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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

Get Magical at NCT for Harry Potter Weekend!

Harry Potter Weekend at NCT
Friday July 28th and Saturday July 29th at 7:30pm Improv Comedy Shows – All Ages  $12-$14

*save $2 when you wear a Harry Potter themed costume!

Magic is alive at NCT for Harry Potter Weekend! The always hilarious and totally spontaneous Improv Comedy Show is getting a magical boost as two teams of comedians from the Hogwarts Houses face off in a comedy competition where the funniest team wins! Grab some specialty candy at our Honeydukes Pop Up Shop! Get in on the fun and save $2 when you wear your Hogwarts garb! (Use code HP online, this weekend only)

Get tickets today at https://www.nctphoenix.com/ticketsystem/

Harry Potter Weekend

The 9th Annual NCT Patriotapalooza! Comedy for AMERICA!

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PATRIOTAPALOOZA! 4TH OF JULY IMPROV COMEDY SALUTE TO AMERICA at NCT
FRIDAY June 30th & Saturday July 1st AT 7:30 & 9:45PM, $12- $14 ALL AGES

Get Tickets HERE!

Join us for the 9th annual Patriotapalooza at NCT! It is the improv comedy extravaganza that celebrates 4th of July. THe show is filled with hilarious scenes and games that are made up on the spot based on suggestions from YOU (the Audience!) Furthermore, this improv comedy show is quite possibly the
most American celebration of comedy ever. Why? Excellent question. It is because YOU (the Audience) get to exercise your right to VOTE for the funniest comedians!

Cheesy Tie Weekend at NCT! Father’s Day Improv Comedy Fun!

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Cheesy Tie Weekend: Improv Comedy Shows for Father’s Day Events

Friday June 16 & Saturday June 17th at 7:30pm and 9:45pm
$12- $14 – Dad’s get in for $5 and EVERYONE saves $2 when they wear a Cheesy Tie! PLUS Cheesy Tie Contest!

There are literally no better Father’s Day gifts than neck ties and comedy shows… am I right? The good news for you is that National Comedy Theatre’s Cheesy Tie Weekend has BOTH!

Come down to the Improv Comedy Shows at NCT for Cheesy Tie Weekend to celebrate Father’s Day Events with hilarious Improv Comedy, cheesy ties and great deals! Dads get in this weekend for $5 (use code DADS17 online at our ticketing page) And everyone can save $2 if they wear a Cheesy Tie! (use code CHTIE online at our ticketing page) That’s right, EVERYONE gets that deal when they wear a funny, ugly or unbelievable neck tie. One does not have to be a Dad to get this deal. One must simply have an ugly tie.

The Cheesiness, ugliness and hilariousness of the tie itself highly encouraged because the cheesiest, ugliest, most hilarious tie at each show will win an NCT prize pack!

Get tickets online at our online ticketing page and remember to use code DADS17 for Dad’s $5 tickets and CHTIE for $2 off when you wear a Cheesy Tie. OR call the box office at 602-374-5638 for enthusiastic human assistance in your Father’s Day Comedy Show weekend ticket ordering!

Father's Day Events

June Events & Classes at NCT

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June Events at NCT including improv comedy shows, improv comedy class and more!

 

As ever, join us EVERY Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm for the Improv Comedy Show at NCT!
 $12-$14   All Ages

Improv Comedy Shows at NCT are always a hilarious and totally spontaneous evening of laughs! Two teams of comedians compete for your laughs in comedy scenes made up on the spot based on suggestions from YOU (the Audience!) No two shows are ever the same! The best part is, EVERY 7:30pm Improv Comedy Show at NCT is ALL AGES and all audiences are welcome!  

Don’t miss this exciting show!

Get tickets TODAY: https://www.nctphoenix.com/ticketsystem/

 

Perfect for everyone who has wondered about taking Improv Comedy Class, but wanted to give it a try first!

Drop In Improv Workshop Thursday Nights  7:00- 8:30pm   $15

Improv Comedy Class with no commitment! Drop in to just one class in the series, or drop in and take them all!  Drop In Classes EVERY Thursday night from 7:00pm-8:30pm through Thursday August 3rd!

Call for more info or to reserve your spot today! 602-374-5638

Slightly* Uncensored Improv at 9:45pm Late Shows this Summer at NCT
Friday & Saturday nights at 9:45pm (Ages 17+) $12-$14

 

The always hilarious and spontaneous Improv Comedy Shows at NCT are changing things up for the 9:45pm Late Show’s.  That’s right, things at NCT are getting saucy for the summer! With NO Brown Bag Foul! Audiences ages 17+ can laugh and shout suggestions at their favorite NCT improv comedians at this summer’s Slightly* Uncensored Improv Show!

Get tickets today at https://www.nctphoenix.com/ticketsystem/

 

Cheesy Tie Weekend: Improv Comedy Shows for Father’s Day
Friday June 16 & Saturday June 17th at 7:30pm
$12- $14 – Dad’s get in for $5 and EVERYONE saves $2 when they wear a Cheesy Tie!
PLUS Cheesy Tie Contest!

There are literally no better Father’s Day gifts than neck ties and comedy shows… am I right? The good news for you is that National Comedy Theatre’s Cheesy Tie Weekend has BOTH!

Come down to the Improv Comedy Shows at NCT for Cheesy Tie Weekend to celebrate Father’s Day with hilarious Improv Comedy, cheesy ties and great deals! Dads get in this weekend for $5 (use code DADS17 online at our ticketing page) And everyone can save $2 if they wear a Cheesy Tie! (use code CHTIE online at our ticketing page) That’s right, EVERYONE gets that deal when they wear a funny, ugly or unbelievable neck tie. One does not have to be a Dad to get this deal. One must simply have an ugly tie.

The Cheesiness, ugliness and hilariousness of the tie itself highly encouraged because the cheesiest, ugliest, most hilarious tie at each show will win an NCT prize pack!

Get tickets online at our online ticketing page and remember to use code DADS17 for Dad’s $5 tickets and CHTIE for $2 off when you wear a Cheesy Tie. OR call the box office at 602-374-5638 for enthusiastic human assistance in your Father’s Day Comedy Show weekend ticket ordering!

 

Kids Improv ClassKids Improv Camp (ages 7-12) Begins Monday June 19th  12- 2:00pm
Mon-Friday with Performance for family & friends Friday June 23rd $150

Is your kid, aged 7-12, outgoing, funny and super quick? Excellent! Improv Camp is a terrific place to sharpen those natural abilities. Is your kid, aged 7-12, super smart and funny but somewhat shy? Wonderful! Improv Camp is a wonderful way to come out of the shell in an inclusive and supportive environment. ALL kids get a confidence boost while improving their ability to listen and work with others. PLUS, kids will develop their comedic timing and performance skills. EVERYONE will have fun, laugh, and learn! Our instructors have more than 20 years of performance experience!

Kids will show off what they have learned in a free performance for family and friends on Friday June 23rd at 1:00pm!

Call today to find out more: 602-374-5638

Teen Improv Camp (ages 13-17) Begins Monday June 19th 3:00-5:00pm
Mon-Friday with Performance for family & friends Friday June 23rd $150

Is your teen, aged 13-17, super smart and funny but somewhat shy? Wonderful! Improv Camp is a wonderful way to come out of the shell in an inclusive and supportive environment. Is your teen, aged 13-17, outgoing, funny and super quick? Excellent! Improv Camp is a terrific place to sharpen those natural abilities.  ALL teens get a confidence boost while improving their ability to listen and work with others. PLUS, teens develop their comedic timing and performance skills. EVERYONE will have fun, laugh, and learn! Our instructors have more than 20 years of performance experience and more than 10 years teaching and training high school aged improvisers!

Teens will show off what they have learned in a free performance for family and friends on Friday June 23rd at 4:00pm!

Call 602-374-5638 to find out more!

PATRIOTAPALOOZA! 4TH OF JULY IMPROV COMEDY SALUTE TO AMERICA PATRIOT-APALOOZA (1)
FRIDAY June 30th & Saturday July 1st AT 7:30 & 9:45PM, $12- $14 ALL AGES

NCT’s 9th annual Patriotapalooza celebrates 4th of July with hilarious scenes and games that are made up on the spot based on suggestions from YOU (the Audience!) This improv comedy show is quite possibly the most American celebration of comedy ever because YOU (the Audience) get to exercise your right to VOTE for the funniest comedians!

Join us for these June Events, or join us at all of the exciting shows and classes for a rip roaring good time, as only NCT can provide!

Slightly Uncensored Late Shows this Summer at NCT

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Slightly Uncensored Improv GET TICKETS TODAY
at 9:45pm Late Shows this Summer at NCT
Friday & Saturday nights at 9:45pm (Ages 17+) $12-$14

The always hilarious and spontaneous Improv Comedy Shows at NCT are changing things up for the 9:45pm Late Show’s.  That’s right, things at NCT are getting saucy for the summer! With NO Brown Bag Foul! Audiences ages 17+ can laugh and shout suggestions at their favorite NCT improv comedians at this summer’s Slightly* Uncensored Improv Show!

Get tickets today at https://www.nctphoenix.com/ticketsystem/

Late Shows Uncensored!

Kids Improv Comedy Camp & Teen Improv Comedy Camp

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Kids Improv Camp (ages 7-12) Begins Monday June 19th  12- 2:00pm

Mon-Friday with Performance for family & friends Friday June 23rd $150

This is truly one of our favorite events of the year!

Is your kid, aged 7-12, outgoing, funny and super quick? Excellent! Improv Camp is a terrific place to sharpen those natural abilities. Is your kid, aged 7-12, super smart and funny but somewhat shy? Wonderful! Improv Camp is a wonderful way to come out of the shell in an inclusive and supportive environment. ALL kids get a confidence boost while improving their ability to listen and work with others. PLUS, kids will develop their comedic timing and performance skills. EVERYONE will have fun, laugh, and learn! Our instructors have more than 20 years of performance experience!

Kids will show off what they have learned in a free performance for family and friends on Friday June 23rd at 1:00pm!

Call today to find out more: 602-374-5638

Additional Dates:  Kids Improv Camp (ages 7-12) Begins Monday July 10th  12- 2:00pm Mon-Friday with Performance for family & friends Friday July 14th $150

Teen Improv Camp (ages 13-17) Begins Monday June 19th 3:00-5:00pm

Mon-Friday with Performance for family & friends Friday June 23rd $150

Is your teen, aged 13-17, super smart and funny but somewhat shy? Wonderful! Improv Camp is a wonderful way to come out of the shell in an inclusive and supportive environment. Is your teen, aged 13-17, outgoing, funny and super quick? Excellent! Improv Camp is a terrific place to sharpen those natural abilities.  ALL teens get a confidence boost while improving their ability to listen and work with others. PLUS, teens develop their comedic timing and performance skills. EVERYONE will have fun, laugh, and learn! Our instructors have more than 20 years of performance experience and more than 10 years teaching and training high school aged improvisers!

Teens will show off what they have learned in a free performance for family and friends on Friday June 23rd at 4:00pm!

Call 602-374-5638 to find out more!

Additional Dates Include:

Teen Improv Camp (ages 13-17) Begins Monday July 10th  3:00-5:00pm
Mon-Friday with Performance for family & friends Friday July 14th $150

Drop In Improv Class!

Drop In Improv Class Thursday Nights  7:00- 8:30pm   $15

Improv Comedy Class with no commitment! Drop in to just one class in the series, or drop in and take them all! Drop In Improv Class EVERY Thursday night from 7:00pm-8:30pm through August 3rd. 

Thursday night Drop In Improv Class is open to all skill levels. Our experienced, professional instructors adapt each class to suit the skill levels and needs of the participants. No two classes are ever the same!

Call for more info or to reserve your spot today! 602-374-5638

Drop In Improv Class

May Events, Shows and Workshops at NCT

May

CODEStudents- BOGO offer all month long at NCT!  At Friday & Saturday night Improv Comedy Shows 

The end of the school year approaches and we KNOW you need a laugh! Join us at Improv Comedy Shows every Friday & Saturday night at NCT and students get Buy One Get One FREE admission!

Call 602-374-5638 for the super secret promo code- this offer is available with online reservations only and will not be accepted at the box office- Call us today and have some laughs!

Drop In

Drop In Improv Workshop Thursday May 4, May 11, May 18, May 25, June 1
Thursday Nights  7:00- 8:30pm   $15

Improv Comedy Class with no commitment! Drop in to just one class in the series, or drop in and take them all!  Drop In Classes EVERY Thursday night from 7:00pm-8:30pm through June 1st with a Drop In JAM performance on Thursday June 8th!

Call for more info or to reserve your spot today! 602-374-5638

MamaRama

Mama-Rama! Improv Comedy for Mother’s Day at NCT
Friday June 12 and Saturday June 13th at 7:30pm & 9:45pm

National Comedy Theatre’s Salute to Moms!  It is time for the annual Mother’s Day Comedy Show at National Comedy Theatre, known as the MAMA-RAMA.

At NCT the hilarious and fast paced comedy is always an exciting night out for the whole family but at MAMA-RAMA… it’s all about MOM! Mom’s get in for just $5 with promo code MAMAS17.  Join us for a night of laughs you will never forget.

Upcoming Workshops & Classes

Upcoming Classes and Workshops

Upcoming Workshops and Classes at NCT! New and exciting classes announced for the spring and summer season at NCT. Drop In Improv Class? Check! Intensive Workshop? You betcha! Kids and Teens Summer Camps? Of course! Check out what we have got going on and sign up for an improv class today! 

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