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Study Hall: Comedy Inspired By Lectures

Study Hall

September 9-October 3

2020 Fringe Festival

60 minutes



For nearly seven years Study Hall has been educating and entertaining audiences on stage and now they are doing it on line! Join Drexel University Professor Michael Yudell as he leads this virtual classroom where lectures and current events inspire comedy created on the spot. Guests will present a lecture or news item from their field for discussion after which a cast of some of Philly’s funniest performers will use what they’ve learned (or didn’t) to improvise hilarious scenes right before your eyes! Don’t be late to Study Hall!

Rob Alesiani, Fred Brown, Erin Cartlidge, Sarah Clemency, Caitlin Corkery, Dan Corkey, Keane Cobb, Frank Farrell, Marcely Jean-Pierre, Tia Kemp, James Knight, Lora Magaldi, Brendan Manklang-Kingston, Sheila Master, Melinda Messina, Robert O’Neill, Aaron Unice, and Michael Yudell. Study Hall is directed by Mike Marbach.

This is an online performance. When you purchase your ticket you will be emailed a link to access the live performance online via Zoom.

Note: Lectures can sometimes be graphic in nature. Due to the nature of the performance being improvised the potential exists that strong language will occasionally be used. For the most part, shows are recommended for ages 13+.


Wednesday, Sept 9 at 8pm
Saturday, Sept 12 at 7pm
Wednesday, Sept 16 at 8pm
Saturday, Sept 19 at 7pm
Wednesday, Sept 23 at 8pm
Saturday, Sept 26 at 7pm
Wednesday, Sept 30 at 8pm
Saturday, Oct 3 at 7pm


$10 general access

About the Artists

Michael Yudell, the steady lecturer of Study Hall, is the Chair of the Department of Community Health and Prevention at the Dornsife School of Public Health at Drexel University. Yudell is a researcher in the fields of ethics, genomics, and the history of public health. His work focuses on the history, risk communication, and ethics of autism spectrum disorders, as well as the history of the race concept in biology.

Instagram: @StudyHallShow
Twitter: @studyhallshow

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