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Special Events


The Halloween Spooktacular

Friday 10/31 & Saturday 11/1  7:30pm & 9:45pm $12-$14 All Ages


Its time to get spooky at NCT! As the creepy Halloween décor begins to fill the halls and hallows of National Comedy Theatre, you won’t want to miss any of the fun! Halloween Spooktacular shows feature one of a kind improv comedy games you’ll never see at any other NCT Show including Death Pendulum, Oxygen Deprivation, Mystery Scare and more!

Plus, a costume contest at each event where YOU (The Audience) will decide who wins an NCT & Bookmans Prize Package!

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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!

Mallrats: A Midnight Movie

Saturday November 8th 11:45pm (Rated R)
Featured Craft Brew, Cheba Hut Munchies & Trivia for prizes!


They’re not there to shop. They’re not there to work… they’re just THERE. …and you should be at National Comedy Theatre on 11/8 for a special midnight screening of Kevin Smith’s 1995 theatrical disaster, turned cult favorite. (Rated R)


Brought to you by Cheba Hut Midnight Movies, Munchies & Brew- the screening will include trivia, prizes, featured craft beers and Cheba Hut munches!


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And keep an eye out for future Midnight Movies, Munchies & Brew Screenings:
Chasing Amy      Saturday February 14th, 11:45pm $8


Spoof N Cinema: Carnival Story

Thursday 11/13  7:30pm $8 All Ages


Like Mystery Science Theatre 3000? Rifftrax? Whose Line is it Anyway? Spoof N Cinema is for YOU!

1954’s Carnival Story “the Story of a Woman’s Shame!” gets the Spoof N Cinema treatment at National Comedy Theatre, brought to you by Bookmans Entertainment Exchange! The cast of National Comedy Theatre give Carnival Story new life as they create hilarious new dialogue, sound effects and more LIVE! Right before your very eyes! 


Trivia and prizes follow the screening provided by Bookmans Entertainment Exchange.


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Two Show Thursday

Thursday November 20th, 7:30pm $8 All Ages


Two hilarious comedy shows packed into one awesome night of laughs! Show 1) Thursday Night Troupe improv comedy, with fast paced and interactive scenes and games. YOU (The Audience) will call out suggestions and participate in every single one! Show 2) FLD Productions Improv. 20- 30 minutes of hilarious comedy based on just ONE audience suggestion!

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The White Elephant Comedy Show

Wednesday November 26th, 7:30pm $8 All Ages


In the White Elephant Comedy Show 4 of your favorite National Comedy Theatre Improv Comedians face off in a head to head (to head to head) challenge! YOU (the Audience) will choose every game, so bring the whole family out for some pre-Thanksgiving fun! Crazy Uncle, eccentric Aunt or talkative Cousin in town? Bring ‘em to NCT! We will entertain them so you don’t  have to!


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The Midnight Show

Last Saturday of Each Month: November 29th   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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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.