Within the sprawling metropolis that is the Valley of the Sun, several locales exist with the sole purpose of providing an evening of laughs.
The various stages draw comedians both local and national, from famous household names to those just starting out in the business. The venues are typically intimate, providing easy viewing access to the stage no matter your seat and often offer drink and food options as well. For those looking to entertain rather than be entertained, open mic nights also often abound.
Rick Bronson’s House of Comedy
Dine, drink and laugh at this comedy destination located in North Phoenix’s High Street which often showcases big-name comedy acts including Harland Williams, Norm Macdonald, Kevin Nealon and T.J. Miller. Food and drinks available too. 5350 E. High St., Phoenix, 480.420.3553.
The Comedy Spot
Open since 2002, The Comedy Spot showcases both national comedy stars in addition to those just starting out. This smaller locale aims to offer top-notch entertainment, drinks and food at an affordable price. 7117 E. 3rd Ave., Scottsdale, 480.945.4422.
This Valley location of the famous Improv comedy clubs has been the launching pad for some of the biggest names in comedy. Frequent performers here include comedians such as Frank Caliendo, Pablo Francisco and Flip Orley. Food and drinks available; two drink minimum. 930 E. University Drive, Tempe, 480.921.9877.
Stand up Live
Big-name comedy acts visit this location at CityScape. While a separate space, the club is attached to Copper Blues, a pub featuring live music. Food and drinks are available; two drink minimum. 50 W. Jefferson St., Phoenix, 480.719.6100.