At Mesa Riverview – SUITE #114

Get Real

Author: Preston Smith The best reactions are real reactions. Reactions that aren’t planned are real. When you plan a reaction you usually stop listening to what your scene partner is doing or saying. Be honest and real. If something that is said in a scene shocks you, say it, act shocked. If something in the scene makes you sad, act sad… don’t...

Relationship Relationship Relationship

Author: Michael Yichao When in doubt, say “I love you.” This is true in marriages and improv scenes. (Well, really, I can only speak from experience on one of those two subjects, but still.) It all comes down to the relationship. Whenever I’m uncertain what to say or do next, I make eye contact with my partner and tell them as honestly as...

The truth is funny

Author: Preston Smith A lot of the time an improvisor will spend so much time trying to create funny moments in scenes. This generally ends badly, with a joke or some forced epitaph that is completely unrelated to what is happening in a scene. Every time I teach a class of new students or an intro class, I always ask them if they can tell me the funniest moment...

NOW! Buy Your Tickets Online

Today we enter the 21 century and the world of ecommerce, it’s been a long time coming! We are excited to offer our tickets for sale online. If you visit our TICKETS page you will see that all of our shows are now available to purchase online. We have spend the last couple months getting this purchase process as smooth as possible. First thing you need to...

Labor Day Activity in Phoenix

Phoenix Labor Day Activities (Comedy Show) Labor Day Weekend at Jester’Z Improv is a fantastic opportunity to take your family out to some wonderful family friendly entertainment. Labor Day weekend shows will be August 31st & September 1st. We also have a wonderful discount going Labor Day weekend… All tickets are $2 dollars off, please use...

[Gooseplay] an original play by Michael Yichao on Sept. 1st at 4pm

On Saturday, Sept 1st at 4PM, Former Jester Michael Yichao will be presenting his latest play [gooseplay] at the Jester’Z Scottsdale Theater! In [gooseplay], a boy is turning 10 — and no one’s come to his birthday party. His dad is out of town for work, his friends are at a cooler kid’s party — even his mean older sister is away at...

Arizona Comedy Shows

Arizona Comedy Shows Arizona has a rich tradition of comedy. The Tempe Improv is the starting place of the likes of Jerry Seinfeld. Downtown Phoenix has a rich tradition of the Phoenix Improv Festival, bringing in improv comedy troupes from all over the country. The Comedy Spot in Scottsdale has been around for years and is a favorite for local artist and...