Last month, improv troupe Bad Kitten christened Philly Improv Theater's Launch Pad series with weekly performances led by and working with PHIT staff.

Launch Pad continues in October with another local group of laughter inducers, Office Hours (Gab Bottoni, Gary Chau, Whitney Harris, Melinda Messina, Andrew Miller, Kevin Ruth and Jacob Todd), taking over where Bad Kitten left off.

Featuring PHIT team members and players from original company series "Dynamite Series," Office Hours will work with company player and volunteer coordinator Meredith Weir, who'll serve as their Launch Pad spirit guide.

Catch them during office hours at the Adrienne Theater (2030 Sansom St.) on Wednesdays Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 at 7:30 p.m.