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Comedy Classes & Acting Classes in Philadelphia

For over a decade, PHIT has been turning ordinary Philadelphians from all walks of life into extraordinary comedians and performers. Our instructors are working performers who have toured the country, published writers, and incredible teachers. Using a curriculum developed over 10+ years classes at PHIT create a fun, welcoming, safe environment for trying something new. It’s no wonder we’ve won Best of Philly and were named one of 20 Best Improv Comedy Schools Around the World by Rant.

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Improv Comedy Classes

Whether you want to be the next writer or comedian on Saturday Night Live, develop a fun hobby and creative outlet, or use the skills from our comedy classes in your everyday life to improve interpersonal, networking, and presenting skills – a class at PHIT is a great choice. Completing PHIT’s curriculum welcomes you into our alumni network, which numbers in the thousands and includes people working in various comedy fields in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles. See class details below.

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FREE INTRO TO IMPROV

OUR CORE CURRICULUM:

IMPROV 101 – Intro to Improv
IMPROV 201 – Intermediate Improv

IMPROV 301 – Advanced Improv
IMPROV 401 – Intro to the Harold

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Sketch Comedy Classes

Our introductory sketch comedy writing classes give students the opportunity to break down sketches from current and classic shows, and learn how to develop comedic ideas by writing and workshopping their own original material. Graduates of our advanced classes learn how to prepare submission packets for writing gigs on stage and television.

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FREE INTRO TO SKETCH WORKSHOP

OUR CORE CURRICULUM:

SKETCH 101 – Intro to Sketch
SKETCH 201 – Intermediate Sketch
SKETCH 301 – Advanced Sketch
SKETCH 401 – Creating a Packet

EXTRA TRAINING:

SKETCH PRACTICE GROUPS

SKETCH ELECTIVES
SKETCH WORKSHOPS
SKETCH MASTER CLASSES

IMPORTANT INFO:

STUDENT HANDBOOK

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Stand-Up Comedy Classes

Our stand-up classes are designed for complete beginners or those with relatively little experience writing and telling their own jokes in front of a crowd. It’s a great place to start because it will help you get more comfortable before heading out to the various open mics around the city, and give you some helpful tips so that you start out with a leg up over the competition. If you’ve got more experience and less time, our occasional workshops meet for one afternoon and study specific skill or approaches to stand-up that may be helpful to you.

TRY A CLASS BEFORE YOU SIGN-UP:

FREE INTRO TO STAND-UP WORKSHOP

OUR CORE CURRICULUM:

STAND-UP 101 – Intro to Stand-Up

EXTRA TRAINING:

STAND-UP PRACTICE GROUPS

STAND-UP ELECTIVES
STAND-UP WORKSHOPS
STAND-UP MASTER CLASSES

IMPORTANT INFO:

STUDENT HANDBOOK

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Acting Classes

For students who develop a more intense interest in the craft of acting, our dramatic acting classes explore basic skills fundamental to performance including: action, objectives, tactics, and script analysis. Each course culminates in an exploration and showing of individual monologues or scenes with partners from class. interested in more than just making people laugh, PHIT is excited to offer dramatic acting classes.

TRY A CLASS BEFORE YOU SIGN-UP:

FREE INTRO TO ACTING WORKSHOP

OUR CORE CURRICULUM:

ACTING 101 – Intro to Acting
ACTING 201 – Intermediate Acting
ACTING 301 – Advanced Acting

EXTRA TRAINING:

ACTING PRACTICE GROUPS

ACTING WORKSHOPS
ACTING ELECTIVES
ACTING MASTER CLASSES

IMPORTANT INFO:

STUDENT HANDBOOK

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