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.

Follow them on twitter or instagram @meganissleepy.

About Me

Performer

Writer, producer, and performer

Philadelphia Fringe Festival | powerpoints for my friends | 2018​

Helium Comedy Club | Philly's Phunniest | 2018​

Quarter Finalist

Philly Improv Theater | Wavelength | 2018​

Improv house team performing the Harold.

Coaching

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.

Producer

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.

Festival Credits

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