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Literacy Laughs: Improv Comedy Benefit for Kids Need to Read

Literacy Laughs!  Improv Comedy Show Benefiting Kids Need to Read

When: April 9, 2017, 2:00 PM  

Tickets: $15.00 Available at: http://nctphoenix.com/   

All tickets sales benefit Kids Need to Read. Get them before they sell out!

What:  Literacy Laughs, Benefiting Kids Need to Read

Come join Kids Need to Read at the National Comedy Theatre on April 9th at 2:00 PM for an afternoon of hilarity! Dress as your favorite literary character for the costume contest! Bring a *NEW* children’s book to fill The Page Coach! Participate in raffles for exciting prizes!

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Valentines Weekend Shows at NCT

Valentines Show

Valentines Weekend at NCT GET TICKETS

Friday February 10th at 7:30 pm Competitive Comedy and 9:45pm Late Show Uncensored
Saturday February 11th at 7:30 pm Competitive Comedy and 9:45pm Late Show Uncensored

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The Valentine’s Show ON Valentine’s Day at NCT

Valentine's Day

The Valentine’s Show at NCT GET TICKETS

Tuesday February 14th at 7:30pm $8 All Ages

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!

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

Star Wars Weekend at NCT

Star Wars Weekend at NCT Improv Comedy Shows

CLICK HERE for Tickets  to Star Wars Weekend Friday December 16 and Saturday December 17th

Competitive Comedy at 7:30pm & Comedy Carousel at 9:45pm

All Ages $12-$14
Dress in Star Wars Costume and admission is just $10

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 ROGUE online)

IF you had fun at Harry Potter Weekend, you will love all the geeky goodness we have gearing up for you! Have a soda at the Cantina… or something stronger perhaps? Take sides with either the Rebellion or the Empire!

Don’t wait, get tickets today! http://www.nctphoenix.com/ticketsystem/

Star Wars Weekend

Comedy Carousel Shows at 9:45pm in December

New Years Eve

The Comedy Carousel Show at 9:45 in December

CLICK HERE for Tickets… All Ages $12- $14

The Comedy Carousel Show is an exciting improv merry-go round where every improviser vies for laughter and YOU (the Audience!) win! Totally spontaneous improv games are chosen by YOU! (the Audience!) and the spin of the mighty Comedy Carousel!

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The Annual Halloween Spooktacular at NCT

One of our very favorite holiday events of the year is on its way to the NCT stage… the Halloween Spooktacular Halloween Comedy Show! EVERY year it’s bursting at the seems with hilarious comedy and fun, spooky special events like the Costume Contest and Mr. Scary Voice. THIS year we are adding even more special spooky twists… find out more here…

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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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Meet the Players of NCT: Jordan Collier

Jordan Collier

meet the players of nct:

Jordan collier

In part 4 of our ongoing Meet the Players series we meet Jordan Collier! You may have seen Jordan on stage at NCT as one of our favorite improv comics, an outstanding show Ref and one of our favorite improvisers to take to corporate Remote Shows!

Jordan- tell us a little bit about some of the things you do as part of the improv comedy team at NCT?

I am part of the weekend team of improv players that perform every Friday and Saturday at the Theater. I also participate in off property corporate Remote Shows, Ref and teach High School Improv League, and help in Thursday night Improv Uncensored shows when I can. In the past I have dipped my toes into doing our panels at Phoenix comicon.

What NCT Improv Game is your favorite and why?

Forward Reverse. This game has the potential to get out of control and I love it. It really challenges you to remember what you previously did and constantly add on to it. It’s also a game that highlights team work because you have to be paying close attention to what your partner has said and done.

Which new Game Changer game is your favorite and why?

I’m really digging Comprehensive History. We take an ordinary every day object and then from there show you the complete history from beginning to end of this object. I like it so much because it gives you an opportunity to start in one direction and by the end you will be in a totally different direction that what you could have never predicted. Fingers crossed it makes the program!

What is the funniest thing you have ever seen?

At NCT? Oh Man– it’s hard to pinpoint just one thing. There have been several times that I could not keep it together during ‘5 things.’ Especially when we get odd celebrities like Skeet Ulrich, Tom Selleck or Mayim Bialik as suggestions.
Also, i recently reffed a scene where most of the cast were squids. Pretty hilarious.

What is the best suggestion we’ve ever gotten?

We were playing our signature game of ‘5 things’ and one of the suggestions for an item change was an
“Existential crisis”. I still don’t know how you show that and don’t remember what even happened. What i do know is we did not get it right but we failed hilariously and spectacularly.

What is your spirit animal and why?

Spider Monkey- Those little suckers are so flexible and can move their bodies in such an impressive way. I’d like to think that I have the grace of a spider monkey when I’m on stage.

Which Star Trek character do you relate to most and why?

Hopefully I don’t get kicked out of the theater for this but I have only seen half of the new reboot of Star Trek soooo…. I’m going to pretend this said “Which Star Wars character do you relate to most and why?”
…Hey… I love STAR WARS! I love that you asked me a question about STAR WARS. I love me some Han Solo because he is fun, independent, and unpredictable. Three things that were fun to watch growing up and are still fun to watch now. Boy I am glad you asked me about STAR WARS!

What movie, TV show and book do you recommend to NCT fans?

T.V Show- Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. I can’t stop watching this delightfully silly series. If you like fast, rapid fire jokes with interesting and unpredictable story lines than this is for you.
Book- Live from New York (uncensored History of Saturday Night Live)
Movie- I have been feeling Mel Brooks lately. I recommend Blazing Saddles, History of the World and Young Frankenstein

Tell us something the audience might not guess about you?

I own two cats and if space was not an issue I would have at least 4 more. Or I would keep getting them until I find one that is obsessed with me and won’t leave my side. Maybe I should look into dogs?

Do you have a lucky number?

4. One day i decided it was 4 and i haven’t looked back since.

What do you find most thrilling about performing live comedy?

Collaboration with a team. I love building off ideas and supporting my team mates.
I also love the unpredictability about a live show. You truly have no idea how it is going to go or what is coming next.

THank you, Jordan!

Come see Jordan Collier live on stage at NCT at Friday and Saturday night Improv Comedy shows. Get tickets by using your powers of free will to click on these words. You will, at once, be whisked away to our ticketing page!

Poke Party at the NCT Pokestop!

Pokestop Party

nct pokestop activating pokemon go lure modules before this weekend’s improv comedy shows

Are you out there trying to catch em all? Is your Pokedex starting to fill up? Have you evolved a million Pidgeys yet?

Whether you are just curious about playing Pokemon Go or you are already a Level 10 Trainer, you are invited to join the cast of NCT this weekend for a Poke Party before EVERY show!

Improv comedy shows happen Friday and Saturday and begin at 7:30pm and 9:45pm. The comedians will activate Pokemon Go Lure Modules at the NCT Pokestop for 30 minutes before each show begins. Catch a Pokemon at NCT and save $2 on admission when you stick around for the show.

Come out to the theater, catch some exciting new Pokemon, and then catch some hilarious and spontaneous improv comedy!

Friday & Saturday Early Showtimes- Lure Module 6:55- 7:25pm Showtime 7:30pm

Friday & Saturday Late Showtimes- Lure Modeule 9:10- 9:40pm Showtime 9:45pm


NCT is a Pokestop

NCT is so excited to be a Pokestop! Have you caught any exciting or rare Pokemon at NCT? What are some great places around the Valley to catch exciting or rare Pokemon? Let us know!