Philadelphia improviser: Matt Nelson

Matt Nelson

MATT NELSON is the Executive Producer of the Philadelphia Improv Festival and Editor of He has studied improvisation since 1994 under acclaimed instructors and alumni of such institutions as the Groundlings, Annoyance Theatre, UCBT-NY, iO, iO West, Second City, Improv Boston, ImproWorks and the Philly Improv Theater.

Matt is the creator and an ensemble cast member of Adrift, an unscripted premise-based project comprised of improvisers from various cities across the country. In addition to serving as host and ensemble player for local shortform group, the N Crowd, Matt can be seen locally hosting a variety of comedy shows, including Troika, the acclaimed competition-based improv serial set to return in spring of 2010.