Comedy variety show tonight at Painted Bride

12/16/2010

If you’re looking for a little variety in your comedy, head on over to Old City tonight to the Painted Bride around 10PM.

The show features improv from MEDIC!! (JP Boudwin, Sarah Cowdery, Luke Field, Nick Gillette and Milkshake), standup from DOOGIE HORNER, and music from EMILY & MICAH MCGRAW.

COMEDY VARIETY SHOW
THURSDAY, DEC 16TH @ 10PM
PAINTED BRIDE ARTS CENTER | 230 VINE ST
JUST $10

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Comedian Profile: Nick Gillette

07/21/2010

NICK GILLETTE


Might have seen him in: Everything Must Go (recently retired house team), Velvet Helmet, and Nathan Edmondson’s New As-of-yet-unnamed Team (forthcoming)

Hangs his hat in: South Philly (soon, Souther Philly)

Stomping Grounds: Downingtown, PA, which, as kids, we would refer to as “Down In G Town”

Pays the Bills: Tour Guide at Eastern State Penitentiary

Other Hobbies: Dungeons and Dragons (just started a new campaign as the Dungeon Master), Burlesque (I perform regularly with Revival Burlesque and Cabaret Red Light), Secret Mime (mime is so universally and undeservedly loathed, I feel like I have to practice in secret.)

Why Improv?

I got into improv in college because there is nothing as invigorating as the risk of standing in front of a crowd with your teammates and being rewarded by bringing the house down.  It rewards presence.  I spend an unfortunately large portion of my life dealing with people automatically, and I’m glad to participate in any activity that demands living on the cusp of the moment.

If you know someone who you think should be profiled, we’d love to hear about them.


Tonight: Troika Grand Finale

05/06/2010

It’s been a hard-fought season with some incredibly tight competition, but tonight the stakes have never been higher. 27 improvisers have stepped up on stage to put it all on the line, and now the winners from each round vie for the crown. It’s Librarians vs State Witnesses vs Spanish Soap Stars – and only one trio will be called TROIKA.

R1 Winner: Meadowbrook Public Library Storybook Players
(Alan Williams, Amie Roe, Thomas Whitaker)

R2 Winner: Confidential
(N1ck G1lle77e, D@n R1ch, J@k3 B3ck3rm@n)

R3 Winner: Pasiónes de Pasiónes
(Mike Marbach, Ralph Andracchio, Andy Moskowitz )

TROIKA: GRAND FINALE
THU, MAY 6TH @ 9:30PM
PHIT @ THE SHUBIN | 407 BAINBRIDGE
$10 | BYOB

Advanced tickets available through the PHIT website.


Troika continues with Round 2 tonight

04/08/2010

After an  amazing 2010 debut last week, TROIKA continues tonight with Round Two.

Featured this evening are BJ Ellis, Sue Taney and John Nolan as Basil Poledouris… Jessica Ross, Jana Savini and Dan Stabb as Viewers Like You… and Dan Rich, Jake Beckerman and Nick Gillette as Confidential.

We’ll also be drawing Round Three teams during the show tonight as well. Tonights winner will advance on to face R3 winner and R1 champs, the Meadowbrook Public Library Storybook Players at the Championships on May 6th.

TROIKA: ROUND TWO
THURSDAY, APRIL 8 @ 9:30PM
PHIT @ THE SHUBIN | 407 BAINBRIDGE ST
$10 / BYOB | TICKETS


Tonight: Everything Must Go joins the N Crowd

03/20/2009

Joining the N Crowd tonight in their weekly show at the Actor’s Center will be Everything Must Go. EMG is a resident house team of the Philly Improv Theater, under the artistic direction of PHIT executive director Greg Maughan.

EVERYTHING MUST GO, FRONT: AJ HORAN & JEFFERSON HAYNES; REAR: ROB CUTLER, MEG FAVREAU & KATIE HORAHAN

EVERYTHING MUST GO... FRONT: AJ HORAN & JEFFERSON HAYNES; REAR: ROB CUTLER, MEG FAVREAU & KATIE HORAHAN; NP: NICK GILLETTE, SHANE JENKINS & BOB SWENSON

THE N CROWD W/ EVERYTHING MUST GO
FRIDAY, MARCH 20TH @ 8PM
THE ACTORS CENTER | 257 N THIRD ST
TICKETS – $10


PHIT Announces First Ever House Teams

05/23/2008

The Philadelphia Improv Theater has officially announced the rosters of their brand spankin’ new house teams, and we’re super excited about both the veteran talent and the up-and-comers on these lists.

HOUSE TEAM I

directed by Rick Horner

Mike Schwartz, John Nolan, Jana Savini, Kim Breslin, Jason Stockdale, Alan Williams, Kelly Jo Little, Diana DePasquale & Sarah Goldrath

HOUSE TEAM II

directed by Scott Sheppard

Dan Rich, Rob Baniewicz, John Buseman, Kristen Schier, Gillienne Nadeau, Jay Brenner & Sam George

HOUSE TEAM III

directed by Greg Maughan

Nick Gillette, Bob Swenson, Jefferson Haynes, Meg Favreau, AJ Horan, Katie Horahan, Rob Cutler & Shane Jenkins.

In their recent newsletter, PHIT gaves us a little taste of what we can expect:

“Over the next few months you are going to come to know and love all these people… if you don’t already – and see them become a great addition to the scene. So is the rest of the country: after premiering in the Fall, our house teams will start traveling, first to the People’s Improv Theater in NYC, then to festivals all over the country!”

Congrats to all the teams, we look forward to see you take the stage!