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BREAKING: Comedy Sportz Returning To Quad-Cities At Moline’s Spotlight Studio

August 16th, 2022
BREAKING: Comedy Sportz Returning To Quad-Cities At Moline's Spotlight Studio

BREAKING NEWS: Comedy Sportz is back. As previously reported on QuadCities.com, the popular, family-friendly improvisational comedy troupe will re-launch in November at Moline’s Spotlight Studio with its familiar slate of upbeat, one-of-a-kind, all-ages shows. ComedySportz is a fast-paced, all-ages improvisational comedy show that uses audience suggestions in a highly competitive “game” between a red team and a blue team. The teams compete for the most laughs. There is no script or plan prior to each performance resulting in non-stop laughs for the players and audience. ComedySportz is... Read More

What’s The Good News For Illinois And Iowa This Month?

August 15th, 2022
What's The Good News For Illinois And Iowa This Month?

Looking for some good news in your life? Check out What’s The Good News! Every month, QuadCities.com and KWQC-TV6’s “Paula Sands Live” team up to offer you a rundown of some of the fun, interesting, and positive things going on in and around the area. So, what’s the good news this month? Davenport Hires First Wrestling Coach For Girls Team For the first time ever, the Davenport Community School District will have a sanctioned, girls’ wrestling team. Josh Park has been named the head coach and will oversee wrestlers from Davenport North, Central and West High Schools. “I’m every... Read More

Is Comedy Sportz Coming Back To The Quad-Cities?

August 15th, 2022
Is Comedy Sportz Coming Back To The Quad-Cities?

It hasn’t been 100 percent confirmed, but, according to inside sources, and a crapton of cheeky memes being pushed out on social media, a new improvisational comedy group based upon the old Comedy Sportz troupe — and possibly also called Comedy Sportz — featuring many of the same performers is coming back to the Quad-Cities. The memes, all with a sports theme, began being pushed out last week, by a number of local improv comedians who had been involved with Comedy Sportz, including bigwigs Jeff DeLeon and Rick Davis. When DeLeon was contacted about what seemed to be an obvious nod... Read More

Get ‘Shakespeared’ At Moline’s Black Box Theatre Saturday Night

July 30th, 2021
Get 'Shakespeared' At Moline's Black Box Theatre Saturday Night

Those crazy lads and ladies of The Late Nite Show are back with “Shakespeared” at The Black Box Theatre in downtown Moline on 5th Avenue. Improvisers present an all-new “lost” play by William Shakespeare. Blending classic iambic pentameter and vernacular vulgarity, this show is hilarious, not high brow. Come hither, peasants! Rated R for Raucous. Tickets are $10 online at theblackboxtheatre.com or get them at the door. Beverages available for a donation. So, come one, come all to “Shakespeared” July 31 at 7:30 pm.  Read More

‘Shakespeared’ Returning The Funny To Late Night At Moline’s Black Box Theatre

July 29th, 2021
'Shakespeared' Returning The Funny To Late Night At Moline's Black Box Theatre

Missing iambic pentameter? Then don’t miss improve with The Late Nite Show “Shakespeared” coming to The Black Box Theatre July 31 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $10 and available at theblackboxtheatre.com. “Shakespeared” is performed by the comedy crew behind GIT and the former Comedy Sportz in downtown Rock Island. All of their Late Nite Shows have moved to Black Box Theatre in downtown Moline, the new home for late night improvisational comedy in the Quad-Cities!    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

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

February 18th, 2020
Late Nite Improv Shows Return At Moline's Black Box Theatre

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

Late Nite Shows Returning — At Black Box Theatre

December 4th, 2019
Late Nite Shows Returning -- At Black Box Theatre

G.I.T. Improv and The Black Box Theatre of the Quad Cities are excited to announce a new partnership which sees the The Late Nite Shows – a popular line-up of original, uncensored comedy performances – make their long-awaited return at The Black Box Theatre, located at 1623 5th Avenue in downtown Moline, this Saturday.“It’s so funny – at just about every show we’ve done over the past 6 months, people have continuously asked, ‘When are you bringing back the late shows?!’,” said Patrick Adamson, co-founder and CEO of G.I.T. Improv. He laughingly added, “Well, we finally... 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

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