Since its opening in 2005 Philly Improv Theater has been the heart of Philadelphia’s rapidly expanding and nationally recognized comedy scene. PHIT Comedy produces over 1,000 performances annually, with shows on multiple stages, 7 nights a week, every week of the year. Beyond Philadelphia, PHIT Comedy’s performers tour regularly making appearances at the most prestigious comedy venues across North America. Dedicated to developing talent locally, the PHIT Comedy Training Center teaches over 1,000 children and adults how to improvise, write sketch comedy, and perform stand-up each year. Alumni and performers seen on PHIT’s stages have worked on Saturday Night Live, The Tonight Show, 30 Rock, The Late Show, Two and Half Men, Raising Hope, Key & Peele, Kroll Show, The State, Girl Code, Guy Code, Orange is the New Black, and The Kids in the Hall.
Since 2013, PHIT Comedy has been resident at The Adrienne Theater – just off of Rittenhouse Square in the heart of downtown Philadelphia – presenting multiple shows nightly, every week of the year. In 2016 PHIT expanded again, adding another stage at The Adrienne for even more performances each night.
Also in 2016, PHIT Comedy expanded into the realm of the internet by launching the Rocket Comedy Network – podcasts and video sketches created by our talented roster of performers designed to reach a wider audience around the world.
To further our philosophy of comedy, PHIT Comedy offers its own take on the theories and concepts behind good improvisational comedy, sketch comedy, stand-up comedy, and comedy acting in a full curriculum of classes for performers of all skill levels taught by local talent in our Training Center.
In addition, master classes with distinguished performers and teachers from all over the world (including guests like 30 ROCK’s Scott Adsit, Kevin McDonald of The Kids in the Hall, Kevin Allison from MTV’s The State, Impro author Keith Johnstone, and former SNL writers Ali Farahnakian, Christine Nangle, and countless others). Improv and sketch troupes produced and presented by PHIT Comedy have toured extensively and performed in festivals throughout North America and Europe.