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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

QuadCities.com – Top 30 Stories Of 2019 (#30 – #21)

December 29th, 2019

It’s almost the end of the year, and it’s time for everyone to flashback on the past 300-plus days, and we at QuadCities.com are right there with you. We’re taking a glance in the rearview at the past 365 to run down the top 30 stories of the year for our site! Of course, since we cover entertainment, sports, and features, that’s all we’ve got going on here. For stories on the flood, politics, crime and such, please feel free to check out our news media partners at KWQC-TV6. For the criteria on how we picked the stories, check out my column on the countdown. As always, it’s interesting... Read More

Comedy Sportz Leaving The Establishment May 25

April 4th, 2019

After eight years, Comedy Sportz is leaving The Establishment Theater, 220 19th Street, Rock Island. “It is not the close of our shows just the venue,” said Patrick Adamson, director of Comedy Sportz Quad-Cities. “I don’t want to disclose the future locations for ComedySportz yet.”We are excited for the future,” Adamson added. “The team is on board and ready to rumble. We have so much love for the Establishment and Rock Island.” Adamson declined to comment on potential new venues for the troupe, although there is speculation on two particular landing... 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

Let’s Hear Some Applause for Paws!

January 16th, 2019

An all-ages family-friendly magic show that helps raise funds for a great cause? Let’s hear some Applause for Paws! King’s Harvest Pet Rescue No Kill Shelter will hold its first “Applause for Paws” fundraiser this Sunday Jan 20 from 2 – 5 p.m. at The Establishment (220 19th Street Rock Island). Direct from Las Vegas, and Quad Cities favorite, The Magic of David Casas, stars in this all ages family friendly magic show! The show will feature mind-blowing magic, hilarious family friendly comedy and plenty of audience interaction. David Casas has been entertaining audiences for over 20 years... Read More

ComedySportz Classic Celebrates The Establishment’s 8th Anniversary!

November 18th, 2018

Looking for some fun Thanksgiving Eve, this year? ComedySportz (220 19th St. Rock Island) Classic celebrates The Establishment’s 8th Anniversary this Wednesday Nov 21. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show begins at 7 p.m. ComedySportz says THANK YOU by offering a FREE match the night before Thanksgiving! To pay homage to their roots, the ComedySportz Classic will be played in the same style as their original match way back in 1990. There will be even more different games, an extra foul, ref treats, a slightly different format, and some rocking 90’s tunes and suggestions. In 2010 on the night... Read More

It’s Your Fault If You Miss This Show

August 3rd, 2017

Looking for an enjoyable Friday night full of laughs? Then look no further than The Establishment in Rock Island! This weekend, The Establishment’s Late Night Studio Series brings to you, It’s YOUR Fault. This interactive improv comedy show leaves all the games and topics to the audience! There are no limitations on appropriateness, so bring those creative and dirty minds with you. The show will play on Friday Aug 4 at 9:30 p.m. The cost of admission is only $5 and advance tickets can be purchased online at http://www.establishmentqc.com/buy-tickets/ (must be 17 or older to attend this one).... Read More

Sportz Helping With Humor

June 1st, 2017

On Sunday June 4th at The Establishment in Rock Island, laughs from a comedy show will turn into dollars for an area homeless shelter.   Beginning at 6 PM the longest running show in the Quad Cities, ComedySportz, will feature two teams of improv comedians competing against each other for points and laughs. All ticket sales will be donated to the Humility of Mary Shelter. The show is rated E for Everyone, and the community is encouraged to come contribute to a much needed service in our area. “This has become an annual event for us and we couldn’t be more excited to share some laughs... Read More

Establishment Stands Up Quite Well

October 5th, 2016

Stand up comedy can be found every last Saturday of every month right here in our District of Rock Island at the Establishment theatre, home of your local Comedy Sportz show. September 2015 gave us the comedy stylings of the very Irish Colin Ryan, hilarious local comedian Dan Deibert, and of course the introductory and in between jokes from our Establishment’s own beloved Jeff Adamson. Now first of all, the theatre was PACKED! Jeff opened up with a few funny tidbits and introduced Ryan, who was fully ready to alleviate any concerns about his lucky charms. For the record, he has no lucky charms,... Read More

Don’t Try This At Home, But Do Go To The Establishment For It

October 4th, 2016

Each Friday and Saturday night, there is an adult level after show following the regularly scheduled Comedy Sportz performance in the District of Rock Island. This is the point where the kids exit the building so the bigger kids can let loose on stage. There is a different show every Friday and Saturday night. They rotate and come up with new ideas all the time to add into the mix. The show from last weekend is known as “Don’t Try This At Home”. Talk about a full house! I almost had to stand up for the show. Luckily, there was a spot by the bar just perfect for me. I needed to... Read More