Upcoming Shows

  • October 31, 2014 8:00 amNationally Touring Headline Comedians @ Helium
  • October 31, 2014 7:00 pmThe Comedy Works
  • October 31, 2014 8:00 pmThe N Crowd
  • October 31, 2014 8:00 pmCrazy Cow Comedy
  • October 31, 2014 8:30 pmFigment Theater: Sessions @ Studio C
  • October 31, 2014 9:30 pmFigment Theater: Sessions @ Studio C
  • November 1, 2014Nationally Touring Headline Comedians @ Heliun
  • November 1, 2014Nationally Touring Headline Comedians @ Helium
  • November 1, 2014 7:30 pmComedy Sportz Philadelphia
  • November 1, 2014 8:00 pmCrazy Cow Comedy
  • November 1, 2014 9:30 pmThe Comedy Works
  • November 1, 2014 10:00 pmComedy Sportz Philadelphia
  • November 1, 2014 10:30 pmImprov Comedy: PHIT House Teams
  • November 5, 2014 8:00 pmComedy Masters
  • November 6, 2014 8:30 pmFigment Theater: Sessions @ Studio C
  • November 6, 2014 9:00 pmThe Comedy Attic
  • November 7, 2014 8:00 amNationally Touring Headline Comedians @ Helium
  • November 7, 2014 7:00 pmThe Comedy Works
  • November 7, 2014 8:00 pmThe N Crowd
  • November 7, 2014 8:00 pmCrazy Cow Comedy
  • November 7, 2014 8:30 pmFigment Theater: Sessions @ Studio C
  • November 7, 2014 9:30 pmFigment Theater: Sessions @ Studio C
  • November 8, 2014Nationally Touring Headline Comedians @ Helium
  • November 8, 2014Nationally Touring Headline Comedians @ Heliun
  • November 8, 2014 7:30 pmComedy Sportz Philadelphia
AEC v1.0.4

Reasonable Discourse With Jerks

Description: The panel: ERIC TODD RYAN SHANER STEVE REES And some skinny hipster hopefully.

Style: Panel Comedy

Date: Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Time:  9:00PM – 10:00PM

Admission: $10 at the door $8 in advance

Location: The Shubin Theater, 407 Bainbridge St. Philadelphia

Contact: WebsiteBuy Tickets Here

A Few Answers Short

Description: A Few Answers Short is PHIT’s monthly answer to the accusation that we are too funny. One-part parody of America’s obsession with gameshows and competition, one-part chairman Greg Maughan’s homage to the British Radio programs he was raised on, and one-part total nonsense, AFAS is a panel-based gameshow featuring Philly’s top comedians in a meaningless competition filled with a series of challenges that test talents as varied as self-censoring ability, recognizing product barcodes, and naming songs played by the audience on kazoo.

Style: Panel Comedy

Date: Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Time:  10:00PM – 11:00PM

Admission: Free (with 9pm show) $10 (at the door)

Location: The Shubin Theater, 407 Bainbridge St. Philadelphia

Contact: WebsiteBuy Tickets Here

CAGEMATCH: 8/2 Champs vs. The Dream Machine

Description: CAGEMATCH is competitive improv: two teams enter and perform, the audience votes, then a single team earns the right to remain. Hosted by Ian Vaflor, Philly’s CAGEMATCH is also notable for the ridiculous Double-Dare style challenges each team is subjected to weekly in order to decide who performs first and second on each show.

Style: Improv Comedy

Date: Thursday, August 9, 2012

Time:  10:00PM – 11:00PM

Admission: Free (with 9pm show) $10 (at the door)

Location: The Shubin Theater, 407 Bainbridge St. Philadelphia

Contact: WebsiteBuy Tickets Here

The Judo Range + American Breakfast

Description: Come see The Judo Range & American Breakfast in a first for PHIT – a collaboratively written sketch show!

Style: Sketch Comedy

Date: Friday, August 10, 2012

Time:  8:30PM – 9:30PM

Admission: $10 at the door $8 in advance

Location: The Shubin Theater, 407 Bainbridge St. Philadelphia

Contact: WebsiteBuy Tickets Here

The Theme Show presents “Ancient Civilizations”

Description: This month’s Theme Show tackles ancient civilizations: The Greeks, Romans, Eygptians, Atlantis, and more!

Style: Variety Comedy

Date: Friday, August 10, 2012

Time:  10:00PM – 11:00PM

Admission: $10 (advance) $12 (at the door)

Location: The Shubin Theater, 407 Bainbridge St. Philadelphia

Contact: WebsiteBuy Tickets Here

The Judo Range + American Breakfast

Description: Come see sketch comedy from The Judo Range & American Breakfast as they work together to create a single show – a first in collaboration on PHIT’s stage!

Style: Sketch Comedy

Date: Thursday, August 9, 2012

Time:  9:00PM – 10:00PM

Admission: $10 at the door $8 in advance

Location: The Shubin Theater, 407 Bainbridge St. Philadelphia

Contact: WebsiteBuy Tickets Here

PHIT Casting Actors For Fringe Sketch Review

From Philly Improv Theater’s Website:

PHIT will be holding open-call auditions in search of actors for our Fringe Sketch Revue on Thursday, August 9th, 2012 from 7:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.. Auditions will be held at the PHIT Offices, 1616 Walnut Street, Suite 1800, Philadelphia, PA 19103.

Auditioners do not need to have prior improv, sketch or even acting experience (although none of these things will hurt!), and auditioners who have taken classes at PHIT will not be given special preference over those who have studied elsewhere, although we will have had more time to see you perform which may help.

Actors in the Fringe Sketch Revue will need to be available for rehearsals twice a week in August and the first week of September, as well as the run of shows each evening from Monday, September 10th through Friday, September 15th. Actors will be expected to learn their lines outside of rehearsal. We are also looking for a few skills, if you have them:

  • Ability to sing confidently (please note, you do not have to sing well… just be willing to sing).
  • Guitar playing, specifically someone who can play something like this.
  • Actors who can do German accents.
  • Someone who can walk on stilts, with extra points if you own stilts.

You must be available for the audition times to be considered. No other audition times are available. You must be available for the performance dates and not be out of town for any rehearsals to be cast.

 HOW TO SIGN UP FOR AN AUDITION:

Sign-ups begin immediately. To secure an audition time please email your name, phone number, and a preferred time (if any) to contact@phillyimprovtheater.com. If you possess any of the special skills listed above please also mention that fact in your audition request!

You will receive a confirmation message within two (2) business days – for example, if you contact us on Monday you’ll hear from us by Wednesday, or if you contact us on Friday, you’ll hear from us by the following Tuesday). At the time you are sent your audition confirmation you will also receive a packet of brief sketch excerpts from the show that we will ask you to read from (off-book if possible, though this is NOT required) during your audition slot.

We will accept sign-ups until no audition times remain. All specific audition times are first-come-first-served. There are no alternate times. If you are not available for these audition dates and times, please do not email or call to ask for an exception – you simply will not be able to audition. If you are interested in auditioning, you must sign-up for one of our announced timeslots.

On the day of the audition…

PLEASE ARRIVE AT LEAST FIFTEEN (15) MINUTES PRIOR TO YOUR SCHEDULED AUDITION TIME. There will be a short questionnaire for you to complete prior to your scheduled audition time. Auditioners should wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Resumes are not required but will gladly be accepted. Please bring a headshot with you (if you don’t have headshots, a recent snapshot is fine).

Auditioners will be seen individually for 10-15 minutes each. You will be seen by some of the writers for the show as well as the director or head writer. Each auditioner will have 3 minutes at the top of the audition to do anything they would like. (This could be delivering a monologue, offering the writers a briefcase full of money, or something like this guy). After this you’ll read/perform some of the material that was sent to you in advance along with a writer from the show. We may also ask you to demonstrate one of the special skills we are looking for if you indicated you posessed one of them – we will let you know in advance if we are going to ask you to do this so you can bring anything that you may need (i.e. a guitar).

Casting decisions:

Will be made immediately after auditions end. You should hear from us about your status within 48 hours of your audition time. Everyone who auditions will receive a reply letting them know whether or not they have been cast.

Still have questions?
Send us an email (get our email address from the contact page of the site or the paragraphs above).

Pizza Pals with Joe Moore featuring Scott Aukerman

Word up pizza fiends!

The Olympics are in full swing, which means the world’s finest athletes are gathered from all corners of the globe to entertain me while I eat pizza. Thanks, Olympiads, I appreciate it.

Speaking of the world’s finest, I had a chance to talk pizza-shop with one of my favorite people on the entire planet, Mr. Scott Aukerman. Scott is a lot of things to a lot of people – a television personality, a podcast super star, a Mr. Show All Star, world famous media mogul…. and now, for the first time ever, a Pizza Pal! As a fan of “Comedy Bang Bang!” and all other things “Scott” it was a thrill of a lifetime to shoot the slice with him.

Scott is coming to Philadelphia next Thursday August 9th to bring Comedy Bang Bang to us, in what is probably going to be THE single funniest thing to happen to the state of Pennsylvania this year! He’s doing the tour with a menagerie of friends, and in Philly we’ll have James Adominian, Tim Heidecker and perhaps some “special” surprises…

So what’s Scott think about Pizza?? We’ll check it for yourself:

Pizza Pal Joe Moore: How much do you like pizza?

Scott Aukerman: I’d say I like my share. And my share is usually my four slices and one of yours.

PPJM: What is your favorite pizza place?

SA: Pasadena has THE BEST Pizza Hut. It’s a little out of the way, but IT IS WORTH IT.

PPJM: Which toppings are you into, or do you prefer it plain?

SA: I prefer cheese! Maybe it’s just me, but for me – without it, pizza is just bread and tomato sauce!

PPJM: What day was “Pizza Day” in your house growing up?

SA: Pizza day was whenever Mom couldn’t climb out of the bottle long enough to throw some Hamburger Helper in a pan. So Fridays.

PPJM: What is your favorite pop culture reference to pizza (music, tv, movies, etc…)?

SA: I miss the eighties, when you would call nerds “pizza face.” I never know what to call nerds now. “iPhone face?” Boy, modern society, huh?!

Wait a second… did Scott Aukerman just admit to being a Noid? Well get a ticket and ask him yourself Thursday, August 9th at 8PM!

Among non-pizza related news, Scott also mentioned:
– Earwolf is working on a Brian Posehn podcast!
– Between Two Ferns DVD – Look for it (hopefully!) this winter!!
– You can purchase live recordings of the Comedy Bang Bang Tour so you can listen to it ANYWHERE!!!

Alright “Pizza faces” that’s all from me. Now, wipe the grease out of your eyes and I’ll see you on the 9th!!!

Joe Moore is a comedy fan and sometimes-performer. You can follow him on Twitter (@TheJoeMoore).