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!

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, August 10th
Improv Triple Play

3 Teams improvise with a suggestion from the audience

Saturdays at 7pm
Tickets: $10 

Reserve your tickets
Bird City Comedy
The Roast of Depression

Thursday, August 8th 8:30pm

Comedy people only roast the ones they love, but Burn City roasts the stuff that we got no love for. 

Each month, we'll pick a different societal ill and do our best to set it ablaze. We'll go in on a wide variety of bullshit, from the mistreatment of marginalized groups of the population to the rising suicide rate to rampant income inequality and more. 

This month's target is "Depression," and we'll be raising money for the Arizona Suicide Prevention Coalition during the show.

Tickets $5 at the door
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.

Each month 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
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: Billy Brandes

Billy Brandes has been performing for four years. Some of the local teachers that have influenced his are Sam Haldiman, Jacque Arend, Stacey Reed Hanlon, Shane Shannon and Randy Messersmith. His favorite groups to watch are  Salmon Shane, Jax N Reed and Skewed News Hour. 
His favorite formats are the Monoscene, Slacker and the web search format his team performs. The thing Billy enjoys most about improv are the characters. He enjoys the creativity and playfullness of discovery. 

Favorite quote/advice from a coach/instructor: 
Shane, touch something
- Stacey Reed Hanlon 

You can see Billy perform with:
Hearts on Fire every 2nd Saturday
Featured team every first Saturday



Cast: Jackie Rich, Tara Jensen, Tillea Baltzell, and John Palmer

Plunk! is a Second Beat born and bred improv team featuring 100% Second Beat Theater training graduates. Jumping onto the scene, Plunk!’s fun and high energy show combines memorable characters in unusual circumstances with a splash of refreshing insanity.

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

Skewed News Hour!

You pick the news we pick it apart

Every 3rd Friday at 7pm
Tickets: $7

Reserve your tickets
Register for a class in 2019

Wednesday, August 7th 6:30-9:30pm

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.

Register today!


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

Be a part of the experience.

Submit your team for the schedule.

Submission form
Featured Performer: Clifton Gray
Clifton Gray has been performing since April 2011. His influences include the founding members of the Torch, Brian O'Connell, P-Graph, Annie and Levin O'Conner and AJ Shainker. 
Clifton doesn't have a specific format that he prefers but said if he's not performing one he tends to think of the show in terms of the Harold. The thing he loves most about improv is the freedom to control your world. 

Favorite quote/advice from a coach/instructor:
if you think you've reached the end of improv and there's nothing new to do, invent something no one has every done before. It's a limitless artform. - Levin O'Conner 

You can see Clifton perform with:
New Heart every 4th Saturday
Skewed News Hour every 3rd Friday
Featured team every first Saturday

Zombie Gourmet


Cast: Andrew Bernier, Eric Storie, Jackie Rich, Liz Hutchman, and Alexander Danvers

Zombie Gourmet dishes up an organic buffet of brainy bits, relying on flexibility, support, high energy and feeding off of each other to shape their shows.

Composed of stylistically diverse and dynamic troupe members, well seasoned like hand-me-down cast iron, ZG marches ceaselessly toward the lights in their ravenous pursuit of comedy.

Long form full of bizarre worlds, pulsating organs, and lightly braised transitions, the Zombie Gourmet format explores the soft, fleshy, delicious parts of improv.

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