Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Whats Up This Week.... Scary? Stupid? Competitive? YES!

Hey there Super Fans! Welcome to the beginning of October!
Whats happening this week at NCT?

THURSDAY-- October 1st

Two Show Thursday takes the stage this week!
We've got the TNT Improv Team up first and they've got some new players hopping into the mix. Join us this week to welcome Shannon & Jeff to the TNT team!
Newbie Shannon McGivern
They'll be playing alongside your TNT Favorites: Bailey, Harry, Karen, Matthew, Mike and Tricia!
This month's second show is our first official Halloween themed event... Ernest Abridged- Ernest Scared Stupid.... a hilariously over-dramatic theatrical retelling of Ernest P Worrell's attempt to thwart an evil Halloween troll!
Whose in the cast of Erenst Abridged this time around? We've got Krissy, Andre, Jordan, Josh and Tricia- doing double duty in this month's Two Show Thursday!
Newbie Jeff Underwood






FRIDAY-- October 2nd
Competitive Comedy at 7:30 & 9:45pm
The best of the Main Stage team at NCT are ready to rock and roll and compete for your laughs!
This Friday on the schedule we've got Amy, Andrew, Anthony, Derrick, Francis, Krissy & Dorian with Matthew Turner on Mr. Voice!

SATURDAY -- October 3rd
Competitive Comedy at 7:30 & 9:45pm
Its going to be a record breaking weekend outdoors... and we're keeping it just as hot on the stage at NCT!
Well... I mean, not literally... we will be cranking the AC, as always. I just mean, the quality of the comedy will be, you know, very hot. You get it... you see what I'm saying... right?
Anyway, on the schedule for this Saturday October 3rd we've got Andi, Anthony, Heath, Krissy, Dorian, Mike and our newest Main Stage player Sarah! Chico Talbert is up in the voice booth this Saturday night and its going to be a super great show.

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Thanks, Super Fans! We're excited to see you this weekend!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

The Return of Movie MashTerpiece Theater...

we're baaaaack....

When we first started the movie mash-ups way back in the day it was at Tempe MadCap Cinemas. We did some cray pieces our there, like Turkish Star Wars and the Bloody Pit of Horror!

When MadCap closed we moved to the Royale and did some even crazier stuff like an Italian knock off of the terminator meets predator that no one remembers the name of and, of course, the original movie  Blood Orgy of the Damned. By the way, you can TOTALLY buy your own copy of Blood Orgy on Amazon HERE complete with our LIVE soundtrack. Blood Orgy was the first MashUp we performed at Phoenix Comicon!

After the Royale we brought the project home to NCT with the help of Bookmans Entertainment Exchange. We took on their preferred moniker, Spoof N Cinema and spent two wonderful years making fun of some of the WORST movies we could find, from the musical adventures of the Inspector General and Something to Sing about with James Cagney, to the lesser known works of Martin & Lewis, John Wayne, Kirk Douglas and more.


Now we are excited to put the Movie MashTerpiece theater back out there with more crazy, ridiculous, completely dated and way out there wacky cinema-fare. We're starting with Fangs of the Living Dead, a 1969 EuroTrash movie that is so confusing, so bizarre and so nonsensical that the cast and I couldn't even figure out what the actual plot is supposed to be about.... needless to say, we are very excited to present it to you on Thursday the 24th at 7:30pm!

In the cast we have myself, Krissy Lenz, as the jilted fiance Piero, a man of science who simply does not believe in superstition. Andi Oliver plays the mysterious but stylish Count, who has a hidden agenda and a mysterious purpose, along with a love of interior design. Andre Bryant is playing against type as Sylvia, the very VERY confused young heiress who might be inheriting a castle, but might also being trapped in a supernatural battle to the death. Tricia Mahler is taking on two roles and the scheming barmain Berta and the dunken town Doctor Horbinger. Josh Cox is making his MashTerpiece Theater debut as Max, Piero's skirt chasing best friend and Bluto, an outer Bavairan suitcase carrying giant.

The show on the 24th is rated R, but if you are holding out for some All Ages MashTerpiece, you won't have long to wait! October 22nd our Halloween themed MashTerpiece Theater features the best of the worst of 90s Horror TV!

Check out these events and more on our facebook page! 

Friday, September 18, 2015

Is it a Bird? Is it a Plane? No... its YOU (the Audience!) August & September Audience Volunteers for the Wall of Fame!

When you visit us at National Comedy Theatre... we just might invite you up onstage! Not only will you see your own smilin' mug here on our Blog, we will also post your pic on our WALL OF FAME.... near the bathroom! Plus, check you out on our Facebook page as well!







We're Going ALL OUT for Halloween Events in October!


It's the most wonderful time of the year... when Pumpkin Spice is everywhere you turn and things start getting a little spooky...

This year at National Comedy Theatre we're pulling out all the stops for a FULL MONTH of Halloween themed fun! In fact, we are starting NEXT WEEK with...

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

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


and then we march straight into October with a Halloween favorite featured in...
2 Show Thursday: NCT's Variety & Improv Show
Thursday October 1st at 7:30pm,$8 All Ages

A Double Feature of Comedy that you won’t want to miss!
October 1st our first featured show includes hilarious and interactive comedy from NCT’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, our second feature is the extremely popular Ernest Abridged: Ernest Scared Stupid… an hilariously dramatic retelling of our favorite scary adventure with time traveling trolls, impossibly old witches and Ernest P Worrell himself!  

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

And, of course we have to give our Brown Bag's a rest for the monthly Improv Uncensored & SPOOKY!
Thursday October 8th 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 October 8th features a host of spooky and spontaneous Halloween themed improv & sketch comedy including: NCT LongForm Comedy Team, Heath & Krissy Get Killed and 80's Abridged... hilariously dramatic readings of your favorite terrible HORROR movies.

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

We're also keeping the improv classes rolling, although those aren't Halloween themed... maybe we could work it in? Come on by class and we will see! 
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 October 10th
Guessing Games: the Magic behind the Mysteries

NCT’s improv teams use lots of guessing games in their shows on stage. Many times the audience will ask us… “HOW do you do it??” In this class, we unlock the mystery behind improvised guessing games!  
2:00pm- 4:00pm
$25 pre-register $30 at the door
(5 person minimum participation)
Skill Level: All Skill Levels Invited

Call 602-374-5638 or email workshops@nctphoenix.com for info & registration.
The next available Level 1 Improv Class begins November 24th.

We know the Bucket of DOOM is always full of DOOM... but in October we are adding some extra DOOM to really up the DOOM factor!
TNT Improv & the Bucket of DOOM!!
Thursday October 15th at 7:30pm,$8 All Ages
 
October is ALL about the SPOOKY at National Coemdy Theater! October 15th NCT’s own TNT Improv players take on the unstoppable Bucket of DOOM! Shout suggestions, laugh along with the spontaneous comedy and maybe even take a chance at mastering the mystery of the Bucket of DOOM! This time, we’re including scenes and games you can ONLY catch at our October TNT show, so do not miss out!  

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

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

Tuesday October 20th
Editing Scenes with Style!

Transitioning from one scene to another can be tricky. This class will give you the tools you need to edit scenes with finesse and style!   
7:00pm- 9:00pm
$25 pre-register $30 at the door
(5 person minimum participation)
Skill Level: All Skill Levels Invited, some scene work experience a plus

Call 602-374-5638 or email workshops@nctphoenix.com for info & registration.
The next available Level 1 Improv Class begins November 24th.

Not all of our MashTerpieces will be unrated, this one in October is All Ages!

Movie MashTerpiece Theater: 90s Horror Television
Thursday October 22nd 7:30pm $8 All Ages

National Comedy Theatre’s Movie MashTerpiece Theater is back with some of the worst 90s horror TV of all time! Laugh along with the hilarious cast of improvisers as they create new dialogue LIVE as the movie plays!
This showing is All Ages, rated PG-13
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 October 24th
Intro to Improv: Whats this All About?

Perhaps you have always wanted to take an improv comedy class… but just weren’t sure what its all about, how it all works or if it’s for you? This class is just for you! Test the waters in a fun, no pressure environment that will introduce you to the basics of improvisation and all that workshops and classes have to offer.  
2:00pm- 4:00pm
$25 pre-register $30 at the door
(5 person minimum participation)
Skill Level: Beginners & All Skill Levels Welcome


Tuesday October 27th
Creating Characters

Improvisational exercises, scene work  and games to help create and develop interesting characters
7:00pm- 9:00pm
$25 pre-register  $30 at the door
All Skill Levels Welcome from Brand New Beginner upward!
Call 602-374-5638 or email workshops@nctphoenix.com for info & registration.
The next available Level 1 Improv Class begins November 24th.

And then there's the holiday show that is more like "Whose Line is it Anyway" than the others... because its 4 players and random points!
The Spooky Elephant Show
Thursday October 29th 7:30pm $8 All Ages
NCT is starting Halloween weekend off with a bang at the Spooky Elephant Show! This special showing includes 4 of your favorite NCT improvisers facing off in a head to head (to head to head) challenge to see who truly is the funniest! This show includes games you will only see at our October shows AND at the Spooky Elephant show YOU (the Audience) challenge the players for EVERY round… they have NO IDEA what you will throw at them! It’s the most spontaneous show possible!


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

MEANWHILE, during all of this exciting improv comedy fun the theatre itself will be getting into the spirit, dressing up a little more each week until she's finally at her spooky finest for the BIG EVENT!

The Halloween SpookTacular at National Comedy Theatre
Friday October 30th & Saturday October 31st at 7:30pm & 9:45pm
$12-$14 All Ages

All of the Spooky good times at NCT during the month of October are leading up to this…the SpookTacular to end all SpookTaculars! The theatre itself gets in on the act with spooky d├ęcor and surprises at every turn. At the show, you will see games so spooky, so crazy, so dangerous that the cast of National Comedy Theatre can only bear to play them once a year! NCT invites the audience to come dressed up for the holiday, because at EVERY SpookTacular show there will be a costume contest and YOU (the Audience) will award an awesome prize pack to the best audience costume! The SpookTacular shows come but once a year, don’t miss out!

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

And, the Level 1 Workshop starts again in November!
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 Class begins November 24th.