Upcoming Shows

  • December 19, 2014 8:00 amNationally Touring Headline Comedians @ Helium
  • December 19, 2014 7:00 pmThe Comedy Works
  • December 19, 2014 8:00 pmThe N Crowd
  • December 19, 2014 8:00 pmHang On w/ Aaron Nevins
  • December 19, 2014 8:00 pmCrazy Cow Comedy
  • December 19, 2014 8:30 pmFigment Theater: Sessions @ Studio C
  • December 19, 2014 9:30 pmFigment Theater: Sessions @ Studio C
  • December 20, 2014Nationally Touring Headline Comedians @ Helium
  • December 20, 2014Nationally Touring Headline Comedians @ Heliun
  • December 20, 2014 7:30 pmComedy Sportz Philadelphia
  • December 20, 2014 8:00 pmCrazy Cow Comedy
  • December 20, 2014 9:30 pmThe Comedy Works
  • December 20, 2014 10:00 pmComedy Sportz Philadelphia
  • December 20, 2014 10:30 pmImprov Comedy: PHIT House Teams
  • December 23, 2014 9:00 pmSecret Pants Presents: Cuban Tinsel Crisis
  • December 24, 2014 8:00 pmComedy Masters
  • December 25, 2014 8:30 pmFigment Theater: Sessions @ Studio C
  • December 26, 2014 8:00 amNationally Touring Headline Comedians @ Helium
  • December 26, 2014 7:00 pmThe Comedy Works
  • December 26, 2014 8:00 pmThe N Crowd
  • December 26, 2014 8:00 pmCrazy Cow Comedy
  • December 26, 2014 8:30 pmFigment Theater: Sessions @ Studio C
  • December 26, 2014 9:30 pmFigment Theater: Sessions @ Studio C
  • December 27, 2014Nationally Touring Headline Comedians @ Helium
  • December 27, 2014Nationally Touring Headline Comedians @ Heliun
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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).

Philly Comedy Round-up, Vol. 23

Tonight, Rookie Card‘s monthly show at the Raven Lounge has a special Halloween theme. What does that mean? It means they will be giving out candy to those in attendance and will be giving out special prizes to audience members in costume. Joining them on the stage will be improv group Safe-Weird and stand-up Aaron Hertzog.

Chip Chantry’s One Man Show (With Special Guests) returns to the Philly Improv Theater tonight with it’s Halloween show featuring performances by: Eric Todd, Pat House, Tom Cassidy, a sketch from John Kensil, James Hesky and Mike Rainey, Story Time with Mike Rainey, The Feed with Jim Grammond and the first ever stand-up performance by Alex Dingley. Costumes are optional, but a prize will be given out for the best one.

Nominations for the 2011 Witout Awards will continue until this Friday night at 11:59 PM. Members of the Philadelphia comedy community are encouraged to make up to three nominations in each category – and to make sure they include their own name in parenthesis after their nominations. Nominees will be announced next week, with online voting taking place after that.

The Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania is starting a new political satire website FLACKcheck.org. A sister site to factcheck.org, Flack Check is designed to use the ancient art of humor to hold politicians accountable for what they say and do. More information about the project can be found online.

Auditions are being held at The Raven Lounge on Monday November 14 from 6:00 to 10:30PM for Quarter Life Crisis, a sitcom project described as “a narrative of transition and self discovery about three best friends who drop out of college during a quarter-life crisis”. Interested actors can contact deckmetellus@gmail.com to secure an audition slot.

Casting Call: “Quarter Life Crisis”

Attention Philadelphia comedians and actors, Quarter Life Crisis, a project described as “a narrative of transition and self discovery about three best friends who drop out of college during a quarter-life crisis” is looking to you to fill their cast. Auditions will be held at The Raven Lounge on Monday October 17 beginning at 6:00PM. Interested parties should contact deckmetellus@gmail.com. Below is a rundown of the parts they are looking to fill.

RICH: 20’S. JEWISH. IRISH. CAUCASIAN. THIN BUILD. TALL.

DARIUS: 20’S. AFRICAN AMERICAN. PREFERABLE BEARD AND AFRO, NOT MANDATED. AVERAGE HEIGHT AND BUILD.

ANDY: 20’S. ASIAN: JAPANESE, CHINESE, KOREAN, ETC. SHORT. SKINNY BUILD. LONG HAIR.

CHASTITY: 20’S. MIXED ETHNICITY: AFRICAN AMERICAN/EUROPEAN. WEST INDIAN/EUROPEAN. MUST HAVE PARTIAL AFRICAN ANCESTRY. CURLY HAIR. THIN TO AVERAGE BUILD.

BRO: 30’S – 40’S. CAUCASIAN. TALL. ALL SIZES CONSIDERED. DISTINGUISHED. “WALL STREET” APPEARANCE.

MINOR CHARACTERS AND EXTRAS:
JOY – 18 – 25. YOUTHFUL. VIBRANT. PROVOCATIVE.

APRIL – 18 – 25. YOUTHFUL. VIBRANT. PROVOCATIVE.

COP – LATE 20’S – 30’S. PHYSICALLY IMPOSING. SOUTHERN
ACCENT (AUTHENTIC OR ACCURATE FAKE).

LANDLORD – 40’S – 50’S. LARGE BUILD. OVERWEIGHT.

POLICE COMMISSIONER – 40’S – 50’S. DISTINGUISHED. ALL SIZES AND ETHNICITIES CONSIDERED.

BOB – 30’S – 40’S. OVERWEIGHT.

STOIC NUN – 40’S – 50’S. MATURE.

FEMALE STUDENT – 18 – 28. YOUTHFUL. VIBRANT. PROVOCATIVE.

STACY – 18 – 28. YOUTHFUL. VIBRANT. PROVOCATIVE.

BRITTANY – 18 – 28. YOUTHFUL. VIBRANT. PROVOCATIVE.

GIRLS (EXTRAS) 18 – 28. YOUTHFUL. VIBRANT. PROVOCATIVE.

Casting Call for “Down The Show”

Message from Down the Show:

Hi Everyone!
We will be filming our next sketch Thursday, July 14th during the day and we need four lead characters.
Criteria:
Four Dudes and One female available during the daylight hours on the date mentioned above.
If you’re interested and available, message me and I’ll go into more detail.

Interested parties should contact Abigail Bruley at abruley@gmail.com