Posted by: Nancy
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.
- April 16, Joel Robin & Delphine Cortez, Mad Hatter Brew Pub
- April 16: Alex Clare, Marquee Theater
- April 17: Tempe Poetry in April: Karen Rigby;
- Walk-in Wednesdays Open Mic Night Tempe Center for the Arts
- April 17: Open Jam, Rula Bula Irish Pub
- April 17: David Bernstein; April 18: Colin Barley, Studio Vino
- April 17: The Portugal Man; April 18: Foals, Marquee Theater
- April 18: Mary Williams: The Lost Daughter, Changing Hands Bookstore
- April 18: Imagine the Future Colleen Jennings-Roggensack: The Future of the Performing Arts, Tempe History Museum
- April 18: Mike Maleckar; April 19: Trey Odium; April 20: Aaron Ricker, World of Beer
- April 18: Third Thursday on Mill: M.A.D. Couture Challenge, Mill Avenue District
- April 18: Shawn Johnson & the Foundation, Rula Bula Irish Pub
- April 18: Outliars Comedy Club, Robby Fox’s Public House
- April 19: Bully Mammoth, Tempe Center for the Arts
- April 19: Shawn Johnson & The Foundation; April 20: Jed’s A Millionaire, Tempe Marketplace District Stage
- April 19: David & Amy of Peppermint James; April 20: Tony Putrino, Tempe Marketplace Barnes & Noble Fountain
- April 19: The Biffos; April 20: Sea Merchants, Rula Bula Irish Pub
- April 19-21: Comedian Frank Caliendo, Tempe Improv
- April 19-21: POW Wow at Arizona State University, ASU Band Practice Field
- April 20: Bill T. Jones / Arnie Zane Dance Company, ASU Gammage
- April 20: Family Art Workshop, Tempe Center for the Arts
- April 20: Lakeshore Jazz: David Friesen Circle 3 Trio with Special Guest Larry Koonse, Tempe Center for the Arts
- April 20: Stu Siefert Combo, Robbie Fox’s Public House
- April 20: Triumph Over Tragedy: A Memoir, Tempe Center for the Arts
- April 20: Four Peaks Ale Fest, Four Peaks Tasting Room
- April 20: Brian Demarco; April 21: Para Dice Duo, Top of the Rock
- April 20 Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers; April 21: Bullet for My Valentine, Marquee Theater
- April 21: Music in the Garden: The Sugar Thieves, Desert Botanical Garden
- April 21: Kalaa Kendra Presents DARBARR, Tempe Center for the Arts
- April 21-May 26: Childsplay Presents: A Wrinkle in Time, Tempe Center for the Arts