Nathan + Joe Show

The Nathan + Joe Show is a two man team of improvationalists based in New York City. Joe and Nathan met at Emerson College and have been performing and writing together for 13 years. They’ve taught classes, written films, television, sketch shows, plays and a musical together, but their improv has always been focused on one simple idea… fast, physical, character-based improv is always better than the slow, sucky and lame improv you usually see. By focusing on impulsive scenes, high energy characters and compelling stories rather than traditional long form structures and jokes, The Nathan + Joe Show has become a one of a kind improv experience. The audience is always a part of the show, the emotions are real and there are no rules. Just two guys who know each other very well and happen to be handsome comedy geniuses. The Nathan + Joe Show has been called “Comedy of The Future” by The Apiary, “Hilarious” by Backstage *and* Time Out NY, “Comedic Pioneers” by The Science Channel and “A Must-See” by The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Tickets for this performance are still available!


About the Group:

Nathan Phillips is an improvisationalist and writer based in New York City. His recent work for the stage, museums and television involves innovative technology, audience interaction and classic comedy jokes. Nathan has worked with Joe Schiappa as one half of project:projekt and “The Nathan + Joe Show ” (“The Future of Comedy” – for more than 10 years developing two pilots in production and a million shows at the PIT, Comix and other New York venues. Nathan has also helped create interactive comedy bits that have appeared in The Museum of Modern Art in New York, The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, The New Museum in New York and The Whitney Museum.

Joe Schiappa is a writer and improvisationalist in New York City. He is a recent winner of the Sierra Mist Melrose 63 Creative Lab. His work has appeared at the HBO U.S. Comedy Arts Festival, Joe’s Pub, The Peoples Improv Theatre and the Upright Citizen’s Brigade. He is currently writing a screenplay for Ken Jeong (The Hangover, The Goods). Backstage has called Joe’s work “hilarious.” Joe is an alumni of the Second Training Center and has studied with Shira Piven of the Piven Theatre. At The PIT, you can see Joe perform with The Faculty, Centralia and his long-running, two-person improv show “Nathan + Joe,” along with Nathan Phillips.

Hometown: New York, NY
Home Theatre: The Peoples Improv Theater

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