San Diego's Legendary Comedy Show

National Comedy Theatre
NCT

San Diego's Longest Running Show

For over two decades, the National Comedy Theatre has been entertaining audiences of all sizes and types across the nation with our unique brand of interactive, improv comedy.

The National Comedy Theatre San Diego show is an improv comedy performance featuring professional comedians who create a series of scenes – all based on audience suggestions. Most of our shows are clean and appropriate for all audiences.

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What we Do

National Comedy Theatre is the premiere destination for all things improv comedy in San Diego!
Comedy Shows
Comedy Shows

Every Thursday through Sunday we have shows starting at 7:30 with a mix of casts and styles.

Improv Classes
Improv Classes

Think you'd enjoy doing what we do on stage? We think you would too! Sign up for classes to get started

Team Building
Teambuilding

Did you know improv comedy can improve cross-functional performance & cohesion? Well, now you do.

Private Events
Private Events

Add laughs to any corporate or private event with National Comedy Theatre's professional cast!

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Meet our Casts

Offering a variety of improvised, on-the-spot comedy for 25 years!
NCT Mainstage Cast
NCT MainStage

Fridays & Saturdays @ 7:30 pm
Fridays @ 9:45 - NCT UnRated

NCT Sunday Company
Sunday Company

Sundays @ 7:30

NCT House Teams
House Teams

First two Thursdays of each month @ 7:30

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Where we are

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People are talking about us

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Check out our latest blog posts

The Thing

Within the walls of the National Comedy Theatre lurks “The Thing”. “The Thing” has one sole desire – to be the center of attention and to make every scene about itself. If you’re smart, you

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Performer Greg Rojcewicz

Fear of Failure

Failure is a part of life. Not one that I generally strive for, of course. I fail all the time in my life. Usually it is small things: make a mistake at work, burn some

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Performer Analisa Reynoso

Navigating through anxiety

I genuinely do not know the person I would be if I never started taking improv classes. My entire life I’ve been a very anxious person. Though I try my very best to mask it,

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Performer Mitch Lange

Ready for Prime Time

Since I started doing improv when I was a freshman in high school, there was always a group within the company or group that I knew I wanted to perform with. As a younger performer,

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Performer, Dave George

A quarter century of laughs

I got into San Diego improv about 40 years ago. Things were a little different in the 80s.  If you Googled “improv” back then, you would have been doing something strange… The internet didn’t exist,

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Performer Ernie Goyette

Fresh Choice

Years ago, I decided to transition from graphic design to a new career (a fresh choice). I decided to become a voice talent — an industry I have enjoyed for over ten years. Now, I

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