Each show features different troupes from Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Austin and more, with an opening-night showcase featuring a slew of homegrown Arizona talent.
Also of note is a family-friendly show on Saturday afternoon, featuring Grandma Hates Technology, a father-daughter duo from New York.
Thursday, April 14 at 6 p.m. — Arizona showcase
This is a marathon-style show with performances all evening. A ticket allows admission for the entire night.
6 p.m. — Chaos Comedy
6:20 p.m. — Flip
6:40 p.m. — Galapagos
7 p.m. — Searching for X
8 p.m. — Valley Fever
8:20 p.m. — Los Subtitulos
8:40 p.m. — Unicorn Warpath
9 p.m. — Die Puppet Die
9:20 p.m. — JaxN Reed
9:40 p.m. — Apollo 12
Friday, April 15 at 8 p.m.
Light Rail Pirates (Phoenix)
King 10 (Los Angeles)
HawinStroth (Hollywood, CA)
Friday, April 15 at 10 p.m.
Dr. God (Los Angeles)
Saturday, April 16, at 4:30 p.m.
Family-friendly show — appropriate for all ages!
Exit 185 (Casa Grande, AZ)
Grandma Hates Technology (New York City)
Jester’Z (Scottsdale, AZ)
Saturday, April 16, at 7 p.m.
National Comedy Theatre (Phoenix)
Men In Shirts (Detroit/Los Angeles)
Cog (Hollywood, CA)
Saturday, April 16, at 9 p.m.
Mail Order Bride (Phoenix)
The Foundation (Phoenix)
JoKyR & Jesster (Salt Lake City)
Descriptions of the performing troupes are available on phoeniximprovfestival.com.
If you go: 10th Annual Phoenix Improv Festival
When: April 14-16, 2011
Where: The Herberger Theater, 222 E. Monroe St. (light rail at 3rd St/Washington westbound and 3rd St/Jefferson eastbound)
Tickets: $10 to $15; Call 602.252.8497 (Tickets are also available through the Herberger Theater website, but please note that service charges will be assessed.)