Meet Me

I'm Dave Thurston. I love making people laugh.

I'm an Arizona native, a graduate of Marcos De Niza High School, Mesa Community College, Arizona State University and Keller. I'm forever grateful for the chance to coach the hardest working, most loyal, talented, sexy group of improviser on the planet, the Outliars. I hope that many of them will go onto greater things from here.  

After performing, teaching and directing with the Jester'Z for seven years I moved to Chicago and took improv comedy classes at the Second City, Annoyance and Improv Olympic now called The IO. So that was fun. I got to meet Tim Meadows. I was there for the 50 anniversary. I got see Martin Short, Catherine O'hara, Harold Ramis, and many more of the greats LIVE. It was amazing.

I've proud to have had a chance to perform at the Second Cities E.T.C., The Tempe Improv, The Tempe Center for the Performing Arts, The Chicago Center for the Performing Arts, The Del Close Theater, The Family Room, and. And I'm very grateful to have had the chance to study under Mick Napier, Michael Gellman.

I would like to see the Improvised comedy community grow. I would like to see 50 improvised comedy clubs in Phoenix. I want to own 10 of them.

I have a book coming out in April called, "The Art of Fast Improv. How to start an improv comedy troupe in 10 week, The Outliars Manual." I'm looking forward to that.

I hope that you will come out to a show sometime soon. I hope you laugh until it hurts and I'll do my best to make that happen.

We would love for you to like us on Facebook at!/TheOutliarsComedyClub

We also have youtube page Outliars ComedyClub. It's awesome.

See you at a show soon.


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