Alex Gross (instructor)
A performer and instructor at the Philly Improv Theater, Alex has been doing comedy since high school where he formed a sketch group called CWA (Crackers with Attitude) and took part in his school's improv club. After high school, Alex went to The Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in New York City, where he completed their improv curriculum, studying under instructors: Bobby Moynihan, Shannon O'Neill, Gavin Speiller, Ari Voukydis, Joe Wengert, Kevin Hines, Silvija Ozols and Doug Moe. Alex fell in with PHIT after attending workshops the theater offered as part of the Lehigh University Improv Festival and has studied in Philadelphia with instructors David Warick, Mark Bringhurst, Kevin Allison and Kristen Schier. He has also taken many workshops from instructors around the country including Christina Gausas, Asaf Ronen, Dave Buckman, Shaun Landry, Susan Messing, Mark Sutton, Armando Diaz and Matt Besser.
He is a current member of PHIT House Team Big Baby (nominated for a 2013 WitOut award) and one half of the duo Something Simple with Alex & Frank which hosts the every other week PHIT show WildCard. He has performed and taught workshops outside of PHIT at a number of cities including Baltimore, Boston, DC and Richmond. Alex was nominated as Best Male Improvisor in the 2013 WitOut awards.
He is a past member of PHIT House Team King Friday, PHIT House Team Hey Rube (winner of a 2011 WitOut award, nominated for 2012 award), PHIT Fringe show 3 Mad Rituals, PHIT Fringe show The Party (nominated for a 2013 WitOut award), creator of The Gross Show (nominated for a 2011 WitOut award) and co-creator of PRO Mania (winner of a 2011 WitOut award, nominated for a 2012 WitOut award). In his free time Alex likes to live an anti-fascist, gay-positive, pro-feminist and animal-friendly life while raging against the machine.