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, is designed to be fluid. Having already set the start date for their debut show at Fargo Lounge in Moline, the following week they will have a show at the Circa 21 Speakeasy in Rock Island.

The idea behind moving around being that the performers in Open Source Improv love what they do but in the past have felt restricted. This collective aims to break free from those restrictions and adopt a philosophy of passion.

Shows can be whenever, wherever, and featuring whomever. This also means that fans will have to keep an eye on their Facebook page, which can be found at

All of their shows will be adult and uncensored so you must be 21+ to attend. Their premiere show “Open Source Edits:” will be at the Fargo Lounge in Highland Park Bowl on the Avenue of the Cities in Moline on Saturday February 11 with a ticket price of $10.

Come out and check out this new chapter in the local comedy scene!


Joshua Kahn is one of the most recognizable names in the Quad City Entertainment scene. The host of Bottoms Up Quad City Burlesque, comedian for ComedySportz Quad Cities and The Blacklist Theater Company. He has also produced several live standup comedy showcases as well as launched a comedy web series, “Against the Odds.”