An improv comedy show is spontaneous, entertaining and hilarious -- and it all starts with just a single word. The expert improvisers at National Comedy Theatre Phoenix start every show by asking the audience to shout out suggestions for a word that they can use as a starting point for the show's improvisations. From there, nobody, including the performers on stage, knows what will happen next. No two shows are ever alike -- but you can count on them to be fast-paced, family-friendly and totally unpredictable.
Friday August 25, 2017 / 7:30pmSaturday August 26, 2017 / 7:30pmFriday September 1, 2017 / 7:30pmSaturday September 2, 2017 / 7:30pmFriday September 8, 2017 / 7:30pmSaturday September 9, 2017 / 7:30pmFriday September 15, 2017 / 7:30pmSaturday September 16, 2017 / 7:30pm
See how funny sleep can be when comedy hypnotist Flip Orley takes the stage. A local favorite who's appeared on Entertainment Tonight and The Today Show, Orley combines comedy, hypnotism and audience participation into one sidesplitting show. Since so much of the comedy derives from Orley's friendly interactions with the crowd, no two performances are ever alike, making the fun completely unpredictable. When Orley's on stage, the only thing that's certain is that a good time is in store. Check him out at the Tempe Improv.
Thursday September 14, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday September 15, 2017 / 10:00pmSunday September 17, 2017 / 7:00pm
Josh Wolf is a Boston native who tells it like it is. A regular on Chelsea Lately, he has an irascible wit and penchant for putting people in their place. He's a guy's guy, always sporting a five o'clock shadow and a worn trucker hat, but he connects with every audience he encounters, telling homegrown and relatable stories about dating and single parenthood while also poking fun at current events and pop culture trends. When he isn't guest starring on shows like Raising Hope and writing best-selling books, he's headlining national comedy clubs. He's tackled virtually every subject imaginable, so there's no telling exactly what you'll get when he performs at Phoenix's Stand Up Live. Just strap in and prepare to laugh.
Friday September 1, 2017 / 7:30pmFriday September 1, 2017 / 10:00pm
Voted Village Voice's Best Comedian of 2013, Mark Normand is perplexed by the rites and rituals of modern dating and is 99% convinced that Google silently judges his porn search term history. He has appeared on Conan, made three appearances on Comedy Central's smash hit Inside Amy Schumer, and finished a semi-finalist on NBC's Last Comic Standing. Joe List got his start in comedy just weeks out of high school, appearing on Comedy Central's Live at Gotham, The Artie Lange Show and Late Show with David Letterman. The veteran comics hit the Tempe Improv Comedy Theatre for a double dose of self-deprecation.