Tempe Events This Week – Comic Chris Bennett at the TCA
Posted on: February 11, 2013
The Tempe Center for the Arts (TCA) new Tempe Comedy Concert Series is helping to fill the void left with the closing of the Tempe Improv last year. I know that I was not alone in feeling sad when the Improv closed its doors. After all, it was, for many years, one of the country’s most prominent comedy clubs, playing a huge role in advancing the careers of some very funny and famous comedians. Now, thanks to the TCA, we can look forward to once again enjoying great comedy live in Tempe.
This Friday the TCA will present comic Chris Bennett, who definitely has some impressive comedy credentials. He made his TV debut on the Jimmy Kimmel Live show and has appeared at numerous clubs and festivals around the country. His unique style of comedy has awarded him the title of the funniest actor in New York at the then named New York Improv. He also won the Funniest Person in the Valley Contest, the 2006 Southwest Comedy Festival and The Ha Ha Comedy Café’s Contest in North Hollywood, Calif. The night will include a special appearance by 91-year-old comic Gert the Joke Lady. This show is recommended for ages 16 and older.
There will be laughs aplenty at the TCA’s Comedy Concert Series in the weeks ahead. But, first take a look at what’s going on throughout Tempe this week. View a complete listing of Tempe events, or call 480-894-8158 for more information.
- February 11: Dr. Gary Small: The Alzheimer’s Prevention Program, Changing Hands Bookstore
- February 12: Dave Henning Trio with John Willis and Denise Martin, Mad Hatter Brew Pub
- February 12: Open Jam, Rula Bula Irish Pub
- February 13: Walk-in Wednesdays Open Mic Night, Tempe Center for the Arts
- February 13: The Juilliard String Quartet, ASU School of Music Katzin Concert Hall
- February 13: Daniel Hernandez, Jr.: They Call Me a Hero, Changing Hands Bookstore
- February 13: David Bernstein; February 14: Colin Barley, Studio Vino
- February 14: Music on Mill, Mill Avenue District
- February 14: Jeff Sullivan, Rula Bula Irish Pub
- February 14: Falling in Love on a High Note, King of Glory Lutheran Church
- February 15: Tempe Comedy Concert Series: Chris Bennett, Tempe Center for the Arts
- February 15: Rebulution; February 16: Excision, Marquee Theater
- February 15-16: EPIK Dance Company presents “The EPIK Effect,” Tempe Center for the Arts
- February 15: Keltic Cowboys; February 16: Resonation, Rula Bula Irish Pub
- February 15: Los Guys featuring Mark Zubia, Tempe Marketplace District Stage
- February 15: Leah & Stephanie; February 16: Wayward Maggie, Tempe Marketplace Barnes & Noble Fountain
- February 15-March 3: Stray Cat Theatre Presents: Sons of the Prophet, Tempe Performing Arts Center
- February 16: City Council Meeting, ASU Gammage
- February 16: Family Art Workshop: Sherrie Zeitlin, Tempe Center for the Arts
- February 16: Stu Siefert Combo, Robbie Fox’s Public House
- February 16: Romance in the Garden: Flamenco legend Chris Burton Jácome,
- Desert Botanical Garden
- February 16-March 3: Childsplay Presents: Click, Clack, Moo: Cows that Type, Tempe Center for the Arts
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