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Intro class sale: Improv 101 & Sketch 101 Only $199! That’s $100 off now through now February 8th, 2016!

And just like that, it’s February. Valentine’s Day, presidential primaries, and Punxsutawney Phil’s annual visit are breathing down our necks. One week ago, we were under a mountain of snow. Today, Spring is just around the corner, and the spirit … Continue reading

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ARE YOU A STUDENT AT PHIT IN SEARCH OF STAGE TIME?

Whether you’re a new student enrolled in 101 or finishing up the PHIT program in 401, The Dean’s List is the perfect space to put into practice everything you’ve been learning in class. Each week three students are selected to … Continue reading

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Session 2 Classes Enrolling Now! Try Before You Buy With Free Workshops!

A few weeks ago we started our first session of classes for 2016 and we’re already a couple weeks into enrolling Session 2 classes! Whether you are new to improv or sketch or have been around for a while, I’m pret-ty … Continue reading

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PHIT KIDS & TEENS PROGRAM ENROLLMENT AND FREE OPEN HOUSES!

Know a funny kid, class clown or creative young mind? The PHIT Kids and Teens program is currently offering Free Open Houses and classes this spring. In honor of classes beginning on March 12th Rachel Semigran took some time to … Continue reading

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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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FRIDAY & SATURDAY SHOWS CANCELLED!

The mayor has declared a state of emergency in Philadelphia starting at 9pm. Blizzard conditions are expected soon. All shows Friday night, January 22nd, 2016 are cancelled. All classes, practice groups, rehearsals, shows and other events, on Saturday, January 23rd, 2016 … Continue reading

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THREE NEW VARIETY SHOWS THIS WEEK

Puppets, Lady Bits and Porn! This week brings three new variety shows to the PHIT stage. To celebrate the arrival of three new shows we have put together a Q&A with some of the hosts. Beth & Ralph’s Porn Stash: … Continue reading

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SPOTLIGHT: JANUARY LAUNCH PAD TEAM RAGE FRIENDS

For the month of January, every Wednesday night at 7:30 P.M., PHIT stage will be the proud home of indie team Rage Friends (coached by Hunter Steffes). The Launch Pad program is an opportunity for local improv teams to participate in a three-month intensive development, coaching, … Continue reading

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SPOTLIGHT: THE WADSWORTH CONSTANT

The Wadsworth Constant (part of the Dynamite Series at PHIT) is a show unlike any other in which veteran performers Kristen Scheir and Nick Gillette blend absurdist theater and improv comedy to create an experience that embodies the truth, wildness, and humor … Continue reading

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SPOTLIGHT: DECEMBER LAUNCH PAD TEAM ROBOBRO

This past month, Launch Pad team RoboBro, coached by Tom Hannigan (Outside Voices), has captivated Philadelphia audiences with their commitment to the characters they create and their infectious playfulness. The Launch Pad program is an opportunity for local improv teams to participate in … Continue reading

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WHICH BIG BABY ARE YOU???

We’ve all been there. Sitting in the audience of a Big Baby show, fully enraptured and delighted with the world they have created, but there is one thing you can’t help but wonder as you watch these talented beings and … Continue reading

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A FOND FAREWELL TO TRASH ISLAND

  As PHIT continues to transform and grow in the coming months we must give a loving goodbye to the extremely talented team that is Trash Island. Over the past year Trash Island has evolved into an amazing ensemble of supportive, witty, … Continue reading

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15 SHOWS TO SEE AT BFCM2015

FRI 10:10 A.M. TAFT (IMPROV) TAFT’s his name. TAFT’s his game. Hailing from the 1910 Progressive Era, brother man TAFT is a Philadelphian Improv team that likes to get stuck in the tub and ‘Yes And’ their way out. TAFT … Continue reading

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BLACK FRIDAY SALE! ALL IMPROV 101 & SKETCH 101 CLASSES ONLY $199 NOW THROUGH 11/30/15!

Just in time for the holiday gift giving season comes a PHIT intro class sale! Now through November 30th, 2015 Improv 101 and Sketch 101 classes at PHIT are only $199! That’s $100 off the regular price! You can take … Continue reading

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SPOTLIGHT: KATHRYN AMRHEIN & SARAH CLEMENCY

Tonight at 9:00 P.M. catch KATHRYN AMRHEIN & SARAH CLEMENCY’S riveting show as they open for PHIT Sketch House Team THE FLAT EARTH. What is Kathryn Amrhein (Fjord, Barbara Bush) and Sarah Clemency’s (Fjord, Fleeksquad) show even gonna be like? … 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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Stay Dead!! An Improvised Horror Comedy Returns to PHIT!

STAY DEAD!!: An Improvised Horror Comedy returns to PHIT this week for a run of eight shows! Through the use of various horror film tropes  the cast creates an entirely improvised horror/comedy show based on your suggestion! Ghosts, ancient curses, … Continue reading

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WELCOME OUR OCTOBER LAUNCH PAD TEAM: LOVESEAT

Cozy up with our October Launch Pad Team, Loveseat! Be warned that you may fall in love with this “silly, smart and charming as all get out” group. The team starts its one-month run of weekly shows opening House Team Harold Night on … Continue reading

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SAVE THE DATE: PHIT IMPROV HOUSE TEAM AUDITIONS OCTOBER 24, 2015!

PHIT will once again be looking for Philly’s best and brightest improvisers this fall, as we expand performance opportunities on our stage by casting two new PHIT House Teams which will premiere in PHIT’s in January 2016! Further details on … Continue reading

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