Author Archives: Ralph Andracchio

Welcome our February 2015 Launch Pad Team: The Sardines!

Love is in the air for Valentine’s Day, and what better way to celebrate then to fall in love with PHIT’s February Launch Pad team… The Sardines! This team will go where other team don’t even dare: exploring topics from pre-revolutionary … Continue reading

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Congrats to the 2015 Philadelphia Comedy Awards Winners!

The 2015 Philadelphia Comedy Awards took place Sunday, January 25th at World Cafe Live, and we wanted to take a moment to congratulate all the night’s winners as well as everyone who was nominated. There are so many wonderful things … Continue reading

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A Fond Farewell to Dr. Sleepover

As our theater changes and grows, our House Teams change and grow along with us. It’s always a fascinating experience to see a team through its entire lifespan: from the excitement of the audition and casting process, to the team … Continue reading

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Welcome Our January 2015 Launch Pad Team: Bishpelldah!

PHIT had an AMAZING 2014, and a big part of what made it so special was our Launch Pad program. The independent improv teams who have enrolled in Launch Pad have been killing it on our stage, and we can … Continue reading

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Welcome Our December 2014 Launch Pad Team: Don’t Sass Me, Florence!

PHIT is getting in the holiday spirit and giving everyone an early present with December’s Launch Pad Team – Don’t Sass Me, Florence! This team features improv newcomers in a classy ensemble with a passion for exploring scene work based … Continue reading

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#BFCM2014 Starts This Friday!

Hanging out with your family for Thanksgiving? Waking up early with your family on Friday to take advantage of all those holiday deals? Wish you could take a break from shopping (and your family) and see some comedy? Head over … Continue reading

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Welcome our November 2014 Launch Pad Team: Witch Academy!

PHIT’s Launch Pad program has gotten some great press and a huge amount of attention since it’s premiere in September. Audiences and performers alike are becoming big fans of the program and the amazing teams we’ve accepted! As another fantastic … Continue reading

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Meet the New Directors for Our Fall 2014 House Teams – Part 3

This fall PHIT will be casting some of the best comedic talent in the city to become a part of three new improv house teams joining our already stellar line up of ensembles. To helm these new teams, PHIT’s Artistic … Continue reading

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Meet the New Directors for Our Fall 2014 House Teams – Part 2

This fall PHIT will be casting some of the best comedic talent in the city to become a part of three new improv house teams joining our already stellar line up of ensembles. To helm these new teams, PHIT’s Artistic … Continue reading

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Meet the New Directors for Our Fall 2014 House Teams – Part 1

This fall PHIT will be casting some of the best comedic talent in the city to become a part of three new improv house teams joining our already stellar line up of ensembles. To helm these new teams, PHIT’s Artistic … Continue reading

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STAY DEAD!: An Improvised Horror Comedy is coming to PHIT for Halloween!

STAY DEAD!: An Improvised Horror Comedy is the latest in a four-year tradition of frightfully good Halloween shows from PHIT. Following the success of retired PHIT House Team Asteroid! and their hit B-Movie, director Mike Marbach and a brand new … Continue reading

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Welcome our October Launch Pad Team: Office Hours!

PHIT’s Launch Pad program started off with a bang in September with inaugural team Bad Kitten, and now continues into October with Office Hours! This team is filled with a great mix of talented performers, including a couple PHIT house … Continue reading

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Save the Date: PHIT Improv House Team Auditions Saturday October 18, 2014!

Philly Improv Theater continues the search for the city’s best and brightest comedic performers for our newest improv house teams! PHIT House Teams are professional ensembles cast and managed by the theater that reflect our over-arching vision and stand as … Continue reading

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PHIT Welcomes Matt& as a Local Exclusive to the Dynamite Series

The Dynamite Series @ PHIT has slowly become THE place in Philadelphia to see long-run, innovative, boundary-pushing comedy projects. From shows that connect comedy with local playwrights and college professors, to mixes of absurdist theater and improv, to shows that … Continue reading

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PHIT Welcomes Cambridge Footlights International Tour Show 2014: Real Feelings

Philly Improv Theater is excited to welcome back international sketch comedy powerhouse Cambridge Footlights as they stop in Philly on their 2014 international tour “Real Feelings”. The Footlights have visited PHIT many times in the past, most recently for the … Continue reading

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The SHAM is Heading to DETENTION!

For Philly Improv Theater students and fans alike, The SHAM has been a popular part of our SUPER FREE SUNDAY line-up along with our student-friendly show The Dean’s List. The PHIT company members, directors, and instructors that make up the … Continue reading

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FALL SESSION CLASSES NOW ENROLLING! INTRO SKETCH AND IMPROV ONLY $199 THROUGH 8/25!

It’s hard to believe that we are already enrolling for our final class session of the year. Since we’ve started our class session system back in January we’ve seen nothing but positive results. PHIT has always been a theater that … Continue reading

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PHIT Launches Original Dynamite Series Project: Dirty Laundry!

The Dynamite Series @ PHIT is excited to announce a brand new show specifically produced for the series: Dirty Laundry! This show, created and directed by Steve Kleinedler, is a comedic exploration of the day-to-day life of a typical Philadelphia family. … Continue reading

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PHIT Announces the First Launch Pad Team: Bad Kitten!

Philly Improv Theater is proud to announce the inaugural Launch Pad team, Bad Kitten! This team has been blowing up on the local improv comedy scene and has made a lasting impression in other cities. Already a talented group of … Continue reading

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New Show Alert! WildCard is coming this July!

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 … Continue reading

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