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The Tempe Improv

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Address: 930 E. University Drive, Phoenix, AZ 85281
Phone Number: 480 921 9877
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Went on 8/29/14 for a night showing of Jamie Kennedy's stand-up. This was my first time there, and I wasn't very impressed. The drinks were expensive (I figured the cost would be... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 13, 2014
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Cut Bank, Montana
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 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 

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Cut Bank, Montana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Went on 8/29/14 for a night showing of Jamie Kennedy's stand-up. This was my first time there, and I wasn't very impressed. The drinks were expensive (I figured the cost would be above average, but not to the point they were charging) so I satisfied the 2 drink minimum with 2 bottles of blue moon. The staff was very professional,... More 

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phoenix
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We went here for a comedy show and we chose our seats rather than be ushered to the front of the room. The wait staff barely paid any attention to us. We ordered a bucket of beer to avoid having to wait for them to return. The noise from the kitchen/wait staff distracted the entire show. They constantly left the... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I was just here this past weekend with my wife and relatives for the Stevo (Jackass Show) comedy thing and this was my second time coming here and observed a few things and felt like sharing. One thing was the tight cramped feeling being close together.....I didn't appreciate that, but I let that slide.....My wife told me that the earlier... More 

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Surprise, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I've been here a few times for amature nights, charity events, and to see Taylor Williamson. Always had a good time. I've only ordered appetizers so I can't really comment too much on the food. It was good but a bit over priced as these types of venues often are. When going to comedy shows I always plan on eating... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Really liked to go and see comedy shows and liked the uniqueness not many places like this in phoenix food was not good at all when for a company party and could not enjoy the food lower quality love the show

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Chandler, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

I took my boyfriend to the Improv to see Carlos Mencia. We had a blast. I had gone during the second week of the opening of the Improv and the food and drinks were not all that great but obviously it was only the second week so no biggie. This time it was so much better! We cannot wait to... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

The layout is good for seating, but with the price you pay for tickets, and then drinks with a forced 2 drink minimum (no drink prices on the menu, and the waiter tells you anywhere from 10-20 dollars a drink), and 13 dollar nachos, and the comedians we saw were okay.

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Riverside, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Drove from California to see The Tenderloins, if you haven't heard of them do yourself a favor and Google them and watch Impractical Jokers on TruTV Thursday nights. The venue was okay but the greeter/hostess seemed completely unorganized. As with any comedy club it was rather pricey, we upgraded to get better seats and could choose dinner or bottle service.... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Tempe Improv isn’t run with any common sense. We arrived hungry and thirsty but had to wait over an hour in the lobby, while in the club, there was a staff meeting that should have been scheduled on a non-business day—big profit opportunity missed. Meanwhile the lobby was filling up fast with hungry people with money in their pockets to... More 

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