The National Comedy Theatre performs over 300 shows a year. We’ve got something for everybody. We invite you to check out any of our shows:

Our flagship MainStage cast performs every Friday and Saturday night at 7:30 & 9:45 p.m. The longest running show in the history of San Diego, our acclaimed cast has performed almost 4500 shows.

Sunday Company

The NCT Sunday Company presents an alternative show featuring long and short form improv styles. It features San Diego’s up and coming performers in a hilarious dose of Sunday night comedy.

The Collective

The Collective features 5-6 members of the MainStage cast performing a different full-length improvised show in a variety of styles. Everything from improvised film noir to Shakespeare to science fiction to an improvised musical can happen.  It’s a different style performed the first two Thursdays of each month.

NCT College Team

The NCT College Team is the smartest comedy show you will ever see.  It features college students from schools throughout San Diego presenting an hour long improvised performance. See these performers before they make it big.


On the last Saturday of each month, the Mainstage cast heads into dark waters as we present NCT Unrated. This show is strictly for guests 16+ and may contain content not suitable for children.  It’s a late-night version of our show, starting at 11:45 pm on the final Saturday of each month.


What happens when we take our three casts (MainStage, SunCo and College Team) and let them mix  up their teams and create their own format?  You can find out the last two Thursdays of each month at the NCT MashUp.