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Study Hall: Comedy Inspired By Lectures

Crossroads Comedy Theater

Saturday, September 17 at 7pm

2022 Fringe Festival

60 min


Theatre Exile

Wheelchair Accessible

Study Hall is back live on stage for some in person lessons and laughs! Now in it’s eight year, Study Hall invites guests from the world of academia and beyond to present short lectures on a topic from their field. After each lecture a cast of some of Philly’s best and funniest performers will use what they’ve learned (or didn’t) to improvise hilarious scenes right before your eyes! You’ll learn and laugh in one side-splitting hour you won’t see anywhere else!


In addition to performing online and a various theaters in Philadelphia, Study Hall has been invited by many prestigious institutions for private performances. The Franklin Institute, The Academy of Natural Sciences, Drexel University, Thomas Jefferson University, the Museum of the American Revolution, to name a few. If you’re interested in having Study Hall perform at your museum / school / company reach out to

For ages 18+

This show is presented as part of Crossroads Comedy Festival. Crossroads Comedy Theater is a roaming home for comedy shows, classes, and podcasts. Whether you like to sit back and watch improv, sketch comedy, stand-up, storytelling, or any other type of comedy or are interested in learning how to do those things—they got your back! Sep 14–18 at Theatre Exile (1340 S. 13th St). Learn more at


Content Considerations

This performance contains brief suggested language. The comedy portions of this show are completely improvised. It is difficult to say what any given show will include when it comes to language used, but most shows do not venture beyond a hard PG-13 rating.

Health & Safety

Proof of vaccination is required to attend this event, and masks must be worn for the duration of the performance. Audience members will be asked to show proof of vaccination before entering the venue. Both digital and physical proof of vaccination are accepted. Please plan accordingly.


STUDY HALL CAST: Rob Alesiani, Fred Brown, Erin Cartlidge, Sarah Clemency, Keane Cobb, Caitlin Corkery, Dan Corkery, Frank Farrell, Marcely Jean-Pierre, Tia Kemp, James Knight, Stacie Lyons, Lora Magaldi, Brendan Manklang Kingston, Melinda Messina, Joe Moore, Rob O’Neill, Rachel Semigran, Jacob Todd, Aaron Unice, and Michael Yudell. DIRECTED BY: Mike Marbach

Study Hall was originally created for the 2013 Fringe Festival by improv team Asteroid!. Study Hall logo created by Karen Coleman-Hinners. Study Hall intro video created by Dan Corkery.


About the Artist

Crossroads Comedy Theater is a roaming home for comedy shows, podcasts, and classes that take places on stage, online, and on-air. At just over a year old, Crossroads has already been featured in various festivals, has had classes highlighted in the media including the Philadelphia Inquirer, and has hired to work with various organizations on improv trainings and private shows in the Philadelphia area and beyond. Our shows are at a crossroads of different forms of entertainment mixing hilarious improvised scenes with lectures, news, movies, and more and feature performers from all over the Philly area. Podcasts cover a range of pop-culture topics, so you’re sure to find something you enjoy. Crossroads comedy classes in improv, sketch comedy writing, and stand-up give people skills that go beyond the stage and page. Whether you want to get involved or just sit back and listen or watch, we got your back!