Look. We know plenty of people want to claim Aidy Bryant as their own. She lives in New York. She made a name for herself in Chicago. But we Phoenicians really should have first dibs on the Saturday Night Live performer. A few reasons: Her fam lives here (her mom Georganne owns one of our fave boutiques, Frances). When we recently spoke with her she wasn't kicking it in the Big Apple, but chilling in Yuma on her way to a family vacation. Plus, she told us how her career in comedy really started off in Phoenix, where she attended high school at Xavier Prep (she did the morning announcements) and found theatrical mentors around town who inspired her to pursue a career as a professionally funny person.
Show her some hometown love when Bryant returns to the Valley for a weekend of performances alongside her SNL co-star/conspirator, Tim Robinson. The pair joined SNL last season after working together at Second City in Chi-town. Their double-bill promises a combo of sketch and improv, some testing of new material from each of them, and a Q&A sesh to end each set.
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Set times are 7:30 and 10 p.m. Friday, August 23. Performances continue through Sunday, August 25. Tickets are $22, and there's a two-drink minimum. Visit www.tempeimprov.com or call 480-921-9877.
Fri., Aug. 23, 7:30 & 10 p.m.; Sat., Aug. 24, 7 & 10 p.m.; Sun., Aug. 25, 7 p.m., 2013