At Mesa Riverview – SUITE #114

Guessing the Rawls Baby!

Want to win a FREE ticket to this Saturdays 6pm show? Jef & Shurlin Rawls (owners of Jester’Z) are pregnant with their FOURTH president!! Jeferson-7, Lincoln-6 and Rosevelt-3 are excited to find out TODAY (Presidents day) whether they will have a baby sister or brother. All you have to do is predict Boy or Girl – if you are correct,...

Agreement (Yes, And…) | Principle #2

Author: Preston Smith Once you have figured out the first principle of improv: listening, you can then move on to reacting to what you are listening too. AND like listening, there are many ways to react to what you are listening too… However, there is still an underlining tone when you are reacting to what is said, Agreement. Agreement is the easiest way...

AZ Central Best of Contest | Improv Comedy

It is always a huge honor to be included in best of contests, we call them contests but I am not really sure that they are contest… to be honest, it is just great to be included in such a wonderful line up of, Stand-up, Sketch Groups and other improv groups! That being said, we don’t mind a little competition… We would love it if you would...

Listening | 1st Principle of Improv Comedy

Listening, Improv Comedy Technique Author: Preston Smith The first principle of improv is listening. Listening in improv is one of the more difficult principles to learn because it appears to be so contrary to what you see on stage. When you watch improv comedy you think, “They’re so quick and know what to say at just the right time”. This...

Notes from Alan Arkin

An evening with Alan Arkin from a Jester’z perspective Last weekend, iconic improvisor Alan Arkin was in town to spend an evening with the local theatre crowd, and local improvisational scene. We had a couple of the Jester’z make it out to the event and so we wanted to share some of their notes. Camille Hartmetz (performer) and Maureen Kane (student)...