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Remembering A Giant On The Quad-Cities Comedy Scene: RIP George Schulz

June 28th, 2022
Remembering A Giant On The Quad-Cities Comedy Scene: RIP George Schulz

One of the giants of the Quad-Cities comedy scene over the past couple of decades is gone. George Schulz, a beloved anchor performer for Comedy Sportz and its various offshoot projects including GiT, passed away today. Schulz has been eulogized and mourned by hundreds of local comedy and theater performers and fans. His close friend and fellow performer Jeff DeLeon posted on his Facebook, “It still doesn’t seem real. My brother in the improv trenches, confidant, buddy I could nerd out with over stupid stuff, and panda-in-human-form friend… ‘Big G’ George Schulz is gone. While... Read More

Playcrafters Raising the Roof with Guys In Ties

April 9th, 2022
Playcrafters Raising the Roof with Guys In Ties

Playcrafters Barn Theatre is excited to welcome the incredibly funny AND incredibly talented G.I.T. Improv troupe to their stage on April 23rd at 7 PM as they will be helping the community theatre raise money for their “Raise the Roof” campaign! Playcrafters’ roof began failing seriously while we shut down in 2020. It needs to be replaced, and as you can imagine, replacing a gambrel roof of this size is a very expensive project. Insurance will only cover replacing less than half the roof (parts damaged by winds in 2020); they have raised a few thousand beyond that amount but, when reopened... Read More

Your Laughs Can Help Fight Alzheimer’s April 7

April 6th, 2022
Your Laughs Can Help Fight Alzheimer’s April 7

Join us for a fun-filled evening of laughter, delicious food and specialty cocktails benefiting the Fight to End Alzheimer’s! Every day we get a bit closer to understanding how to end the illness that has impacted so many of our loved ones. Help us fight even harder by attending our incredible event, which directly supports the Alzheimer’s Association in its fight to end Alzheimer’s. Thursday, April 7, 2022 at 6:00 PM Holiday Inn & Suites Davenport 4215 Elmore Avenue Davenport, IA 52807 Get your tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/comedy-for-a-cause-tickets-241422329687    Read More

G.I.T. Bringing Improv Comedy Back To Moline’s Black Box Theatre

May 21st, 2021
G.I.T. Bringing Improv Comedy Back To Moline's Black Box Theatre

G.I.T. Improv and The Black Box Theatre of the Quad Cities are excited to announce the long-awaited return of the The Late Nite Shows – a popular line-up of original, uncensored comedy performances – to The Black Box Theatre stage, located at 1623 5th Avenue in downtown Moline, beginning Saturday, May 22nd at 7:30PM. “To say we are more-than-ready to get back on stage and make the Quad Cities laugh again would be a massive understatement,” said Jeff Adamson, owner of G.I.T Improv. “We have maintained great communication with the Black Box over the past year and are approaching... Read More

Uncensored Comedy Shows Return to Moline’s Black Box Theatre

May 16th, 2021
Uncensored Comedy Shows Return to Moline’s Black Box Theatre

G.I.T. Improv and The Black Box Theatre of the Quad Cities are excited to announce the long-awaited return of the The Late Nite Shows — a popular line-up of original, uncensored comedy performances — to The Black Box , 1623 5th Ave., in downtown Moline, beginning Saturday, May 22 at 7:30 p.m. “To say we are more-than-ready to get back on stage and make the Quad-Cities laugh again would be a massive understatement,” said Jeff Adamson, owner of G.I.T Improv. “We have maintained great communication with the Black Box over the past year and are approaching these shows with a renewed... Read More

The Late Nite Shows return to The Black Box Theatre on Saturday, May 22

May 13th, 2021
The Late Nite Shows return to The Black Box Theatre on Saturday, May 22

G.I.T. Improv and The Black Box Theatre of the Quad Cities are excited to announce the long-awaited return of the The Late Nite Shows – a popular line-up of original, uncensored comedy performances – to The Black Box Theatre stage, located at 1623 5th Avenue in downtown Moline, beginning Saturday, May 22nd at 7:30PM. “To say we are more-than-ready to get back on stage and make the Quad Cities laugh again would be a massive understatement,” said Jeff Adamson, owner of G.I.T Improv. “We have maintained great communication with the Black Box over the past year and are approaching... Read More

Comedy Sportz Takes A Final Bow Next Weekend

November 18th, 2019
Comedy Sportz Takes A Final Bow Next Weekend

The longest-running show in the Quad Cities takes a final bow in November as the entity known as ComedySportz will be formally converting into G.I.T. Improv following a 30-year run of family-friendly, competitive improv matches. “It’ll definitely be a shift for comedy in the Quad Cities, and we’re very excited about what the future holds,” said Jeff Adamson, co-founder and co-owner of both CSz Quad Cities, Ltd. and G.I.T. Improv. ComedySportz began in 1990 enjoying successful runs at both the former ComedySportz Arena (The Speakeasy) and at The Establishment before relocating this year... Read More

Yes, and… Comedy Sportz Is Improvising Into G.I.T. Improv Band

November 6th, 2019
Yes, and... Comedy Sportz Is Improvising Into G.I.T. Improv Band

Comedy Sportz is about to pull off their last “yes, and…” After 30 years, the improvisational troupe will no longer play under the Comedy Sportz banner, instead changing their name to the G.I.T. Improv Band starting in December. Comedy Sportz Quad-Cities, one of 29 groups nationwide, debuted March 20, 1990 in the Speakeasy next to Circa ’21. The franchise, based off the popular improvisational game slate created six years earlier and franchised to various locations nationwide in the years after, was brought to town by Jeff and Patrick Adamson and Brett and Denny Hitchcock,... Read More

Get Shakespeared At Rock Island Library

April 18th, 2017
Get Shakespeared At Rock Island Library

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