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Special Events


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!


$2 OFF with Food Drive Discount

at EVERY Show through December 28th
(only show excluded is the New Years Eve Extravaganza)


Donations of non-perishable food items will benefit United Food Bank. To apply the discount online use promo code FOOD at and don't forget to bring your donation!


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!)

A very special First Time Film Club Selection with Special Guests, the AZ Ghostbusters, Educating [Geeks]

Thursday December 18th, 7:30pm $8 or FREE ADMISSION WITH Toy Donation


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 are available online. Email to reserve seats today!

THREE Show Thursday

Thursday 12/11,  7:30pm   $8   All Ages


This Holiday Show at National Comedy Theatre has it all, with 3 unique "Shows" included in ONE night of Laughs! First up, TNT Improv Comedy! Hilarious and completely spontaneous scenes and YOU (The Audience) get to shout out suggestions! Next up, Ernest Abridged: Ernest Saves Christmas- a scripted re-telling of your favorite Holiday Ernest movie in truly funny melodramatic style. Thats not ALL! The Third show for the night is the Matthew Turner Experience, a musical masterpiece of melodic humor which includes funny songs as well as schtick! 3 Show Thursday is All Ages and ready to go for All Audiences, so bring the whole family!

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Ha Ha Hanukkah: The Festival of Laughs

Friday December 12 & Saturday December 13th at 7:30pm & 9:45pm
$12- $14 tickets, and save $2 with a donation of non-perishable food items for United Food Bank


Its everything you love about National Comedy Theatre’s hilarious, spontaneous and interactive Competitive Comedy Show, with some added fun! After each round YOU (The Audience) get to decide which team is the funniest BUT, they will have to spin the dreidel to see whether or not they get to keep ‘em!  At each Ha Ha Hannukah show NCT will give out the Eight Crazy Tickets and YOU CAN WIN!


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Competitive Comedy Christmas

Friday 12/19  & Saturday 12/20 at 7:30pm & 9:45pm
All Ages, $12- $14 and save $2 with donation of non-perishable food items


What better way to celebrate Christmas than with some Competitive Comedy? Bring the whole family to this all ages comedy show and laugh till your belly shakes like a bowl full of jelly! YOU (The Audience) get to challenge the performers, shout out suggestions and, ultimately, decide which team of comedians is the funniest! Special Christmas games, scenes and surprises make this a special event, bring the whole family- we will entertain them so that YOU don’t have to!

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The New Years Eve Comedy Extravaganza

Wednesday December 31st, $29
All Ages, Begins at 9:30pm and ends in 2015!


Comedy! Cake! Champagne! Laugh & toast your way into 2015 at the New Years Eve Comedy Extravaganza at National Comedy Theatre. Start the evening with hilarious Competitive Comedy where National Comedy Theatre’s award winning teams of comedians will go head to head in spontaneous comedy games and scenes. Stick around after the show for delicious deserts and mingle with the cast as we count down to midnight with our Champagne and Cider toast!


This event SELLS OUT every year, so get your tickets early! Seating will be arranged on a first come, first served basis. If you have particular seating requests please call 602-374-5638 when you set up your reservation.

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Level 1 Improv Comedy Class

Begins Tuesday January 6th, meets each Tuesday 7:00pm
$175 class fee
, 6 week session


The National Comedy Theatre Improv Comedy Classes are a a fun, unique way to sharpen your wits and your performance skills. You will learn the techniques used by the professional improvisers and comedians at National Comedy Theatre. Classes are kept small so that you are guaranteed stage time and one-on-one instructor feedback.

In National Comedy Theatre's Level 1 Improv Comedy Class you will learn the same improv comedy games and concepts seen on stage at our weekly Competitive Comedy Shows.


To register call or email National Comedy Theatre 602-374-5638,

Level 1 is intended for participants 18 & older.


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Spoof N Cinema: The Amazing Adventure

Thursday  January 29th 7:30pm $8


Like Rifftrax, Mystery Science Theatre 3000 or Whose Line is it ANyway? If so, Spoof N Cinema is for you!


In The Amazing Adventure (1936) a bored millionaire wagers that he can support himself at a working class job for year without touching his inheritance. At Spoof N Cinema we turn this Cary Grant adventure inside out with new dialogue, sound effects, plot twists and more!


Trivia and Prizes following the movie provided by Bookmans Entertainment Exchange.


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