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Open Source Bringing New Improv To QC Comedy Scene

February 8th, 2017

The Quad Cities has seen a lot of change in the past five years in the local comedy scene. Many shows have risen and many have fallen to the wayside. Now the newest addition to the scene arrives and is preparing to make a name for themselves. Open Source Improv is a collection of comedians that have come together from virtually every comedy property in the Quad Cities and beyond to make something new and exciting. Hoping to bring their passion for improv to the forefront, Open Source Improv is looking to reinforce a community of comedy. Every aspect of their shows, from the themes to the venue,... Read More

Making Good Girls Go Burlesque

August 26th, 2016

Bottoms Up Quad City Burlesque has been a strong presence in the Q-C nightlife scene since its debut five years ago. And, in all that time, as host and admin to our Facebook page, I have read so many messages asking for more. The requests for classes, auditions, bachelorette parties, festivals, and the list goes on and on. This year we were finally able to make a dream come true. The Bottoms Up School of Burlesque was brought to life after all this time. Over the past 15 weeks students have learned the building blocks to burlesque. Not only the “how to” but also what lies behind burlesque. If... Read More

Blacklist is on the move for the summer!

April 27th, 2016

The premiere adult, uncensored, and unapologetic improv troupe in the Quad Cities, The Blacklist is taking their summer into their own hands! It was recently announced that the Backroom Comedy Theater which has been home to the “bad boys of improv” since January of 2015 will be closing for the summer season. However Blacklist fans should not be worried! “The Father of the Blacklist,” George Strader has announced that the company will be producing a Summer Show Series across the Quad-Cities in the coming months. “We will be bringing together bands and comedy (both standup and improv) all... Read More

Uncovering the comedy greatness in our backyard

April 1st, 2016

When I was first asked to take on the job writing about the local comedy scene for Quadcities.com I knew immediately what my first article would have to be about. I wanted to look back at where I personally got my start in comedy but because nearly every opportunity to do comedy in the Quad Cities stems from one organization’s timeline in our hometown; ComedySportz Quad Cities. If you’re reading this but have no idea who or what ComedySportz is, I will tell you what you are in for if you attend a show. The style of comedy performed is improv comedy. Meaning everything you see and hear... Read More