Meet Philly Improv Theater’s Staff

These are just some of the incredible people who keep the comedy community moving forward in Philadelphia.

Office Staff

Day in and day out, the folks below help to keep thousands of audience members and hundreds of students passing through our doors happy every week of the year.

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Kelly Jennings
Education Director
Kelly Jennings (she/her) has worked as a professional actor, improviser, director and teacher in the Philadelphia region for over 30 years and is a member of Actors Equity. She studied acting at Syracuse University. She trained in improv with ComedySportz Philadelphia including independent classes and workshops with Dave Razowsky, Rick Steadman, Jill Bernard, Joe Bill, Jeff Wirth, Mick Napier, Miles Stroth, Paul Grondy, Mike Young, Michael Jeffrey Cohen (to name a few).

A member of ComedySportz Philadelphia since 1992, in addition to playing, Kelly has served as an instructor for all levels of classes at CSZ from high school through adult and the corporate applied improv team. She has also served as CSZ’s Business Manager, Co-Artistic Director, and most recently Minor League Coach.

As a teaching artist, Kelly has taught improv and acting workshops at Marywood University, The University of The Arts, C.W. Post Long Island University, and numerous award-winning arts education organizations including 1812 Productions, Philadelphia Shakespeare, InterAct, and The Walnut Street Theater.

Currently Kelly directs and performs in TIMEPROV-the improvised Doctor Who parody. Kelly was a founding member of the long form group LunchLady Doris, the all-women’s improv-sketch group 13 Skirts, the all-women’s cast of She-Quel improvised movies directed by Mary Carpenter, co-creator of, and Cecily in, Cecily and Gwendolyn’s Fantastical recipient of the League of Cincinnati Theaters’ ‘Outstanding Improv Award’ as well as numerous ‘Best Of’ nominations and critical acclaim across the country. Additional Philadelphia performance credits include Swim Pony Performing Arts, Pig Iron Theater, Lantern Theater, Philadelphia Shakespeare, et al.

Kelly is a passionate fan of The Tour de France and bike racing in general, all things sci-fi, especially Doctor Who and Star Trek. She has a wife, 2 dogs, 4 cats, and a not-so-secret huge crush on Red Reddington (the character from ‘The Blacklist’), and Alexander Skarsgård who she lovingly refers to as her “boyfriends.”