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I’ll Be Home For Christmas Comedy Show

I’ll Be Home for Christmas Comedy Show

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS to the I’ll Be Home For Christmas Comedy Show Thursday December 22nd 7:30pm $8 All Ages

You won’t want to miss this one of a kind improv and variety show at National Comedy Theatre.

Each year friends and players from years past come back home to celebrate the holidays with their families at home AND their family at NCT. Some of your favorite players will pop up for a special set at this totally unique variety show.  Featuring improv, magic, sketch, surprise guests and more… I’ll Be Home for Christmas Comedy Show will be full of laughs, surprises and love.

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

Home for Christmas

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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Spooky and Tacular…. October Events at NCT

October Events at NCT

Get tickets to all events by clicking HERE! Uncensored Late Shows? Yes! Improv Classes and Workshops? You know it! Spooky Uncensored and Movie Mash Ups? YES!!! Plus and appearance at Phoenix Comicon Fan Fest? Yep!

And, most exciting of all…. the Halloween SpookTaculars are coming…. Find out all about it here….

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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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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!

Weird Places For Corporate Entertainment

NCT Billboard

At National Comedy Theatre one of our favorite shows to do are private Remote Shows and Corporate Entertainment events. These are shows where a company or group has chosen NCT to be the entertainment at their event. These events include anything from conventions to meetings, holiday parties, award ceremonies and even sometimes stuff that is usually pretty boring, like annual reviews and budget evaluations. The cast of NCT brings the entire show with us and we can perform anywhere at all! …which has led to our team performing in some pretty strange places. Hence, we present:

The weirdest places nct has performed corporate entertainment shows…

Ranked from most normal but still kinda weird, to weirdest

(disclaimer, the following are examples of weird places we have performed… locally. The weirdest places we have performed while overseas entertaining US Troops… well, that’s a post all of its own.)

in a gazebo

Gazebos are a fine place for a sip of lemonade and a lively discussion of upcoming weather patterns. Who knew they would also make an inventive place to hold an improv show? At one corporate event the venue ended up overbooked and so our client’s party was relocated to the outdoor patio. Never the sorts to let little things like this stop us from having a great show, we found a lovely gazebo and make it a stage!

in a back yard

Ok… not that weird. We have actually performed many shows in back yards. Heck, ANY place can be a great place for improv! If your company event is being hosted at the Big Boss’s house, we’d be glad to come by and put on a show in the back yard. Not enough space in the back yard? We can make it work in….

A Living Room

Which was a little bit unusual. The cast felt like back in the day when they were kids, putting on plays for the parents and friends… except at this event we were all grown ups and there were about 80 people gathered around to watch and participate.

At a Gym… on the Gym Floor

For the party celebrating the holidays with the employees, trainers and owners of a local gym chain we helped move aside some exercise equipment to clear a space for the stage. And the audience? Well they sat on exercise equipment as well. By the end of that show, everyone’s abs were sore from either laughing or from actual crunches.

But, our favorite Remote Show location of all time would HAVE to be…


For a radio station event… Nobody considered the intermittent noise of a clattering roller coaster to be a possible deterrent from holding a show. Though, I have to say… we would prefer NOT to perform underneath any more giant amusement apparatuses in the future if it can be at all avoided.

As we always say, we will perform anywhere and everywhere we can find an audience to laugh with us and shout suggestions! If you have an exciting event coming up, give us a call and find out more about Remote Shows! If you have an event coming up that might NOT be exciting…. give us a call! Find out about Remote Shows!




Valentine’s Day Improv Shows… Will You Accept This Rose?

Valentine's Day Comedy Shows

nct’s valentine’s day improv comedy shows make the holiday hilarious

what can you expect at this weekend’s shows?

It is a lovely, lovely time of year. Everything is mysteriously pink and there are hearts adorning objects everywhere you look. Things get a little lovey dovey at National Comedy Theatre as well. But what makes the Valentine’s Day Improv Comedy Shows at NCT just so sweet?

The Rose Ceremony
If you have been to one of NCT’s Friday & Saturday night Competitive Improv Comedy Shows then you know that we allow YOU (the Audience!) to award points to our players by using the power of applause as votes! We do things a little bit differently at Valentines Day Improv Shows. We pick just a few lucky audience members in each round will cast their vote with roses, just like the Bachelor!

Valentine’s Day Games
At Valentine’s Day Comedy Shows we play improv games that you have never seen before on the NCT stage! You know you can count on Pick Up Lines, the game where our teams of comedians compete to win favor with a lucky audience member by crafting cleverly cheesy pick up lines, based on YOUR suggestions. The trick? Each player is allowed to say one One-Word-At-A-Time!
But Pick Up Lines isn’t the ONLY new game on stage this weekend! You’ll have to check out the show to see what else we have up our Cupid’s sleeves. Click here and get tickets now, why dontcha?

If It’s a Date?
Excellent. There will be so much for you and your sweetie to talk about, from shouting suggestions to giving out points. After the show you two crazy love birds can talk about all of the hilarious games and scenes you saw in the show and debate whether the winning team really won in your book!

It It’s NOT a Date?
Excellent. Bring a bunch of friends out and enjoy the show as awesome individuals! Bring your neighbors and spend the next few weeks discussing your favorite suggestions while trimming hedges. Bring your co-workers and debate the outcome of the NCT Rose Ceremony at the water cooler. Bring people you don’t like very much and watch the resentment melt away after hours of belly laughs!

Valentine’s Day Shows at NCT are never to be missed, so don’t miss these! Get tickets right now, come on out and fall in love with laughter!

February Book Drive: Kids Need to Read


This February get $5 admission to any Friday or Saturday 7:30pm or 9:45pm show with your donation of a NEW book for kids ages 0-18 benefiting Kids Need to Read. Though any NEW book donation would be fantastic, the team at Kids Need to Read are most in need of picture books for Kinderkids-need-to-read-book-drivegarten and chapter books for grades 1-3.

Call the box office at 602-374-5638 to get $5 tickets today!
Remember, each person using the discount must be donating a kids book and the books must be new!

Why a book drive? For Zoe! Director Dorian & Krissy’s daughter Zoe turns 10 this month and she wants to share her passion for reading with kids in need. Zoe asked if we could have a book drive at her upcoming birthday party, but we thought we could do better and get ALL of our NCT Super Fans in on the fun!

Join us this month and participate in the book drive for Zoe’s big birthday! Click HERE to learn more about our friends at Kids Need to Read!

February Events at NCT


There are a whole bunch of super cool and exciting events at National Comedy Theatre this month. Check them out! Are there events or specialty shows you would like to see coming up at NCT? Let us know in the comments!

Improv Uncensored
Thursday February 18th at 7:30pm Tickets $8
For audiences ages 17+

At Improv Uncensored, things just might get a little crazy. This show is spontaneous, off the cuff and out of control. Unlike the All Ages comedy of the Friday & Saturday night Competitive Comedy Shows NCT’s Improv Uncensored Show has no Ref, no rules, no “Brown Bag Foul,” and no holds barred. Check out the sassy side of NCT and get your tickets today!

And check out St. Patricks Uncensored on Thursday March 17th.

The Late Shows at NCT now featuring drink specials for a limited time!
Friday & Saturday Nights at 9:45pm Tickets $12- $14

At National Comedy Theatre’s Competitive Comedy Shows audiences are amazed by the fast paced, high energy and totally spontaneous comedy. Now NCT is offering monthly featured beer and wine plus drink specials at the 9:45pm Late Shows for comedy fans who like to stay up late for laughs. February’s featured beer is San Tan Devils Ale, just $3 through 2/28/16.

Early Shows at 7:30pm on Friday & Saturday nights, drink specials not included. Drink special valid only at 9:45pm shows and for folks with ID who are of legal age… doi.

The Valentines Shows at NCT
Friday Feb. 12 & Saturday Feb. 13th at 7:30pm & 9:45pm
Tickets $12- $14 All Ages

Competitive Comedy at National Comedy Theatre is ALWAYS a hilarious and spontaneous good time, but on Feb. 12th & 13th… LOVE is in the air! The Valentines Shows at NCT feature fresh and funny games you can ONLY see once a year. Games like “Pick Up Lines,” where one lucky audience member is serenaded by spontaneous proclamations of love by the teams of comedians.  You don’t want to miss the fun and excitement of Valentines Shows at NCT!

For these and all shows at NCT…. CLICK HERE and be whisked away to get tickets today!

Join the National Comedy Theatre Team
Sunday February 28th 1:00pm

National Comedy Theatre wants YOU! At NCT we have 4 to 5 shows or more each week, not to mention countless private events, workshops, conventions, comicons and more. We have so many opportunities to perform, teach and participate at NCT- there aren’t enough comedians to fill them all! That is why we need YOU! NCT hosts open call auditions only once per year and we are looking for diverse folks (over the age of 18) who are full of energy, full of enthusiasm and full of talent. No improv experience is necessary.

Please call 602-374-5638 to sign up today.

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!