National Comedy Theatre Phoenix


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In a Nutshell

  • Appropriate for all ages
  • Audience interaction
  • Improvised comedy

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Laughter is yoga for the heart, and today's Groupon gets you a ticket to hilarious yogic bliss at National Comedy Theatre Phoenix. Watch as NCT's talented players face off in a hysterical improvised competition for your laughs for just $6 (a $12 value). NCT's show is appropriate, completely different every time, and hilarious for all ages, so grab your 2.5 children and 8.7 grandnieces. You haven't had a family laugh this good since that time the dog fell down the stairs and was basically fine.

Sidesplitting scenarios will have you doubled over as each comedy team participates in a variety of games inspired by audience suggestions and moderated by a referee. Decide the winning team based on which troupe best molded your ab-laugh-muscles into a perfect six-pack. Performances are every Friday and Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m.


National Comedy Theatre is AZ Central's 2009 Readers' Choice for Best Theater Company, and has been featured in the East Valley Tribune and Yelpers rave about National Comedy Theatre's nonstop laughs, giving NCT 4.5 stars:

  • Here is the most important thing to know: we laughed and laughed and laughed. What a great way to spend an evening! – Judy Hedding,
  • These performers are talented and hilarious...It's a great place for a date & to go with a couple of your best buds. – Kathleen S., Yelp
  • Super awesome shows packed with a huge variety of fun games, interesting scenes, and lots of action. I love that their shows are family safe yet still entertaining even for adults. – Matt I., Yelp
  • They have a lot of audience involvement, and they have a wide variety of games. It was hilarious. – Zach C., Yelp

In the world of live comedy, only improv empowers its audience to make suggestions, a huge responsibility that can mean the difference between a night of inspired brilliance or blowing it for everyone. That’s why Groupon has prepared this audience suggestion cheat sheet so that you don’t choke when the big moment comes.

If they ask for an emotion, suggest: slaphappy
If they ask for a location that will fit on the stage, suggest: Mercury

If they ask for something funny someone said at work that day, suggest: “Arturo, your cosmetic eye patch is troubling the waitstaff.”

If they ask for a time of day, suggest: honeydew

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National Comedy Theatre

Voted the Best Local Performing Arts Troupe by readers of the East Valley Tribune in 2011, National Comedy Theatre’s ensemble of players concocts improvised situations at lightning-fast speeds, relying on audience participation and their own wits to elicit thunderous laughter and applause. After turning to their all-ages crowd for assistance in shaping games and scenarios, the cast employs knowledge gleaned from operating-room sketches to tickle ribs with anatomical exactitude. The show often favors spontaneity over prudence, with performers gleefully stepping into their roles as acrophobic skydiving champions or long-winded court stenographers. Audience members get to select the winning team at the conclusion of the show, and can learn the form themselves during improv classes.

Customer Reviews

Good, clean comedy...and VERY, VERY funny!! We loved it!
Gregory S. · October 22, 2012
I took my daughter and a few of our friends. We laughed almost the whole time!
Sue A. · October 1, 2012
NCT rocks!
Jennifer F. · September 30, 2012

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