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Davenport’s Mockingbird Brings The Laughs With New Comedy Series, Funny Bird

November 19th, 2021
Davenport's Mockingbird Brings The Laughs With New Comedy Series, Funny Bird

The Mockingbird on Main kicks off its new comedy series, THE FUNNY BIRD, this Saturday, November 20 at 8pm! The debut features Funny Bird’s co-creator and host Dana Moss-Peterson (dubbed Dipshit Dana) along with with Quad City stand-up aficionados Chris Starman, Pubali Kundu and Colin Mattox. “The art of comedy seems a silly and simple endeavor… But it’s a high wire act and often there is no safety net,” Moss-Peterson said. “You tap dance through the inferno, hoping to make it through to the other side and as a comedian you are always chasing the next laugh, languishing against... Read More

Wisenheimer Brings Late Nite Comedy Back To Moline’s Black Box Saturday Nite, Er, I Mean, Night!

September 24th, 2021
Wisenheimer Brings Late Nite Comedy Back To Moline's Black Box Saturday Nite, Er, I Mean, Night!

The Late Nite Shows featuring Wisenheimer plays The Black Box Theatre in downtown Moline on Saturday, September 25 at 7:30 pm.   Wisenheimer – the best in long form improvisational comedy celebrates 10 years this coming December. The troupe of Leslie Mitchell, Jeff De Leon, and Jen Kuhle have a myriad of improv training from nationally renowned institutions, and travel the country performing at comedy festivals. In 2015, the troupe launched Wisenheimer: The Podcast – available on Apple Podcasts and Stitcher. Opening for Wisenheimer is Des Moines stand-up comedian Jameson Cox. Originally... Read More

Tomfoolery On Tremont Presents Carmen Morales Sunday Night!

September 18th, 2021
Tomfoolery On Tremont Presents Carmen Morales Sunday Night!

Tomfoolery On Tremont, 901 Tremont Ave., Davenport, presents comedienne CARMEN MORALES Sunday, September 19 at 7pm.  General Admission: $12 // Table of 2: $30 Carmen Morales has a captivating style which incorporates opinionated quick wit and outlandish characters. Taking from family, friends and people from everyday encounters she transforms into these characters seamlessly, then adds hilarious commentary which leaves the audience doubled over in laughter. With a perfect combination of like-ability and vulnerability she has been well received by audiences internationally. She’s been... Read More

Speakeasy Laugh Hard Challenge Hits The Stage Saturday

September 17th, 2021
Speakeasy Laugh Hard Challenge Hits The Stage Saturday

The Rock Island Speakeasy, 1828 3rd Ave., Rock Island, is presenting the Laugh Hard Challenge at 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18. We are pleased, once again, to be sponsoring the Speakeasy Laugh Stand Up Comedy Competition this year. The second of two preliminary rounds will be this weekend and the finals will take place on September 25. The winner will receive $1,000 and the title of Laugh Hard Champion! We are only accepting 30 comics. We will have 15 perform at each prelim and the top five from both prelims move into the finals. The cost to enter is only $10 and can be done by clicking on link below... Read More

Kil Theodrick From Netflix, Comedy Central, Bringing The Funny To Speakeasy Thursday

September 15th, 2021
Kil Theodrick From Netflix, Comedy Central, Bringing The Funny To Speakeasy Thursday

Omaha native and LA resident Kil Theodrick (as seen on Netflix, Hulu, Comedy Central) is coming through the Quad Cities while on tour for a surprise one night only event at 7 p.m. Thursday! Don’t miss your chance to see Kil live before you’re seeing him on your TV weekly. Hosted by Joshua Kahn Also Featuring Mike Adrales (QC) Steve Jennings (QC) Jameson Cox (Des Moines) Todd Willhite (QC) Aloe Mean (Des Moines) Dan Umthun (Des Moine) Doors are 6:30pm / Show 7pm Tickets $10 by calling the Circa 21 Box Office at 309-786-7733 ext.2 or at www.thecirca21speakeasy.com Tickets are $12 at the door To... Read More

Looking For Some Laughs? Comedian Costaki Economopoulos Playing Davenport TONIGHT!

September 12th, 2021
Looking For Some Laughs? Comedian Costaki Economopoulos Playing Davenport TONIGHT!

Need some laughs tonight? You’re in luck! Tomfoolery On Tremont is presenting COSTAKI ECONOMOPOULOS! Costaki will perform at 7 p.m. Sept. 12. General Admission: $15; Table: $35 The biggest name in comedy! For 20 years Costaki has been living his dream as a full-time stand up comic. He has written jokes for Bette Midler, Jay Leno, MTV and BET. You may have seen him on Showtime, or heard him on Sirius, but you probably know him best from his regular appearances on the nationally Syndicated Bob & Tom Show. TIX, Gen Admission: https://www.eventbrite.com/…/tomfoolery-on-tremont… TIX,... Read More

Looking For Open Mic Nights This Week? Check Out The Quad-Cities Comedy Connection Listings!

August 10th, 2021
Looking For Open Mic Nights This Week? Check Out The Quad-Cities Comedy Connection Listings!

It’s always important for performers to get out in front of a live audience to test material, and it’s fun and exciting to be in the audience listening to something being created and shared for the first time. Along those lines, and because we at QuadCities.com love our local comedy scene, we’re presenting a new feature, the Open Mic Listings for the week, courtesy of Quad Cities Comedy Connection. If you’re an aspiring performer and looking for a spot to get some stage time, this is your place to check the schedule! And if you’re looking for a fun and interesting... Read More

Speakeasy Laugh Hard Competition Finals This Saturday!

September 28th, 2018
Speakeasy Laugh Hard Competition Finals This Saturday!

After two outstanding preliminary rounds on Sept. 8 and 15 with stand-up comedians from across the Midwest and from as far away as St Louis, The Speakeasy in downtown Rock Island is now down to the top 10 competing for the chance to win $1,000 and be crowned as Speakeasy Laugh Hard Champion on Sept. 29.    QuadCities.com is a proud sponsor of the Speakeasy Laugh Hard Competition. “We are so excited about this show on the 29th” said Brett Hitchcock, director of audience development. “We’ve had so many talented comics perform during this month. It was really difficult for the judges... Read More

Speakeasy Laugh Hard Competition Down To The Top 10!

September 20th, 2018
Speakeasy Laugh Hard Competition Down To The Top 10!

After two outstanding preliminary rounds on Sept. 8 and 15 with stand-up comedians from across the Midwest and from as far away as St Louis, The Speakeasy in downtown Rock Island is now down to the top 10 competing for the chance to win $1,000 and be crowned as Speakeasy Laugh Hard Champion on Sept. 29.   QuadCities.com is a proud sponsor of the Speakeasy Laugh Hard Competition. “We are so excited about this show on the 29th” said Brett Hitchcock, director of audience development. “We’ve had so many talented comics perform during this month. It was really difficult for the judges... 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