What’s News?

Philadelphia comedy scene updates from Philly Improv Theater

Here is the latest Philadelphia comedy news coming out of Philly Improv Theater - whether you are looking for announcments of auditions, writers submissions, new casts and new shows coming soon, or changes in our comedy classes over at the training center... this is a one stop shop for all announcements coming out of the theater!

Q+ A with the Gimmick Show’s Marissa Edelman

A Q+A with Marissa Edelman of the Gimmick Show on their Finale!

Going Out of Business. Q+A With The Decoy!

A Q+A with long-time sketch comedy team The Decoy, looking back on the last three years.

Yo Dad! Q+A With Joe Tuzzi

A Q+A with Joe Tuzzi about his new show "Yo Dad!" inspired by his late father.

Save the Date! New Wednesday Improv House Team Auditions on Saturday, April 13th!

Auditions for our next improv house teams are coming. Save the date!

USING IMPROV TO BEAT ANXIETY

Improv for anxiety classes help people gain confidence.

The Spring 2019 season of VS is now accepting submissions… but with a twist!

VS: An Improv Cagematch is coming back to PHIT in March of 2019... with a big change for this next season!

FAMOUS MOVIE LINES YOU DIDN’T KNOW WERE IMPROVISED

From the Godfather to Harry Potter, some of film's most memorable lines were completely unscripted.

NEW WEEKLY SHOWS FOR JANUARY

The new year brings new and returning favorites

WORLD’S LONGEST IMPROV SHOW

One August, not too long ago, history was made.

IMPROV ROBOT INVASION

Are robots coming for your stage time? One AI researcher thinks the answer is "yes."

TRAINING CENTER NAMED TOP PLACE TO MAKE FRIENDS, NO ALCOHOL REQUIRED

Philly.com just named us one of the top places in Philly to make friends, no alcohol required!

SEEKING ACTORS FOR 2019 VALENTINE’S DAY SKETCH SHOW

Philly Improv Theater is debuting a brand new Valentine's Day Sketch Show for 2018 – and we need actors! We will be auditioning to find talented and versatile actors for both teams and encourage all performers looking for comedic experience to apply!

KORNFELD & ANDREWS AT PHIT FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY!

Seasoned improv duo, Kornfeld & Andrews, will be visiting Philly Improv Theater on Saturday, January 5th for a day of workshops and shows. Longtime instructors and all-around swell guys Rick Andrews and Louis Kornfeld combine their improv powers for a longform show that's as honest as it is hilarious.

WRITERS SOUGHT FOR 2019 VALENTINE’S SKETCH SHOW!

Philly Improv Theater is excited to announce that we are now seeking writers to assemble a team of sketch comedians for the specific purpose of putting together a Valentine's Day sketch show! We are also very excited to announce that this project will be helmed by Emily Kinslow of The Decoy and famed driver of the Wonder Bus!

ANNOUNCING NEW IMPROV TEAM CASTS!

This past weekend PHIT held auditions for brand new Wednesday improv teams. It's said every time and every time it's accurate- these were very tough decisions for our directors! In the end we created the below two amazing teams. These two new teams will debut in January 2019 and run through June on Wednesday nights at 9pm. Without further delay, here are the casts that will be making you laugh in a few months!

AUDITIONS FOR “COLD AS HELL: A HOLIDAY SKETCH SHOW”

Philly Improv Theater is debuting a brand new Holiday Sketch Show for 2018 – we’ve already got writers, but now we need performers to help collaborate on these sketches and bring the team’s premiere show to life! We will be auditioning to find talented and versatile actors for both teams and encourage all performers looking for comedic experience to apply!

NEW IMPROV TEAM AUDITIONS ON SUNDAY 10/28!

Philly Improv Theater is excited to announce auditions for our next round of Wednesday Improv House Teams! Auditions for these two new teams will take place on Sunday, October 28th, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

PHIT SEEKING WRITERS FOR 2018 HOLIDAY SKETCH SHOW!

Philly Improv Theater is excited to announce that we are now seeking writers to assemble a team of sketch comedians for the specific purpose of putting together a Holiday sketch show! We are also very excited to announce that this project will be helmed by Marcely Jean-Pierre of American Express, fresh off a run of their FRINGE hit Real America.

CAST FOR PHIT’S HOLIDAY IMPROV SHOW ANNOUNCED!

On Fridays at 8pm in November and December you will be able to see a brand new holiday themed improv show here at PHIT. The title is still TBA, but we are finally ready to announce the cast! This cast features some familiar faces to our audiences as well as some new ones.

ACTOR AUDITIONS FOR PHIT’S 2018 ELECTION SKETCH SHOW

Philly Improv Theater is debuting a brand new Election-themed Sketch Show for 2018 – we’ve already got writers, but now we need performers to help collaborate on these sketches and bring the team’s premiere show to life! We will be auditioning to find talented and versatile actors for both teams and encourage all performers looking for comedic experience to apply!

GIMMICK SHOW SEEKING TO ADD ACTORS AND WRITERS!

Gimmick Show has been performing every other month for a while now and Jon and Marissa Edelman are looking to add to their team. Check out what they have to say about the show and auditions and then fill out the form below if interested.

ANNOUNCING THE ONCE MORE WITH PHEELING CAST!

Philly Improv Theater is excited to announce the cast for an October production of Once More, With Pheeling, a celebration of the musical episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer!

BLACK FRIDAY COMEDY MARATHON RETURNS 11/23!

Philly Improv Theatater is excited to announce the return of the Black Friday Comedy Marathon for 2018! For the last several years BFCM, as it's known around these parts, has become a yearly staple at the theater since the first BFCM waaaaay back in 2015.

PHIT HOLDING AUDITIONS FOR HOLIDAY THEMED SHOW!

Philly Improv Theater is excited to announce that we will be holding auditions for an holiday themed improv show to debut this fall!

SENDING OFF OUR SATURDAY NIGHT IMPROV HOUSE TEAMS…

Saturday, August 25th will be your last chance to see a traditional "house team night" on Saturdays a PHIT... for now.

PHIT CASTING ACTORS FOR OUR HALLOWEEN SKETCH SHOW

Philly Improv Theater is debuting a brand new Halloween Sketch Show for 2018 – we’ve already got writers, but now we need performers to help collaborate on these sketches and bring the team’s premiere show to life!

ANNOUNCING THE CAST FOR VILLAIN AT THE 2018 FRINGE!

A little while back we held auditions for Villain, an original play written by Jon Edelman and Marissa Edelman, which will premiere in September as part of PHIT's 2018 Philly Fringe Festival lineup. We had more people try out than expected and saw a lot of great auditions, which made casting decisions incredibly difficult.

PHIT SEEKING WRITERS FOR 2018 ELECTION SKETCH SHOW

PHIT is excited to announce that we'll be taking writer submissions to assemble a team of sketch comedians to construct a politcal-themed sketch show just in time for the midterm elections! The project will be headed by Nate Biagiotti (PHIT Sketch House Team Fezziwig), who will work with a team of writers to put together a full-length show about all things politic.

PHIT AUDTIONING “ONCE MORE WITH PHEELING”

Are you a Buffy fan? Can you sing? I'd like to test that theory. Come audition for Once More, With Pheeling: A Celebration of the Muiscal Episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer!

NOW ACCEPTING WRITERS FOR PHIT’S HALLOWEEN SHOW!

Philly Improv Theater is excited to announce that we are now seeking writers to assemble a team of sketch comedians for the specific purpose of putting together a Halloween sketch show! We are also very excited to announce that this project will be helmed by the fantastic Alyssa Truzskowski!