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Stand-Up Comedy and Improv Clubs in Phoenix and Scottsdale

Laughter is Good for Date Night, Co-Workers and Family Parties


Sometimes you just need to do something different. Skip the same old movie night or drinks at a bar this weekend and go somewhere where you can get some major laughter going. These clubs in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona can provide that much needed change of pace.

1. Stand-Up Live

Stand-Up Live Phoenix
Downtown Phoenix.
Stand-Up Live opened in 2011 and features both local and nationally known comedians. You might see the likes of David Spade, Tracy Morgan, Dana Carvey, Mike Epps or Drew Carey there. Ticket prices here are comparable to concerts. Stand-Up Live is part of the downtown Phoenix entertainment district. Right next door you'll find Copper Blues, serving food an drinks with live music.

2. Stand Up Scottsdale

Stand Up Scottsdale
This comedy club is located in Downtown Scottsdale. It features both local and nationally known performers in a neighborhood venue environment. It seats nearly 200, but maintains the intimate feel necessary for a comedy club. Stand Up Scottsdale charges less for a ticket. The headliners here have probably appeared on television, but may not be the stars that you might find in Las Vegas. All shows are 21+ only.

3. National Comedy Theatre Phoenix

National Comedy Theatre Phoenix Mesa
National Comedy Theatre Phoenix is an improvisational comedy competition between two teams of local comedians who perform a series of scenes. Audience suggestions determine what the scenes will be about. The shows are suitable for the entire family, with all clean humor. The shows are in Mesa.

4. Jester'Z Comedy Improv Troupe

Jester'Z Comedy Improv Troupe
Jester’Z Improv is an improvisational comedy show where local actors, comedians, and stand-up comics perform a series of scenes. Audience suggestions determine what the scenes will be about. The shows are all suitable for all ages. The shows are in South Scottsdale.

5. Comedy Spot Comedy Club

Comedy Spot Comedy Club Scottsdale
© 2011 Judy Hedding
A small club for where mostly local comedians have performed for more than 10 years. While most comedy clubs have shows on Fridays and Saturdays only, this club has some Sunday shows, too. All shows are 21+ only. Comedy classes are offered here. Downtown Scottsdale.

6. Tempe Improv

Tempe Improv
If you are familiar with the comedy scene in Arizona, then you have heard of the Tempe Improv. Located near Arizona State University, it was the premier comedy club in town for years. It closed in June 2012.

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