National Comedy Theatre

Mesa Arts Center for exciting shows

About the National Comedy Theatre:

If you are a fan of improv comedy then the National Comedy Theatre is sure to please. What is improv you say? Well imagine a skit where nothing is written before the show happens and the audience decides on the spot what the skit will be about. It's a special comedy challenge that allows comedians to hone their skills as they make up funny stuff right on the spot. One never really knows what is going to happen and no two shows are ever the same.

This style of improv is considered competitive improv wherein there are usually two teams of players that play games and scenes with audience suggestions. The audience gets to vote for the team they think is the funniest and the evening is a good-hearted battle between the funny, the funnier and the funniest.

With two shows on both Friday and Saturday nights, there is the option of a family safe show where the material is appropriate for all ages. Later in the evening is the second show where the subject matter can venture into the more racy and less censored fare. Special theme evenings are also common as well as classes, workshops and private and corporate events. The National Comedy Theatre is located in Mesa. They offer both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and also have some snacks for sale at their concession.

Upcoming Shows:

Every Friday and Saturday night

Two teams pitted against each other for laughs. Using the audience's suggestions, each team has to make it all up on the spot and hopefully get your votes and your laughs. Perfect for the whole family as the early show is suitable for all ages.

Every Friday and Saturday night

Join them a little later in the evening for their slightly more racy and adult oriented improv, where a little bit more of "everything goes" is going on. This show is recommended for adults 17 and older.

For a full list of shows, visit the National Comedy Theatre website.

Contact Information:


Box Office Phone: 

(602) 374-5638


214 W. Main St., Mesa, AZ 85201