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Tempe Improv


address  930 E. University Dr.
 Tempe, AZ  85281
phone (480) 921-9877
tempeimprov.com

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Arizona's Funniest Comedian

Stand Up Comedy
Up-and-coming regional comics compete for a chance to perform at several major Florida clubs (plus a week at the Tempe Improv as well!).
Ticket Phone: (480) 921-9877
Ages: 21 and over
Price: $10; 2 drink minimum
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 • Wed 4/1/15 at 8pm 

Ron Funches

Stand Up Comedy
Ron Funches is a very funny stand up comedian with a unique delivery and lovable demeanor; you just want to hug and squeeze him like a big stuffed bear. His easy going, inventive style sounds the way fresh chocolate chip cookies taste. Ron performs stand up allover the United States.
Ticket Phone: (480) 921-9877
Price: $20; 2 drink minimum
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 • Thu 4/2/15 at 8pm 
 • Fri 4/3/15 at 7:30pm and 10:15pm 
 • Sat 4/4/15 at 7pm and 10:15pm 

Taylor Williamson

Stand Up Comedy
Taylor Williamson was the youngest person to perform on "The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson' and was a semi-finalist on NBC's 'Last Comic Standing.' Taylor recently became the second place winner on 'America's Got Talent.'
www.taylorwilliamson.com
Ticket Phone: (480) 921-9877
Price: $20; 2 drink minimum
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Schedule
 • Thu 4/9/15 at 8pm 
 • Fri 4/10/15 at 7:30pm and 10pm 
 • Sat 4/11/15 at 7pm and 10pm 
 • Sun 4/12/15 at 7pm 

New Faces of Comedy Open Mic

Open Mic/Comedy
Share your talent with the crowd on one of the best comedy stages in the country.
Ticket Phone: (480) 921-9877
Ages: 18 and over
Price: $5; 2 drink minimum
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 • Wed 4/15/15 at 8pm 
 • Wed 4/29/15 at 8pm 

Steve "Short Bus" Krause

Stand Up Comedy
Steve Krause, AKA "Short Bus," is a Phoenix-based "sit-down" comic (he performs from a wheelchair).
Ticket Phone: (480) 921-9877
Ages: 18 and over
Price: $15; 2 drink minimum
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 • Thu 4/16/15 at 8pm 

Iliza Shlesinger

Stand Up Comedy
Winning "Last Comic Standing" (season six) may seem to be the beginning of a career in comedy, but not for Iliza Shlesinger. Being the first female and the youngest winner of the competition show is just a part of this very hard-working comedian’s career. She has been perfecting her comedy by working at clubs nearly every night since she moved to Los Angeles and began her career in earnest.
Last Comic Standing; Los Angeles
www.ilizashlesinger.com
Ticket Phone: (480) 921-9877
Price: $20; 2 drink minimum
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Schedule
 • Fri 4/17/15 at 7:30pm and 10pm 
 • Sat 4/18/15 at 7pm and 10pm 
 • Sun 4/19/15 at 7pm 

ASU Comedy Invades The Improv

Sketch Comedy, Improv
Several of Arizona State's student comedy ensembles take to the Improv stage.
Ticket Phone: (480) 921-9877
Ages: 18 and over
Price: $5; 2 drink minimum
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Schedule
 • Wed 4/22/15 at 8pm 

Joey Diaz

Stand Up Comedy
Joey Diaz has been described by many of his peers as 'the Cuban Jackie Gleason of the new millennium.' He has appeared on 'BET's Strip Comedy,' 'Telemundo's Funny is Funny,' 'Galavision's Que Loco,' 'CBS's Bronx County' and 'TNN's 18 Wheels of Justice,' just to name a few.
Ticket Phone: (480) 921-9877
Price: $20; 2 drink minimum
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Schedule
 • Thu 4/23/15 at 8pm 
 • Fri 4/24/15 at 7:30pm and 10pm 
 • Sat 4/25/15 at 7pm and 10pm 

Snap Battle

Musical Comedy, Improv
16 comedians go head to head in Phoenix's only insult comedy competition. One part roast, one part rap battle; who will be victorious? The audience decides.
Ticket Phone: (480) 921-9877
Ages: 18 and over
Price: $10; 2 drink minimum
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 • Sun 4/26/15 at 7pm 

Mitch Fatel

Stand Up Comedy
Mitch Fatel has been showcasing his talent to rave reviews for the past 15 years. Since then both appreciative audiences and comedy executives have made the same observation about Mitch's rise to stardom, "It's just a matter of time." Well his time has come. The number one requested comedian on Satellite Radio, Mitch has appeared numerous times on both the "Late Show with David Letterman" and the "Tonight Show with Jay Leno". In 2006 he took home honors as "Best Comedian" at the prestigious HBO Aspen Comedy Festival and in April of 2007 his half hour stand up special debuted on Comedy Central and was ranked #6 in the 2008 Standup Showdown. Mitch's' new Comedy Central One Hour Special "Mitch Fatel Is Magical" debuted in September 2009.
Tonight Show
Ticket Phone: (480) 921-9877
Price: $17-$20; 2 drink minimum
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Schedule
 • Thu 4/30/15 at 8pm 
 • Fri 5/1/15 at 7:30pm and 10pm 
 • Sat 5/2/15 at 7pm and 10pm 
 • Sun 5/3/15 at 7pm 

Felipe Esparza

Stand Up Comedy
Felipe Esparza is a product of the streets of East Los Angeles. There is no subject that Felipe can't parody. He is one of the best comedy writers in the business.
Ticket Phone: (480) 921-9877
Price: $20; 2 drink minimum
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 • Thu 5/7/15 at 8pm 
 • Fri 5/8/15 at 7:30pm and 10pm 
 • Sat 5/9/15 at 7pm and 10pm 
 • Sun 5/10/15 at 7pm 

Josh Blue

Stand Up Comedy
Following his win on NBC’s 'Last Comic Standing,' Josh Blue has rapidly ascended to elite status as one of America’s top comedians. Possessing what a fellow competitor described as “an unreasonable amount of likeability” coupled with impeccable comedic timing, Josh has developed a massive fan base that allows him to perform to sold-out crowds and standing ovations at some of the country’s most prestigious venues. Despite his hectic touring schedule, Josh maintains an active role on the US Paralympic Soccer Team and he competed in the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens.
Last Comic Standing; Cameroon
www.joshblue.com/
Ticket Phone: (480) 921-9877
Price: $20; 2 drink minimum
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Schedule
 • Fri 5/15/15 at 7:30pm and 10pm 
 • Sat 5/16/15 at 7pm and 10pm 
 • Sun 5/17/15 at 7pm 

Christopher Titus

Stand Up Comedy
Christopher Titus jokes about things most comics couldn't turn into jokes: custody battles, insanity, family suicides, heart attacks and fistfighting his father. His dysfunctional family and shocking life experiences were the subject of his FOX show 'Titus,' in which he acted and was the executive producer and co-creator. His current stand up act, called 'Epic Fail,' is scheduled to be filmed in early 2013.
comedy; television; jokes; Fox; sitcom;
www.christophertitus.com/
Ticket Phone: (480) 921-9877
Price: $25; 2 drink minimum
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Schedule
 • Thu 5/21/15 at 8pm 
 • Fri 5/22/15 at 7:30pm and 10pm 
 • Sat 5/23/15 at 7pm and 10pm 
 • Sun 5/24/15 at 7pm 

Edwin San Juan

Stand Up Comedy
Edwin's laid-back performance style, quick punchlines and hilarious stories make him popular with audiences nationally and internationally.
Ticket Phone: (480) 921-9877
Ages: 21 and over
Price: $15; 2 drink minimum
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 • Thu 5/28/15 at 8pm 

Wayne Brady

Stand Up Comedy, Musical Comedy
Wayne Brady is one of the stars of "Whose Line is it Anyway?" He has appeared in "Vinyl Justice" for VH-1 and "In the Heat of the Night" on TNT. Audiences enjoy his hilarious improvisations and ability to impersonate just about anyone.
Whose Line Is It Anyway?; VH-1; Vinyl Justice; In the Heat of the Night; TNT; improvisation; impersonation
www.waynebrady.com
Ticket Phone: (480) 921-9877
Ages: 21 and over
Price: $30; 2 drink minimum
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 • Sat 5/30/15 at 7pm and 10pm 

Justin Willman

Magic, Stand Up Comedy
Justin Willman's show is a one-man comedy and magic event that's been described as "an intimate evening of prestidigitation, make-believe and excessive sleight of mouth."
Ticket Phone: (480) 921-9877
Price: $17-$20; 2 drink minimum
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 • Thu 6/4/15 at 8pm 
 • Fri 6/5/15 at 7:30pm and 10pm 
 • Sat 6/6/15 at 7pm and 10pm 
 • Sun 6/7/15 at 7pm 

Monique Marvez

Stand Up Comedy
Monique Marvez is on a mission to make people laugh, and her comedy is the perfect balance of “a-ha!” and “ha-ha!." Her style is bold, her heart is big, and her humor is all about flipping on the lights to reveal that the monsters we hide from are really just ridiculous shadow puppets.
Ticket Phone: (480) 921-9877
Ages: 18 and over
Price: $17; 2 drink minimum
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 • Thu 6/11/15 at 8pm 

Michael Ian Black

Stand Up Comedy
Michael Ian Black is known for appearing on VH1's 'I Love The...' series, his Stella comedy troupe, and a variety of other TV series and films. He wrote and directed 'Wedding Daze,' starring Jason Biggs and Isla Fisher. He also wrote the original screenplay for 'Run, Fatboy, Run,' directed by David Schwimmer and starring Simon Pegg and Thandie Newton.
www.michaelianblack.net
Ticket Phone: (480) 921-9877
Price: $22; 2 drink minimum
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 • Thu 6/18/15 at 8pm 
 • Fri 6/19/15 at 7:30pm and 10pm 
 • Sat 6/20/15 at 7pm and 10pm 

Pauly Shore

Stand Up Comedy
Movies like "Encino Man," "Son-In-Law," and "In The Army Now." The TBS reality show "Minding The Store." Theses are just a few of the ways you may know comedian, Pauly Shore. But if you've never seen him live doing his stand-up, Pauly Shore literally grew up in the comedy circuit in "The Comedy Store" on Hollywood's Sunset Strip which his parents owned, giving their son the rare opportunity to hang out with and be inspired by such rising talents as Robin Williams, David Letterman and the late Sam Kinison, who became his mentor.
www.paulyshore.com
Ticket Phone: (480) 921-9877
Price: $22; 2 drink minimum
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Schedule
 • Thu 7/16/15 at 8pm 
 • Fri 7/17/15 at 10pm 
 • Sat 7/18/15 at 7:30pm and 10pm 
 • Sun 7/19/15 at 7pm 

Loni Love

Stand Up Comedy
Love is a recurring commentator on 'Chelsea Lately' and 'World's Dumbest.' She has been seen regularly on 'BET's Comic View.' She performs in some of the nation's top comedy clubs including the Improv, Laugh Factory and the Ice House.
Ticket Phone: (480) 921-9877
Price: $20-$22; 2 drink minimum
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Schedule
 • Fri 7/24/15 at 7:30pm and 10:15pm 
 • Sat 7/25/15 at 7pm and 10:15pm 
 • Sun 7/26/15 at 7pm 

Bill Bellamy

Stand Up Comedy
Bill Bellamy first hit the scene as a comedian from MTV Jams and as part of HBO's 'Def Comedy Jam,' where he's credited with coming up with the phrase, "booty call." He's also had success as an actor, appearing in films (including 'How to Be a Player,' 'Any Given Sunday' and 'The Brothers') and TV shows ('Fastlane') and has also hosted NBC's 'Last Comic Standing.' Currently, in addition to his Showtime special 'Crazy, Sexy, Dirty,' he can be seen starring in the syndicated TV comedy, 'Mr. Box Office,' with Jon Lovitz and Vivica Fox.
Def Comedy Jam; Booty Call; MTV; Last Comic Standing; Shaq; Shaquille O'Neal
www.billbellamy.com
Ticket Phone: (480) 921-9877
Price: $22-$25; 2 drink minimum
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 • Thu 8/20/15 at 8pm 
 • Fri 8/21/15 at 7:30pm and 10:15pm 
 • Sat 8/22/15 at 7pm and 10:15pm 
 • Sun 8/23/15 at 7pm 

Jamie Kennedy

Stand Up Comedy
Actor/comedian Jamie Kennedy has come full circle, from stand-up to his own TV show, 'The Jamie Kennedy Experiment.' Kennedy has showcased his talents in films like 'Son of the Mask' the 'Scream' trilogy and 'Robots,' plus TV shows like 'Crank Yankers,' 'King of the Hill' and 'Ellen.'
actor; comedian; The Jamie Kennedy Experiment; Blowin' Up; Heckler; Malibu's Most Wanted
www.jamiekennedyworld.com/
Ticket Phone: (480) 921-9877
Price: $22; 2 drink minimum
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 • Fri 9/4/15 at 7:30pm and 10pm 
 • Sat 9/5/15 at 7pm and 10pm 
 • Sun 9/6/15 at 7pm 

Erik Griffin

Stand Up Comedy
Erik is a first generation American with a Central American Caribbean mother, and a father of European descent. With his multicultural background, he blends into the American landscape particularly in this era of cultural diversity. In much of his comedy, he pokes fun at himself, his mother, his stepfather, breaking up with a girlfriend, his Roman nose, and Americans asking, "What are you?"
Ticket Phone: (480) 921-9877
Price: $17-$20; 2 drink minimum
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 • Thu 9/17/15 at 8pm 
 • Fri 9/18/15 at 7:30pm and 10pm 
 • Sat 9/19/15 at 7pm and 10pm 
 • Sun 9/20/15 at 7pm 

Dave Coulier

Stand Up Comedy
Dave Coulier's (pronounced Cool-Yay) story is a refreshing one for Hollywood; nice guys can finish first. As an actor/comedian/voice-over artist, his many talents are much in demand. Dave is perhaps best known for his work on the long-running hit ABC television series, "Full House," which aired for eight seasons (1987-1995, with almost 200 shows produced) and has also hosted "America`s Funniest People," and "The World's Funniest Videos." Highly regarded for his voice-over talent, Dave's additional credits include many Saturday morning cartoon favorites, plus the voice of Peter Venkman for "The Real Ghostbusters" and Cartoon Network's "Dexter's Laboratory."
www.davecoulier.tv
Ticket Phone: (480) 921-9877
Price: $20; 2 drink minimum
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Schedule
 • Fri 10/2/15 at 7:30pm and 10pm 
 • Sat 10/3/15 at 7pm and 10pm 
 • Sun 10/4/15 at 7pm 

Ari Shaffir

Stand Up Comedy
Ari Shaffir (born 1974) is a Jewish-American comedian, writer and actor currently living in Los Angeles, California. He describes his show as similar to a puppet show, but way filthier and without puppets.
Ticket Phone: (480) 921-9877
Price: $17-$20; 2 drink minimum
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 • Thu 10/22/15 at 8pm 
 • Fri 10/23/15 at 7:30pm and 10pm 
 • Sun 10/25/15 at 7pm and 10pm