Wednesday, August 26, 2015

High School Improv League is Ready to GO! ...and This Might Be the Biggest Year Ever!

Its pretty exciting. 
At this point, everyone has been back in school for a little while. Teachers are getting settled in, kids are getting in the groove... and that means its time for High School Improv League!

National Comedy Theatre's High School Improv League has been going strong and growing every year since 2008. Here we are coming up on our 7th HSIL Season in 2015-16 and its shaping up to be the biggest year yet. 

Schools that participate in the Leauge get a dedicated coach who comes out to class 5 times throughout the school year for 2 hours of customized, professional improv training.... our coaches are ready to go! I know I am excited for my first class out at Gilbert High next week!
As the year goes on our League teams will participate in shows with their fellow League schools, presenting Competitive Comedy Shows together. These shows are super fun and spirited. We will be sure to keep you up to date on when they are happening at our schools around the Valley.  The League Team shows are probably my favorite part of the HSIL program, because each one is a mini-fundraiser for the school! 
Want to know more about how the League works or how you can get your school involved? Shoot us a line and we will send you our information packet! 

Email me here: workshops@nctphoenix.com or call me here: 602-374-5638

Sincerely, Krissy Lenz
National Comedy Theatre High School Improv League Administrator



Monday, August 24, 2015

Exciting Stuff on the Horizon... September Events!



We have a plethora of fun things in store for you at National Comedy Theatre this fall!
 
2 Show Thursday: NCT's Variety & Improv Show
Thursday September 3rd at 7:30pm,$8 All Ages
 

On September 3rd our first show features hilarious and interactive comedy from National Comedy Theatre’s own TNT Improv & the Bucket of DOOM! Shout suggestions, laugh along with the spontaneous comedy and maybe even pick from the Bucket of DOOM! Then, after intermission, stick around for the comedy magic of Ron Burch!

Get tickets online now at http://www.nctphoenix.com/showtimes.html

Improv Uncensored
Thursday September 10th at 7:30pm,$8 ages 18+
 
Come see the saucy side of National Comedy Theatre at the show with no Ref, no rules and no Brown Bag Foul... and no one under 18 admitted! The show on September 10th features 3 different improv comedy acts for just $8: NCT LongForm Comedy Team, FLD Productions and 80's Abridged... hilariously dramatic readings of your favorite terrible movies.
Get tickets online now at http://www.nctphoenix.com/showtimes.html

Instant Improv Class
Instant Improv Class! Individual Drop-In Style Classes at NCT
Each class has a specific theme & focus. Take just one or take them all! Drop In classes are a great supplement to our 6 week improv comedy classes or an easy way to test the waters and see if this improv thing is for you!

Saturday September 12
Short Form Circuit
Training
Work out your improv muscles with fun, fast paced Short Form scenes, games and exercises
2:00pm- 4:00pm
$25 pre-register $30 at the door
(5 person minimum participation)
Skill Level: Beginner
Saturday September 26
Pop Culture
Improv Class & Musical Improv
Using examples from popular TV, movies, music and more we look into the different kinds of musical improv and how to approach improvised singing. 2:00pm- 4:00pm 
$25 pre-register $30 at the door (5 person minimum participation)
Skill Level: Intermediate
(some improv experience is a plus)
 
Call 602-374-5638 or email workshops@nctphoenix.com for info & registration.
The next available Level 1 Improv Class begins November 24th.

2 Show Thursday: NCT's Variety & Improv Show
Thursday September 17th at 7:30pm,$8 All Ages
 

Two hilarious comedy shows crammed into one night of laughs!
On September 17th we’re premiering a new, interactive game show created LIVE …its @8:30! Plus catch the hilarious and interactive comedy from National Comedy Theatre’s own TNT Improv & the Bucket of DOOM! Shout suggestions, laugh along with the spontaneous comedy and maybe even pick from the Bucket of DOOM!
Get tickets online now at http://www.nctphoenix.com/showtimes.html

Kids & Teens: Instant Improv Class
Saturday September 19th 
Ages 7-12 12:00-2:00pm - Ages 13+ 2:30pm- 4:30pm
$25 pre-register $30 at the door

Kids (Ages 7-12) 12:00pm- 2:00pm
In which we explore the fun and adventure of using our imagination without fear of failure!

TEENS! (Ages 13-17) 2:30- 4:30
In which we explore quick thinking and alternative points of view when working as a team!

Call 602-374-5638 for information & registration.

The Return of Movie MashTerpiece Theater: Fangs of the Living Dead
Thursday September 24th 7:30pm $8… 18+

National Comedy Theatre’s Movie MashTerpiece Theater is back and badder than ever with Fangs of the Living dead (1969)- the story of a young woman soon to inherit the family castle… but wait! Treachery, witchcraft and sexy vampires may stand in her way! This is maybe the worst, and raunchiest, fare that NCT’s cast of comedians has ever tackled as they create new dialogue LIVE as the movie plays!

This showing is rated R and best for audiences 18+
Get tickets online now at
http://www.nctphoenix.com/showtimes.html


Improv Comedy Class Level 1: Beginning Improv
Begins Tuesday November 24th, 6 week class $175
Improvisational skills can sharpen your wits in the board room, the class room and beyond. Learn the mystery and the magic behind the same exciting improv games you see on the NCT stage. National Comedy Theatre's Level 1 Improv Comedy Class is a fun, no pressure environment with individual instructor attention and lots of stage time. Improv will help build confidence, quick thinking skills and more!
Call 602-374-5638 or email workshops@nctphoenix.com for info & registration.
The next available Level 1 Improv Classes begin January 19th 2016 & May 3rd 2016

Saturday, August 22, 2015

We're Nominated in the 2015 New Times Readers Poll... Guess its Time to Get Crazy for Votes!

http://readerschoice.phoenixnewtimes.com/

See that? Thats where you go to vote for National Comedy Theatre as the Best Place to See a Comedy Show in the New Times Readers Poll...

its under Arts & Entertainment! Voting is open until September 10th.

How do we appreciate your vote? Let me count the ways...

We appreciate it because YOU (the Audience) are our Super Fans! We can't do the show without you... literally... but you are also our biggest cheerleaders!

Helping us out with a vote will help more people find us over here in our tucked away little corner at 1111 S Longmore.

Helping us out by voting and then sharing the info on where others can vote is even better!

We thank you in advance!

Sincerely,

Your Friends at NCT

http://readerschoice.phoenixnewtimes.com/

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

August is Awesome... Events at NCT!




We have so much fun at NCT! Here's what we are cooking up in August!


EVERY Friday & Saturday, we've got you covered with Competitive Comedy!
at 7:30 & 9:45pm
$14 Adults, $12 Students, Seniors, Military ALL AGES


National Comedy Theatre’s Competitive Comedy Shows are a hilarious, spontaneous and interactive experience where YOU (the Audience) shout suggestions, pick games and decide which team of comedians is the FUNNIEST! No two shows are ever the same!
Visit www.nctphoenix.com for tickets or call our box office: 602-374-5638


Looking for something fun to do on Tuesday nights? Want to improve your quick thinking skills and build confidence? Good news... the next Level 1 Class starts this month!

Improv Comedy Class Level 1: Beginning Improv
Begins Tuesday August 18th, 6 week class $175 

Improvisational skills can sharpen your wits in the board room, the class room and beyond. Learn the mystery and the magic behind the same exciting improv games you see on the NCT stage. National Comedy Theatre's Level 1 Improv Comedy Class is a fun, no pressure environment with individual instructor attention and lots of stage time. Improv will help build confidence, quick thinking skills and more!

Call 602-374-5638 or email workshops@nctphoenix.com for info & registration.

The next available Level 1 Improv Class begins November 24th.


...if you haven't yet checked out our Variety & Improv show, 2 Show Thursday, I highly recommend this months edition!  It doth be an hilarious delight to all thine senses...
 
2 Show Thursday: NCT's Variety & Improv Show
Thursday August 6th at 7:30pm,$8 All Ages 

Two hilarious comedy shows crammed into one night of laughs!
On August 6th our first show features hilarious and interactive comedy from National Comedy Theatre’s own TNT Improv & the Bucket of DOOM! Shout suggestions, laugh along with the spontaneous comedy and maybe even pick from the Bucket of DOOM! Then, after intermission, stick around for Improvised Shakespeare- Quick, cutting, off the cuff comedy as if written by the Bard himself!

Get tickets online now at http://www.nctphoenix.com/showtimes.html

And there's more on Thursday nights, Improv Uncensored gives the Brown Bag a rest and lets it's hair down...
 
Improv Uncensored
Thursday August 13th at 7:30pm,
$8 ages 18+ 
Come see the saucy side of National Comedy Theatre at the show with no Ref, no rules and no Brown Bag Foul... and no one under 18 admitted! The show on August 13th features 3 different improv comedy acts for just $8: NCT LongForm Comedy Team, FLD Productions and 80’s Abridged…  hilariously dramatic readings of your favorite terrible movies.
Get tickets online now at http://www.nctphoenix.com/showtimes.html
And join us for future Improv Uncensored shows on 8/27 & 9/10!



If you are interested in Improv class, try out these Drop in style classes!

Instant Improv Class 
Instant Improv Class! Individual Drop-In Style Classes at NCT
Each class has a specific theme & focus. Take just one or take them all! Drop In classes are a great supplement to our 6 week improv comedy classes or an easy way to test the waters and see if this improv thing is for you!

Saturday August 8
Aim Low! Fun with Low Status Characters 
Exploring the hilarity and fun of making low status choices that have high stakes impact on your improv!
2:00pm- 4:00pm
$25 pre-register $30 at the door
(5 person minimum participation)
Skill Level: Beginner

Saturday August 22
Pop Culture Improv Class- Scene Study


Using examples from popular TV, movies, music and more we look into what makes a strong, exciting improv comedy scene.
2:00pm- 4:00pm
$25 pre-register $30 at the door (5 person minimum participation)
Skill Level: Intermediate (some improv experience is a plus)

Saturday September 12
Short Form Circuit Training


Saturday September 26
Pop Culture Improv Class & Musical Improv

Call 602-374-5638 or email workshops@nctphoenix.com for info & registration.


Thursday Night Troupe & the Bucket of DOOM!
Thursday August 20th at 7:30pm,$8 ages 18+ 

The Thursday Night Troupe, a.k.a. TNT Improv tear up the NCT stage with hilarious, spontaneous and always interactive improv comedy… but beware! The Bucket of DOOM! will decide the fate of each game and YOU (the Audience!) just might have a chance to reach in!

Get tickets online now at http://www.nctphoenix.com/showtimes.html


Improv Uncensored
Thursday August 27th at 7:30pm,$8 ages 18+
 
Come see the saucy side of National Comedy Theatre at the show with no Ref, no rules and no Brown Bag Foul... and no one under 18 admitted! .
Get tickets online now at http://www.nctphoenix.com/showtimes.html
And join us for future Improv Uncensored shows on 9/10!

Come out to the shows and the classes and join us!
We can wait to see YOU (the Audience!)





Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Announcing... Instant Improv Class! Individual Drop-In Style Classes at NCT






Instant Improv Class! Individual Drop-In Style Classes at NCT
Each class will have a specific theme & focus. Take just one or take them all! Drop In classes are a great supplement to our 6 week improv comedy classes or an easy way to test the waters and see if this improv thing is for you! 

Call or email us today to sign up: 602-374-5638 workshops@nctphoenix.com  

Saturday July 25
Improv: Right Now! Starting Your Scene Strong!

Exercises and games designed to help you start your scene in the middle and get going right away.
2:00pm- 4:00pm
$25 pre-register $30 at the door (5 person minimum participation)
Skill Level: Intermediate (some improv experience is a plus)

Saturday August 8
Aim Low! Fun with Low Status Characters
Exploring the hilarity and fun of making low status choices that have high stakes impact on your improv!
2:00pm- 4:00pm
$25 pre-register $30 at the door (5 person minimum participation)
Skill Level: Beginner

Saturday August 22
Pop Culture Improv Class- Scene Study

Using examples from popular TV, movies, music and more we look into what makes a strong, exciting improv comedy scene.
2:00pm- 4:00pm
$25 pre-register $30 at the door (5 person minimum participation)
Skill Level: Intermediate (some improv experience is a plus)

Saturday September 12
Short Form Circuit Training

Work out your improv muscles with fun, fast paced Short Form scenes, games and exercises
2:00pm- 4:00pm
$25 pre-register $30 at the door (5 person minimum participation)
Skill Level: Beginner

Saturday September 26
Pop Culture Improv Class & Musical Improv

Using examples from popular TV, movies, music and more we look into the different kinds of musical improv and how to approach improvised singing.
2:00pm- 4:00pm
$25 pre-register $30 at the door (5 person minimum participation)
Skill Level: Intermediate (some improv experience is a plus)

Monday, June 29, 2015

Say Cheese! It's YOU (the Audience!) and Other Fun Adventures! April & May 2015

Gosh it sure is fun to have your smilin' faces out there in the Audience! And we always love it when you volunteer to come up on stage and help us with the games... Come by our Competitive Comedy Shows this weekend and get up on stage, then YOUR gregarious grin can grace the pages of the blog and the infamous Wall of Fame... near the bathrooms!
















 And here we find the casts of our 2015 Phoenix Comicon Spoof N Cinema panels... gosh did we have fun. Close to 300 people attended our Doctor Who, Goosebumps, Star Wars: Clone Wars 18+ and Star Wars the Clone Wars PG... Did you see us at Comicon? Let us know in the comments!





Yeah... we have fun.
Come hang out with us, we got it all at NCT!
www.nctphoenix.com