Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Pink Elephants? Badmans & John Wayne? Uncensored Comedy? Weird Al? New Level 1 Workshop Dates? Ok!

The Midnight Show
Saturday January 31st at 11:45pm, $8 ages 18+
*LAST Saturday of each month. Additional dates 2/28 and 3/28
Its National Comedy Theatre’s Uncensored Improv Show. At the Midnight Show (11:45pm) there are No RULES, No REFS, and NO Brown Bag Foul… Fast paced Improv comedy is totally spontaneous, based on audience suggestion and an unpredictable, raucous good time is assured.

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The Pink Elephant Improv Comedy Show
Thursday February 12th at 7:30pm, $8 All Ages

Totally spontaneous and interactive comedy for Valentines Day at the Pink Elephant Improv Comedy Show! National Comedy Theatre’s award winning improv comedy team present hilarious comedy, made up on the spot and YOU (the Audience!) challenge the performers to EVERY game and shout suggestions!

This show is All Ages and all audiences are welcome. Bring a date! Bring a friend and forget the date! Bring the family! Heck, bring people you DON’T like… just don’t sit near them!

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Valentines Day Comedy Shows at National Comedy Theatre
Friday 2/13 & Saturday 2/14, 7:30pm & 9:45pm    $12-$14

Two teams of top notch comedians square off in a hilarious and totally spontaneous comedy showdown featuring Valentines themed games and scenes you’ll only see once a year at the Valentines Day Comedy Show, including the NCT Rose Ceremony & Audience Pick Up Lines!

This show is All Ages and all audiences are welcome. Bring a date! Bring a friend and forget the date! Bring the family! Heck, grab people off of the street and bring them to the show, you’ll have a great time.

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Two Show Thursday
Thursday February 19th  at 7:30pm, $8 All Ages

One night, TWO hilarious improv comedy shows! At Two Show Thursday, you get double the comedy. First up at this month’s show… the Thursday Night Troupe. TNT will have you rolling with their spontaneous, fast paced improv comedy and YOU (the Audience) will shout out suggestion for every game. Next up, Spoof N Cinema Sneek Peek! On 2/26 our Spoof N Cinema cast will be giving John Wayne’s Angel & the Badman a whole new hilarious sound track live, as the movie plays and at 2 Show Thursday, you get a sneek peek of the best 20-30 minutes!

Spoof N Cinema: Angel & The Badman (John Wayne!)                           
Thursday  February 26th at 7:30pm,  $8  All Ages
Spoof N Cinema takes this 1947 John Wayne flick and re-creates it as a hilarious comedy adventure! The award winning cast of National Comedy Theatre hits you with new dialogue, sound effects, plot twists and more!
The comedians are live, acting along with the movie right before your eyes. See John Wayne like you’ve never seen him before… funny!

Prizes and trivia follow the movie provided by Bookmans Entertainment Exchange and National Comedy Theatre.

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UHF starring Weird Al Yankovic         
Thursday March 26th at 7:30pm, $5
Bring your favorite spatula…. It’s time for UHF!
Celebrate the 25th anniversary of UHF, the 1989 film debut of comedy rock satirist Weird Al Yankovic. George Newman (Yankovic) and his friend Bob take over Channel 62, a failing local TV station. George fills the broadcast day with bizarre programming, bringing the ratings up and turning Channel 62 into an overnight success. Soon, rival station CEO R.J. Fletcher threatens to sabotage Channel 62, and George must come up with a way to save it. UHF also stars Victoria Jackson, Emo Philips, and Fran Drescher.
Plus! Bring your finest Spatula for the Best Spatula contest and spin the Wheel of Fish for Prizes! AND, a LIVE podcast with Educating [Geeks] follows the screening, included with admission. Laugh along and even participate as the Educating [Geeks] crew hash out the best and worst moments of UHF along with your Geek Host, UHF Super Fan and our First Timer, who is seeing the movie for the very first time. Prizes provided by Bookmans & NCT.
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Level  1 Improv Comedy Workshop
6 weeks 7:00- 9:00pm

Begins Tues May 5th Fee $175

$50 deposit at registration
This class is a comprehensive introduction to Improvisation. You will learn the games and exercises used by the professional imrpovisers and comedians of National Comedy Theatre.
Improv will develop your ability to focus, use teamwork, listen, think on your feet and have confidence.
Class size is limited, reserve your spot today.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

So Much Smile! All the Happy! Its the Wall of Fame... in Blog Form!

These gals were celebrating a birthday and cosplaying at the show.... we have no idea what or who they were... but we like it anyway!

Hey are any of these smilin' mugs YOURS? Comment and let us know or find yourself on our facebook page and tag yourself and your friends!

Thursday, January 1, 2015

New Years Eve... the Extravaganza in Pictures

Party Favors Awaiting the Party

First Super Fans of the night, Stage looks terrific!

Bob Caplan and the yearly tradition of memorizing everyone's name

Audience being seating... Bob memorized ALL their names and more

Dorian starts the last show of 2014

We hope that all of our Super Fans, near and far, had a safe and happy New Year! We can't wait to see you in 2015!

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Happy Christmas, from all of us at National Comedy Theatre

We've very much enjoyed our 2014, and we hope you have had a great year as well

The Ladies say "Hey!"

We thought this picture set up would be a good idea...

And Happy Christmas from the Gents!

Monday, December 22, 2014

Why Should You Spend New Years Eve at National Comedy Theatre?

Becuase our top notch improv comedy can't be beat.
   ...and we REALLY have a lot of fun on New Years, which makes it even more funny. We will have a special program printed exclusively for NYE 2015. We have been known to change up the games and include some special surprises in there as well...
Our FIRST New Years Eve Show, 2008 turns into 2009!

Because custom made holiday cannolis from RigaTony's  are delicious.
    ...each year we include delicious desserts and this year we are super excited to have custom made cakes and cannoli made by our friends at RigaTonys! SOOOOOO yummy. 

Becuase it's all ages, everyone is included.
    ...Im certain there is something to be said for New Years Eve out at (what I have heard referenced as) "Da Club" spending tons of your 2014 dollars on drinks and really expensive door fees, etc.

Im sure it goes without saying that we think its a lot more fun to hang out at the show at NCT. We don't have to kick anyone out the door just for being under 21, so everyone can be a part of the magic.

Because Bob Caplan will memorize your name.
    ...every year since 2008 NCT Main Stage cast member Bob Caplan has memorized the first names of all 111 New Years Eve Extravaganza guests. This year, he can memorize your name!

Because Midnight 2015 needs a Champagne & Cider toast, a balloon drop, and 100 people who just spent the evening laughing together!
   ...seriously? Lets start '15 off right.

Because its my Birthday.

   ...and I want to spend my birthday with YOU (The Audience!)

And, you should get your tickets now because this show has SOLD OUT every year since 2008.

Happy New Year!

Krissy Lenz

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

"Who You Gonna Call?" Our Ghostbusters 2 Showing is THIS THURSDAY!

We're big Ghostbusters fans around here. Big, Big. Stay Puft Marshmallow Man size fans.

So, last spring when we met the AZ Ghostbusters at Phoenix Film Festival's Geek Day it was a total no-brainer to plan an anniversary screening of Ghostbusters 2!
Fun story, we also met the Educating [Geeks] at Geek Day... and they're part of the special Holiday Screening of Ghostbusters 2 as well.

The whole thing is really exciting. The AZ Ghostbusters have put together an awesome pre-movie slide show that includes behind the scenes photos, trivia, fun facts and other cool tid bits that only an

actual Ghostbuster would know. We've got an introduction video by the actress who played Slimer, and the AZ 'Busters are going to raffle off some super cool Ghostbusters stuff along with some NCT stuff... and this is all happening before the movie even starts!

Oh, also fun to do before the movie even starts, get your picture taken with the Ecto-1, the life-size Vigo the Carpathian portait or the actual human Ghostbusters... its all included with your ticket.

By the way, did we mention that your ticket is either $8, $6 if you donate food to United Food Bank or FREE if you donate a toy (new, unwrapped) to the toy drive? Yep.

During the movie all you have to do is, you know, ENJOY the movie.

AFTER the movie, you are invited to listen and participate as we record a LIVE podcast with
Educating [Geeks], an AZ Ghostbuster, our NCT Super Fan and First Timer. We will chat about our favorite characters, our favorite scenes, moments and bits as well as our LEAST favorite of all those things. We will discuss whether this is really a "christmas" movie and why it wasnt as successful as Ghostbusters.

and then, after that, if you aren't already just, so full of holiday wonder that you are just about ready to burst, then hang around for the Geekly Phoenix Holiday After Party. There will be surprise screenings of other Holiday Specials, games, and other forms of amusement.

If it sounds like fun, join us on Thursday! 

"He is Vigo! You are like the buzzing of flies to him!"

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

THREE Show Thursday | National Comedy Theatre |

This Thursday! much good stuff at Three Show Thursday!

We're starting off with TNT Improv Comedy. They've got some new players on the team, they are excited and ready to get out there and entertain you with some totally spontaneous hijinks.

Now, that might be enough show for some people. Some people might say, "Whoa. Hold it right there, because I, for one, have been thoroughly entertained and I'm not sure I can take anymore!"

We are not those people. We are the ones who say, "More! Bring it on! What else have you got?"

And we've got Ernest Abridged: Ernest Saves Christmas 
I love Ernest Abridged almost as much as Ernest P Worrell loves Christmas.

Here is what we do: We take the movie Ernest Saves Christmas. We sift through it till we have the bones exposed and then we present you a 'readers theatre' style scripted dramatization of the story... its funny.

And now even those of you who were like "Gimmie More!" a minute ago might be going, "Surely, that is all the comedy we can take?!?"

...but it isn't. Because at this Three Show Thrusday we are ALSO presenting the premier of the Matthew Turner Experience...

Are you social? Are you antisocial? Either way, come and see The Matthew Turner Experience, a choice blend of stand-up and musical parody brought to you by the friendliest antisocial comic in the Phoenix Metro Area.

Its $8 and All Ages and you can get your tickets at

AND don't forget we are still going with our United Food Bank Food Drive! Bring a donation and get $2 off!

See you at the THREE Show!

National Comedy Theatre, overwhelming you with entertainment since 2008.

...and dont forget about these events coming soon...

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

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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

Advanced reservations are available online. Email to reserve seats today!

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

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The New Years Eve Comedy Extravaganza
Wednesday December 31st, $29
All Ages, Begins at 9:30pm and ends in 2015!

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Level 1 Improv Comedy Class
Begins Tuesday January 6th, meets each Tuesday 7:00pm
$175 class fee
, 6 week session
To register call or email National Comedy Theatre 602-374-5638, Level 1 is intended for participants 18 & older.

Spoof N Cinema: The Amazing Adventure
Thursday  January 29th 7:30pm $8


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