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Rock Island’s Speakeasy Invites You To Laugh Hard TONIGHT!

January 19th, 2024
Rock Island's Speakeasy Invites You To Laugh Hard TONIGHT!

The Speakeasy Laugh Hard Comedy Show is back on May 20! Doors open at 7:00 and the show starts at 8:00. Tickets are only $3.00 for this show! This is a great stand up comedy show featuring many hilarious comedians from across the area! Reserve your tickets in advance to make sure you get in for the show! Your show emcee will be local comedian, Mike Andrales! This is a fun, inexpensive night out with friends! We do have selected food items available and a full bar! No charge for comedians who are participating in the show. Those attending must be 18 or older  Read More

Viva La Divas Return to Speakeasy With Holiday Show Tonight!

December 1st, 2023
Viva La Divas Return to Speakeasy With Holiday Show Tonight!

Experience the PREMIERE Drag Show in the Quad Cities! The Speakeasy (1818 3rd Avenue Rock Island) is thrilled to welcome back the area’s premiere drag show, Viva La Divas, this Friday with a special holiday show tonight! Now in its seventh year, Viva La Divas is the longest running drag show in the Quad Cities bringing you some of the United States best performers! Viva La Divas has three multiple title holders and Speakeasy favorites… Dementia Jaide, Jamie Summers and Milange Cavalli! This outstanding show cast is the kind you would expect to see in a large market like Chicago, New York... Read More

Casas Enjoying A Magical Career

November 20th, 2023
Casas Enjoying A Magical Career

It’s a gloomy Monday morning in a coffee shop filled with sleepy drones and the only full-time magician in the Quad-Cities is performing an amazing trick – he’s making my case of the Mondays disappear. And all without two dozen pieces of flair, shrimp poppers, pizza shooters or extreme fajitas! That’s because David Casas is more than a magician, he’s a magical performer. He’s got a charm, style and panache that makes him compelling to watch on- and off-stage when he’s talking about his craft. Casas, 36, mixes self-deprecating humor and a down-to-earth persona with quicksilver sleights... Read More

Viva Las Divas Are Back At Rock Island’s Speakeasy Friday Night

November 3rd, 2023
Viva Las Divas Are Back At Rock Island's Speakeasy Friday Night

On December 3, The Speakeasy, 1828 3rd Ave., Rock Island, is thrilled to welcome back the areas premiere drag show VIVA LA DIVAS with their special Christmas Spectacular!! Our Speakeasy show cast features multiple title holders Dementia Jaide, Milange Cavalli and Justine Thyme! This outstanding show cast is the kind you would expect to see in a large market like Chicago, New York and even Las Vegas! Our Christmas Spectacular will feature many of your favorite holiday hits performed like you’ve never seen before! This months special guest performer is local favorite, Barbara Busch Light and... Read More

Viva Las Divas Drag Show Returns To Illinois’ Speakeasy TONIGHT!

October 6th, 2023
Viva Las Divas Drag Show Returns To Illinois' Speakeasy TONIGHT!

Drag shows are hardly a drag. If you’ve ever been to one, you know that they’re all over-the-top flamboyance, attitude and above all, raucous fun. That’s certainly the case with Viva Las Divas. The regular drag show at the Circa Speakeasy, 1818 3rd St., Rock Island, returns with a gig TONIGHT, doors open at 7, you get your tickets at the door or by calling 786-7733, ext. 2, and if you’re looking for a colorful, sassy, bawdy, funny evening out, I suggest you check it out. I went to the last Viva show, and have been to a few drag shows before. I have a couple of friends who do drag, and... Read More

Get 100 Laughs At Rock Island Speakeasy Tonight

September 29th, 2023
Get 100 Laughs At Rock Island Speakeasy Tonight

100 Laughs starts with zero and does not stop until they reach 100 audience laughs! Along the way you will enjoy many different improv games that you, the audience, have complete control of! The crazier the suggestions the better! “100 LAUGHS” is an adult show so leave the kids at home! Must be 21 or older to attend. The doors open at 7 and the show begins at 8 on Friday, September 22! Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 the day of the show. Call 786-7733, ext. 2 to reserve your seats today! Online reservations are available by clicking this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/100-laughs-improv-comedy-show-tickets-699792697797?aff=oddtdtcreator&mibextid=Zxz2cZ  Read More

Rock Island Speakeasy Set To Host Regional Stand Up Comedy Competition

September 14th, 2023
Rock Island Speakeasy Set To Host Regional Stand Up Comedy Competition

The Speakeasy in downtown Rock Island, has been a popular club for stand up comedy since opening in 2010. For the last 6 years during September, The Speakeasy has hosted a regional stand up comedy contest called The Speakeasy Laugh Hard Challenge. This contest has brought some of the best stand up comedians from across the country to Rock Island to compete for a chance to win $1,000 and the title of Laugh Hard Champion. “We’ve had comics from Chicago, St. Louis, Denver, Des Moines, Milwaukee, Fresno, CA and many other cities, including many of our great local comics compete,”... Read More

Shots And Giggles Returns To Rock Island’s Speakeasy Saturday Night

August 12th, 2023
Shots And Giggles Returns To Rock Island's Speakeasy Saturday Night

The Speakeasy is happy to welcome back the Nightcaps comedy troupe and their popular adult improv comedy show SHOTS ‘N’ GIGGLES at 8 p.m. Saturday!  “The audience at our performance in March was amazing!  The energy in the room was unbelievable and the performers were feeding off that the entire night” said Brett Hitchcock director of audience development.  “It was similar to when the show was performed by The Blacklist a number of years ago which, at the time, was the most popular adult improv comedy show in town.” SHOTS ‘N’ GIGGLES The show brings improv comedy and alcohol... Read More

Shots And Giggles Returning To Rock Island’s Speakeasy TONIGHT

June 17th, 2023
Shots And Giggles Returning To Rock Island's Speakeasy TONIGHT

It’s baaaaaaack. The most popular improv comedy show in Speakeasy history, Shots and Giggles, is back TONIGHT! Shots ‘n’ Giggles mixes adult beverages and improv comedy into one wild and crazy spectacle! What can possible go wrong with that combination? The talented improv performers are drinking along with the audience during the show. From toasts to shots to audience participation, there’ something new and fun each show! The show starts at 7 p.m. at 1828 3rd Ave., Rock Island. Reserve your tickets by calling 309-786-7733 ext 2 or online at www.thecirca21speakeasy.com.... Read More

Laugh Hard Comedy Show Returns To Speakeasy Tonight

May 19th, 2023
Laugh Hard Comedy Show Returns To Speakeasy Tonight

The Speakeasy Laugh Hard Comedy Show is back TONIGHT in the beautiful newly renovated theater! Doors open at 7:00 and the show starts at 8:00. Tickets are only $3.00 for this show! This is a great stand-up comedy show featuring many hilarious comedians from across the area! Reserve your tickets in advance to make sure you get in for the show! Your show emcee will be local comedian, Leslie Mitchell! This is a fun, inexpensive night out with friends! We do have selected food items available and a full bar! No charge for comedians who are participating in the show. Those attending must be 18 or older! Learn... Read More