Valentine’s Comedy Shows at NCT

Valentine's Show

Valentine’s Day Improv Comedy Shows

Friday Feb 9th  Saturday Feb 10th  7:30pm All Ages $12- $14
Love and Laughs go hand in hand at NCT’s Valentine’s Day Improv Comedy Shows! What better way to spend a night out than by laughing along with some spontaneous comedy fun! Got a sweetheart? Bring ‘em to this hilarious show! There will be lots of lovey dovey themed Valentine’s comedy! No sweetheart? Bring a friend to this interactive show! There will be lots of poking fun at lovey dovey themed Valentine’s comedy! No friends? Bring a neighbor, co-worker, cousin, friendly barista or random acquaintance for a night of hilarious, spontaneous, interactive improv fun!

Don’t miss this special event!
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$5 Tickets! February Book Drive at NCT

Book Drive

NCT Improv Comedy Presents…. February Book Drive! Benefitting Kids Need to Read
$5 admission with your donation of a *NEW* children’s book

Friday & Saturday Night Improv Comedy Shows at NCT
Friday February 2nd through Saturday February 24th

You don’t want to miss any of the hilarious and totally spontaneous comedy at NCT’s Improv Comedy Shows, and during the month of February admission is just $5 with your donation! Just bring a brand new childrens or young adult book with you to the show, we will donate it to Kids Need to Read and you get $5 admission to the best live improv comedy show in town! Use code BOOK5 online when you make reservations at and remember, each person has to bring in at least one book and they have to be brand new!

Don’t miss your chance to save on admission to this incredible show!

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December @ NCT




$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)



Comedy Christmas

DEC 22nd 23rd

$12 to $14

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


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!

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Gift Cards

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.


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

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)

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Harry Potter Weekend



AUDITION! Open Call… Join the Cast of NCT!

Sunday July 16th 1:00pm
Call 602-374-5638

WE WANT YOU to audition and join our improv comedy team! Who are we? (An excellent question, we can already tell that you are exactly the sort of savvy individual we require.) NCT is the Valley’s most spontaneous and high energy improv comedy team. We perform EVERY Friday and Saturday at our theatre in Mesa PLUS we perform countless private, corporate and special events throughout the Valley including Phoenix Comicon and more! Who are we looking for? (Another thoughtful and important query, you are to be congratulated.) We endeavor to expand our team with diverse and interesting folk who are fun, high energy, full of positivity and eagerness to perform. No improv experience is necessary! SO how do you sign up? (Your best question yet, well done!) Simply call 602-374-5638 and join us on Sunday July 16th at 1:00pm.


The 9th Annual NCT Patriotapalooza! Comedy for AMERICA!


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!


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