Philly Improv Theater is excited to announce our newest show – adding an extra spark to the start of our Friday nights is an improv comedy show like no other: WildCard! Premiering Thursday July 3rd at 7:30 p.m. and then continuing every other Friday beginning July 18th. Catch four acts in one hour on the PHIT stage, and the last group isn’t even chosen until the show has begun!
Hosted by Something Simple with Frank & Alex (Frank Farrell & Alex Gross), WildCard features top independent improv teams, experimental collaborations between PHIT’s top performers, and the opportunity for you to hand the hosts an idea before the show starts and perform it at the end of the night in the WildCard slot.
WildCard pitches can include anyone performing any kind of comedy. People who haven’t played together in the past are encouraged to form on-the-spot acts! Any group of potential performers can submit a pitch (with the name of their act, a one sentence description of what they’ll do, and the cast list) while they are waiting for the show to start. WildCard’s hosts review pitches after the first team takes the stage and select their favorite idea to whisk backstage for whirlwind 30 minute rehearsal before they premiere as the final act of the night.
“Frank and I are excited about this opportunity to bring more independent teams and whacky/crazy/weird one off shows onto PHIT’s stage. Get with friends, shoot ideas off each other and come prepared to bring it/watch it be brought!
If you have an independent team make sure to let me know so we can book you. If you don’t, find people to make one and hire a director/coach!” – Alex Gross
Have an independent improv team and would like to be booked into an advance slot on the show? Email firstname.lastname@example.org!