Thursday, September 2, 2010

Laugh It Up At The Philly Improv Theater

Two weeks a month for the past four years, the Philly Improv Theater has called the Shubin its home. A block off of South Street, a group of comedians training, teaching and laughing have etched out a place for themselves and their students in the Philadelphia comedy scene.

Founded as a training center in 2005, The Philly Improv Theater began as a place to teach comedy – an incubator of sorts. Little by little the students ended up on stage. These days, over 1000 improv, stand up and sketch comedy students have performed and even moved on to bigger and better things appearing on TV shows and even winning the Philly’s Funniest competition.

Ever wonder what it would take to be a comedian? Or a writer for SNL? Or maybe you just enjoy a good improv show. Well this is your chance. The first and last week of every month the Philly Improv Theater puts on shows and hosts classes. 

The show goes on at 8pm Wednesday - Sunday with a second 9:30 show Thursday – Saturday; each with its own style and cast. Tickets are on sale at the door but advanced tickets are recommended for weekend shows.

Classes are during the evenings and over the weekends when industry favorites from Philadelphia, Chicago, New York and LA teach workshops. They even have a kid’s improv camp this summer.

So if your looking to see a show or even become part of it, the Philly Improv Theatre has something to offer. And forget about the usual comedy club two drink minimum. This spot is strictly BYO. So pack a snack and a drink and head down South Street for a one of a kind show.

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