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Jester’Z Improv Has Moved!!

1061 N. Dobson Rd.   #114
Mesa, AZ   85201
Located directly behind Bass Pro Shop – Next to Cactus Moon, Toby Keiths and Matta’s Mexican Restaurant. 
(480) 423-0120 (Voicemail only – please leave a message or contact us directly at the numbers/emails below)

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Student Enrollment: Jef Rawls

Box Office Manager & Executive Producer: Shurlin Rawls

Direct -  480-962-9262

Private Shows & Corporate Training: Jef Rawls

Direct – 480-233-0154


“Should I”…or…”Shouldn’t I” Take an Improv Comedy Class in Phoenix?

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I originally signed up for Jester’Z beginning improv class almost 2 years ago.  It for realZ changed my life and in so many wayZ made me a better person.  People say I’m funny so I figured for sure I’ll be good at improv.  I mean that’s what people would say to me, so why not?

Well what I learned in the first 10 minutes was…IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH BEING FUNNY!  Say what?!?!?!?!?!

Improv is about thinking fast, fully listening, trust, staying present, relationships, and so much more…  If you work in sales, as I do, beginning improv should be a pre-requisite for your company’s orientation in my opinion.  Really if you’re a human being, beginning improv should be a pre-requisite for, I dunno….puberty?  LOL…  I think about the incredible advantage all the teens who take the teen beginning improv class get from learning such valuable skills at such a critical growing stage in their lives. Oh how different life might be had I learned this stuff then….excuse me… I digress… :)

Bottom line…I often feel like I want to drag people to the class and then say…”See I told you so”, but I am a firm believer that people have to decide to do things on their own.  Now this goes way against my desire to want to control things, shocking I know that I can admit this, but at the end of the day where else can you go to grow as an individual and have an absolute blast and make amazing friends? (If you have an answer that is anything besides Jester’Z….please skip it…you get where I am going with this right?)

So, I’m curious….to anyone who has taken an improv class before, especially at Jester’Z….what made you decide to do it and what was your experience like?  Please comment below and I will end this with a picture of my beginning improv class from 2 years ago…since ‘they’ say a picture is worth a thousand words…whoever ‘they’ are anyways… :)

Beg Improv Dec 2012



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Jester’Z Improv Comedy was established in 2001 by Jef and Shurlin Rawls. Since 2001 the Jester’Z have performed over 2,500 shows at Theater 168 and throughout the Phoenix metro area. Jester’Z Improv Comedy performs short-form improv comedy with an emphasis on scene work. There are 3 main function of Jester’Z Improv Comedy.

1. Live Performances – We pride ourselves on not only being the most established but also the best improv comedy show in the Phoenix area.

2. Improv Classes – We offer 3 levels of improv classes for adults and 2 levels for teens. Each class is taught by professionals who have experience on the stage, performing improv comedy for thousands of people. We also offer the JesterZ workshop series, a series of workshops taught by the performing Jesterz.

3. Corporate Experience – Whether you are looking for corporate entertainment, team building workshops or for entertainment for a very special family event, Jester’Z Improv Comedy is available for you. We do corporate events at Theater 168, or we’ll come to your location.