Phoenix, AZ is not only brings national comedy acts and comedy legends, but also supports a local comedy community that seriously brings the funny. If you are in the Phoenix area, then you might already know about the amazing options available for getting your laugh on. But here are 5 of the top acts and events hitting Phoenix this April.
Talking Sticks Sports Arena
Jeff Dunham has made a name for himself as a master of puppetry and ventriloquism. With a colorful cast of characters and a strong sense of what makes people laugh, Dunham has low-key become one of the most successful and notorious comedians in the United States. He takes his act on the road in 2019, and will be playing a show in the Talking Sticks Sports arena on April 27th, the second planned show after his first appearance sold out almost immediately.
Rick Bronson’s House of Comedy
Not all comedians get to do this full time. The Arizona comedy scene is full of hilarious folks who are working on their craft night after night while holding down a day job to pay the bills. On April 9th, Rick Bronson’s House of Comedy hosts it’s 5th annual competition to highlight these funny folks. If you have an open mind and want to potentially find that diamond in the rough, give this show a try.
Wild Horse Pass Hotel and Casino
Rodney Carrington has been providing the laughs for nearly two decades. Whether it is his stand up, his numerous radio appearances on the Bob and Tom show, or his hilarious parody songs, Carrington brings down-home humor and a sharp eye for the absurd to make audiences laugh no matter what their state of mind is.
Stand Up Live!
Legendary comedian Damon Wayans will be hitting the Stand Up Live! Club April 14th. If you aren’t familiar with Damon’s comedy… where have you been for the past 30 years? With credits as a lead writer and talent on the legendary sketch comedy show In Living Color, as well as a string of movie and TV roles, Damon Wayans is one of the most notable and bankable acts working today.
Fox Tucson Theater
Patton Oswalt isn’t the kind of comedian to talk about the wife and the kids, or his job. Oswalt has built a career being a sharp and satirical voice pointing out the absurdity of our everyday lives–all the while rooting his humor in his love of comic books, science fiction, and popular culture. If you want to step back and laugh at superheros or the ridiculousness of modern society, Patton Oswalt is the comedian for you.
These comedians aren’t the only acts in the area, however. If you are serious about comedy, then make sure to check out all the local comedy clubs in Phoenix. There is no doubt that there is a comedian or festival available that will guaranteed make you laugh.