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Special Events


**Southern Ave Closure 9/19 & 20**
Traffic Tips for Getting to National Comedy Theatre

Avoid Southern Avenue & the intersection of Southern & Alma School


The City of Mesa's improvements to Southern Ave are nearly complete... which is great! The final step is closure of Southern Ave on 9/19 & 20 along with closure of the intersection at Soutern & Alma Schoool.... which is not great. To reach us on 9/19 & 20 please take Broadway to Longmore and travel south on Longmore until you reach NCT on the left.

Email us by clicking here and we will send you a detour map with more information.
Learn more about the ongoing improvements by clicking here. Thank you for your continued support!


Competitive Comedy

EVERY Friday & Saturday Night at 7:30 & 9:45pm
$14 Adults, $12 Students, Seniors, Military ALL AGES


A hilarious, spontaneous and interactive comedy show where YOU (the Audience) shout suggestions, pick games and decide which team will win!

Doctor Who Series 8 "Time Heist"

Saturday September 20th 6:00pm- 7:00pm      FREE TV SCREENING EVENT
"Listen" Encore showing 5:00-6:00

Level 1 Improv Comedy Workshop

6 weeks, Tuesdays beginning September 23


In National Comedy Theatre's Level 1 Workshop you will get up on stage and participate in some of the same games and exercises you see on stage at NCT, while learning the techniques and skills to make them hilarious. Level 1 Workshop is a fun, no pressure atmosphere where stage time and personal instructor attention are guaranteed. You will build confidence, sharpen comedic & performance skills, develop listening & quick thinking skills, team work and trust.

For Registration & Information please call 602-374-5638 or email

Kids, Tween & Teen Improv Comedy Class

Saturday September 20th


Kids Class (Ages 7-10) 10:00am- 12:00pm $40

Kids Improv Class builds confidence while teaching listening skills, team work and quick thinking. Kids will get on stage and learn the same exciting improv games seen on stage at National Comedy Theatre!


Tween & Teen Class (Ages 11-15) 1:00pm- 3:00pm $40

Tweens & Teens get a bit more of a challenge as they learn improv games and exercises designed to encourage quick thinking, trust, self confidence and eliminate fear of failure. Stage time and instructor interaction are guaranteed.

For Registration & Information please call 602-374-5638 or email

Two Show Thursday

Thursday September 18th    7:30pm $8 All Ages


Its Two Show Thursday time! In one night you get two awesome comedy "Shows" in one.

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Spoof N Cinema: At War With The Army

Thursday September 25th    7:30pm $8 All Ages


DO you like Rifftrax, MST3K or Whose Line is it Anyway? Spoof N Cinema is for you! This Martin & Lewis musical romp will be given hilarious, all new dialogue, characters, plot, sound effects, SONGS and more! All created LIVE, right before your very eyes!


Trivia & Prizes follow the screening presented by Bookmans Entertainment Exchange.

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The Midnight Show

Last Saturday of Each Month: September 27, October 25    11:45pm $8 (18+)


National Comedy Theatre's monthly uncensored comedy show, where anything can happen. No Ref, No Rules, No Brown Bag Foul, and no one under 18 admitted!

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The Burbs

First TIme Film Club Selection Starring Tom Hanks (1989, 25th Anniversary! Rated PG)
FREE Photo booth! Prizes & Trivia!


The Burbs, starring Tom Hanks, is our October First TIme Film Club selection brought to you by Bookmans Entertainment Exchange!


An overstressed suburbanite (Hanks) and his wacky neighbors (including Bruce Dern & Corey Feldman) struggle to prove that the mysterious new family on the block is actually a murderious cult!


Burbs yourself in our bathrobe, spatula and garden hose photo booth and stick around for trivia & prizes following the showing. Really good prizes, seriously... provided by Bookmans, National Comedy Theatre & more!

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Ghostbusters 2 (25th Anniversary!)

First Time Film Club Selection with Special Guests, the AZ Ghostbusters & Toy Drive

Thursday December 18th, 7:30pm $8 or Toy Donation
Photo booth, Charity Raffle, Trivia & Prizes & Free Live Podcast Recording


Is there something strange in the neighborhood? Who ya gonna call? Enjoy the laughs and warm holiday cheer with our December First Time Film Club selection, Ghostbusters 2, brought to you by Bookmans Entertainment Exchange. Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis and the gang are all back for more supernatural fun. The Ghostbusters are back, but watch out because Vigo the Carpathian and his massive river of pink ectoplasm are sure to cause some trouble!


The AZ Ghostbusters are joining us with life size Vigo painting & photo ops! There will be raffle items for charity as well as trivia & prizes.


Bring a new, unwrapped toy for our holiday toy drive in exchange for admission. And, bring a couple more toys to donate to enter our raffle! Don't worry, regular old American dollars can also be exchanged for admission and raffle tickets. All funds from the raffle will benefit our toy drive charity.


Stick around after the show for a free live podcast with Educating [Geeks]. Geek hosts sit down with NCT's SuperFan & First Timer for a hilarious discussion of the film!

Advanced reservations will be available soon. Email to reserve seats today!


NCT in the News...

AZ RepublicKevin McDonald visits National Comedy Theatre! See the Video!


The High School Improv League is featured in the East Valley Tribune

National Comedy Theatre is the 2011 Readers Choice for Best of Phoenix for best Stand Up, Sketch or Improv Comedy in's poll! Our second Best of Phoenix title!

National Comedy Theatre wins Best of the East Valley in the East Valley Tribune's Readers Poll!

NCT in the Arizona Republic! If you missed this article, read it online by clicking here.