NOV 7 - 10
Improv / Standup /Sketch
Brian James O’Connell "BOC" Neil Garguilo + Mishell Livio

PUMPS + Peach Pit + Bingewatch + Mall People + Comic Chaos + Tiny Punches + Leaky Faucets + Verizon Qwest + Hearts On Fire + Chartreuquoise + The Cosmonauts + Barren Mind Improv + You And Me Against The World + The soapbox + Party Barf + Kitten Spit + The Riveters + The Dating Scene + The Openers + Pilot season + Baby Fish Mouth + Carnival Diet + Comedy Corner + ¿Cómo se dice? + Rich Gary + Mohtasham + Amy Liszka + Peter Moses + Leland Long + Mike Falzone + Amber Aviles + Wynter Spears

Natalie Brasington Photographer

Natalie Brasington Photographer

Maria Bamford headlines the 4th annual Tucson Comedy Arts Festival at the Rialto Theatre!

Four nights of improv, standup, and sketch comedy featuring Tucson’s top improvisors and comedians.

Brian James O’Connell of The Pack Theater Los Angeles, Neil Garguilo Los Angeles, and Mishell Livo from Chicago’s famed Second City and IO Theater, bring their comedy to the Tucson Improv Movement stage at 414 E 9th Street next to the Coronet and Revel Wine bar.

Maria Bamford + Comedy Festival COMBO passes available for purchase from the Rialto Theatre website ($42-$52)

All Festival Passes are $25 (excludes the Maria Bamford show.) Seating is first come, first served for passes.

Individual shows $5 - see below

Schedule Of Shows

Improv & sketch workshops






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