The Best Comedy Spots in Phoenix and Scottsdale

Ready to laugh? These spots offer comedy shows, as well as food and drinks.

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. 

Harland Williams at Rick Bronson's House of Comedy

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 offers a cozy, intimate setting.

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. 

Flip Orley at Tempe Improv

Tempe Improv

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.

The theater at The Comedy Spot.

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.