Stand-up Comedy Classes in Philadelphia

PHIT’s Training Center has taught thousands of people in our comedy classes over the years and we hope you’ll come learn the art of stand-up comedy with us too!

Our stand-up classes are designed for complete beginners or those with relatively little experience writing and telling their own jokes in front of a crowd. It’s a great place to start because it will help you get more comfortable before heading out to the various open mics around the city, and give you some helpful tips so that you start out with a leg up over the competition. If you’ve got more experience and less time, our occasional workshops meet for one afternoon and study specific skill or approaches to stand-up that may be helpful to you.

Brandon Mitchell, one of the co-hosts of Black History Monthly, performing at stand-up set at PHIT. (Photo Credit: Sam Abrams Photography)

Use the quick links below to jump to specific types of classes, then click the “Enroll Now” buttons next to any instructors photo and class dates to be taken to a secure page where you can see more specifics on your class, enroll, and enter your info to pay in full or make a deposit for the course you would like to take.

Have questions that these pages don’t answer? Please email classes@phitcomedy.com and we’re here to help you out!

Stand-up Course Catalog Quick Links

FOR PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS:
FREE Intro to Stand-up (2-HOUR WORKSHOP)

OUR CORE CURRICULUM:
STAND-UP 101 (6-WEEK COURSE)

ADVANCED TRAINING:
WORKSHOPS (1-DAY  INTERMEDIATE+ COURSES)
MASTER CLASSES (1-3 DAY ADVANCED+ COURSES WITH MASTER TEACHERS)

Free Intro to Stand-up

PHIT Stand-up Instructor Nicole Yates on stage performing. (Photo Credit: Troy Conrad)

If you are considering a class with PHIT but not sure about committing to an six-week session before having the chance to see what our instructors, classes, and students are like we encourage you to sign up to attend our one of our FREE Intro to Stand-up Workshops. These two-hour sessions will give you a sense of who, what, where, and how in our approach to creating talented and funny writers/stand-ups/humans. The workshop will give you a basic understanding of how to begin crafting a stand-up comedy act, from absolute beginner advice on stage presence to different approaches to generating material.

NO FREE INTRO WORKSHOPS ARE SCHEDULED AT THIS TIME. PLEASE CHECK BACK SOON!

Stand-up 101

Conrad Roth performing at a non-student showcase at PHIT. (Photo Credit: Tom Lovelund)

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.

Improv Class 2

6 WEEK CLASSES INCLUDE
A STUDENT PASS FOR FREE ADMISSION TO SHOWS AT PHIT!
ACCESS TO IMPROV PRACTICE GROUPS!
GRADUATION SHOW FOR FAMILY AND FRIENDS!
MORE!

nicole_yates_smallSTAND-UP 101 WITH NICOLE YATES
Day:
Mondays
Starts: 
10/23
Time:
 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
$199
REGISTER NOW!
nicole_yates_smallSTAND-UP 101 WITH NICOLE YATES
Day:
Sundays
Starts: 
11/5
Time: 
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
$199
REGISTER NOW!
nicole_yates_smallSTAND-UP 101 WITH NICOLE YATES
Day:
Mondays
Starts: 
11/6
Time:
 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
$199
REGISTER NOW!

Stand-up Workshops

Aaron Abramowitz, host of Just RIght, performing on PHIT’s stage. (Photo Credit: Sam Abrams Photography)

Below is a complete list of upcoming stand-up workshops being offered. Click the ENROLL NOW links for more information on each workshop – including a detailed description, location information, instructor bio and payment terms.

NO WORKSHOPS ARE SCHEDULED AT THIS TIME. PLEASE CHECK BACK SOON!

Stand-up Master Classes

Dave Walk, host of Comic vs. Audience, performing at PHIT. (Photo Credit: Tom Lovelund)

Below is a complete list of upcoming stand-up master classes being offered. Click the ENROLL NOW links for more information on each workshop – including a detailed description, location information, instructor bio and payment terms.

NO MASTER CLASSES ARE SCHEDULED AT THIS TIME. PLEASE CHECK BACK SOON!