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Get Shakespeared At Rock Island Library

April 18th, 2017

Just in time for Shakespeare’s upcoming birthday, the great Bard of Avon gets the improv treatment at the Rock Island Public Library on Wednesday, April 20. Shakespeared, which consists of Shakespearean improvisational comedy from Guys in Ties of Comedy Sportz, Rock Island, will be presented at 6:00 pm in the Rock Island Main Library Community Room, 401 19th Street. The rollicking improvisational romp in the style of Shakespeare is provided at no charge. For more information about Rock Island Library events, visit www.rockislandlibrary.org, call 309-732-READ or follow the Rock Island Library... Read More

Open Source Opening In Speakeasy This Weekend

February 17th, 2017

Emerging from the ashes of the Blacklist, Open Source Comedy, the area’s roving improvisational comedy troupe, is roaming back to its place of origin – the Speakeasy in Rock Island. Open Source will perform for two shows Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Speakeasy, 1828 3rd Ave., Rock Island. Tickets are on sale at the door at by phone at 786-7733, ext. 2. “Over the past 25 years, The Speakeasy in downtown Rock Island has been the original home to several popular comedy troupe’s including ComedySportz for 20 years and, more recently, the now defunct Blacklist comedy troupe. The Speakeasy... Read More

Ring In The New Year With Laughs At Comedy Sportz

December 30th, 2016

Are you looking for some comedy on New Year’s Eve among the celebrating? Then stop by Comedy Sportz for some laughter. At 7:00 p.m. there will be a match between the Red Resolutions and the Blue Baby New Years. This event will continue till 9:15 p.m., leaving time to fill your night with other activities until midnight. CSz Quad Cities is located at 220 19th Street, Rock Island. Tickets are sold for $12.00 and available at: https://www.showclix.com/event/event4065768578755802428882068756278683020641993245934321 The match is set up with a referee who calls the fouls and keeps the match on the... Read More

Establishment Stands Up For Laughs This Weekend

November 25th, 2016

As home to Comedy Sportz, the Establishment Theater, 220 19th St., Rock Island, has long enjoyed a reputation as a venue for G-rated improvisational comedy. But over the last few months, they’ve also opened up their stage to more PG- and R-rated stand up. This weekend they’ll get back to that, with the Establishment Stands Up! At 9:30 Saturday night, after the regular Comedy Sportz show, a number of comedians will dole out their dicier routines. It’s not for the kiddies, but it is for the laughs. The last show, which I reviewed, hosted by The Establishment’s own Patrick Adamson, was a... Read More

Chili Three Ways Is Cool And Hot Comedy

November 17th, 2016

Since I began reviewing the shows at the Establishment Theater, 220 19th St., Rock Island, I have laughed harder than I have laughed all year long. I love this place and I hope you all give it a looksee one of these weekends. You can catch PG rated Comedy Sportz starting at 7 p.m. and stick around for the R rated aftershow of the evening. The improvisational comedy never fails to impress the crowd as audience involvement is key to these shows. The actors are all very gifted with communication and have unstoppable wits about them. This weekend’s late night show is Chili Three ways, and the last... Read More

Establishment Stands Up Quite Well

October 5th, 2016

Stand up comedy can be found every last Saturday of every month right here in our District of Rock Island at the Establishment theatre, home of your local Comedy Sportz show. September 2015 gave us the comedy stylings of the very Irish Colin Ryan, hilarious local comedian Dan Deibert, and of course the introductory and in between jokes from our Establishment’s own beloved Jeff Adamson. Now first of all, the theatre was PACKED! Jeff opened up with a few funny tidbits and introduced Ryan, who was fully ready to alleviate any concerns about his lucky charms. For the record, he has no lucky charms,... Read More

Don’t Try This At Home, But Do Go To The Establishment For It

October 4th, 2016

Each Friday and Saturday night, there is an adult level after show following the regularly scheduled Comedy Sportz performance in the District of Rock Island. This is the point where the kids exit the building so the bigger kids can let loose on stage. There is a different show every Friday and Saturday night. They rotate and come up with new ideas all the time to add into the mix. The show from last weekend is known as “Don’t Try This At Home”. Talk about a full house! I almost had to stand up for the show. Luckily, there was a spot by the bar just perfect for me. I needed to... Read More

Chili Three Ways Is Cool And Hot Comedy

September 21st, 2016

Since I began reviewing the shows at the Establishment Theater, 220 19th St., Rock Island, I have laughed harder than I have laughed all year long. I love this place and I hope you all give it a looksee one of these weekends. You can catch PG rated Comedy Sportz starting at 7 p.m. and stick around for the R rated aftershow of the evening. The improvisational comedy never fails to impress the crowd as audience involvement is key to these shows. The actors are all very gifted with communication and have unstoppable wits about them. After the Comedy Sportz show for Sept. 17, I stuck around to laugh... Read More

It’s Your Fault If You Miss The Hilarious It’s Your Fault At The Establishment

September 20th, 2016

The Establishment Theatre rests in the heart of the District of Rock Island just around the corner from Circa 21. Within it are your local improvisational comedy masters and the softest big pretzel you are going to find in the Q-C.  When you make it down for Comedy Sportz, be sure to stick around for the late shows. There are MANY of these. It just depends on which night you choose to come by that will decide your fate. These are geared toward adults, so the kids are more than welcome for Comedy Sportz shows, but need to be safely out of the building before the actors are virtually set free on... Read More

Establishment Stands Up Again This Weekend For Comedy

August 26th, 2016

As home to Comedy Sportz, the Establishment Theater, 220 19th St., Rock Island, has long enjoyed a reputation as a venue for G-rated improvisational comedy. But over the last few months, they’ve also opened up their stage to more PG- and R-rated stand up. This weekend they’ll get back to that, with the Establishment Stands Up! At 9:30 Saturday night, after the regular Comedy Sportz show, a number of comedians will dole out their dicier routines. It’s not for the kiddies, but it is for the laughs. The last show, which I reviewed, hosted by The Establishment’s own Patrick Adamson, was a good... Read More

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