|Scotty, Iliza, me, Alicia, and Chris at the Tempe Improv; more pics @ my personal blog|
Likewise, the two introductory comedians and Iliza herself were easy to hear. We were lucky enough to be seated very close to the stage and I heard just about everything. I was able to follow along and hear everything just fine.
However, there was one problem with the evening. Before the show the Improv played a short video with some upcoming comedians and an overview of the rules of the establishment. This video was so loud I immediately had to turn off one hearing aid. It was so loud it was painful. I think we were close to a speaker, but there was no reason it needed to be that loud. They need more speakers if they are having trouble with the sound reaching all areas of the audience. My ears felt weird for several hours afterward, but luckily I could still hear the comedians.
It can be tricky to deal with acoustics in a large dining establishment with a stage. I guess it's better for it to be too loud than too quiet. Luckily it was short, but unfortunately it was so short that finding a staff member to ask to adjust the volume was prohibitive.
All in all, though, it was a great night.