Events

Laughing Matters

For whatever reason, some celebrity deaths seem to hit the public harder than others. All deaths are, of course, a tragedy, but Robin Williams’ death really grabbed the public’s attention. Seemingly everybody -- from Billy Crystal to the people on your Twitter feed to the people setting up Netflix’s recommendations -- had a reaction to the news. Comedians have been hit especially hard by Williams’ passing; Williams has always been a giant in improv.

It’s no surprise, then, that the Scottsdale Comedy Spot Comedy Club, 7117 East Third Avenue, will host a tribute to Robin Williams. The show, titled simply “A Salute to Robin Williams,” will run on Sunday, September 7, and feature a performance by the club’s in-house improv troupe, the Improvisors, There will be shows at 7 and 9 p.m. Tickets for the event are $10 and are available online via www.thecomedyspot.net.


Sun., Sept. 7, 7 p.m., 2014
KEEP PHOENIX NEW TIMES FREE... Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Ed Kummerer