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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!


Two Spooky Show Thursday

Thursday October 23th    7:30pm $8 All Ages


Two Spooky Show Thursday presents TWO unique and hilarious comedy shows in ONE night!
October’s show begins with the Thursday Night Team, killing it with their Halloween themed improv comedy! Shout suggestions and watch the TNT players create jokes on the spot! After that, Ernest Abridged: Ernest Scared Stupid- a hilariously dramatic and theatrical scripted reading and re-interpretation of your favorite Halloween themed Ernest movie!

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The Walking Dead Season 5 Viewing Party

Sundays 5:00pm Encore Episode 6:00pm Premier of NEW Episode    

Each week NCT will host Walking Dead viewing parties, screening the newest episode follwed by Talking Dead and preceeded by an encore showing of last week's episode.

Sunday 10/19
5:00pm Strangers

6:00pm 4 Walls & A Roof (NEW Episode), "Rick and the group find themselves pitted against nasty people"

7:00pm Talking Dead

The Burbs

Thursday October 30th 7:30pm (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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The Halloween Spooktacular

Friday 10/31 & Saturday 11/1  7:30pm & 9:45pm $12-$14 All Ages


Its time to get spooky at NCT! As the creepy Halloween décor begins to fill the halls and hallows of National Comedy Theatre, you won’t want to miss any of the fun! Halloween Spooktacular shows feature one of a kind improv comedy games you’ll never see at any other NCT Show including Death Pendulum, Oxygen Deprivation, Mystery Scare and more!

Plus, a costume contest at each event where YOU (The Audience) will decide who wins an NCT & Bookmans Prize Package!

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Kids, Tween & Teen Improv Comedy Class

Saturday October 18th


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 Midnight Show

Last Saturday of Each Month: October 25    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!)

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.