New PHIT House Teams Announced

Over 130 hopefuls came out to audition for new Philly Improv Theater House Teams making it the largest turnout in the theater's history. The hopefuls were narrowed down and callbacks were held and now the theater is announcing the casts for two new teams, directed by Steve Kleinedler and Maggy Keegan.

Codename Strider (dir. Steve Kleinedler) Emily Davis, Andrew Stober, Corin Wells, Sue Jahani, Martha Cooney, Maureen Costello, Jim Burns, Ellen Qualey, Chris Calletta

Codename Westmarch (dir. Maggy Keegan) Kevin Pettit, Max Sittenberg, Alex Newman, Brian Rumble, Cait O'Driscoll, Nick Mirra, Dan Corkery, Hilary Kissinger, Jessica Snow

Existing House Team ZaoGao (dir. Kristen Schier) added cast members Tom Powers and Rachel Whitworth through this round of auditions.

In slightly older, but just as important House Team news, Mayor Karen and King Friday also added new members recently. Mayor Karen welcomed Rob Gentile, Steve Swan, and Dan Jaquette to their ranks while King Friday brought in Andrew Stanton, Kaitlin Thompson, Maggy Keegan, and Jenna Leigh.

ComedySportz Announces Rookie Class of 2011

After 2 days, 20 hours and 100 amazingly funny people, ComedySportz is proud to announce The Rookie Class of 2011:

Alan Williams, Darryl Charles, Sue Taney, Kevin Lopez, Mark Leopold, Daniel Dorff, Rachel Sydney, Kevin Regan, Langston Darby and Lulu Krause.

ComedySportz calls new cast members “Rookies” out of tradition, but that title should in no way undermine their talent:

“These guys are really going to impress!” says Rookie Trainer, Jason Stockdale. “We are adding a group of very funny performers to our company. I’m looking forward to working with them over the coming months and can’t wait for them to hit the ComedySportz Arena and destroy everyone with their skills.”

The Rookies begin training this week and will debut mid-Fall.

ComedySportz performs every Saturday night at 7:30 and 10PM. Starting in September, ComedySportz expands its programming with “Final Fridays” — a series of new shows the last two weeks of every month.