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Study Hall: Comedy Inspired By Lectures

Crossroads Comedy Theater

Saturday, September 25

2021 Fringe Festival

1 hour


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Wheelchair Accessible

Study Hall is back live on stage for some in-person lessons and laughs! Now in its seventh 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!

Study Hall began as part of an act with Professor Michael Yudell in the Philadelphia Science Festival (2011-2013). In 2014 Study Hall was made a regular show at Philly Improv Theater performing monthly for 6 years until covid hit. In the year and a half since Study Hall has performed over two dozen online shows featuring guests and performers from all over the country. Study Hall has been a part of Crossroads Comedy Theater since April 2021.

In addition to performing online and in 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




Saturday, Sep 25, 2021 – 7:00pm

Health & Safety

Proof of vaccination is required to attend this and all Crossroads Comedy Theater events. For the safety of audiences, artists, staff, and our greater community, you must be fully vaccinated to attend this event. Fully vaccinated means two weeks after your second dose. You will be asked to show proof of vaccination before entering the venue. Accepted forms for proof of vaccination include: a physical vaccine card with your name on it or a digital photo of your vaccine card on a cell phone. Please plan accordingly.

Masks must also be worn for the duration of the performance.



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, 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.


Content Considerations

Appropriate for Ages 13+

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


About the Artists

Crossroads Comedy Theater is a home for comedy shows and podcasts on stage, online, and on-air featuring performers from the Philly area and beyond. Our shows, much like our performers, are at a crossroads of different forms of entertainment mixing hilarious improvised scenes with lectures, news, movies, and more. We performed over two dozen online shows throughout the pandemic and plan on continuing in a limited capacity now that we can perform live in front of real humans again. We are new and we greatly appreciate your support!

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