Philly Improv Theater, PHIT
With the 4th landing on a Wednesday, you may find yourself in the middle of a five day weekend with lots of extra time to celebrate the US of A. And what better way to celebrate than to see our freedom of speech at work?
Thursday night we have a return of the ManiPedi/Feeko Brothers combo, back by popular demand. On Friday night you get a chance to perform yourself at the only sketch open mic in Philadelphia - Sketch Up or Shut Up. Saturday is packed with improv comedy starting with the new improv duo, Whisper, ending with an improv jam and squeezing amazing PHIT house teams in between. And you can't miss Sunday night's FREE SHOW, The Deans present Hot for Teacher, where the instructors of PHIT show you how it's done.
If you are a fan of one person shows you will want to come out to the Shubin theater early on Friday night for Jackpot! Written and performed by Luis Sosa, Jackpot! is the true story of how one desperate man's journey to find a lost lottery ticket forces him to look at his life and re-evaluate his priorities. The show had its debut at the Tower Theatre in Miami in 2004. Subsequently, it had a run at the 2005 Edinburgh Fringe Festival where it received FOUR STARS in The Scotsman. Jackpot! was recently performed at the UCB and iO West theaters Los Angeles.
Want a reminder to see your favorite show? Make sure to go over to the PHIT Facebook page and "Like" it to get the event invites. It's also a great way to get the inside look at whats going on at the theater. Remember, all PHIT's shows are BYOB and take place at 407 Bainbridge Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147. Advance tix can be purchased at www.phillyimprovtheater.com/tickets.html.
Thursday, July 5th
8:30 p.m. - Sketch Comedy: ManiPedi + The Feeko Brothers
10:00 p.m. - CAGEMATCH: Malone vs. Angry People Building Things
Friday, July 6th
7:00 p.m. - Sketch Comedy: Luis Sosa's "Jackpot!"
8:30 p.m. - Improv Comedy: Dan & Ellen Jaquette's Farewell Roast feat. Iron Lung & Bierdo
11:00 p.m. - Sketch Open Mic: Sketch Up or Shut Up
Saturday, July 7th
7:00 p.m. - Improv Comedy: Whisper + Medic
8:30 p.m. - PHIT House Team Night: Hey Rube + Hot Dish
10:00 p.m. - PHIT House Team Night: ZaoGao + Mayor Karen
11:00 p.m. - PHIT's Late-Night Improv Jam hosted by Mayor Karen
Sunday, July 8th
7:00 p.m - Improv Comedy: The Deans present "Hot For Teacher"
8:30 p.m. - Variety Comedy: Here's Johnny!