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PHIT is Open!

Following the conclusion of winter storm Jonas overnight PHIT will be open today, Sunday, January 24th, 2016 for all classes, rehearsals, shows and other events. We look forward to seeing you! Students who cannot make class because of difficulty traveling … Continue reading

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Creating a Welcoming and Safe Environment in Comedy

Recent events in the PHIT community and throughout the Philly comedy community have focused attention on how we all as comedians deal with issues of discrimination and harassment in the comedy world. The conversation isn’t just a local one – across the country … Continue reading

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Flat Earth’s Favorite On Stage Deaths

Since their first show over three years ago, Flat Earth has gained a reputation as being one of Philadelphia’s goofiest, most whimsical sketch teams. They have also developed a reputation for having a pretty high kill count for their characters. … Continue reading

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PHIT is Closed This Week – Enjoy Popeapalooza!

With most people downtown in Philly proceeding to their doomsday bunkers and the police, FBI, and Secret Service preparing a security perimeter that has us convinced Pope Francis will actually be summoning and fighting the devil instead of celebrating mass … Continue reading

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PHIT Kids & Teens Spotlight – Sue Jahani

PHIT Kids & Teens — PHIT’s improv comedy education program for grades K-12 — is gearing up for our Fall term and the fun is already in full swing. On September 12th, we are hosting a FREE Open Houses from … Continue reading

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PHIT Kids & Teens Spotlight – Sam Abrams

PHIT Kids & Teens — PHIT’s improv comedy education program for grades K-12 — is gearing up for our Fall term and the fun is already in full swing. This summer we are hosting two FREE Open Houses on August … Continue reading

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PERFORMANCES CANCELED for Saturday, February 21st, 2015

Due to severe winter weather moving through Philadelphia tonight and a frozen pipe in our performance space, this evening’s performances have been canceled. This includes the following shows: 7:30 p.m. Dynamite Series: The Wadsworth Constant 9:00 p.m. Saturday Night House … Continue reading

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PHIT Giving Back This Holiday

During the past month PHIT’s Company Members have held a charity food and clothing drive in our green room. Company Members and any visiting performers were able to leave non-perishable food times, new or lightly used clothing items, or cash for the purchase … Continue reading

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Black Friday Comedy Marathon 2014 Livestream!

Black Friday Comedy Marathon 2014 has started! Follow along here with the YouTube livestream from the green room on PHIT’s YouTube Channel and tweet at us (@bfcm2014) to get in on the act!  

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Updates from the Training Center – Session One Classes for 2015 Now Online!

Hello Students! It’s hard to believe I’m saying this already, but classes for the first session of 2015 are now online and ready to enroll! Every current core class from Improv 101 – 401 and Sketch 101 – 201 is … Continue reading

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Ladies and Gentlemen, Your New PHIT House Teams!

Last weekend PHIT had the pleasure of seeing almost 100 auditioners as we held initial auditions and callbacks for not one, not two, but THREE new house teams which will premiere in January 2015. The level of talent was amazing. … Continue reading

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Announcing the Black Friday Comedy Marathon 2014!

Philly Improv Theater is very excited to announce our plans for the longest comedy marathon in Philadelphia history next month as part of the City Spotlight series in Comedy Month. The Black Friday Comedy Marathon will start at 10:00 a.m. … Continue reading

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New Role at PHIT for Corin Wells, PHIT Seeking New Class Registrar

Corin Wells, our Class Registrar for close to two years is taking on a new role coordinating extra-curricular activities for the theater and the Training Center (i.e. arranging parties, group comedy outings, and other special events). “Over the last few years as … Continue reading

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PHIT Supports Indie Improv Teams with Launch Pad!

Philly Improv Theater is excited to continue our support for a thriving independent comedy scene in Philly with a new opportunity for indie improv teams to receive free coaching, rehearsal space, stage time, artistic direction, business advice and marketing materials PHIT: Launch Pad. … Continue reading

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April Fool’s Day Flash Sale is ON! (101 Classes Only $199)

April Fool’s Day is sort of like the comedy equivalent of New Year’s, Christmas, Easter, Hannukah, and the Fourth of July all rolled into one. It’s the day everyone wants to kid around, pull pranks and generally goof off. So … Continue reading

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PHIT Roasts Ignite Philly @ Johnny Brenda’s

You know who doesn’t like balloons? Everyone who flew on the Hindenburg! That’s probably a statement of fact, though it would be difficult to verify. We could track down the last 2 living survivors and ask them but come on, … Continue reading

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Because We Love You: A Valentine’s Weekend Discount On Classes!

We’re not quite sure how to say this. I know that it may feel like we don’t hang out that much, or you haven’t seen us around a lot lately, but well… the thing is – we get nervous around … Continue reading

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PHIT is Closed Due to Snow Thursday, February 13th!

Due to the snowstorm affecting the Philadelphia region, all performances, classes and rehearsals at PHIT are cancelled for the evening of Thursday, February 13, 2014. Stay safe and warm everyone!

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Classes and Rehearsals Cancelled for Tuesday, 1/21/2014

Due to the snowstorm affecting the Philadelphia region, all classes and rehearsals at PHIT are cancelled for the evening of Tuesday, January 21, 2014. Stay safe and warm everyone!

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Classes and Rehearsals Cancelled for Thursday, 1/2/2014

Due to the impending snowstorm, all classes and rehearsals at PHIT are cancelled for the evening of Thursday, January 2, 2014. Stay safe and warm everyone!

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