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!

CASTING ACTORS FOR PHIT’S 2019 SKETCH HOUSE TEAMS

Philly Improv Theater is debuting two new sketch teams in the Fall of 2019 – we’ve already cast writers, but now we need performers to help collaborate on these sketches

PHIT Seeking Writers For Philly-Themed Sketch Show

This year, for the Philadelphia Fringe Festival, PHIT is cookin’ up something extra-special for homegrown audiences. Under the direction of sketch stalwart and member of legendary local sketch projects Flat

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.