Do This Now: Top 5 Edition


Get tickets for STAGE FRIGHT on the cheap. Tickets will be available through the run of this Hitchcockian tribute, but instead of paying top dollar at the door, get them before March 24th and save 50%.

4 – Get tickets for the N CROWD Anniversary Show. Nearly every show in 2011 has been sold out. The six year celebration at the RUBA Hall on April 22nd shouldn’t be any different. Get them before they’re gone.

3 – Submit to DÜOFEST. March 22nd is the absolute last day to submit to this one-of-a-kind comedy festival. Get your stuff together and get it in. T-minus six days.

2 – Confirm your PHIT house team audition slot. The Philly Improv Theater is looking to expand their ranks with two new teams under the direction of MATT HOLMES and KRISTEN SCHIER. Slots for the open audition on March 27th are still available but limited.

1 – Get tickets for the Roast of MEG FAVREAU. Forget Trump or Hasselhoff… Philly comedians know how to roast their own, and if last year’s roast of Kent Haines was any indicator, then Meg will be taking some big hits and snapping back strong before she departs for LA. This will be packed. Period.

ComedySportz Philly is holding auditions


COMEDYSPORTZ is Philadelphia’s longest running improv show; pleasing audiences for the last 17 years. Now’s your chance to become a part of a family that includes many of the area’s top improvisers and spans 21 cities across the US and UK. CSz will be holding auditions on Saturday, April 25th, with callbacks set for the following day.


According to their announcement:

“It’s improv, so no preparation is necessary except a willingness to be spontaneous. Improv experience is welcome, but not required—we are just as interested in raw potential. Head shots are accepted, but also not required. Some pay is involved for privately booked shows and those cast will be required to participate in a five-month training program before performing live.”

If you’re interested, you’ll need to email them to reserve an audition slot.

Audition advice from Improvoker


It’s time again for Harold Team auditions at UCBT-NY, and Ben Whitehouse at Improvoker offers up some advice to the comedic hopefuls. Included are a few tips that are usable not just for jumping through the flaming hoops of their selective process, but any time :

“One of my favorite teachers Christina Gausas always says “An improviser shows their personal style by ‘anding’.” This is extremely true for auditions situations. remember how you “and” is your signature. Only you “and” the way you do, because let’s face it “Yessing” is just agreeing with your partner’s “and.” Be sure to give really jusicy “ands.”

Audition Notice: Tongue & Groove


Male Actors 20s-30s, Tongue & Groove Improv Ensemble

“Auditions for ensemble member: Tongue & Groove creates serio-comic, reality-based improvisational theatre. We are seeking a Male Actor, 20s – 30s, to join our established ensemble. We create spontaneous scenes that explore a variety of relationships, both comic and dramatic; our characters are emotionally grounded, and inspired by truth. Ensemble members are emotionally intelligent and comfortable with physicality on stage. We’re looking for trained actors with an interest or experience in improv, or trained improvisers with acting experience. We rehearse most Thursday nights and perform sporadically throughout the year. Unpaid at this time.

For more information about the members of Tongue & Groove and reviews of our work, go to Auditions will he held on 1/15 from 6-10pm at the Adrienne Theater at 2030 Sansom St. Actors will audition in groups and should be prepared to stay for approx. 50 minutes. Callbacks Jan 22. Please email Jenn at in order to schedule an audition time.”

PHIT House Team Auditions Next Week!


Next week the Philly Improv Theater will be holding auditions to cast its first-ever house teams. This is big news and an exciting step for the growth of improv in the city. PHIT has some ambitious plans for the teams it will be putting together. Each team will be assigned a dedicated director, receive free weekly rehearsal space, have the opportunity to perform at venues across the city like the Shubin and Fergies, as well as represent PHIT at festivals. Directors involved in this venture include PHIT Executive Director Greg Maughan, Improv Incubator Founder / PHIF Producer Rick Horner and the Arden Theatre Company’s Scott Sheppard.

Next Monday, PHIT will be auditioning folks in groups of 8 at the Arden Theatre – but if you want in, you’ll have to schedule an audition appointment by emailing PHIT with your interest no later than 5pm on Friday.

More details can be found here…

Be A Part of the First State of Comedy


It appears that Delaware Comedy Theatre, host of the Delaware Improv Mini-Fest, is holding auditions for its upstate contingency. At first you may be asking yourself why a state 30 miles wide and 100 miles long would need an upstate contingency… Well, that would be because you don’t know those DCT folks too well. They travel around like improv gypsies; peddling their comedic wares near and far. You see them popping up in places like Pennsylvania, New Jersey and of course extremely remote destinations like Newark.

If you’ve got experience in long and short form improvisation, and perhaps even musical improv, they’d like to hear from you. The auditions are going to be on 7/22 at the Newark Free Public Library, but you need to schedule a time. So email David Warick your name, address, phone number and best time to contact you. Make sure you put AUDITION in the subject line.

They don’t need you to prepare anything, as they are going to be auditioning folks in a workshop format. But if they make you sing, I really want you all of you to bust out with the chorus of the state song:

Oh our Delaware!
Our beloved Delaware!
For the sun is shining over
our beloved Delaware,
Oh our Delaware
Our beloved Delaware!
Heres the loyal son that pledges,
Faith to good old Delaware.

It’ll really freak Dave out.

(Source: IRC)