Our latest advice question comes from a newb to our city – looking for the lowdown on longform. No worries, Alexis has your back!
Q: I’m not sure if you or “the asshole” still respond to these questions, because anything that I’ve found on the internet or improv resource center about Philly improv seems slightly outdated. No offense to Philadelphia, but much offense to the internet. My question is simple. I am originally from Austin, where I was involved with the short form scene there for a few years, after which I moved to New York and got a heavy addiction and a hearty obsession with long form at the Upright Citizens Brigade theatre. Now, I’m living in Philadelphia for two months and I’m having wack ass improv withdrawals and I can’t seem to find what I need. Can you help me? Can you tell me where to score some good improv? Do you know a local improv dealer, preferably specializing in long form, but short form will definitely give me my fix.
Your friend in improv land,
A: Dear Junkie, awww shit. Welcome to the 215!
If you are looking to play in, why don’t you try the Incubator (sometimes known as the Fakeout). It is run by a very nice man named Rick Horner; and it meets almost every Sunday at some place. Want more than just vague ideas of where things happen? Check out this post on the IRC.