s worth noting that the $50 off sale runs through Sunday, April 16th, 2017 sans hydration unit. Please email classes@phitcomedy.com with any questions. Hope to see you here on Sunday!

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Black History Monthly

Black History Monthly is a new diversity-focused variety show at PHIT Comedy. Every second Friday of the month, they create a space for stand-up comedians, sketch comedy, improv, visual artists, and dance, which you can see below. The show was created and is hosted by Leticia Viloria, Ronald Metellus, Brandon Mitchell, and Keane Cobb. With their next show approaching on April 14th, we had to know more about Black History Monthly.

We spoke with the show’s hosts to learn more about their thoughts and dreams.

What sparked you to start this series?
Keane Cobb: I wanted to produce and host a show from scratch. As I was thinking about how to go about it, I was approached by Ronald and Leticia and I jumped at the opportunity.
Leticia Viloria: The lack of places where you can see a wide variety of comedy.  Not just stand up and improv (although I love those as well).
Ronald Metellus: There are a lot of talented POCs who don’t get booked enough. I wanted to stop complaining about it and find a way to get people quality stage time. I also wanted to work with Brandon, Leticia, and Keane.
Brandon Mitchell: Ronald, Keane, and Leticia already had a super fire idea and when I was asked to be apart of it, I couldn’t turn it down.

How do you prepare for a show?
Brandon: When I was a year into stand up, whenever I told my mom I had a show she would tell me “Get rich or die tryin”, so now I listen to 50 Cent before every show.
Keane: Stretch, drink a lot of water, take a deep breath and remember how dope I am
Ronald: I try to find a good shirt to wear. Once, I’ve picked something presentable, I jump around backstage to work out my nerves.
Leticia: Squats

What do you want to get out of this project or where do you see it going?
Brandon: I try not to think too far ahead about where I want this show to go. I’m just hoping that it can me in a position where I could buy a fur coat.
Leticia: Encouraging different types of comedy and hopefully inspiring others to think outside the box.
Keane: I want to be able to show as many different forms of performance arts to the general public as possible. I also want to introduce artists to other artists that may not cross paths. The dream scenario would be for Black History Monthly to get to a national level where stars got their first big break, or just the other hosts and myself become well known and wealthy because of the show. Whichever comes sooner
Ronald: It’d be interesting to do the show in different cities.

Who are your dream guests?
Brandon: Dave Chappelle
Ronald: Saul Williams and Kevin Hart and my grandma.
Keane: Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Rashida Jones, Aubrey Plaza
Leticia: Reggie Watts

What makes you feel passionate about this show and comedy?
Brandon: Comedy is dope, my friends are dope, and this show is dope. I know that every second Friday we are going to do super fly shit and that right there keeps me going.
Keane: Making people laugh is my best skill. I love how much making someone laugh can change so much for their day. Any way I can provide that, I am more than happy and willing to do so
Leticia: Variety! In New York  (where I’m from) there were so many different types of comedy that labels couldn’t catch up with them! This was good and bad. Burlesque and comedy are great, but watching someone take a nap on stage is not.
Ronald: When I tell people about the show, they’ll sometimes use the word “necessary.” So far, the audiences have been great, so it feels necessary. I’m always excited for them to see the acts we brought together.

You can see the next Black History Monthly show on Friday, April 14th at 9:00 pm!
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Just One More Chance to Catch Just Right!

After 27 shows it’s time for the final line-up for Aaron Abramowitz and Mekki Leeper’s Just Right. We’re sad to see the show go, and hope you’ll grab a ticket to help us celebrate the end of it’s run at 9:00 p.m.  on March 27th (that’s next Monday)! You can get tickets for the final show here.

Mekki and Aaron have done an amazing job since the show’s inception bringing top-notch stand-up comics to PHIT Comedy’s stage – and mixing local performers with great out of town guests. The show really did become a destination for visiting stand-ups who were passing through or wanted to make a day-trip over to Philly.

“I was always impressed with how dedicated Mekki and Aaron were: not just to improving as performers, but also as show runners,” said PHIT Comedy founder Greg Maughan. “They really out-hustled anyone when it came to getting talent on the show, and they were serious about only having people perform who could really hold an audiences attention and keep them laughing.”

Although Just Right is ending we hope we’ll continue to see Mekki and Aaron on our stages and shows, and they’ll also be producing and performing all over Philly. PHIT will be continuing our commitment to stand-up comedy as well.

If you’re a comic looking to start booking a showcase or running a mic, you can always reach out to us via email (contact@phitcomedy.com). If you’ve got weird offbeat ideas that mix stand-up and other comedy you can also send it to our variety producer Joe Moore using our variety show pitch form.

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Introducing The Codename: Bacchus Actors!

The writers for our newest sketch house team, Codename: Bacchus, directed by Kathryn codenamebacchusAmrhein, have been hard at work getting ready for the team’s premiere, so we’ve cast the actors that will help bring their sketches to life.

We would like to thank everyone who took the time to come out and audition. There were far more talented performers than we could cast at this time, which is very exciting for future projects. We hope to see all of these talented people, and others interested in performing in sketch comedy, get involved by bringing material to PHIT’s sketch open-mic Sketch Up or Shut Up, performing on a show like Theme Show or Monologues, participating in Up All Night (our Improv-to-Sketch 24-Hour Cram), or producing their own independent sketch show at PHIT. Opportunities to grow as a comedian are on the rise in Philadelphia: we look forward to seeing what talented people will assemble the next time we hold performer auditions.

Several Codename: Bacchss writers will act in the team’s shows, and joining them onstage will be:

CODENAME: BACCHUS ACTORS

Nathaniel Biagiotti

Derrick Houck

Jenna Kuerzi

Wendy Lenhart

Brooke McCarthy

Chuong Pham

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PHIT Seeking Pitches & Partners For Our 2017 FringeArts Shows!

PHIT Comedy’s transfer of The Cambridge Footlights “Canada” from the Edinburgh Fringe. (Pictured from left to right: Jason Forbes, George Fouracres, Emma Powell, and Phil Wang).

PHIT is proud to be returning to the FringeArts Festival and is excited to work with members of the theater community with new comedic show ideas. PHIT’s experience in successfully producing shows at the Philly Fringe Festival and FringeArts stretches back over a decade and includes 50+ productions, including: improvised soap operas, live podcast recordings, sketch comedy, storytelling showcases, full-fledged variety shows (complete with dancers and a live band), an original musical, and multiple transfers from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. We’re excited to hear what you’d like to do and see if we can help!

Ralph Andracchio in PHIT Comedy’s “The Grimacchio Variety Hour” at the 2012 Philly Fringe Festival.

Use the form linked here to submit your idea for a 2017 FringeArts show to be performed at PHIT Comedy and we will consider your pitch for possible inclusion in our slate of shows this September. On the application you will be asked to provide information about yourself and your collaborators; your pitch, your needs for cast, crew, and production; ideas you have for marketing of your show; and any other artistic support you feel it will require. The pitch form can be edited at any time after you submit up until the deadline for submissions on Monday, April 17, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

Rich Lee and Harry Watermeier (as part of the cast of nationally recongized sketch comedy group The Flat Earth) in a PHIT sketch comedy revue at the Philly Fringe Festival.

All pitches will be reviewed by PHIT’s artistic team and administrative staff and receive a response. If your pitch is selected for inclusion in PHIT’s programming for the 2017 FringeArts Festival, you will receive:

  • A run of performances on one of PHIT’s two stages during the dates of the festival.
  • Help developing a budget for your festival show, with PHIT covering all budgeted festival show costs.
  • Assistance in casting your festival show, if needed.
  • Rehearsal space to prepare for your festival show.
  • Marketing and public relations assistance for your festival show.
  • Box office, house management, and backstage support for your festival show.
  • Archival video and photo recording of performances of your festival show.
  • Compensation for your show based on its commercial success.

“Reasonable Doubt” – an improvised homage to Law & Order, which premiered on PHIT’s stage as part of the Philly Fringe Festival and went on to perform at New York City’s Upright Citizens’ Brigade Theatre. (Pictured left to right: R.J. Payne, Scott Hinners, Quinton Alexander)

We expect many more great pitches than we will be able to produce. If your pitch is not accepted as part of our Fringe run, you are free to submit the idea to PHIT for production at another time throughout the year or you to take it (and the feedback you receive) elsewhere to produce with another organization or on your own. Chosen submissions will be notified by Monday May 1, 2017.

Thank you for considering PHIT Comedy as a partner in producing your show at the 2017 FringeArts Festival, now send us your ideas!

Kristy Goldy and Aaron Hertzog in Goat Rodeo’s “Cart Before The Horse” – an original sketch comedy revue PHIT Comedy produced for the 2013 FringeArts festival.

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New York’s Annoyance Theater Coming to PHIT for April Residency!

Continuing our longstanding record of bringing the best emerging comedic talent in the country straight to Philadelphia audiences, PHIT Comedy is excited to be partnering with the famous Chicago/Brooklyn based Annoyance Theater in April for a series of eight performances spread across every weekend of the month. PHIT and Annoyance have worked together bringing shows to Philadelphia since 2007 and this special month-long residency is a celebration of our decade of collaboration.

Annoyance company alumni include Saturday Night Live cast members and household names such as Vanessa Bayer, Stephen Colbert, Jon Favreau, Jane Lynch, and Andy Richter. Annoyance is best known for its absurdist and outrageous brand of comedy made famous in shows like Co-Ed Prison Sluts (the longest running musical in Chicago theatre history), The Real Live Brady Bunch (which starred a young Jane Lynch as Mrs. Brady), and the controversy-stirring You Darn Antichrist!

“Annoyance has been the bleeding edge of bizarre emerging comedy in the United States for almost thirty years, and we’re excited to be bringing the best of their NYC work to Philly audiences again this spring,” said PHIT founder and executive director Greg Maughan.

Jessica Snow, PHIT’s Artistic Director, described her excitement. “When I graduated from college and thought it unlikely I’d improvise again, someone gave me Improvise: Scene from the Inside Out by Mick Napier, who founded Annoyance in Chicago, and I was pulled in harder than ever before. I became obsessed with Napier and his theater. I was excited to see them start doing things in New York because Chicago is far, so having Annoyance shows visit PHIT is awesome for me. I can walk to Annoyance shows in April without leaving Philadelphia; I love that.”

The Annoyance Residency Performance Calendar:

  • Friday, April 7th, 10:30 p.m. – Bleech. A one-man sketch comedy show from Anthony Oberbeck, a regular at the famous Just for Laughs comedy festival.
  • Saturday, April 8th, 9:00 p.m. – Postmen. An unrelenting sketch comedy show from the creators of the Holy Fuck Comedy Hour, featuring a line-up of comedic heavy hitters that includes Matt Barats (Just for Laughs Fresh Face – 2015), Carmen Christopher (Chris Gethard’s The Special Without Brett Davis), and Anthony Oberbeck (multiple Just for Laughs appearances).

 

  • Friday, April 14th, 10:30 p.m. – Nervosa: The Musical. An original sock-puppet musical comedy about body image, featuring book and music created by an all-female creative team.
  • Saturday, April 15th, 9:00 p.m. – Disco Demolition. A comedic recreation of the most infamous baseball game promotion in history, which caused the Chicago White Sox to forfeit a game against the Detroit Tigers on July 12, 1979 after a crate of disco records was detonated on the field, sparking a riot.

 

  • Friday, April 21st, 10:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 22nd, 9:00 p.m. – Secret Shows!
    If we can’t tell you about it yet, you know it has to be something special.

 

  • Friday, April 28th, 10:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 29th 9:00 p.m. – Moon Crew.The Moon Crew answers an S.O.S. distress signal from Dr. Shelley and her crew of AmazonSky scientists stranded on Mars. It was supposed to be an easy shoot-and-scoop job, but the mysterious Dr. Shelley forgot to mention one thing: The musclebound, vodka Red Bull-chugging, shirt ripping…MEATHEADS ON MARS! The stakes launch into the stratosphere when one of the Moon Crew starts lifting… a lot.There’s a sandstorm brewing on Mars, y’all. Strap in.

 

“We’re very excited to take Philadelphia to the Moooooon (and Mars),” says Riley Taggart of Moon Crew.  Charlie Walden of Disco Demolition Night added, “We’re pumped as hell to bring Disco Demolition Night to PHIT. The show takes place mostly at a baseball stadium in 1979 and involves a live organist.

Annoyance’s residency also includes a set of workshops for Philadelphia performers. PHIT Education director Mike Marbach said “We are excited to offer five workshops throughout the month of April covering both improv and sketch comedy. It will be the first time time most of the instructors have set foot here. This is a great opportunity to get a taste of what makes the Annoyance Theater so special.”

 

The Annoyance Residency Workshop & Master Class Calendar:

So there it is – another amazing opportunity for comedy fans and comedy students right here at PHIT Comedy next month. We hope you are as excited as are!

 

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EVENTS AT PHIT FOR TUESDAY, MARCH 14TH ARE CANCELED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER

PHIT has decided to close this evening and will not be having any events. Although the snow appears to have stopped in Center City at this time, the fact that much of the accumulation downtown was sleet and freezing rain means that local authorities are discouraging travel, and most of SEPTA’s non-subway routes are shut down. We don’t think it is worth the risk for performers, staff, volunteers, students and audiences to travel under these conditions. Relax, stay warm and stay safe!

If you’re bored and thinking about comedy today, you can always check out our list enrolling classes starting this weekend!

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