Register for a class in 2019
Saturday, May 25th 11-2pm

In this class students will learn the fundamental tools necessary for improv. They will learn the benefits of working as an ensemble by building skills in collaboration, support, listening and saying yes to the possibilities of anything.

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2x2x2 Log Roll Improv Jam
2 randomly selected improvisers
2 teams go head to head
2 minutes each
Play multiple times with multiple people. 
Free to play.
Free to watch.
Free to have fun.

Every Second Saturday at 8:30pm
Net Show Saturday, June 8th 
Improv Triple Play

3 Teams improvise with a suggestion from the audience

Saturdays at 7pm
Tickets: $10 

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Gemini Show
Every year we celebrate the twins by hosting a night of two person improv shows that is an improvised genre.
From action to drama or science fiction each team selects their genre and they improvise a show based on it. See all your favorites in this improv marathon.

Date: Thursday, June 20th
Time: 7pm
Cost: $5

Click to see all the different genres

Third Wheel - BFF
Our Third Wheel of improv couples was so much fun we decided to do it again with our improv best friends. Come watch or put your name in to perform with some of the best improv duos in Phoenix.

Date: Thursday, June 13th
Time: 7pm
Price: $5

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Be a part of the experience.
Submit your team for the July schedule.

Submission form
Have a show idea you want to produce?

Friday nights are open for your programming desires. These shows are not limited to improv and can be anything ranging from stand up, music, sketch or whatever you would like to put up. 

If you have a show proposal put it together and submit it.
All submissions will be considered.

Submit your show idea
Featured Performer: Brian Ress
Brian has been improvising for about 5 years. Some of his local influences have been Jacque Arend, Sam Haldiman and Shane Shannon.
He enjoys performing in a Monoscene or the Deconstruction. He says he tends to lean toward slow play and thinks the best part of improv is just having fun. Brian says if you are reading this you are awesome.

Favorite quote/advice from a coach/instructor: 
 Play through the anxiety. 

You can see Brian perform with:
Plunk every 1st Saturday
Hearts on Fire every 2nd Saturday
Featured team every fourth Saturday

Two Cubed


Cast: Andrew Hadder, Eric Storie, Javier Gilmore, Michael Ziman, and Meredith Howell

Coming together in 2017, Too Cubed is a Phoenix-based improv ensemble that approaches The Harold with big characters and high energy. The diverse cast provides compelling and interesting viewpoints on life, the universe, and everything.
During their shows, Too Cubed discovers deep connections between themselves and the audience through play and fun.

Slack Jam

3 randomly selected improvisers
3 minutes each

Enjoy this fast paced jam.
Don't get comfortable sitting down. You'll be up again before you know it.

Every fourth Saturday at 8:30pm
Next Show Saturday. June 22nd

Skewed News Hour!

You pick the news we pick it apart

Every 3rd Friday at 7pm
Tickets: $7

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Free Improv Drop In Workshop
Sunday, July 21st 
from 2:30-4:30pm

Interested in taking an improv class but not sure you are ready to commit?
Second Beat is now offering a free intro to improv drop in workshop.
Instructed by: Laurie Shellenbarger
No registration needed

Invite your friends to our event!

Register your team for the Pigtails Tournament

Have a team and want a chance for some extra stage time or a group you have been wanting to play with and want to see if you have the chemistry to be the next big thing? 

Submit your team for the next round of Pigtails Tournament.

Thursday, July 4th three teams will compete for the audience vote. The winning team will be invited back to defend their title the following month. To submit enter your team information through our team availability form..

Submit your team
Solo workshop with Kim Porter
Every Sunday from 6:30-9:30pm
$15 per session

Do you need something meaningful to do between acting gigs? Do you have a story you are itching to tell? Let award-winning writer/performer Kim Porter help you make that happen at the Solo Workshop.

This workshop is designed to help participants generate new material, support projects already in development, and offer accountability in a relaxed and generous small group environment.

The Solo Workshop is designed to meet the participant where they are and is therefore ideal for both beginners and established writer-performers.

Because the Solo Workshop is employing an on-going, drop-in model for participation, artists can work at their own pace and budget.

For more information about the Solo Workshop contact Kim Porter at

Featured Performer: Bryan Gerdes
Bryan just celebrated his 8th year performing on the 20th. He's been influenced by his instructors along with Steve Martin, Emo Phillips, Steven Wright and Robin Williams.
Bryan likes the Slacker format for it's energy. He loves the people he has met and the fun shows that have him laughing all week. He wants you to know that he carries the secret to improv in his wallet.

Favorite quote/advice from a coach/instructor:
Touch something - Stacey Hanlon

You can see Bryan perform with:
New Heart every 4th Saturday
Featured team every fourth Saturday

New Heart


Cast: Bryan Gerdes, Clifton Gray, Laurie Shellenbarger, and Rachel Tullio

From audience suggestions, NewHeart builds scenes with strong characters and points of view, allowing relationships to drive the discovery of concepts and connections throughout each show.

From the absurd and playful, to the real and ridiculous, shows often tackle complex themes such as renewal, loss, hope, stagnation, death and other hilarious tragedies that define the human spirit. NewHeart strives to bring love, honesty, and passion to the world, one set at a time.

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