13 Must-See Comedy Shows in Metro Phoenix This Fall

W. Kamau Bell performs in Phoenix this fall.
W. Kamau Bell performs in Phoenix this fall.
Photo by Matthias Clamer Courtesy of FX

Something funny is in the air.

Make that 13 things. This fall we're finding you the best ways to bust a gut with stand-up specials happening all around the Valley. Whether they're old-school-style stand-up artists or up-and-coming comedians, here are performances you oughta mark on your calendar.

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Last Comic Standing Mesa Arts Center September 17

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Last Comic Standing finalists D.C. Benny, Nikki Carr, Rocky Laporte, Joe Machi, Monroe Martin, Karlous Miller, Lachlan Patterson, Aida Rodriguez, Jimmy Shubert, and winner Rod Man are giving audiences one last laugh with a cross-country tour. Catch the 2014 contestants at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 17, at Mesa Arts Center. Tickets are $40. Visit www.mesaartscenter.com.

Kathleen Madigan Talking Stick Resort September 19

Everyone's favorite alcoholic Irish Catholic gambler is coming to, where else, Talking Stick Resort on Friday, September 19. For 25 years, the little comedian that could has been making audiences laugh with tales of drinking, driving, and the little homeless people she calls children. The show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $35 to $80. Visit www.talkingstickresort.com.

W. Kamau Bell Tempe Improv September 21

Bay Area comic W. Kamau Bell is bringing his social, political comedy to Tempe Improv at 7 p.m. on Sunday, September 21. Bell is best known for hosting the FXX show Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell and his two comedy albums ONE NIGht ONLY and Face Full of Flour . For more information, visit tempeimprov.com.

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