Posted on: April 15, 2013
There’s some good news this week–the Tempe Improv is back in business with a fresh look and a great lineup of very funny comics performing over the next months. The Tempe Improv has been a staple of Tempe’s arts and entertainment scene since 1988 and has introduced some of the best known comics to audiences for more than 30 years. It closed briefly last year. Now, under new management and having undergone extensive renovations, it’s ready to keep us laughing again in new state-of-the-art surroundings.
Everything in the club has been transformed. From the full-service upscale bar in the balcony, to the wall-to-wall renovations throughout the club, there’s a fresh contemporary feel. Audiences can look forward to amazing food and a first-class comedy experience in a beautiful new club with the same charm loyalists have always appreciated.
The new Tempe Improv team will continue its legacy as the East Valley’s favorite comedy destination. This weekend, April 19-21, Frank Caliendo will be there to kick things off. Most likely you’ve seen him in at least one of many appearances on a variety of TV shows. He’s appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Show with David Letterman FOX NFL Pregame Show with Terry Bradshaw, Howie Long and Jimmy Johnson, to name just a few. He’s also known for his numerous impressions which include Charles Barkley, Robin Williams, William Shatner and Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush.
Frank Caliendo is just the start. The Tempe Improv will continue to host great comics, including Mitch Fatel, Chris D’Elia, Pablo Francisco, Kevin Nealon, Carlos Mencia, Maz Jobrani, Bob Marley, Flip Orley and other great acts scheduled to perform.
The Tempe Improv is located in the Cornerstone Mall at University Drive and Rural Road. For more information and show times visit http://tempeimprov.com
You’ll not be at a loss for things to do in Tempe this week. Check out this great lineup. View a complete list of Tempe events, or call the Tempe Tourism Office at 1-866-914-1052 for more information.
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