About the N Crowd

Private parties, fundraisers, and corporate events.

Bring humor to your event with the N Crowd. With suggestions from the audience, improv games are played with up to 6 members of a rotating cast of performers. These shows generally last 60 – 90 minutes with no intermission. We have done fundraisers, corporate events, birthday, bachelor and bachelorette parties – to name a few! Fill out the booking request form below for more information and pricing or email us at contact@phillyncrowd.com.

Consider improv 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 contact@phillyncrowd.com.

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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.

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ADDRESS:
Philly Improv Theater
2030 Sansom Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

CALL US:
Email: contact@phillyncrowd.com
Phone: 215.253.4276

Photography by Katie Reing. N Crowd’s 11 year anniversary show photography by Laura Rachfalski.