The Philadelphia Improv Festival Returns For Its Ninth Year With More Than A Dozen Comedy Shows At Center City Venues, November 12-16

Check out hilarious improvisational comedy shows during the Philadelphia Improv Festival, November 12-16. (Image courtesy Philadelphia Improv Festival)

If you never miss an episode of Saturday Night Live and are still lamenting the loss of Upright Citizens Brigade’s television series, we have a festival for you.

Launching its ninth year today, Tuesday, November 12, the Philadelphia Improv Festival brings lovers of comedy a five-day event dedicated to both commissioned and submitted improvisational comedy acts.

Part of the larger Philadelphia Comedy Month, the improv fest follows up Philly Sketchfest and complements the month-long City Spotlight.

Spotlighting more than 40 improv groups at two Center City venues, the festival run includes two shows per night through Saturday, November 16, as well as two Saturday afternoon workshops for those of you who want to try out or sharpen your improv skills.

With more than a dozen shows scheduled throughout the next five days, there are plenty of opportunities to join in the laughs on Sansom Street at the festival venues, the Playground at the Adrienne and Philadelphia Shakespeare Theater.

For the complete schedule of improv, check here.

Tickets, starting at just $10, are available online for shows at both venues.

Philadelphia Improv Festival
When: November 12-16
Where: Playground at the Adrienne, 2030 Sansom Street; Philadelphia Shakespeare Theater, 2111 Sansom Street
Cost: $10, general admission
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