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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!

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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!

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Phoenix Mother’s Day Weekend Shows

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Phoenix Mother’s Day Comedy Show

Mothers-Day-Weekend-Comedy-PhoenixMothers are the best… I mean, they are really awesome! That is why Jester’Z Improv likes to celebrate Mother’s Day weekend in style!

We will be celebrating Mothers all weekend. Every Mother that comes to a show this weekend will get a Jester’Z Gift card to use at any time for the rest of the year!

THESE SHOWS WILL SELL OUT EARLY!

Get you tickets here.


 

New Group Rates – Because we love families

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Author: Preston Smith
Better Group Rates

More Discounts for Groups

We are a family company. We love families. That is why we are making it easier for families to come to see Jester’Z Improv. We have been successful for 10 years because of the love and support of so many different families.

As of this weekend, we are announcing new group rates. We’re doing this to make it easier for larger groups and families to come see us.

Starting this weekend:

8 tickets of more gets 10% off their order total

Tickets must be purchased together online to get the discount. If you have a special circumstance, you can still call 480-423-0120 to set up special arrangements. These new group rates, will not be applicable to special events.

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12 Deals of Christmas 2012

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It is that time of year again!

Christmas is coming, your credit card bill is getting fat! That is why we are doing our 12 deals of Christmas leading up to Christmas to give our customers some AWESOME deals! 12 days, 12 deals… it is that simple! Starting December 10th (Monday), each day (excluding Sunday) we will post a new deal on our website, each deal is only available on the day that it is post from the and will be available to purchase online, unless otherwise indicated.

All sales are final… please read all individual deal details. We will only post one day at a time… so you wont know any of the deals a head of time.

Day One: 10 Ticket’s for $80

Day Two: Date Packages

Day Three: 20% off Classes

Day Four: $7 Gift Certificates

Day Five: 2 Ticket’s Tonight = 2 Gift Certificates

Day Six: $8 for Tonight’s Tickets

Day Seven: Year Passes! ($100)

Day Eight: All 4 Levels of Jester’Z Improv classes for $1000 (regularly $1400)

Day Nine: New Year’s Eve – $15

Day Ten: $6 Tickets for this weekend

Day Eleven: $10 Christmas day Tickets (Regularly $15)

Day Twelve: Schmorgesborg