Arizona may not be the comedic breeding ground that is Chicago, New York, or Los Angeles, but plenty of stand-up acts have started in the Valley and ended up in the spotlight, including Steve Allen, Sandra Bernhard, Pablo Francisco, Greg Proops, Robert Schimmel, Gary Shandling, and David Spade. Now the search for local talent lives on as the search for Arizona’s Funniest Comedian reaches its 2014 finals. This showcase of rising Arizona comedians, judged by industry experts and you, will have one ultimate winner walking off stage with a week of work at Tempe Improv, Stand Up Live, Palm Beach Improv, and Los Angeles.
The Finals of Arizona's Funniest Comedian Contest are Thursday, April 24, at Tempe Improv, 930 East University Drive, Tempe. The 18-and-over show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 with a two-drink minimum. For details, visit www.tempeimprov.com or call 480-921-9877.