It's time again for the Philly Improv Theater's week at the Shubin Theatre (407 Bainbridge St). The week actually kicked off Monday with our show, but the meat of the week is still yet to come. It promises to be an interesting week with a film screening, state of the organization address and comedians from New York City and Chicago.
Tuesday, December 2
8 p.m. - The State of PHIT: As the year closes upon us, it's time for the Philly Improv Theater to reflect on the accomplishments of 2008 and look forward to another great year of comedy. Thus the State of PHIT presentation with Artistic Director Alexis Simpson discussing the future content-wise, Founder Greg Maughan going over performer compensation and light snacks! EVERYONE is welcome to attend. You can read more about it here.
10 p.m. - Why Am I Not Famous?!?: A Comedy Talk Show w/ Kent Haines, $5. Kent welcomes comedians sketch comedians Animosity Pierre and stand-up Brendan Kennedy.
Thursday, December 4
8 p.m. – The Throng & The Sketchy Players, $5. PHIT house team The Sketchy Players are joined by Haverford College's longform improv team The Throng.
10 p.m. - CAGEMATCH: Activity Book vs. reigning champ Illegal Refill. $5. CAGEMATCH pits two groups against each other for 25-minute sets that can only use one audience suggestion. The audience decides the winner by secret ballot.
Friday, December 5
8 p.m. – The Dave Hill Explosion, $10. He's back! NYC's Dave Hill brings his explosion to explode all over your exploded lap. Expect awesome explosions, guests and maybe music.
10 p.m. - Omelet with Cubed, $10. Chicago improv duo Omelet performs with local favorites Cubed.
Saturday, December 6
8 p.m. - Omelet with Cubed, $10.
10 p.m. - The Dave Hill Explosion, $10.
Sunday, December 7
3 & 7 p.m. - Film Screening: GOLD, $10. A strange relic of the 1960s counter-culture, featuring improv-guru Del Close, this movie shows what happens when hippies get their hands on a camera and waaay to much acid. A short Q&A with the people responsible for restoring the film will follow each screening.