Tired of going to a comedy club and paying 10 or more dollars to get in then having a two-drink-miniumum? Well there is a comedy show in the valley that is very laid back and very funny as well.
Place 2B is run by Reggie C., a local comic, who takes his show to several bars across the valley. One of the most popular shows is at a bar in north Phoenix called Toso’s which has a nice stage and a good room that most comics would consider a nice break from the usual “bar with a mic in the corner”.
Reggie C. finds some of the best local talent and gives them a place to try their new material, perfect their other material and work on the art of handling hecklers. One of the most interesting things about P2B shows is that the audience members are regulars, and they watch the comics every week, every comic is in their house.
The show consists of usually five to seven comics who all range in energy and styles and usually most audience members have different favorites throughout the night. With so many different styles and varieties everybody in your party is sure to enjoy at least one part of the night.
Due to the show being located in bars P2B comedy is a 21+ show and the subject matter is definitely not for children often times.
Overall the show is a nice night for a cheap price. A $5 cover charge and no drink minimum (though most patrons keep up the 2 drink tradition) is a nice date night for any wallet. I personally recommend heading out to Union Hills and the I-17 to catch some good comedy on Friday nights at 8:30, you will not be disappointed.
Phoenix is considered a training ground for the Los Angeles comedy scene. Only 500 miles away from hollywood and boasting the fifth largest metropolitan population in the country, Phoenix is a perfect hot bead for stand-up comedians.
One of the most popular places for budding, and experienced comics to perform is the Comedy Spot in Scottsdale.
The Comedy Spot is a nice room located in Old Town Scottsdale that attracts professional and amateur comedians from around the country.
They have shows every Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. and every sunday at 7 p.m.
One of the most remarkable things about The Comedy Spot is their open-mic night the last Sunday of every month.
The open-mic night attracts novice, amatuer, and professional comedians and provides audiences with a lot of variety. (sometimes not always good variety)
Without a doubt the Comedy Spot runs the largest and most entertaining open-mic in the valley and the waiting list to perform is nearly a year long.
The Comedy Spot offers classes to aspiring comedians who want to learn the art of stand-up. Every once in a while the Comedy Spot puts on a “Class Showcase” to highlight the best comics from the class. The next showcase is Thursday, September 16th.
The Comedy Spot brings in professional talent from all over the country. Comedians often have the Comedy Spot on their tours and there are lots of nationally known acts booked every single month.
The comedy spot urges local comics to perform in the open-mics and often times the best ones will be asked to open for one of the headliners on a Friday or Saturday. The Comedy Spot does a great job giving young local talent a place to perfect their art before heading into the belly of the beast.
The Comedy Spot is located at 7117 East 3rd Ave in Scottsdale
Is it possible to laugh in a brick oven? Of course it is. Folks in Phoenix have been doing it for years and these laughs extend far past “a priest walks into a bar” jokes on a golf course. Many famous comedians have come out of Arizona, and even more of them have made jokes about Arizona. Let’s face it, when you live in a place so hot, the only way to cope with the heat is by having a sense of humor.
This blog is dedicated to not only the proposition but the reality of the very hip, modern and vibrant comedy community in Phoenix.
The Phoenix scene is more than just the Tempe Improv that brings in comedians from around the country. Phoenix offers comedy nights at venues in the Downtown area alone every Monday through Thursday.
Dan Mer, former part-owner of the Tempe Improv is opening a new club in CityScape Downtown called Stand Up Live which will feature many nationally known big names as well.
While big names are exciting and entertaining there is still a plethora of untapped, raw and unpaid talent in the valley.
Phoenix and it’s surrounding areas also provide several hilarious Improv teams/troupes that (most of the time) provide family friendly shows that are not only highly entertaining because of their different style but also geared toward’s audience participation.
(not just heckling)
This blog is for anybody who wants a comprehensive location to fill all their humor cravings in the hot city.