Studio Series Saturdays is a new show performing after ComedySportz each Saturday at 9:30 pm. Studio Series will be one of four shows, Side Project, Comedy Riot, Sketchville or Wisenheimer each week. Due to the nature of the content of the shows, only adults 18+ years of age are admitted. A new show lineup will be posted the first week of March.
April 6: Wisenheimer
May 4: Wisenheimer
June 1: Wisenheimer
Side Project is a long form improv show, presented by Wisenheimer, that features a special guest monologist who shares stories and anecdotes based off an audience suggestion which then inspires the performers during the following scenes.
Comedy Riot features performances by standup veterans Parker Caby and Jake Vevera. A special guest Opener/Emcee will host each month. Then brand new sets will be unleashed by Jake and Parker.
Sketchville is a group of three local comedic actors turned local comedic writers. Bob Kelly, Brent Tubbs, and Jeremy Mahr make up a strong cast with backgrounds in The Second City, ComedySportz, and The Reduced Shakespeare Company.
In a series of written sketches, Sketchville is set in a town where satire and normal everyday observations are magnified to absurd levels for a unique comedic experience. With elements of improvisation and fun characters, you never know who you’ll bump into in SKETCHVILLE!!
Wisenheimer is an uncensored, long form improv comedy show that debuted at The Establishment Theatre on Wednesday December 14, 2011. A trio of veteran improvisers (the Brewmasters) create intelligent and memorable scenes during their 30 to 35 minute show.
Leslie Mitchell must have number 7 on the brain. She spent 7 years an improviser in Phoenix, Arizona, where she also co-founded the critically acclaimed successful sketch comedy troupe, Dry Heat. Upon arriving in Chicago, Illinois, Leslie performed for another 7 years at ImprovOlympic (iO), and is most proud of the team The Washington Generals. She also worked for The Second City here and there, and won some awards of two funny ladies writing and performing in the acclaimed sketch comedy show, Girly. Now in Iowa, she’s thrilled to be playing at ComedySportz Quad Cities and with her two favorite guys in Wisenheimer. Leslie’s Favorite Boston Red Sox™ player is Curt Schilling (even though he’s not #7).
Jeff De Leon
Jeff De Leon is in his 17th year with ComedySportz Quad Cities and the Guys In Ties improv touring company. He co-founded HeyWire, a sketch/improv troupe while at Augustana College. Jeff trained at The Second City Conservatory, The Playground, The Annoyance, and ImprovOlympic (iO) theaters in Chicago, Illinois. He is an improv instructor for Quad City Metro Arts, Iowa Thespian Festival, and Davenport Junior Theatre. Jeff has performed at So ILL Comedy Fest, Bell Tower Theater, An Evning with Clay Sander & Friends, numerous ComedySportz World Championships, and was a guest performer with The Hot Karl and Tantrum. Jeff’s Favorite Boston Red Sox™ player is Dustin Pedroia.
John Hannon has been performing improv comedy with ComedySportz Quad Cities since 2003, where he was one of the youngest players ever accepted onto the roster. He is also a member of the Guys In Ties improv touring company. John is a regular on the local stand-up comedy circuit headlining and hosting many open mic nights and showcases. John’s favorite Boston Red Sox™ player is Kevin Youklis.
Nate Klaus, in his 5th year as a ComedySportz Quad Cities performer, is a member of the Guys In Ties National Improv Touring Company. He performed with HeyWire, a sketch and improv group, while a student at Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois. Nate also represented the Quad Cities squad at the 2012 ComedySportz World Championships.