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Hilarity Ensues at Speakeasy Laugh Hard Challenge

September 4th, 2018

Do you like to laugh? Enjoy stand up comedy? Then you’re going to love this competition! The Circa 21 Speakeasy (1818 3rd Ave Rock Island) presents the Speakeasy’s Laugh Hard Challenge, a Stand Up Comedy Competition, this September. Comedians from across the Midwest and as far as Denver and St. Louis will come together to perform their best material in front of a panel of judges and you, the audience! Two preliminary rounds (Saturday Sep 8 and Saturday Sep 15) will produce 10 winners to move onto the finals on Saturday Sep 29. The winner will then not only win the title of Laugh Hard Champion... Read More

Movie: The Musical Debuting At A Theater Near You!

December 21st, 2017

Are you looking for a few good laughs this weekend? Then look no further than The Establishment, downtown Rock Island! As part of the Late Nite Shows series, head down to the The Establishment (220 19th Street Rock Island) for Movie: The Musical, this Friday Dec 22. Movie: The Musical is a one-of-a-kind live comedy show where audience members suggest their favorite movies and the hilarious comedians on-stage turn them into the musicals you never knew they were! Have you always thought Shawshank Redemption could have added a few musical numbers? Want to find out how the soundtrack for The Departed... 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

Walljasper steals the show in Circa’s hilarious ‘Shear Madness’

March 30th, 2016

It’s not often I say a performer steals a show in an ensemble piece, but I feel confident in saying that Tom Walljasper definitely steals the show in “Shear Madness.” Walljasper is so flamboyant and over-the-top funny, grabbing every scene he’s in with some brazen move or line, that it’s impossible to ignore him, not that you’d want to. “Shear” is a very funny, entertaining show. It was on the night I saw it. On the night you see it, it might be even funnier. I say that because it changes from night to night. Not just in the nuances, but in the big strokes. “Shear” is a malleable... Read More

Circa off their rockers with ‘Shear Madness’

March 8th, 2016

Circa ’21 is hoping to cut up audiences in their latest show, “Shear Madness.” The dinner playhouse is presenting the local debut of the longest running comedy in U.S. history. Running through April 30, this slapstick whodunit has played for over 30 consecutive years in Boston and nearly as long at Washington D.C.’s Kennedy Center for the Arts, and Rock Island’s beloved dinner theatre is proud to host both the show and its cast of sterling professional talents. “Shear” will be performed at Circa ’21 on Wednesday, Friday, and Saturdays evenings at 7:45 p.m., Sundays at... Read More