Illegal Refill

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is a Philadelphia-based improv group consisting of many notable players in the Philly improv scene. They have existed since 2006 and are coached by Dan Kramer. Illegal Refill has performed at the 2008 Del Close Marathon, as well as the 2008 North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival and the 2008 Richmond Improv Festival. They will be back at Del Close for 2009. They are regular performers at the Philly Improv Theater (PHIT), and perform monthly at Studio 34 in West Philly.

Cast History

Current Cast

  • Nick Kerr (2006-present)
  • Nick Mirra (2006-present)
  • Amie Roe (2006-present)
  • Scott Sheppard (2007-present)
  • Alexis Simpson (2006-present)

Past Cast

  • Zach Grunau (2006-2008)


Illegal Refill is one of Philadelphia's most talented improv comedy groups. Founded in 2006, the cast of Illegal Refill carries over 30 years of combined improv experience. All five cast members are alumni of Haverford College, where most performed regularly on stage with Haverford improv institutions the Throng and the Lighted Fools. Individually, the cast of Illegal Refill have distinguished themselves within Philadelphia's rapidly growing improv community. Cast member Alexis Simpson (Rare Bird Show) was the Philly Improv Theater (PHIT)'s first Artistic Director, and cast member Scott Sheppard directs PHIT house team Fletcher. Alexis Simpson, Nicholas Mirra, and Amie Roe have all garnered victories in Philadelphia's competition-based improv serial, TROIKA. Illegal Refill are coached by Dan Kramer, who both studied and performed at the famous iO Theater in Chicago.


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