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DUOFEST TICKETS & WORKSHOPS ON SALE NOW!

In just two weeks Philly will play host to the only comedy festival dedicated to two-person acts in the entire world. 38 great pairs from across the United States and Canada will be in town June 7th-10th, 2012 for fantastic … Continue reading

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SAVE THE DATE FOR PHIT’S YEAR AHEAD 2012

In the past we’ve had a meeting each year called “The State of PHIT” to talk about the current status of the theater and our plans for the future, but we decided that sounded way to self-important and/or political. Come … Continue reading

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NEW FOR 2012: PHIT’s IMPROV CONSERVATORY CLASSES!

After five years of training the best comedians in Philly with improv, sketch and storytelling classes PHIT has filled not only our stage, but the stages of countless other theatres, comedy clubs, and bar shows will fantastic performers. This is … Continue reading

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GET YOUR HOUSE TEAM AUDITION TIMES NOW!

It’s a new year and we’re once again looking to cast two new improv House Teams for 2012. Previously we let potential auditioners know to save the dates 2/4, 2/7 & 2/8 so they wouldn’t miss out on the fun, … Continue reading

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PHIT IS SEEKING INTERNS

For the first time, PHIT is offering college and university credit internships in our office starting in 2012. We are very excited to make a variey of opportunities available to anyone interested in learning more about how PHIT runs, working … Continue reading

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SAVE THE DATE: PHIT IMPROV HOUSE TEAM AUDITIONS FEBRUARY 4, 2012

PHIT will once again be looking for Philly’s best and brighest improvisers in the new year, as we expand our performance opportunities in the PHIT House Team program by adding two new ensembles of 8-10 players each. Further details on … Continue reading

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THE GROSS SHOW ACCEPTING WRITER APPLICATIONS FOR SEASON TWO

PHIT’s tribute to trashy daytime talk TV, hosted by Alex Gross, is returning in January 2012 for a second year and plans to tweak the show’s format slightly for Season Two by taking on a staff of writer/performers to generate … Continue reading

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PHILADELPHIA WEEKLY’S BETTER THAN BEST LIST NAMES PHIT “BEST PLACE FOR A CHEAP LAUGH ON SATURDAY NIGHT”

This is the second straight year an alternate weekly paper has included PHIT on their “Best of” list and we couldn’t be more excited for the continued recognition of everything comedic that’s happening on our stage. If you still haven’t … Continue reading

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PHIT EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR GREG MAUGHAN NAMED ONE OF PHILADELPHIA’S 76 “CREATIVE CONNECTORS”

Greg Maughan, PHIT’s founder and Executive Director, has been named a “creative connector” by Leadership Philadelphia, a list which sought to highlight “entrepreneurial professionals with an agenda for action” in Philadelphia’s art, culture, and design communities. The was developed starting … Continue reading

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KEVIN ALLISON (“THE STATE”, RISK!) TEACHES AT PHIT

We are super thrilled to announce our third year in a row with Kevin Allison teaching “How to Write a Sketch Comedy Show” and “Storytelling for Stage” at the PHIT Training Center. Most people will recognize Kevin from MTV’s The … Continue reading

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TICKETS FOR CAMBRIDGE FOOTLIGHTS ON SALE

The Cambridge Footlights’ 2011 Tour Show – ‘Pretty Little Panic’ – has already played a string of prestigious London venues and granted much-coveted ‘sold-out’ status in its month-long run at the world-famous Edinburgh Fringe Comedy Festival. Thanks to this overwhelming … Continue reading

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PHIT BOOKS FAMOUS CAMBRIDGE FOOTLIGHTS ON FIRST PUBLIC TOUR OF THE USA IN ALMOST 50 YEARS

Comedy nerds will appreciate that almost anyone famous in English comedy (including Mitchell & Webb, Hugh Laurie, Stephen Fry, half of Monty Python, David Frost, Peter Cook, and Sacha Baron Cohen among others) has come from Cambridge Footlights – the … Continue reading

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NEW SHOW PREMIERE TONIGHT: JIM GRAMMOND’S “REASONABLE DISCOURSE WITH JERKS” AT 8:30 PM

After The Bully Pulpit host Luke Giordano was hired as the newest writer for CBS’ Two and Half Men last month and moved to the west coast we’re excited to bring a new Panel Comedy show to our schedule starting … Continue reading

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IT’S OFFICIAL: DUOFEST IS THE BEST

Thanks from the Duofest 2011 producing team (Rick A. Rick H.,Greg, Mike, Amie & Kristen) to all the performers who traveled from 13 cities to entertain on our stage, drink at O’Neals Pub, and teach our army of students. Extra … Continue reading

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JUST ADDED: DUOFEST WORKSHOPS WITH RACHEL & DAVE

Due to the greater than expected demand for workshops at this year’s fest, we’re excited to add a second workshop with Austin, Texas duo Rachel and Dave focused on relationship work in scenes. If anyone understands this, it’s probably a … Continue reading

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DUOFEST WORKSHOPS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Philly is incredibly lucky to have two master classes coming up during Duofest, and now spaces in those workshops are finally available for the general public. First, on Saturday 6/4 we’ll have a master class with nationally renowned instructor Susan … Continue reading

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DUOFEST IS COMING – LINE-UP ANNOUNCED

We’re back for our second year of Duofest, PHIT’s improv festival dedicated to comedic pairs. The full line-up is listed on our shows and tickets pages as of now. If you’d like more information about individual acts, or want to … Continue reading

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WE’RE BACK! NEXT RUN OF SHOWS STARTS TONIGHT

We’re kicking off April with The Gross Show (new night!) and we’ve got a ton of great improv for you over the next two weeks. Among the highlights: a special Saturday night edition of The Hopper Brothers’ Happy Magic Fun-Time … Continue reading

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