Looking for a fun night of comedy in Philadelphia?
The N Crowd is the answer for a fun night of laughs in the City of Brotherly Love!
Since 2005 The N Crowd has performed short-form improv comedy for thousands of people. See us every Friday at 7 pm at the Philly Improv Theater. 2030 Sansom Street, Philadelphia PA. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door.
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. 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!
What is improv comedy? It 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. You are a crucial part of the show! 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!
While we do 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. 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!
Interested in booking The N Crowd for your event? Please fill out our online booking request form
Improv comedy for team-building!
Disguised as playing and having fun, improv can foster creativity and collaboration, improve public speaking, encourage communication, and build trust among co-workers. The N Crowd would love to work with you to create a workshop to help you have fun and strengthen your team. We would travel to you and workshops can last up to 3 hours. Fill out the booking request form for more information or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Brief History of The N Crowd
IN FEBRUARY 2005, Philadelphia comedians Ray Reese and Emily Dufton held auditions to form a new improv comedy troupe, The N Crowd. Performances were first held in April 2005 at a martial arts studio in the Old City part of Philadelphia.
IN OCTOBER 2005, The N Crowd shifted performances to the Society Hill Playhouse. Unlike the martial arts studio that required disassembling and then re-assembling the stage every week, this performance space had a lighting system, a permanent stage, a box office, and a small dressing room!
THEN IN JULY 2006, The N Crowd was a featured in their first article in the Philadelphia Style magazine and took 1st runner up in their “Best of Style” contest for that year. (Best Comedy Club and Best Theater Group.) In the article, The N Crowd was quoted to be “Philadelphia’s premiere improv troupe.” As a result of publication of that article, the troupe began to perform at various colleges, fundraising, and other events. The N Crowd ended its run at Society Hill Playhouse and moved back to Old City to take up residence at The Actors Center.
IN 2008, 2010, and 2013 The N Crowd was named “Best Comedy Club” by PHL17’s City Voter’s Hot List. More than 10 years, 600 shows and 50+ cast members later, The N Crowd still performs every Friday night at 257 N. 3rd Street. They have also appeared at comedy festivals in Philadelphia and throughout the country, as well as performed for local colleges and corporate clients.
IN AUGUST OF 2017, after 11 fantastic years at The Actors Center, the N Crowd moved over to a bigger and better theater, Good Good Comedy on 215 N 11th Street.
IN FEBRUARY OF 2018, After a successful run of shows at Good Good Comedy Theater, we moved over to the Philly Improv Theater, located at 2030 Sansom. We are beyond excited to call PHIT our new home. In fact, you’ll often find N Crowders here teaching classes and performing in their many sketch, improv, and other variety programming.
We’re so thankful that you joined us when we moved from the Actors Center and hope you’ll join us at our new home! Shows will still be every Friday (Now at 7 pm.) Stay connected with us to find out about additional shows around town and special events.
Cast members of The N Crowd have performed all over the world and have trained in Chicago, Canada, New York, and Philadelphia. The combined talents of the cast are multifaceted. Collectively, they have trained in theater, dance, clown, film, music, art, science, and law – to name a few. In addition to performing in The N Crowd, other projects include everything from professional theater productions and renaissance fairs to grunge parody bands and stand-up acts.