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The Tempe Improv

Neighbourhood: Central City
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Address: 930 E University Dr, Phoenix, AZ 85281-8441
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+1 480-921-9877
09:00 - 18:00
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Tue - Wed 09:00 - 18:00
Thu - Sat 10:00 - 22:00

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Not a good summertime venue

We went to the 7:00 Ralphie May show. Service was great and food pretty good for a club. They automatically add a 15% tip to your bill. We spent about $100 for two of us plus the... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 July 2016
Laura S
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Oakdale, Minnesota
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45 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We had an excellent dinner and saw an awesome comedy show at the Improv. The show was very affordable and dinner was reasonably priced! We would do this again in a heartbeat!!

Thank Connie T
Saginaw, Michigan
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95 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We visited this location when I heard that Craig Gass was performing. This is a great person venue with no bad seats in the house. Definitely worth the price of admission.

Thank Ronald V
Gilbert, Arizona
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90 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

I've been coming here for a while. They really do treat their customers well. Standing in line and it was hot out... They gave us all free water and otter pops. They bring top headliners, have great drink deals and if you fill out the info card they will call you for free tickets. I have gotten free tickets several... More 

Thank Terisha
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103 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

We went to the 7:00 Ralphie May show. Service was great and food pretty good for a club. They automatically add a 15% tip to your bill. We spent about $100 for two of us plus the cost of tickets. There is almost no air conditioning in this place. By the end, it was at least 90 degrees. The comedian... More 

1 Thank Laura S
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57 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

I love this place and go at least once a month! The selection of comedians is varied. The food are drinks are good and the staff is always attentive. They have a two drink minimum. Worth the visit!

Thank Tammy C
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

very nice place and the menu was a decent price. Bathroom were clean and tidy. Waitress were very friendly

Thank Charisse B
Mesa, Arizona
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26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

This in my opinion is the best comedy club in the Phoenix/Scottsdale/Tempe area. We went to see Iliza Schlesinger, she's amazing. We got there early so we could choose our seats, this was our first time there and chose to sit upstairs. We had the best seats, right up front and in the middle facing the stage. The host was... More 

Thank SpontaneousTraveler8
Casa Grande
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28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2015

We have been to the Tempe Improv twice and haven't been disappointed either time. Staff was super friendly and courteous, drinks were good. Appetizers were good. Seating is a bit crammed when its a full house. We went to see Felipe Esparza and we were able to meet him and get pictures after. We will definitely return. Great date night.

Thank Marcela O
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21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2015

Very nice night. Comedian Christopher Titus was funny, kept us entertained. We were a party of 9, we arrived early to eat dinner. Seating was fantastic!! Yes some of our party had to turn their chairs around when show started, but they didn't mind. Server was very pleasant and service was quick. Food arrived hot and tasted good. We had... More 

1 Thank Jodack
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2015

As a women I was very dissatisfied with this experience! I would never recommend it to anyone. Very poor language, sexual context, pornography reference ect. They even went as far as creating humor with abortions!! Very very low class. Went on a date with my husband to enjoy the night and walked out early $40 later (SODA ONLY!). PS they... More 

2 Thank Nicole P

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