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Mission IMPROVable!

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Mission IMPROVable: AAA Teen Driver Safety Event

This mission, should you choose to accept it, is guaranteed to educate, engage and entertain families about teen driver safety!

We are stoked to be doing an event for AAA in honor of October’s National Teen Driver Safety Week (October 20-26). The two-hour event will include a primer on rules of the road and tips on driving skills. It also will address risks, statistics, Arizona’s graduated driver license law and provide tools and resources. We, the Jester’z, will incorporate comedic elements to educate and guarantee that you will have a great time!!
Tickets are $5 per person for AAA members; $10 per person for nonmembers. Parents or guardians are highly encouraged to attend with their teens.

Details for Mission IMPROVable:
Scottsdale

When: 2-4 p.m. Oct. 26
Where: Jester’z Comedy, 7117 E. McDowell Road, Scottsdale

To register for the Mission IMPROVable event, call Mike Duhame at 602-241-2945 or emailMDuhame@arizona.aaa.com.

Atmosphere Actors!

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Lately the Jesterz have been having a ball
getting all dressed up for different gigs
as atmosphere actors!
Not only can we be hired to perform
an improv show for any event,
we are also for hire to dress in theme
for your event to enhance the fun
and interact with your guests!

Check out some of our favorite costumes
we’ve got to wear:

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{being a paparazzi is soo fun! we take pics of your guests
and make them feel famous!}

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Interested in spicing up your event?
The sky is the limit!
If you can think it, we can do it!
And if you can’t think of the perfect thing,
we are full of ideas and excited to collaborate with you!

Contact us directly at 480-612-7377!

Improv Camp for Youth!

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LAST YEAR:

We had a GREAT Improv Camp this summer
and oh man, did we have a BLAST!
Youth (ages 10-17) from all over the Valley
came ready to have a great time &
JesterZ Improv was prepared to make that happen!

The week long camp focused on the fundamentals of improv
and was packed with games and exercises
to get these young adults more comfortable on stage
and collaborating as a group.
Some kids came with experience while others
had never even been on a stage before,
but by the end of camp you’d never be able to guess which was which!

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The youth worked in pairs and groups to practice improv basics like:
YES, AND:
validating your partner’s ideas while also contributing your ideas
ACTIVE LISTENING:
responding honestly to what is said to you
instead of thinking of what you’ll say next
EMOTIONAL RELATIONSHIPS:
basing scenes on exploring different relationships
rather than “stuff and things”

Each of these prepares them not only to be successful in scenes,
but also in real life!

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They also learned to push the boundaries of their own creativity,
maximizing their skill set while stepping outside of their comfort zone.
Many of the teens were surprised to find they were
able to morph into different characters
and adapt to various settings more successfully than they imagined!


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The teens had a blast playing with props and
learning to think outside the box!
We were constantly amazed with the ideas they were able to come up with!
They’re so smart and funny!

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Everyday we created a safe place for creativity,
where no one was allowed to judge each other so that everyone
was allowed to have the most fun they possibly could.
The teens were so receptive to showing respect for one another
and the support they learned to show each other
on and off stage was truly inspiring!

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On the last day of camp, we had a showcase for all the parents
to come, kick back and be amazed at their kids’ genius!
The teens learned how to perform in a standard improv show
in front of an audience and the show was a hit! Nonstop laughs!

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With a different mix of learning, creating, playing and performing everyday,
we didn’t let these kids have one second of boredom!
We couldn’t be prouder of how they excelled in only one week of training!

SIGN UP FOR THE 2014 TEEN IMPROV SUMMER CAMP HERE!
June 9-13 & July 7-11, 2014

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What gif?

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In life, we are taught to be polite. This is not a bad thing,
but it does often push us to skirt around issues for fear of hurting one another’s feelings.
In improv, we are taught to be honest. A sincere reaction,
whether positive or negative, to that honesty is essential to a great scene.

So WHAT IF we could be honest in life like we are on stage…?

When a co-worker asks you to do something Friday afternoon:

When your family from out of town decides to stay an extra day:

When your fitness instructor asks how you’re feeling after class:

When somebody says your favorite tv show is boring:

When you are forced to play Settlers of Catan at game night:

When someone asks you to help them move:

When you run into someone who says they know you from high school:

When somebody asks you what you want for dinner:

When someone says they don’t like your favorite color:

When a couple uses a baby name you’ve been saving for your own someday:

At a wedding, instead of sitting in the back trying to look cool:

When somebody else at work eats the last of the bagels:

On a blind date:

When somebody invites you over for dinner and serves you something that smells weird:

When people ask why you don’t watch Downton Abbey:

When two gorgeous people have an ugly baby:

When somebody tells you how many calories are in your favorite snack:

When someone walks too close to you at the grocery store:

When you have to go outside during the summer for any reason:

When someone on Facebook you haven’t talked to in years comments on one of your photos:

When somebody tells you they don’t like Harry Potter:

When people at the grocery store stare at you when your child has a meltdown:

When someone tries to convince you to try juicing:

 

When someone skeptically asks you how you know something:

When somebody let’s you merge in traffic:

When your spouse says they won’t judge you if you eat a third slice of cake:

Fun at the Grant’s Community benefit night!

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A couple weeks ago, we had the pleasure of hosting a benefit night for Grant’s Community! Grant’s Community is a support system for Grant, a little boy diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma (a form of cancer). Hundreds of people from the community poured into Stapley Jr. High to bid in a silent auction, purchase homemade baked goods, watch performances and buy raffle tickets, all the proceeds of which went to Grant’s Community.

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The Jester’z did a special performance for the occasion & had a blast! The audience & Grant were full of creative suggestion & the Jester’z were prepared to make people fall out of their seats from laughing!

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Jef & Shurlin presented Grant and his family with a special gift to commemorate the event.

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We sure love Grant & his family and want to thank the community for coming and supporting this wonderful event!

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You can continue to show your support by going to

Grant’s Community’s facebook page and donating!

Phoenix Father’s Day Weekend Shows

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Phoenix Father’s Day Comedy Show

Fathers are the best… I mean, they are really awesome! That is why Jester’Z Improv likes to celebrate Father’s Day weekend in style!

We have a fantastic deal for all shows father’s day weekend.

All father’s at our June 14th and 15th (Friday & Saturday at 7pm & 9pm) shows will get 1 free ticket as a gift certificate to be used later. So bring your father our of an evening of comedy and we’ll provide the gift!

Buy Tickets Here


Grant’s FUN-draiser

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Grants CommunityGrant (age 4), was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma (a form of cancer). Many people want to help the family and show their support, so the family and friend’s are rallying together for a night of LAUGHTER with JesterZ improv on May 20.

When:
May 20th 2013
6:30pm

Where:
Stapley Jr. High
3250 East Hermosa Vista Drive, Mesa, AZ 85213, USA

$10 per person
Buy tickets here: https://www.facebook.com/GrantsFUNdraiser

Contact: Shurlin Rawls – 480-962-9262 for more details

Auditions

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Phoenix Improv Comedy Auditions

Every 6 months JesterZ hold audition for our understudy program! This round will be held September 28th at 1pm. There are only 3 requirements (or prerequisites) for auditioning for JesterZ Understudy Program:

1. Have a working knowledge and advanced understanding of the fundamentals of improv (Yes, and…, hyper-listening, etc. – see training blogs for our thoughts on improv).

2. An open schedule on Tuesday and Thursday nights.  Tuesday night is rehearsal/practice/workout and Thursday is weekly performances

3. Let us know that you are coming.  Enroll HERE

What to expect
First and foremost we are looking for team players who know improv.  Personalities that have fun and take comedy very seriously!  A witty persona and lightning-quick thinking can help – but do you play well with others?

Our auditions are based on many of the basic improvisational fundamentals. We will be doing basic scene work in groups of 6-8 and in pairs.  We will not focus on any specific games – just open ended scenes based on a suggestion. We are looking for listening, agreement, characters, teamwork, emotional connections and avoiding going for a joke.

We encourage ALL who are interested to audition!

  • Current students
  • Actors
  • Stand up comics
  • Writers
  • Teachers / Directors / Instructors
  • Current performing Improvisors

Some of you may be encouraged to continue (or begin) your education/classes with us, to get you prepared to hit the Understudy level with the same knowledge as Graduates of our training.

Some will be asked to join our Understudy Program immediately (preparatory to becoming a Main Stage cast member of The JesterZ!!)

We look forward to YOUR audition!!

 

Phoenix St Patrick’s Day Comedy Show

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Phoenix St Patrick’s Weekend Comedy Show

Don’t miss this hilarious way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! What is better then to celebrate with the best comedy shows in Phoenix?! Our St. Patrick’s Day shows are going to be a hilarious array of Irish comedy, green humor and basic leprechaun madness.

The best part of our St. Patrick’s Weekend Shows is that it is all ages appropriate and there is no drinking. So bring your whole family out to an evening of comedy that they will not soon forget.

We will be giving out 6 Jester’Z ticket’s to the person with the most GREEN! (AT EACH SHOW!)

Show date and time: March 15th & 16th, 7pm & 9pm!

Buy Tickets Here

All ticket’s must be purchased in advance!


Easter Weekend Comedy Shows in Phoenix

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Easter Weekend Comedy Shows for the Whole Family!

Easter-Weekend-Comedy-Shows-2013What could be better on Easter weekend then coming out to a comedy show the WHOLE FAMILY can enjoy! On Easter weekend, we will be hosting 4 comedy shows and we’d love to have you bring your family that is in town to one of those.

You know Aunt Edna that is never impressed? Well this is your chance to impress her. Bring her and Uncle Ed and your cousins visiting from Missouri (or where ever).

Ticket’s for these shows are $13 BUT remember our groups rates: $3 off per ticket for 5 or more and $4 off per ticket for 10 or more!

Buy Tickets Here