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Late Nite Improv Shows Return At Moline’s Black Box Theatre

February 18th, 2020

The Late Nite Shows are back! Catch a double-header of improv comedy after dark at The Black Box Theatre, 1623 5th Ave., Moline this Friday, February 22, from 8 to 10 p.m. The shows, formerly presented by Comedy Sportz and now by its offshoot, GiT improv, are as follows this weekend: Nocturne Falls – 8pm A small town is preparing for a festival, and the Mayor has just been murdered. In a town with characters and stories too mysterious to forget, someone(s) done something they want to keep hidden. What will happen to the festival? What will happen to the truth? It’s killer comedy. IT’S... Read More

QuadCities.com – Top 30 Stories Of 2019 (#10 – #1)

December 31st, 2019

And here you have them, the TOP TEN stories of the year, 2019. There were obviously a lot of big stories this year, but, these are the ten that we picked to have the biggest impact and resonance. Why did we pick these stories? A couple of them involved incredible achievements by local groups of people, achievements that are rarely accomplished by groups on the local level. Some of those involved achievements by groups of kids, which make them even more impressive, and also leave the possibility for even greater resonance later on down the line as those children grow and mature and work towards... Read More

QC Scene Looks Back On The Images Of 2019, Part Two

December 30th, 2019
Various decorated rocks from the QC Rocks project

We’re looking back on a great year of entertainment, sports and features here at QuadCities.com, and QC Scene is here to display some of the images of the year, featuring the places, people and events that made the year great! Here’s part one of our look back in pictures:  Read More

Comedy Sportz Takes A Final Bow Next Weekend

November 18th, 2019

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

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

Center For Living Arts Moving Into Establishment Space

July 2nd, 2019

The Establishment Theater has a new tenant — and it’s one that’s familiar to the downtown Rock Island District. The Center for Living Arts, run by Dino and Tina Hayz at their former home on 4th Avenue in downtown Rock Island for the past 13 years, will spend their 14th and subsequent years at the Establishment Theater, 220 19th Street. The Center takes over the spot from Comedy Sportz, which had been the place’s tenant for the past nine years before moving on. Dino announced the move on his facebook page today, posting, “So… we were going to wait and make this... Read More

Here Are The REAL Entrepreneurs You Should Be Keeping Up With

March 6th, 2019

Anyone read that article sweeping the web about Terry Tilka? He’s celebrating his 30th year of busting his ass as the owner of the coolest bar in the Quad-Cities, one that’s outlived almost every other and fought its way through countless trends, several recessions and umpteen financial curves in the Quad-Cities. Terry started off young, when he was in college, owning bars around the area, and busted his ass most frequently as the owner of O’Meara’s (named after his Mom’s maiden name), before putting his money and his life on the table to buy a little spot called RIBCO when there was... Read More

Twisted Tales of the Quad Cities

January 14th, 2019

Learn about some of the most Twisted Tales of the Quad Cities in the library at the Butterworth Center & Deere-Wiman House (1105 8th St. Moline) this Thursday Jan 17 from 7 – 8 p.m. Jeff Adamson of ComedySportz will take guests through a photo buffet of weird but true QC facts. From a misplaced river, to our local connection to the JFK assassination, these are stories you have probably never heard. And what better place to expand your knowledge of the Quad Cities than in one of the most historical homes in the area? Both built by the family of John Deere, the Butterworth Center and Deere-Wiman... 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

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

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