Press Coverage

Philly Improv Theater is all over the news! Here’s an uncomprehensive list of reviews and other articles about PHIT, sorted by publication (in alphabetical order) and date (from most ancient to most recent):

From Philadelphia Weekly
“All without a teleprompter”
Jan. 14, 2013 – Recap: The WitOut Awards For Philly Comedy

From The Daily News
“Gain confidence”
January 10, 2013 – Philly comedy scene gets boost from new event

From Philadelphia Weekly
“Spontaneous holiday magic”
Dec. 17 2012 – Two Holiday Shows Definitely Worth Seeing

From The South Philly Review
“You’re really not going to see something like this anywhere else in Philadelphia.”
Oct. 18, 2012 – Philly Improv Theater ad-libs ‘B-Movie’

From the City Paper
” Coolly off-putting and surprising”
Sept.2, 2011 – ON THE FRINGE: Dark Comedy

From the City Paper
“Herculean”
Sept. 8, 2012 - Fringe Review: Myths & Monsters

From the City Paper
“Scatterbrained fun”
Sept. 8, 2012 – FRINGE REVIEW: The Grimacchio Variety Hour

From the City Paper
“Totally hilarious.”
Sept. 8, 2012 – FRINGE REVIEW: Pro-Mania 2K12: WitOut Wrestling

From Philadelphia Weekly
” They all bring their own unique energy to the table”
Sept. 6, 2012 – Live Arts Fest-Philly Fringe Review: PHIT’s “Myths & Monsters”

From the City Paper
“Plenty of hilarious moments”
Sept. 21, 2012 – FRINGE REVIEW: Backstory

From the City Paper
“Hilarious characters”
July 27, 2012 – LOL WITH IT: “The Monthly Hour” with James Hesky

From Philadelphia Weekly
“Breeding and showcasing some of the finest comedic talents in the city”
July 3, 2012 – Jackpot!

From the Philadelphia Weekly
“Million different monthly shows”
June 6, 2012 – Summer Guide 2012: South Philly

From Bucks County Courier Times
May 29, 2012 – Duofest improv comedy festival kicks off in Philly next week

From the City Paper
“An alarming journey”
May 25, 2012 – LOL WITH IT: The Feeko Brothers, tonight @ PHIT

From Bucks County Courier Times
“The city’s source for alternative comedy”
May 18, 2012 – Baltimore comedy troupe invades Philly this weekend

From the City Paper
“Not meant for the faint-of-heart ”
Oct. 14, 2011 – COMEDY REVIEW: Poker Night

From the City Paper
“I like Philly because it’s not like L.A.”
Oct. 13, 2011 – ART PHAG: Alec Mapa wants to “make you laugh not make you pregnant”

From the City Paper
“A trifecta of spontaneous entertainment”
Sept. 2, 2011 – ON THE FRINGE: 3 Mad Rituals

From Bucks County Times
Feature on King Friday member, Shannon Devido
July 18, 2011 – Northampton actress finds personal success despite disabilities

From Philadelphia Weekly
June 3, 2011 – Duofest Kicks Off

From Philadelphia Weekly
Cover story featuring PHIT alums
March 30, 2011 – Philly’s Comediennes of Comedy 

From 34th Street Magazine
“…the best that Philly has to offer.”
September 25, 2008 – Get Up, Stand Up: Our favorite Philly comedy clubs.
original article here.

From The N Crowd’s Saturday Morning Hangover podcast
October 25, 2008 – interview with Executive Director Greg Maughan
original podcast site here, downloadable copy of interview here.

From The Philadelphia City Paper
August 29, 2007 – Improv (No Lines!) They’re making it up as they go.
orignal article here.

“the cream of the city’s improv crop…”
August 27, 2008 – Fest Bets
original article here.

“four or five jokes a minute… fast-paced and wacky.”
September 8, 2008 – City Paper Review: The Hoppers Hit the Road
original article here.

November 11, 2008 – Why So Serious?
original article here.

From The Philadelphia Daily News
February 25, 2008 – “Bedtime Stories” mentioned in Dan Gross’ A&E Column
original article here.

From The Philadelphia Inquirer
“part of a steady wave of improv popularity…”
August 12, 2007 – Improv is no joke for students: Honing the craft of drawing laughter on the spot is the goal of a group of high school students
original article here.

“best bet for the [Philly Fringe] fest… lesser known but looking good.”
August 31, 2007 – Fringe Festival: Over the top, still. Best Bets for the Fringe… From Excess to Success
original article here.

“[Philly Fringe] Under the radar… wouldn’t-miss-it list…”
August 29, 2008 – Philly on the Fringe: All the city’s a stage for this huge annual performance festival
original article here.

“classic Fringe, done with joy and a sense that everyone, audience included, is a conspirator.”
September 1, 2008 – Even wordy script can’t keep 2 singing brothers down
original article here.

November 13, 2008 – No Script, no problem
original article here.

From Philadelphia Magazine
September 2008 – Live Arts Festival/Philly Fringe 2008 Preview
original article here.

From Philadelphia Style Magazine
December 2006 – “Thinking On Their Feet”
original article here (link opens Adobe Acrobat file of article).

From The Philly Weekly
“pure gold…”
February 27, 2008 – A-list: smack and cheese, Way Down in the Hole: A Comedy Tribute to The Wire
original article here.

“ambitous… No company in the city represents the mixing and mingling of performers from a number of the city’s top improv companies more…”
September 3, 2008 – Stage: Improv walks a tight rope
original article here.

“great… features members from Philly’s burgeoning improv scene…”
September 3, 2008 – A-List: Hop to IT, The Hoppers Hit the Road
original article here.

From Phillyist.com
November 13, 2008 – Phillyist Interviews… The Philadelphia Improv Festival
original article here.

From The Temple News
November 11, 2008 – Stand-up and Deliver
original article here.

From WHYY Radio 90.9FM
March 27, 2008 – Radio Times interview with former PHIT Instructor Bobbi Block that mentioned Philly Improv Theater