Saturday, May 1, 2010

Cinco De Mayo Comedy Shows in Phoenix

Are you in the Phoenix area and don't know what to do for Cinco De Mayo? Why not check out a comedy show? There are plenty of them going on this coming Wednesday. Here is of great places to check out:

The Hidden House
607 W Osborn Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85013
(602) 266-1763

A few short years ago, this comedy show was an open mic with hardly anybody in the audience. Nowadays it is one of the most successful comedy shows in Arizona. Because of the popularity of this show, it is now held twice a week on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Comedians will often use their time here to test new material out, so you never know what to expect. Everybody from first timers to nationally touring headliners perform here, so you can expect a great variety. This a great place to take a date without making a severe dent in your pocketbook. There's no cover charge, no drink minimum, and you can get a steak dinner for only $6 on Wednesdays! The show starts at 8:30PM.

Bongo's Bar & Grill
4080 W Ray Rd
Chandler, AZ 85226
(480) 831-0000

Local comedian Jill Bryan runs a comedy show every Wednesday at 8PM. There's always a different lineup of funny comedians every week. Bongo's also has delicious food, so you don't have to worry about going somewhere else before the show. After the comedy show, have fun watching or singing karaoke. Again, no cover charge, and no drink minimum!

The Ice House Tavern
3855 East Thomas Road
Phoenix, AZ 85018
(602) 244-1179

Sean McCarthy started this weekly comedy show a few months ago, and has quickly turned it into one of the most successful ones in the area. This is a very unique place - you can actually watch hockey being played live behind the bar! Come out for Cinco De Mayo, and laugh your ass off watching some of Arizona's best comedians. Local bands often come here and perform before and after the show, so you will be entertained all night long. The show is every Wednesday at 9PM, and will be a great place to go on May 5th! Again, no cover, no drink minimum.

I have been to all of these shows many times, and I would highly recommend any of them.

Comedians: if you need info on how to sign up to perform for one of these shows, go to my website for contact info here:

Most likely, these shows have enough comedians for Cinco De Mayo. However, come out and support anyway. You will have a good time, and you MAY actually be able to perform if there are cancellations. These shows will be around for a long time, so email/call the comedian running the show, and they will set you up for a future date. Whether you are a comedian in the Phoenix area, or plan to visit from out of town, these are all great places to test your material and have receptive audiences appreciate you.

John Griggs

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