Megan Chialastri is a stand up comedian, improviser, performer, and coach living in Philadelphia, PA.
Megan's comedy largely focuses on the queer experience and mental illness, finding the absurdity in their day to day existence.
While locked down due to COVID-19, Megan created The Comfort Binge, inviting comedians to come together on Twitch to discuss the media they are consuming while we're all stuck inside. The Comfort Binge is LIVE every Thursday at 8pm.
They have served as a producer and host of the Be There Fest (Formerly Bechdel Test Fest), and have performed at Punchline Philly, Tax Free Comedy Festival, and Good Good Comedy Theater.
Writer, producer, and performer
Philadelphia Fringe Festival | powerpoints for my friends | 2018
Helium Comedy Club | Philly's Phunniest | 2018
Philly Improv Theater | Wavelength | 2018
Improv house team performing the Harold.
Aside from performing, I also coach independent improv teams Llama and Time Bandits. I work to train performers on emotional honesty, relationship based scene work, and the power of silence in performance.
Bechdel Test Fest | Managing Producer | 2016-Present
Bechdel Test Fest is an annual comedy festival highlighting female and nonbinary talent in Philadelphia.
Over The Rainbow | Lead Producer | 2018
Presented by Philly Improv Theater, Over the Rainbow is a celebration of queer comedy and performance taking place Pride Weekend.
Black Friday Comedy Marathon | Assistant Producer | 2018
Black Friday Comedy Marathon is an annual marathon taking place over 36 hours.
Philadelphia Fringe Festival | One person show
Steelstacks Improv Festival | Windows 98 Improv
Bechdel Test Fest | Stand Up
Black Friday Comedy Marathon | Low Hanging Fruit Improv