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 National Comedy Theatre´s High School League Competes for Laughs At Two-Day Competition May 4-5, 2013

​SAN DIEGO – April 19, 2013 –National Comedy Theatre´s High School League is holding an improv comedy tournament for all high school participants on May 4 and 5, 2013. The winner of the competition will play against NCT’s main stage cast on Friday, May 11.

“The NCT High School League is a unique opportunity for high school students in San Diego to learn improv skills and theory, and to put it into practice with regular performances,” says Gary Kramer, founder and artistic director, National Comedy Theatre. “Students learn so much more than performance skills; they learn communication skills, problem solving skills, and they build their confidence.”

Beginning in September, each school is assigned a coach from the professional NCT team. Teams receive monthly training, and are free to schedule rehearsals every week after school. Every NCT High School League performance acts as a fund-raiser for the school´s own theatre department.

High schools involved in the 2013 NCT High School League include:
• Bishops High School
• Pt. Loma High School
• Mt. Carmel High School
• Pacific Ridge High School
• Francis Parker High School
• La Jolla High School
• Monarch School
• Otay Ranch High School
• SCPA High School
• Coronado High School
• St. Augustine High School

Tickets are just $5 each for the High School League performances on May 4 and 5. Saturday’s performances are from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.; and on Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information, contact the NCT Box Office at 619-295-4999. Tickets are available at the door. National Comedy Theatre is located at 3717 India Street in Mission Hills neighborhood of San Diego.

About the National Comedy Theatre (NCT)

Established by artistic director, Gary Kramer, National Comedy Theatre is San Diego´s home for improv comedy and has been entertaining audiences of all sizes and types across the nation with their unique brand of interactive, improv comedy for more than 20 years. As the longest continuously running show in San Diego history, NCT provides high-octane, highly-interactive and hysterical shows that are clean, and appropriate for all audiences. Guests pick the games, suggest scenarios, help call the fouls, and then ultimately decide which team is the evening’s winner. In addition to weekly performances, NCT also conducts improv workshops, performs at corporate and private events, conducts teambuilding workshops and works with up and coming high school and college students to hone their performing skills. National Comedy Theatre is located at 3717 India Street, San Diego, Calif., 92103. For more information including performance schedules and group rates, visit the NCT website at or call 619-295-4999.​