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December @ NCT

STAR WARS WEEKEND AT NCT

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IMPROV COMEDY SHOWS

$12 to $14

The Force is strong at NCT with hilarious improv comedy shows. During Star Wars Weekend YOU (the Audience!) will take your first steps into a larger comedy world while the Empire takes on the Rebellion in a comedy competition where YOU win! Dress up in a Star Wars themed costume and admission is just $10 (use code Lastjedi online)


 

A VERY COMPETITIVE COMEDY CHRISTMAS

Comedy Christmas

DEC 22nd 23rd

$12 to $14

www.nctphoenix.com

Christmas is a time to join with loved ones and appreciate the finest and most important things in life. And for the cast of hilarious comedians at National Comedy Theatre that means WINNING AT ALL COSTS!


 

Dec 31st NYE

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New Years Eve Comedy at  National Comedy Theatre, a Special Event!
Saturday December 31st
at 9:30pm until Midnight! $39, All Ages
This very special comedy event includes an evening of hilarious, spontaneous and interactive Competitive Improv Comedy followed by an after party with the cast. Gourmet Gelato by Gelato 64 accompanies party favors and a one of a kind countdown to Midnight featuring a Champagne & Cider toast to ring in the new year! Say goodbye to 2017 with a laugh and say hello 2018 with a cheer at National Comedy Theatre!

It’s the last Competitive Comedy Show of 2016… and at National Comedy Theatre- we save the BEST for last! Seating at this event will sell out, therefore seating is assigned as reservations are made. To make special seating requests please call 602-374-5638.

Have you got some visiting family in town that you are sick and tired of entertaining? Bring ’em down to the show and we will make them laugh, so you don’t have to!

Get tickets today!

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SpookTacular is coming!

The SpookTacular to end all Spooktacular’s! Is HERE! The theatre itself even gets in on the act with spooky décor and surprises at every turn.

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At the show, you will see games so spooky, so crazy, so dangerous that the cast of National Comedy Theatre can only bear to play them once a year! NCT invites the audience to come dressed up for the holiday, because at EVERY SpookTacular show there will be a costume contest and YOU (the Audience) will award an awesome prize pack to the best audience costume! The SpookTacular shows come but once a year, don’t miss out! Get tickets here

Drop-in Improv Workshops

Improv is for you!

DROP In WorkshopHere at NCT we like to share what we know. We have created a fun, simple cost effective way for you to jump into the world of improv comedy without a huge commitment of time, and money.

If you are a regular human being Improv comedy workshops teach you how to think quicker on your feet, be more confident, and get outside your comfort zone.

If you are a business professional Improv teaches how to be a better public speaker, be a better leader and how to listen with more intent.

If you are a creative, Improv teaches you how to follow your story,  heighten ideas and “follow the fun”

And to top it all off Improv teaches you how to be a better human being.  come out and give it a try.

2017/2018 NCT High School League has BEGUN!!!

Teams Warm Up Before Shows

Why We Highschool League:

High School Improv League teams learn advanced improv comedy games and techniques in NCT teen improv classes

High School Improv League teams learn advanced improv comedy games and techniques in NCT teen improv classes

When I was in High School (back in the 90’s) I was introduced to the concept of improvisation, It was a full semester and we learned improv games and at the end of the semester put on a show at school.  I loved it.  It was something that I didn’t know that i needed in my life.  At the time i thought that it was all about fun and just having a fun time.  This was true, It was fun.  And after the semester was over that was it.  No more improv for me.  So I started seeking it out.  I found a club at the mesa arts center that was doing an improv show and joined.  It became something that I did every week. But again it was just about having fun and doing corny,  and to be honest, really bad improv.  My life changed when I moved to San Diego and joined the cast of the National Comedy Theatre.  

Teen Improv is Awesome! NCT Teen Improv Classes with Campo Verde High School's Copperpocalypse Improv Comedy Team

Teen Improv is Awesome! NCT Teen Improv Classes with Campo Verde High School’s Copperpocalypse Improv Comedy Team

At NCT I became part of an improv family, and a teacher with their High School League.  The League was everything that I had experience before,  teaching kids improv games and giving them an opportunity to have fun.  But, it was SO MUCH MORe than just that.  The program taught High school age kids responsibility, critical thinking,  active listening,  acceptance, trust and self confidence.  We also taught high school kids the theories and fundamentals of the art of improvisational acting,  which teaches about active agreement and supporting the work of your partners. Basically improv teaches you how to be a better human being and the side effect of it is hilarious comedy.  

At this time i realized why i gravitated to it so much.  High school is hard, it’s a confusing time in our lives and Improv teaches you that You are enough and all You need to do, is be the best YOU, you can be.  

Teams Warm Up Before Shows

Teams Warm Up Before Shows

When we returned to phoenix and opened our theatre here,  Our High School league program was something that we implemented immediately, because we wanted to share the love of improv, and all the great benefits it provides.

That is why We High School League, That is why our theatre takes this program seriously and is committed to making it an important part of our community outreach.  This month we launch our 2016/2017 High school league year.  You can find out more information, by clicking on the link here.

High School Improv League

The Campo Verde Copperpocalypse win the FrankenTrophy

Cast and Crew of NCT Phoenix

I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.

-Michael Jordan

What’s Up This Week? Its FINALLY HALLOWEEN!!!!

Halloween Spooktacular

Oh boy! The whole month of October has been leading up to this… we have such spooky fun in store for you at National Comedy Theatre…

We’re starting off the week with another Tuesday Instant Improv Class… on October 27th join us for the fun and exitement of Creating Characters
7:00pm- 9:00pm
$25 pre-register $30 at the door
All Skill Levels Welcome from Brand New Beginner upward!

Call 602-374-5638 or email workshops@nctphoenix.com for info & registration.
The next available 6 week Level 1 Improv Class begins November 24th.

And THEN the real Halloween fun begins with the Spooky Elephant Show
Thursday October 29th 7:30pm $8 All Ages

If you haven’t been out to an Elephant Show at NCT, this is a great opportunity to try it out. Elephant shows are the closest thing to Whose Line is it Anyway, because we have 4 of your favorite NCT improvisers facing off in a head to head (to head to head) challenge to see who truly is the funniest! …except the points don’t matter of course and they are all given out on the whims of the host! This show includes games you will only see at our October shows AND at the Spooky Elephant show YOU (the Audience) challenge the players for EVERY round… they have NO IDEA what you will throw at them! It’s the most spontaneous show possible!

Click here to get tickets NOW!

…which is all leading up to some of our favorite shows of the year…

The Halloween SpookTacular at National Comedy Theatre!!

Friday October 30th & Saturday October 31st at 7:30pm & 9:45pm
$12-$14 All Ages

Halloween SpooktacularAll of the Spooky good times at NCT during the month of October are leading up to this…the SpookTacular to end all SpookTaculars! The theatre itself gets in on the act with spooky décor and surprises at every turn. At the show, you will see games so spooky, so crazy, so dangerous that the cast of National Comedy Theatre can only bear to play them once a year! NCT invites the audience to come dressed up for the holiday, because at EVERY SpookTacular show there will be a costume contest and YOU (the Audience) will award an awesome prize pack to the best audience costume! The SpookTacular shows come but once a year, don’t miss out!

Click here to get tickets NOW!

Yay. We can’t wait for these exciting shows and classes and, of course, we also can’t wait to see you in November!

Welcome to the High School Improv League!

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Things are shaping up to be extra exciting for the High School Improv League this season! Our returning teams are already enjoying professional improv training classes and putting together some terrific shows.

We are very excited to announce all of the new teams who will be joining the League this year, including Chaparral High School, Gilbert High, Deer Valley High, and our first ever team from outside a traditional high school… the team from Valley Youth Theater!

Adding this awesome bunch to our fantastic family of High School Improv Teams will shape us up for a truly remarkable year and a very high level of performance at this years Tournament.

Would you like to know more about the High School Improv League or how you can participate? Just email us here!

Announcing… Instant Improv Class! Individual Drop-In Style Classes at NCT

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Instant Improv Class! Individual Drop-In Style Classes at NCT
Each class will have a specific theme & focus. Take just one or take them all! Drop In classes are a great supplement to our 6 week improv comedy classes or an easy way to test the waters and see if this improv thing is for you!

Call or email us today to sign up: 602-374-5638 workshops@nctphoenix.com

Saturday July 25
Improv: Right Now! Starting Your Scene Strong!
Exercises and games designed to help you start your scene in the middle and get going right away.
2:00pm- 4:00pm
$25 pre-register $30 at the door (5 person minimum participation)
Skill Level: Intermediate (some improv experience is a plus)

Saturday August 8
Aim Low! Fun with Low Status Characters
Exploring the hilarity and fun of making low status choices that have high stakes impact on your improv!
2:00pm- 4:00pm
$25 pre-register $30 at the door (5 person minimum participation)
Skill Level: Beginner

Saturday August 22
Pop Culture Improv Class- Scene Study
Using examples from popular TV, movies, music and more we look into what makes a strong, exciting improv comedy scene.
2:00pm- 4:00pm
$25 pre-register $30 at the door (5 person minimum participation)
Skill Level: Intermediate (some improv experience is a plus)

Saturday September 12
Short Form Circuit Training
Work out your improv muscles with fun, fast paced Short Form scenes, games and exercises
2:00pm- 4:00pm
$25 pre-register $30 at the door (5 person minimum participation)
Skill Level: Beginner

Saturday September 26
Pop Culture Improv Class & Musical Improv
Using examples from popular TV, movies, music and more we look into the different kinds of musical improv and how to approach improvised singing.
2:00pm- 4:00pm
$25 pre-register $30 at the door (5 person minimum participation)
Skill Level: Intermediate (some improv experience is a plus)