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Competitive Comedy EVERY Friday & Saturday Night!

7:30pm & 9:45pm $12-$14
All ages


Two teams of comedians compete for your laughs in the show where YOU (the Audience!) choose games, challenge the performers and provide ALL of the suggestions!

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Two Show Thursday

Thursday August 21st 7:30pm $8     


Two Show Thursday rides again! At this month's show the TNT (Thursday Night Team) will tear it up with hilarious, improvised scenes and games. Show two features the best of the Level 3 Workshoppers taking the stage with more hilarious shortform comedy!

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Doctor Who Series 8 Premier "Deep Breath" FREE

Satyrday August 23rd 5:00pm- 7:00pm     


When the Doctor arrives in Victorian London he finds a dinosaur rampant in the Thames and a spate of deadly spontaneous combustions. Who is the new Doctor? Will Clara survive as they embark on a terrifying mission into the heart of danger? The Doctor has changed.


Watch with us at National Comedy Theatre in HD with Bose Surround Sound! Doors open at 4:45.

The 66th Annual Emmys FREE

Monday August 25th 5:30pm- 7:30pm    


Seth Meyers hosts. Root for Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, House of Cards, Orange is the New Black, True Detective & more at the 66th Annual Emmy Awards FREE in HD! You KNOW McConaughey's acceptance speech will be bonkers!


Doors open at 4:45pm

Spoof N Cinema: The Big Wheel

Thursday August 28th    7:30pm $8 All Ages


The Big Wheel (Mickey Rooney) gets the Spoof N Cinema treatment at National Comedy Theatre, brought to you by Bookmans Entertainment Exchange. The fast paced racing adventure from 1949 is made fresh and hilarious as all new dialogue, characters, plot, sound effects and more are created LIVE, right before your very eyes!

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The Midnight Show

Saturday August 30th     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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Level 1 Improv Comedy Workshop

6 weeks, Tuesdays beginning September 23


In National Comedy Theatre's Level 1 Workshop you will get up on stage and participate in some of the same games and exercises you see on stage at NCT, while learning the techniques and skills to make them hilarious. Level 1 Workshop is a fun, no pressure atmosphere where stage time and personal instructor attention are guaranteed. You will build confidence, sharpen comedic & performance skills, develop listening & quick thinking skills, team work and trust.

For Registration & Information please call 602-374-5638 or email


Kids, Tween & Teen Improv Comedy Class

Saturday September 20th


Kids Class (Ages 7-10) 10:00am- 12:00pm $40

Kids Improv Class builds confidence while teaching listening skills, team work and quick thinking. Kids will get on stage and learn the same exciting improv games seen on stage at National Comedy Theatre!


Tween & Teen Class (Ages 11-15) 1:00pm- 3:00pm $40

Tweens & Teens get a bit more of a challenge as they learn improv games and exercises designed to encourage quick thinking, trust, self confidence and eliminate fear of failure. Stage time and instructor interaction are guaranteed.

For Registration & Information please call 602-374-5638 or email

The Burbs

First TIme Film Club Selection Starring Tom Hanks (1989, 25th Anniversary! Rated PG)
FREE Photo booth! Prizes & Trivia!


The Burbs, starring Tom Hanks, is our October First TIme Film Club selection brought to you by Bookmans Entertainment Exchange!


An overstressed suburbanite (Hanks) and his wacky neighbors (including Bruce Dern & Corey Feldman) struggle to prove that the mysterious new family on the block is actually a murderious cult!


Burbs yourself in our bathrobe, spatula and garden hose photo booth and stick around for trivia & prizes following the showing. Really good prizes, seriously... provided by Bookmans, National Comedy Theatre & more!

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Ghostbusters 2 (25th Anniversary!)

First Time Film Club Selection with Special Guests, the AZ Ghostbusters & Toy Drive

Thursday December 18th, 7:30pm $8 or Toy Donation
Photo booth, Charity Raffle, Trivia & Prizes & Free Live Podcast Recording


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 will be available soon. Email to reserve seats today!


NCT in the News...

AZ RepublicKevin McDonald visits National Comedy Theatre! See the Video!


The High School Improv League is featured in the East Valley Tribune

National Comedy Theatre is the 2011 Readers Choice for Best of Phoenix for best Stand Up, Sketch or Improv Comedy in's poll! Our second Best of Phoenix title!

National Comedy Theatre wins Best of the East Valley in the East Valley Tribune's Readers Poll!

NCT in the Arizona Republic! If you missed this article, read it online by clicking here.