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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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Tue - Wed 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thu - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Great and funny acts, but overpriced drinks and rude patrons who argue and fight, confrontational staff

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 15, 2014
Francis L
Phoenix, Arizona

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Casa Grande
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28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 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
Level Contributor
20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 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
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

1 Thank Nicole P
Cut Bank, Montana
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79 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 via mobile

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 

Thank John M
Level Contributor
42 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
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 

Thank Gigi376
Phoenix, Arizona
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 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 

1 Thank Francis L
Surprise, Arizona
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133 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
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 

Thank CDPorche
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470 reviews
141 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 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

1 Thank k123-foodie
Chandler, Arizona
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 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 

Thank DMaria21_24
Scottsdale, Arizona
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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.

5 Thank sherri b

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