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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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It’s Sweet September With Exciting Events at NCT

Here are all of the exciting events coming this fall to your favorite Improv Comedy Club… NCT! Click HERE for showtimes and tickets to all of these exciting events. Click HERE to become best friends with us on Facebook, another great way to find out about exciting events.

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Introducing the New Program!

NCT Live

All summer long NCT has been trying new things and changing up the usual line up with all new improv comedy games at every Friday and Saturday night Improv Comedy Show. 

Now, after all the research, beta testing and trial by fire is over, NCT is excited to bring out the all new program!

That is correct, ALL NEW Improv Games and Scenes at National Comedy Theatre beginning August 5th!

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Still Time to get into Summer Workshops!

Summer Improv Series

There is Still Time to Sign Up for Summer Improv Series- Mini Workshops!

Summer is a great time to try new things and there is still plenty of time to get into an exciting improv class. NCT is offering short and sweet 4 week workshops in a summer series! Each class is a super fun, high impact and low stress. There is still time to to sign up for the remaining Summer Improv Series classes. Call: 602-374-5638

coming up in less than a week? Level 1- Mini Beginners Class


Tuesday Nights 7-9:00pm   $95/ 4 Weeks    Begins Tuesday July 19th & meets each Tuesday for 4 weeks

A Mini Beginning Improv Workshop! Start your improv journey in a super short, super fun 4 week Mini Beginners Improv class. Perhaps you would like to follow up on the skills learned in Level 0? Refresh skills learned in a past Level 1? Check out a Level 1 without committing to a full 6 weeks? Get out of the house for some reason and learn something new? This class is perfect for all those reasons and more.

coming up at the beginning of august? Geek Improv Class


Monday Nights 7-9:00pm    $95/ 4 Weeks     Begins Monday August 1st & meets each Monday for 4 weeks

What is Geek Improv? It is, simply, the skills and techniques of improv comedy put through the geeky lens as only a geeky Lenz can. Krissy Lenz has been performing improv for 20 years, teaching for 10 and geeky for a lot longer than that. Krissy has appeared on 3TV’s Your Life A to Z as the Guru of Geekery since 2014,  is a podcaster with Educating [Geeks] Podcast Network and a long time producer of content for Phoenix Comicon.

If you want to learn improv for the first time in the nerdist way possible, or if you already know a little improv and you can’t wait to see it geeked out to the nines… this class is for you!

coming up in mid-august? Full Level 1: Beginning Improv Class

Level 1: Beginning Improv (full 6 week workshop)    Begins Tuesday August 16th 7:00- 9:00pm       $195/6 weeks

Have you been to the shows at National Comedy Theatre and thought to yourself, “Golly, it sure would be fun to learn those games!” Perhaps you are looking forward to trying something new and unique this summer? Maybe you are interested in sharpening your skills and improving your self confidence, listening skills and quick thinking abilities?    

The real question is, are you ready to be amazing?

In National Comedy Theatre’s Level 1: Beginning Improv class you will learn the same improv comedy games and concepts seen on stage at our award winning Competitive Improv Comedy Shows. This class is a comprehensive introduction to Improvisation. Improv comedy will develop your ability to focus, use teamwork, listen, think on your feet and have confidence… and, most importantly, improv will help you be amazing.

call us today to learn more or sign up for class

For more information or to register, please call or email National Comedy Theatre 602-374-5638, workshops@nctphoenix.com

and, save $25 each when signing up with a friend!

Call today to learn more: 602-374-5638

June Events at NCT Improv Comedy Club

Bring A Friend BOGO

June Bring a Friend BOGO!

at June events, including Friday & Saturday Night Improv Comedy Shows at 7:30pm & 9:45pm
Improv Uncensored June 16th or Movie MashUp: Sci Fi Surprise June 23rd

It’s summer and you have just GOT to keep yourself busy… and air conditioned! National Comedy Theatre is inviting you to come out to the show and bring a friend!
NCT fans on the mailing list and social media can get BOGO tickets when you bring a friend who has never been to NCT!
Just call 602-374-5638 for your custom promo code!

Cheesy Tie Weekend: Father’s Day Comedy Shows

Friday June 17th & Saturday June 18th at 7:30pm & 9:45pm
Dad’s get in for $5 and EVERYONE saves $2 when they wear a Cheesy Tie!

There are literally no better Father’s Day gifts than neck ties and comedy shows… NCT’s Cheesy Tie Weekend has BOTH!
Dads get in this weekend for $5 AND EVERYONE can save $2 if they wear a Cheesy Tie. Cheesiness is highly encouraged because the cheesiest, ugliest, most hilarious tie at each show will win an NCT prize pack!

Get tickets online at www.nctphoenix.com use code DADS16 for Dad’s $5 tickets and CHTIE for $2 off when you wear a Cheesy Tie. 

Summer Improv Series- Mini Workshops!

Summer is a great time to try new things! NCT is offering short and sweet 4 week workshops in a summer series! Try just one, or try them all. Each class is a super fun, high impact and low stress. Call today to sign up: 602-374-5638

Level 0- Mini Intro to Improv Workshop
Tuesday Nights 7:00- 9:00pm   $95/4 Weeks    Begins Tuesday June 21st & meets each Tuesday for 4 weeks

You have probably heard that improv is a terrific way to improve confidence and quick thinking skills, but perhaps the idea of committing to a long workshop series seems a bit daunting? Perhaps you have absolutely no performance experience or some stage fright anxiety kicking around? Maybe you want to start improv at the VERY beginning?

Whatever the reason, Level 0 Mini Workshop is a great place to start!

Advanced Improv- Mini Workshop
Monday Nights 7:00- 9:00pm   $95/ 4 Weeks   Begins Monday June 27th & Meets each Monday for 4 weeks

If you already have some improv skill and knowledge Advanced Improv Mini Workshop is a super fun and flexible way to stretch and expand your improv muscles. Scene work exercises, difficult improv games and longform methods are all explored in the perfectly paced mini workshop.

Level 1- Mini Beginners Improv Workshop
Tuesday Nights 7-9:00pm   $95/ 4 Weeks   Begins Tuesday July 19th & meets each Tuesday for 4 weeks

A Mini Beginning Improv Workshop! Start your improv journey in a super short, super fun 4 week Mini Beginners Improv class. Perhaps you would like to follow up on the skills learned in Level 0? Refresh skills learned in a past Level 1? Check out a Level 1 without committing to a full 6 weeks? Get out of the house for some reason and learn something new? This class is perfect for all those reasons and more.

Geek Improv- Mini Improv Workshop
Monday Nights 7-9:00pm    $95/ 4 Weeks   Begins Monday August 1st & meets each Monday for 4 weeks

What is Geek Improv? It is, simply, the skills and techniques of improv comedy put through the geeky lens as only a geeky Lenz can. Krissy Lenz has been performing improv for 20 years, teaching for 10 and geeky for a lot longer than that. Krissy has appeared on 3TV’s Your Life A to Z as the Guru of Geekery since 2014,  is a podcaster with Educating [Geeks] Podcast Network and a long time producer of content for Phoenix Comicon.
If you want to learn improv for the first time in the nerdist way possible, or if you already know a little improv and you can’t wait to see it geeked out to the nines… this class is for you!

And coming in July…

Patriotapalooza! Improv Comedy Salute to America!
Friday July 1st and 2nd at 7:30 & 9:45pm, $12- $14 All Ages

National Comedy Theatre’s Patriotapalooza 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! PLUS as part of NCT’s Summer Game Changer event, this year’s Patriotapalooza will feature all new improv games!

Get tickets for everything now

…at our online box office which you can find right HERE. OR get more information and make reservations with one of our human box office attendants by calling 602-374-5638

Summer Mini Workshop Series

Summer Improv Class

Summer Improv Series- Mini Workshops!

Summer is a great time to try new things! NCT is offering short and sweet 4 week workshops in a summer series! Try just one, or try them all. Each class is a super fun, high impact and low stress. Call today to sign up: 602-374-5638

Level 0- Mini Intro to Improv Workshop

Tuesday Nights 7:00- 9:00pm   $95/4 Weeks
Begins Tuesday June 21st & meets each Tuesday for 4 weeks

You have probably heard that improv is a terrific way to improve confidence and quick thinking skills, but perhaps the idea of committing to a long workshop series seems a bit daunting? Perhaps you have absolutely no performance experience or some stage fright anxiety kicking around? Maybe you want to start improv at the VERY beginning?

Whatever the reason, Level 0 Mini Workshop is a great place to start!

Advanced Improv- Mini Workshop

Monday Nights 7:00- 9:00pm   $95/ 4 Weeks
Begins Monday June 27th & Meets each Monday for 4 weeks

If you already have some improv skill and knowledge Advanced Improv Mini Workshop is a super fun and flexible way to stretch and expand your improv muscles. Scene work exercises, difficult improv games and longform methods are all explored in the perfectly paced mini workshop.

 

Level 1- Mini Beginners Improv Workshop


Tuesday Nights 7-9:00pm   $95/ 4 Weeks
Begins Tuesday July 19th & meets each Tuesday for 4 weeks

A Mini Beginning Improv Workshop! Start your improv journey in a super short, super fun 4 week Mini Beginners Improv class. Perhaps you would like to follow up on the skills learned in Level 0? Refresh skills learned in a past Level 1? Check out a Level 1 without committing to a full 6 weeks? Get out of the house for some reason and learn something new? This class is perfect for all those reasons and more.

Geek Improv- Mini Improv Workshop


Monday Nights 7-9:00pm    $95/ 4 Weeks
Begins Monday August 1st & meets each Monday for 4 weeks

What is Geek Improv? It is, simply, the skills and techniques of improv comedy put through the geeky lens as only a geeky Lenz can. Krissy Lenz has been performing improv for 20 years, teaching for 10 and geeky for a lot longer than that. Krissy has appeared on 3TV’s Your Life A to Z as the Guru of Geekery since 2014,  is a podcaster with Educating [Geeks] Podcast Network and a long time producer of content for Phoenix Comicon.
If you want to learn improv for the first time in the nerdist way possible, or if you already know a little improv and you can’t wait to see it geeked out to the nines… this class is for you!

All classes are open for Registration now! Call the box office at 602-374-5638

Away from the Screen, Up on the Stage: Improv for Teens

teen improv

Improv for teens? Yes! And… teenagers are some of the best improvisers on the planet, and we would know! Through NCT’s High School Improv League as well as teen improv workshops and camps throughout the year, we teach a lot of improv to a LOT of teens.

Just this past Saturday we hosted the first day of our 8th annual High School Improv League Tournament. 11 teams of high school improvisers from around the Valley have been working on their improv skills all year and the Tournament is a terrific opportunity for them to show what they have learned. The result is always impressive and hilarious, because so many of the skills learned through improvisation are super useful in the every day life of a teen.

Creative and quick thinking skills are completely necessary in improv comedy. The warm up games, training exercises and performance games that we use in teaching improv comedy help develop these skills. The best part is, the ability to think fast and have confidence in your choices extends beyond the stage and into real life. Teens who trust themselves and their ideas are more likely to put unique ideas out there without fear of judgement or rejection- and that is what improv comedy is all about.

We don’t improvise alone, either. Teens who participate in improv comedy classes work together with their team to create spontaneous comedy. Listening to each other is a key element in improv. Supporting the ideas and suggestions of your team mates is one of the MOST important elements of improv comedy. Listening and team work are highly emphasized, developed and encouraged through all types of improv for teens. Another great set of skills to take beyond the stage and into the world at large? You bet!

We also eliminate the fear of messing up or looking stupid, something many teens struggle with. In improv, there are no wrong answers and mistakes are opportunities. Isn’t that a wonderful way to approach life. With improv for teens, that seed of that idea gets planted early on and continues to grow!

Furthermore, improv is ACTIVE. We get teens up on their feet, moving, thinking and working together. Instead of sitting and watching funny YouTube videos or comedy sketches as a passive observer, we get improvisers up and on their feet to create comedy as an active participant. Teens can create content and comedy of their own when we step away from the screen and on to the stage!

NCT has teen improv classes coming up in June! Check out our Teen Improv Camp page for dates and times.

Special Events in March

improv uncensored

what’s going on in march at national comedy theatre?

We’re glad you asked…

In addition to all the rip roaring fun of the weekly Competitive Improv Comedy Shows at National Comedy Theatre, you’re favorite Improv Comedy Club, we also have some special events in March that will only happen once!

St. Patrick’s day just so happens to fall on the third Thursday this month. Fans of Improv Uncensored will know that this is the night when NCT lets its hair down and let’s things get crazy. Well, we didn’t want to let an opportunity to get crazy, St. Patrick’s style, and so we give you…

Uncensored: St. Patricks!
Thursday March 17 at 7:30pm Tickets $8 Ages 17+

Things are always off the rocker at National Comedy Theatre’s Improv Uncensored show, but for Uncensored: St. Patricks… we never know WHAT might happen. With 3 different comedy acts and intermittent improv games, this show is spontaneous, off the cuff and out of control. Unlike the All Ages comedy of the Friday & Saturday night Improv Comedy Shows NCT’s Improv Uncensored Show has no Ref, no rules, no “Brown Bag Foul,” and no holds barred.

And check out more Improv Uncensored on April 21st and May 19th.

It’s also time to bring back the uncensored Movie MASHterpiece! This month we have a surprise movie that is not only perfectly horrible and hilarious, it also fits right in with our March Mayhem theme. Catch a sneak peek at Uncensored St. Patrick’s and then join us for the main event on March 24th!

Movie MashTerpiece: March Mayhem
Thursday March 24th 7:30pm $8 (Ages 17+)

At Movie MashTerpiece the hilarious cast of National Comedy Theatre take a terrible movie and give it a complete comedy overhaul! 100% of the original soundtrack is remove and TOTALLY new dialogue, new characters, new plot twists and more are created LIVE as you watch! This event is Uncensored and suggested for audiences 17+

and, of course you know about our Spring Break special for College students during the month of March.

Spring Break ALL MONTH at NCT!
$8 admission for College Students EVERY Friday & Saturday at 9:45pm thru March!

Fast paced, funny, totally spontaneous improv comedy shows are just $8 for College students all month long at National Comedy Theatre! Bring your student ID to the box office or call 602-374-5638 for a promo code to use for online reservations. Available at 9:45pm shows.

Get tickets to these fabulous events and more when you CLICK HERE or call the box office at 602-374-5638.

NCT’s New Year’s Resolutions!

Happy 2016 to YOU (the Audience!)

We are very excited to be kicking off another hilarious, spontaneous and interactive year of improv comedy over here at National Comedy Theatre! The cast and crew over here at NCT are always looking for new and exciting ways to improve, expand and grow our “Yes, And!” attitude into even more exciting awesomenes. This year we have a few New Years Resolutions that we would love to share with you!

Keep the Competitive Comedy Show Exciting
Aiming to keep things fresh and creative at a spontaneous Competitive Comedy Show that is, honestly, IMPOSSIBLE to do the same way twice might seem pretty easy. But we here at NCT never like to do anything the easy way! This year we will be trying out some new, super fun stuff at the Friday & Saturday night Competitive Comedy Shows. Could it be the return of the Bucket of DOOM? Perhaps the Colander of Chaos? Drink specials at the Late Shows? The good news is, you won’t have to look far or wait long to find out. Click Here to grab some tickets to an upcoming Competitive Comedy Show!

Get To Know The Players
Improv Comedy Shows at NCTYou see them up there on the stage, we know you have some fan favorites and, after all, these are the guys and gals who make you laugh week after week at NCT’s improv comedy shows… but who are the mysterious men and women behind the NCT Main Stage improv comedy team? What makes Dorian tick? What is Heath’s favorite color? Does Krissy like to play Jenga? How does Bob come up with all those puns? 2016 just might be the year that YOU (the Audience!) get a peek behind the curtain at the folks to make the funny for you!

Interact With YOU (the Audience!) In New Ways
One of our favorite things about the improv comedy shows, workshops, and other special events at NCT is how much we get to interact with you guys out there in the audience. HOWEVER! In 2016 we at NCT are making it our goal to find even more exciting, interactive and incredibly awesome ways to interact with you and for YOU to interact with US! Social Media contests for cool prizes? Maybe! More pics of you on the site and online? Could be! Stay tuned to find out more… if you haven’t already, friend us on Facebook – tweet us on Twitter – gaze upon our Instagram or get in on Google+

Offer Even More Improv Comedy Workshops for All Ages
That’s right! Look for announcements of more Level 1 Workshops, Instant Improv classes, Teen Improv Workshops and Kids Improv Classes! If you can’t wait for the new exciting opportunities coming up- the NEXT Level 1: Intro to Improv class begins Tuesday January 19th! Call us for more… 602-374-5638

Jolly Holiday Fun at NCT
We love hosting hilarious holiday fun at National Comedy Theatre and 2016 will be no exception. From St. Patricks Uncensored to Mama-Rama, the Cheesy Tie Weekend and more, we LOVE celebrating every little holiday we can with YOU (the Audience!) Have an idea for a fun holiday show we might be missing? Let us know in the comments!

Be Interesting & Be Awesome
As always, the key to becoming an interesting and awesome improv comedian on stage is to be an interesting and awesome human being in real life! Therefore, in 2016, the cast and crew of National Comedy Theatre will be even more committed to becoming as interesting, awesome, diverse and entertaining as ever!

Come see us in 2016!