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Tempe Comedy Concert Series

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 Tempe's newest comedy series brings the best Valley comics to the stage.

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Enjoy free appetizers from 5 to 7 p.m.
on most nights. Beverages available.
Shows begin at 7:30 p.m.
Recommended for age 18 and older.

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Mark-Cordes

Mark Cordes
Lakeside

7:30 p.m., July 25
Mark Cordes has been hailed by many critics as a "One Man Laugh Factory." This inventive comedian and humorist is a guaranteed winner. His television credits include Comic Strip Live, Caroline’s Comedy Hour and An Evening at the Improv. Cordes has performed in concert with some of the biggest names in music, including Chicago, the Doobie Brothers, Hootie and the Blowfish, Little River Band and Hall and Oates. Note: This is not a Spouse Whisperer Show.

 Comedy Schools Class Clowns 
Lakeside

7:30 p.m., Aug. 1
Tony Vicich brings his long-running stand-up comedy show, Class Clowns, to TCA. This is the show where it all starts. Comics have gone from Class Clowns shows all the way to Last Comic Standing, Jimmy Kimmel Live and more. See the show that has taken comics from their first stage experience to national prominence. 
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Jas Clay
Studio

7:30 p.m., Aug. 8
Jas Clay is a fun, engaging comedian, who likes to entertain all audiences, from comedy clubs and casinos to corporate functions and fundraisers. He has performed in Stand Up Live, Jokers Comedy Club, Hon-Dah Casino, Stand Up Scottsdale, Cocopah Casino, Tempe Improv, The Rio Hotel in Vegas, Santa Ana Star Casino and The Comedy Spot, and has opened for Gilbert Gottfried, Reno 911’s Carlos Alazraqui, The Soup’s Hal Sparks, The Man Show’s Doug Stanhope and more.

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Men vs. Women: a Comedic Town Hall Debate
Studio

7:30 p.m., Aug. 15
A comedic panel of uninformed experts take on marriage, equal pay, gender equality and who is supposed to put the toilet seat down. Three women and three men will go at one another like newlyweds having their first argument. Only one thing is more fun to watch than a couple across the room arguing: watching three of them go at it on the TCA stage.

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Latino Comedy Fest with Guillermo Robles
Studio

7:30 p.m., Aug. 22

Robles is one of the Valley's favorite and most treasured comics. His range and diversity of material have made him one of the most sought after comics in town. On this night Robles highlights his south of the border heritage when he and a host of his funny Latino friends come together to make everyone laugh.

Armon-Williams

Armon Wiliams
Studio

7:30 p.m., Aug. 29
If you haven't seen him on stage, you may have seen him in other national projects such as: Turtle Wax Ice (commercial/infomercial); Wolverine apparel (featured in Men's Health Magazine, ESPN Magazine and Rolling Stone). Williams was a semi-finalist of the 2007 California Comedy Festival and he's opened for such comedy legends as: Chris "Crazy Legs" Fonseca, Ngaio Bealum and Mark Curry. He headlines rooms across the country bringing his charismatic, creative, sharp and witty brand of comedy to the stage.

Class Clowns
Class Clowns 
Lakeside

7:30 p.m., Sept. 5
Tony Vicich brings his long-running stand-up comedy show, Class Clowns, to TCA. This is the show where it all starts. Comics have gone from Class Clowns shows all the way to Last Comic Standing, Jimmy Kimmel Live and more. See the show that has taken comics from their first stage experience to national prominence. 
Boomer-Nichols

Boomer Nichols
Lakeside

7:30 p.m., Sept. 12
Boomer Nichols has appeared on hundreds of stages nationwide from New York, New Jersey and Florida all the way to Arizona, New Mexico, Las Vegas and California. For more than a decade his “Bru-Ha-Ha Comedy Productions” has brought comedy-club quality shows to venues all over Arizona on a regular basis. He has opened and featured at clubs like Stand Up Live, (where he is currently a regular performer) the Improv, SideSplitter’s and LA Comedy Club. He has shared a stage with many comics, including Robert Schimmel, Doug Stanhope, Loni Love, Mark Cordes, Reno Collier, Lisa Landry, Thai Rivera, Bryan Callen, Monique Marvez, Bert Kreischer and D.L. Hughley.

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Comedian Doug Starks is Sammy Davis Jr.
Lakeside

7:30 p.m., Sept. 19
From his shows at Radio City Music Hall in New York to the main stage at The MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Doug Starks is one of the most requested acts in the country, regularly working with such industry giants as Julio Iglesias on his world tour from 1995-98, Whitney Houston, Natalie Cole, Ray Charles, Smokey Robinson and many more. Stark's many movie and televisions appearances include Hollywood Shuffle, Fear of the Black Hat, Comic View and Stand-up Spotlight, but his impression of the late Sammy Davis Jr. has lead him to the very successful hit Las Vegas show The Rat Pack is Back at The Sahara Hotel.

Travis Thurman

Travis Thurman
Studio

7:30 p.m., Sept. 26
Local star Travis Thurman is regularly seen in commercials that run non-stop in the Valley of the Sun. He is not just a funny guy but a singer, dancer, actor and all-around entertainer. Thurman is a much in demand performer regularly headlining the Improv, Stand Up Live and opening for major acts at The Celebrity Theater. He is an Arizona native who will have you busting a gut as he describes every town and neighborhood in and around Phoenix.

Al-Lubel
Al Lubel
Lakeside

7:30 p.m., Oct. 3
Al Lubel became a lawyer to please his mother and a comedian to please himself (which did not please his mother). Within one year of leaving the practice of law, Lubel won the $100,000 Grand Prize for comedy on Star Search. He also became one of the last comics to appear on the Johnny Carson Show. More recently, Al just made his fifth appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman
Comedy Schools Class Clowns 
Lakeside

7:30 p.m., Oct. 10
Tony Vicich brings his long-running stand-up comedy show, Class Clowns, to TCA. This is the show where it all starts. Comics have gone from Class Clowns shows all the way to Last Comic Standing, Jimmy Kimmel Live and more. See the show that has taken comics from their first stage experience to national prominence. 
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Jay Penn
Lakeside

7:30 p.m., Oct. 17
After moving to Arizona in the early 2000′s, Penn won “Funniest Person in the Valley” contest three times, an honor that has allowed him to open for nationally recognized comics like Larry the Cable Guy, Jim Breuer and Billy Ray Cyrus or now known as “Miley Cyrus’ Dad.” Penn’s act consists mainly of funny stories called from life with his wife and family. Penn takes audiences on a funny ride from child birth to adolescence, entertaining audiences from California to New York.

Steve-Krause

Steve Short Bus Krause
Theater stage

9:30 p.m., Oct. 24 (Note the time)
Steve "Short Bus" Krause is a “sit down” comedian from Phoenix. Instead of feeling sorry for being born so awesome, Krause decided to laugh at himself. Krause was the only disabled kid in his school and began using his humor to make new friends. At the age of 19 he dropped out of college and took a Sales/Marketing position in the NFL, but as soon as his wheels hit the stage he knew that he had found his true calling. Krause has worked with Russell Peters, Pablo Francisco, Carlos Mencia and many more. He and his service dog, Kawana, are quickly becoming a favorite at clubs and theaters across the country.

Tempe Comedy Concert Series

Ritch Shydner (Two Shows)
Lakeside

7:30 & 9:30 p.m., Oct. 31
As a stand-up comedian, Ritch Shydner appeared on the Johnny Carson, David Letterman and Jay Leno shows numerous times. As an actor, Shydner played Al Bundy's co-worker on Married... with Children and made guest appearances on other TV shows, including Designing Women and Roseanne and has had roles in films, including Steve Martin's Roxanne and Eddie Murphy's Beverly Hills Cop II. Shydner was a staff writer on Roseanne, The Jeff Foxworthy Show and Titus and wrote scripts for Becker.

Comedy Schools Class Clowns 
Lakeside

7:30 p.m., Nov. 14
Tony Vicich brings his long-running stand-up comedy show, Class Clowns, to TCA. This is the show where it all starts. Comics have gone from Class Clowns shows all the way to Last Comic Standing, Jimmy Kimmel Live and more. See the show that has taken comics from their first stage experience to national prominence. 
Comedy Schools Class Clowns 
Lakeside

7:30 p.m., Dec. 19
Tony Vicich brings his long-running stand-up comedy show, Class Clowns, to TCA. This is the show where it all starts. Comics have gone from Class Clowns shows all the way to Last Comic Standing, Jimmy Kimmel Live and more. See the show that has taken comics from their first stage experience to national prominence.