The N Crowd Improv Comedy

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Philadelphia Improv Comedy

A Philadelphia Mainstay Since 2005


“Not five minutes in and my face was sore from laughing so much. About five minutes later and my sides were splitting!” – Anthony S., YELP

Philly A-List Best Comedy Club Winner

Looking for something to do on Friday Night?


The N Crowd is the answer for a fun night of laughs in the City of Brotherly Love and Online!

Since 2005 The N Crowd has performed short-form improv comedy for thousands of people. Before COVID-19 shutdown practically all live theater performances in Philadelphia, you could see our comedy show every Friday at 7 pm at the Philly Improv Theater, 2030 Sansom Street, Philadelphia PA. Our show is in the Adrienne Theater, across the street from Helium Comedy Club in Center City. Tickets were $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Although we can not perform for you live, we can still bring you unscripted, top-notch improv comedy from your home’s comfort! We recently launched our own Twitch Channel, where you can see our shows, which are generally every two weeks on Friday at 7 pm. Check our show page for exact dates when we will be performing.

The N Crowd has performed over 800 times in the Philadelphia as well as improv festivals in Toronto, Richmond, Baltimore, and North Carolina. We are one of the best comedy shows in Philadelphia and have won “Best Comedy Club” on the Philly Hot List several times over the past decade. Our show has been mentioned as a great place for comedy by Philly VoicePatch.comPottstown MercuryPhilly Mag, and CBS 3. When you are looking for comedy shows in Philadelphia that have massive audience participation and are entirely unscripted, our show is the Friday night comedy show for you!

The N Crowd has not only performed in Philadelphia on Fridays but has appeared elsewhere in the city and up and down the east coast of the United States. Our improv comedy troupe has performed in Baltimore, Richmond, Chapel Hill, Pottstown, Reading, Bethlehem, and has even crossed international borders and made an appearance in Toronto, Canada. We appeared in every Philly Improv Festival from 2005 to 2015 and now perform annually at the We The People Improv Festival.

Regardless of the size of the audience, from 4 to 400, we aim to provide you the most high energy improv comedy show in Philly.

How can I support The N Crowd during the COVID-19 Pandemic? 

Currently, we are not performing live, so we are unable to sell tickets to our show. During July and August, we are offering free online shows through our Twitch Channel. Watch the show and make a donation through a button during the stream. Or, you can go to our profile on Fractured Atlas and make a tax-deductible donation. Every dollar we earn goes to maintaining the services we need to produce our online show.

Interested in booking The N Crowd for your event? Please fill out our online booking request form.



What is Improv Comedy?

Improv comedy is entirely unscripted, and no two shows are ever the same. With over a dozen members in our troupe, you’ll never see the same collection of performers twice. We take audience suggestions and craft a scene around it using well known improv games and games we’ve developed over the years. You are an as crucial part of the show as the entire improv comedy troupe! We are one of the longest-running Philly Comedy shows for a reason. Come out to one of our improv comedy shows this Friday and share a laugh with us! The Philadelphia Style Magazine once described our show as “Philadelphia’s premiere improv troupe.”

The N Crowd performs short-form improv comedy, which is much like the improvisational comedy you would see on Whose Line Is It Anyway. While other shows may have gimmicks or themes, we are just here to perform for you. You get the most bang for your buck at our improv show in Philadelphia.

Interested in booking The N Crowd for your event? Please fill out our online booking request form


Do I have to be 21 to see your improv comedy show? Is your show appropriate for minors?


In most cases, our shows are open to all ages. When we are performing at the Philly Improv Theater, there is no food or drinks served there, so you are free to attend at any age. If you see us performing at a different location, there may be some age restrictions. The Philly Improv Theater is a BYOB theater, so feel free to bring drinks or snacks responsibility.

The N Crowd is not a family-friendly show. The content of the show is driven purely by the suggests we receive from the audience. Show content is different from week to week, so we can not predict with any certainty how a show will go although we try to be as classy as possible. If you are comfortable with someone seeing occasional adult situations and language, we should be a great show to enjoy.


Is The N Crowd’s improv comedy show available for hire and private shows?  

While we perform improv comedy every Friday night in Philadephia at the Philly Improv Theater, we are also available for hire! We’ve performed improv comedy for birthdays, conferences, bachelor and bachelorette parties, and other special events. Our comedy troupe can come to you, or you can come to us. In some cases, with advanced notice, you can buy out one of our Friday night shows. Jefferson University does this for students during their Finals Week. We can also work with you to produce a show at a great venue that hosts many of our anniversary shows: The Ruba Club. Contact us today, and we’ll be able to find the right comedy solution for you. We have years of experience and can tailor our show to fit your needs!


The N Crowd is available for private online shows!  

COVID-19 has forced us to do what we do best, improvise! Although before this pandemic we had never done an online show before, we started to produce our show in a streaming format in March 2020. It was a great success and we continue to perform every two weeks online. Since March we’ve been hired to perform for private online audiences looking for an interactive comedy event that is safe for everyone to attend. The N Crowd is available to perform for your group online and we are ready to make it a fun, interactive, online event! 

Interested in booking The N Crowd for your event? Please fill out our online booking request form





The Bourse Food Hall
111 S Independence Mall E
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Phone: 215.253.4276

Photography by Katie Reing, Jessi Melcer, and Laura Rachfalski. Smoke & Mirrors Magic Theater photography by Costello Photography