Better Than Bacon Improv is a short-form improv comedy troupe based in West Chester, PA. BTB does short skits and games based on audience suggestions and sometimes invites audience members on stage. Improv comedy, as we say in our show openers, is a one-time-only performance. We work without a script or a net. What you see in one show will never be seen again. The spontaneity of improv makes improvisational comedy one of the hardest forms of comedy to perform.
For those not familiar with the BTB origin story, a few crazy folks decided that a local improv comedy
class sounded like fun. Those same folks kept taking improv comedy classes until there were no more
classes to take. In 2010, after finding a director and a few more performers, Better Than Bacon was
born. We had our first professional gig in 2011 and look forward to celebrating our 10th anniversary in June!
Our current troupe of 11 members hail from all over the SE Philly suburbs, Malvern, West
Chester, Kennett Square, Ambler, Phoenixville, Swarthmore, and Wilmington DE. Some have done
improv before, some are new to the art, some are standup comedians, some are actors.
When the pandemic isn’t in full swing, we are excited to perform regularly at great venues like the Kennett Flash (Kennett Square) and the Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center (West Chester). We also perform at other venues and do private, corporate, and fundraising gigs.
Bacon Gives Back
In 2017, Better Than Bacon started its “Bacon Gives Back” program that provides non-profit
organizations in our region have the opportunity to raise funds based on ticket sales from our performances.
Some groups that have taken advantage of Bacon Gives Back are Act in Faith (West Chester), After the
Bell (Kennett Square), Family Promise of Southern Chester County, and Big Brother/Big Sisters of Chester County. We look forward to helping these organizations and other organizations make a difference in our communities!