Laughter for the Holidays: Philly Improv Theater’s December Schedule

Laughter for the Holidays: Philly Improv Theater’s December Schedule

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The Philly Improv Theater is giving Philadelphia the greatest gift of all this December: laughter!  This year has been a great success for the theater.  They added two new house teams, hosted some hugely popular national acts, presented the first annual Duofest festival, and they are closer than ever to obtaining their own space that will be dedicated to alternative comedy in the city.  A lot of this success stems from the increased audience turnout in the last twelve months.  As a token of gratitude and in the spirit of this holiday season, PHIT is giving the city a great line-up of comedy to end the year on a hilarious note.  Here’s a look at what is on the agenda.

Wednesday, December 1st

8pm – Found Comedy: Guilty Pleasures hosted by Brendan Kennedy – $10

Comedian Brendan Kennedy takes his audience through a painfully hilarious discovery of terrible scripts, stories and plays.

9:30pm – Found Comedy: TV Party! hosted by Rob Baniewicz and Paul Triggiani – $10

Rob, Paul and special guests take a trip down memory lane to revisit some of their favorite boob-tube classics.

Thursday, December 2nd

8pm – Stand-up Comedy: Hey Everybody! hosted by Aaron Hertzog – $10

Comedian Aaron Hertzog shares the stage with some of the finest comedians in Philadelphia.

9:30pm – IMPROV CAGEMATCH: Six-Fisted Dynamo vs Grimacchio – $10

Two improv groups face off in a battle of wits with the audience ultimately voting for the winner.

Friday, December 3rd

8pm – Activity Book presents “Metal Men” & Asteroid! – $10

PHIT house team Activity Book presents their brand new show, accompanied by new house team Asteroid!

9:30pm – King Friday & The Kristen & Amie Show – $10

PHIT house team King Friday hits the stage along with popular improv duo The Kristen and Amie Show.

11pm – Sketch Up or Shut Up! – FREE

Have a written sketch that you want to perform?  Bring it here, the city’s only sketch open-mic.

Saturday, December 4th

8pm – Activity Book presents “Metal Men” & Asteroid! – $10

A reprise of the Friday show featuring house teams Activity Book and Asteroid!

9:30pm – Sketch Comedy: Camp Woods and Brick Penguin – $10

Local sketch group Camp Woods joins Washington, D.C. based group Brick Penguin for a night of scripted comedy.

11pm – Improv Jam hosted by Mike Marbach & Kristen Schier – FREE

Ever thought you’d like to give improv a shot?  Here’s your chance!  Audience members come on-stage and perform with PHIT regulars.

Sunday, December 5th

8pm – Comedy University: Women With Class & Special College Guests – $10

Comedy University gives local college improv groups a chance to show their stuff on the big stage.  This show is just $5 with a college ID!

Monday, December 6th

8pm – Variety Comedy: Chip Chantry’s One-Man Show with Special Guests – $10

Comedian Chip Chantry brings his popular act to the PHIT stage.

Wednesday, December 8th

8pm – The Bully Pulpit hosted by Luke Giordano – $10

Comedian Luke Giordano invites a panel of his peers on stage to discuss anything and everything.

9:30pm – Rant-O-Wheel hosted by Jamie Fountaine – $10

Comedian Jamie Fountaine hosts of a night of storytelling, rants, and raves.

Thursday, December 9th

8pm – Stand-up Comedy: Hey Everybody! hosted by Aaron Hertzog – $10

Another night of fantastic stand-up comedy hosted by comedian Aaron Hertzog.

9:30pm – IMPROV CAGEMATCH: 12/2 Winner vs Good Cop, Bad Doctor – $10

The previous week’s winner faces off against a new challenger and the audience picks their favorite.

Friday, December 10th

8pm – Activity Book Presents “Mad Men” and Mayor Karen – $10

PHIT house team Activity Book reprises their new show Mad Men, this time featuring new PHIT team Mayor Karen.

9:30pm – Fletcher & Brick (NYC) – $10

PHIT house team Fletcher hits the stage with new Megawatt team Brick from The Magnet Theater in New York City.

11pm: Variety Comedy: The Hopper Brothers’ Happy Magic Fun-Time Show – $10

A delightful evening of comedy where almost anything can happen.  It’s magic, after all!

Saturday, December 11th

8pm – Activity Book presents “Mad Men” and Mayor Karen – $10

A reprise of the Friday night show featuring PHIT house teams Activity Book and Mayor Karen

9:30pm – Sketch Comedy: Camp Woods and Brick Penguin – $10

Local sketch group Camp Woods joins Washington, D.C. based group Brick Penguin for a night of scripted comedy.

11pm – Improv Jam hosted by Amie Roe and Greg Maughan – FREE

Another chance to get on stage and give improv a shot!  Audience members get to perform with PHIT regulars.

Sunday, December 12th

8pm – Comedy University: Cookiepuss (NYC) & The Rubber Chickens (University of Delaware) – $10

Comedy University lets college groups present their stuff on the big stage.  This show is just $5 with a college ID!

All shows take place at The Shubin Theater, 407 Bainbridge Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147.  Tickets can be purchased at the door or on PHIT’s Website.  ‘Tis the season to be jolly!