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9 years of Phoenix Comedy | Jester’Z Improv

Happy Birthday March Birthdays, it’s our Birthday too! This March marks the 9 year anniversary of Jester’Z Improv Comedy Founded in March of 2001, Jester’Z Improv is the longest running improv comedy troupe in the Phoenix area. The look of the theater has changed a lot in the last 9 years… we have seen some cast members come and go, and...

A Benefit for Alan & Jen | Jester’Z Improv

Our dear friend and talented actor Alan Schuler experienced a tremendous tragedy when his condo went up in flames early Tuesday morning. He and his girlfriend crawled on the ground to safety but not after suffering injuries, and losing everything they owned to the fire. Alan has performed on the Jesterz stage for several years and has brought many smiles and...

6 Week Beginning Improv Class | Jester’Z Improv

This last 12 week beginning improv class was so overwhelmed with students that we have decided to do a 6 week course starting Saturday February 27th at 9am – 12 noon. Hopefully the Saturday and early morning will accommodate students schedules a little better. The class will cover the basics of improv including, but not limited to: agreement, listening,...

Why do we create characters on stage? | JesterZ Improv

Author: Preston Smith This is round two in character development blog posts I am relativity sure that I am not beating a dead horse by going on and on about character development. Tonight in our character development class I posed the question: Why do we create characters on stage? There were a number of great answers that were all correct; to add emotion,...

Jester’Z Improv + Lo-Lo’s Chicken & Waffles

About 9 months ago one of our favorite local downtown restaurants, Lo-Lo’s Chicken & Waffles opened a second location just up the street from us. Obviously we were exited to have such great food so close to us… and to make it ever better they stayed open Friday nights until 3am in the morning… there is nothing better after a long night...

Character Development | JesterZ Improv

Building healthy strong characters Over the last couple of weeks we have a couple of classes that have been focused on building strong characters with emotion. Characters within improv are absolutely vital to the survival of a scene. Characters build strong foundations to a scene and help to build the relationship. We had Jaye Andres Vice-President of the AZ...