At Mesa Riverview – SUITE #114

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Jester’Z Improv Comedy is the premier performance group in the Phoenix area. If you are looking for clean and intelligent comedic entertainment for a large corporation, small office or private party, Jester’Z Improv Comedy has what you need.

Jester’Z Improv Comedy has been entertaining corporations, churches, and private parties of all shapes and sizes since 2001. With a lengthy clientele list that includes the likes of, PespiCo, Honeywell, Intell, AutoZone, Bank of America and many more, you know you are getting a trusted and true product (click here for full client list).

Let Jester’Z Improv Comedy create a unique experience that everyone at your event will be talking about for years, because we use suggestions from your audience to inspire each and every hilarious scene!

Every show is catered specifically to your company. Just provide us with a little information about your event prior to the show and watch in awe as we turn the every day aspects of your company into comedy gold!

Comedy Zombies Flash Mob

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JesterZombie FRONTREGISTER & ORDER YOUR TSHIRT HERE

On Saturday September 20, 2014 from 5-6pm we are looking for FUN and comedic Zombies for a

Zombie walk and dance flash mob at Mesa Riverview!

Here are the details:

  1. Have fun dressing up as a fun/funny zombie.  We DO NOT want it to be too scary!!  (There will be children around, so please be sensitive).  Seriously – it’s a comedy mob!  Have FUN!!  Feel free to combine the Jester theme / hats / costumes, etc with the Zombie genre.   We will have PRIZES for the funniest, cutest and most unique Zombies!!
  2. Arrive at Mesa Riverview at 5:00pm and park behind Chik-fil-a just west of Party City (there’s open lot).   We will meet you there with a “brain” to follow.  This will give you about 30 min to zombie wander SLOWLY through the property and catch the attention of all the true patrons, drivers, etc and peak their curiosity.   They may even follow you or ask for pictures.  Bring your walking shoes!!
  3. Be aware of time and make your way to the courtyard in front of JesterZ Improv theater (suite #114) to be at the courtyard no later than 5:30pm.
  4. When you arrive to that area, there is a round planter in the center of the courtyard – join in the race by walking clockwise with the rest of the group!!  Chase the brain (slowly!!!).  Please don’t really catch it!!  It’s a time waster until everyone arrives.
  5. At about 5:40 there will be a dance number by the kids of Dance Studio C.  Once Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” music starts, please step out of the way for them to have room for their dance.  We also have a special hip hop group that will join us – after they do their number, we want YOU to join in for the finale!!
  6. Please watch THIS VIDEO and to receive specific instruction and make sure you LEARN THE DANCE!!  It’s not much, you are probably familiar with it already.
  7. We will have a practice / run through of the dance on Friday Sept 19 at 5:30 at the courtyard – please be there if you can!!!
  8. After the dancing is done, we want you to show us your BEST/FUNNIEST/CRAZIEST Zombie walk down the Red Carpet!  Get your Z-walk on and bring a friend who can take a picture or video for you!
  9. Don’t forget #JesterZombie on all your photo’s and video’s!!

 

CLICK HERE for Release Form

WE ARE FILMING THIS FOR DVD!!  We need your “release form” so that you can be seen on the DVD!!  Please PRINT and bring with you to the event.  EVERYONE (including guests) must bring it with them!!  Also, no logo’s on shirts.  You and your clothing will be BLURRED out and/or removed from final copy or may be asked to step out of participating altogether.

ALSO:  Please be courteous and respect the local businesses and patron’s.  Be mindful of crossing the street.  If it’s a matter of staying in character or getting hit by a car – we hope you’ll make the SMART choice.

 

Email us if you have any questions:  info@jesterzimprov.com

BEST VENUE for your Holiday party!!

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Another end of year awards banquet and corporate entertainment in a hotel ballroom…  again.

Boring

Hotel food…   again.    And don’t get us started on the ambiance…  It looks like a blank slate!

How about a more FUN environment only MINUTES away from the airport!

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Your next Corporate event, Awards Banquet or private party will NEVER be the same!   Whether your company is located in Phoenix Area or not…  Our NEW location is going to make it memorable!!

Welcome to Jester’Z Improv Comedy Theater!

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Imagine the “wow-factor” your clients, employees or guests will think as they walk up and enter our colorful, open and bright reception lobby.  Some say Alice in Wonderland was here!  The atmosphere sets up a fun and exciting event – sure to make memories !!

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Our box office has the capability to be cleared out of the center of the room to accommodate a more open atmosphere for a variety of options (ie. cocktail reception, banquet serving tables, dance floor, event booths).

What’s your idea?

250+ Seat Theater

A fun environment awaits your guests inside!  Banquet chairs set up theater style can accommodate up to 250 corporate or private guests.   Or put tables up for a lunch or dinner and now the event just got better!!  Up to 168 seated at tables (we’ll get that photo soon! in the meantime, look at this wall!!!)

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Your group will enjoy the fun ambiance of a comedy club!

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As an added touch, spice the evening up with a theme!  Make your guests feel welcomed when they have interactive atmosphere actors taking photo’s and sparking up conversation with them.  What’s your theme?

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FOOD?  Well – don’t worry!  We have you covered!   Mesa Riverview has a variety of local and national restaurants who cater!   Contact them directly – or we can take care of it for you!

Matta’s Mexican, Chick-fil-A, Chili’s, Rigatoni’s Italian, Famous Dave’s BBQ, Logan’s Roadhouse

After dinner and a few awards or recognitions (if that’s your “thing”) – let us entertain you on our fantastic stage with Jester’Z – Arizona’s BEST improv comedy show!

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We’ll take your suggestions and create comedy IN THE MOMENT!! We can cater our show to your group specific.  Are you a law firm? Dental group?  Engineers?  A few tidbits of information and the Jester’Z will create skits that will make your mundane office activities and personnel HYSTERICAL!!

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OR choose from a variety of Stand up Comedians – local and National!!

Do you have an idea??  We’d love to hear it!

Are there limits??  None that we know of!  (well, maybe your budget – but let’s make it work).

REQUEST INFO, PRICING and AVAILABILITY

 Or call to schedule a tour of the facility:  480-233-0154

 
(Jester’Z Improv is NOT available Sundays)
 

JesterZ Moves to Mesa Riverview

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They said it couldn’t be done. A family-friendly comedy club? In a sluggish Arizona economy? Give it a year at the most, skeptics predicted.

LamarThat was back in 2001, in Scottsdale’s Papago Plaza. But creators/owners Jef & Shurlin Rawls have defied the odds in an impressive, grandiose way.

Not only did their clean comedy concept take hold instantly but it has thrived so much that now, 13 years later, it has outgrown its original venue.

Enter Jester’Z Improv’s new, creative comedy theater in Mesa Riverview, 1061 N. Dobson Rd. #114, Mesa, AZ 85201.

photo lobbyFor over 13 years, Jester’Z Improv has performed live, family-friendly comedy shows weekly. Moving to the entertainment district of Mesa Riverview, is giving Jester’Z Improv a major upgrade, according to creative designer/owner Shurlin Rawls.

“With a lobby twice the size as our previous venue, it brings 10 times the visual “wow-factor,” Rawls explained. “Our new all-ages, family friendly comedy theater has twice the space, twice the seating and 10 times the professional elegance.”

JesterZ StageJester’Z Improv will continue its tradition of providing their always popular CLEAN COMEDY show at the new Mesa Riverview location, as well as adding sketch and stand up to their performances and class schedule.

“Every patron can sit back and enjoy, knowing that we won’t cross the line of raunchy or crude humor. No swearing or colorful content. We take great pride that our troupe is so talented and professional that they have the skills to be hilarious without being offensive. Our integrity of clean hilarity is our trademark.”

JesterZ StageSee our Article on AZCENTRAL.com

Other Reviews:  YELP.com & TRIPADVISOR.com

JesterZ Grand Opening Event!

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September 20, 2014 – September 20, 2014

1061 N. Dobson Rd. #114

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It’s our GRAND OPENING Weekend!!   And THIS show is the pinnacle!  We only have a FEW seats available to the public, the remaining are by invite ONLY!  This official opening of JesterZ Improv at Mesa Riverview will be proceeded by fun and festivities all over Riverview starting at 5:00 including.   Arrive early because you don’t want to miss out on the activities happening prior. Ribbon cutting at 6:20 will bring us inside where we’ll provide JesterZ improv, stand up, sketch and much more!!   Show runs 7:00pm – 8:30pm. 

Admission: $25 + tax.  ALL sales are final.

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“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… :)

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Beginning Teen Improv at Riverview

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September 9, 2014 – September 9, 2014

1061 N. Dobson Rd. #114

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Get your teen ready for 10 weeks of hilariously fun improv instruction and performance! Your teen will learn the fundamentals of improv, stage presence and teamwork in a supportive, friendly environment. This class is perfect for teens who have a hard time breaking out of their shell and for those teens who already have shown an aptitude for stage performance! The principles learned in class, such as listening, agreement, and support, can be applied both on and off stage. The class goes out with a bang with a showcase for the students’ family and friends! So what are you waiting for? Set aside the video games, and give your teen the tools they’ll need to have successful careers and relationships all while having a blast! Seating is limited so sign up now!

START DATE: Sept. 9th, 2014
END DATE: Nov. 25, 2014
CLASS TIME: 4:30PM – 6:30PM every Tuesday, for 10 weeks*
AGES: 12-16
PREREQUISITES: NONE

TUITION:  $200 (10% off if registered by July 19)

LOCATION:  JesterZ at Riverview
                        1061 N Dobson Rd. Suite 114
                         Mesa, AZ  85201
                        (behind Bass Pro Shop)

*no class Fall Break

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Beginning Improv for Everyone

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July 30, 2014 – July 30, 2014

1061 N. Dobson Rd. #114

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ATTENTION:

This class will be taught at our NEW JesterZ location:  1061 N. Dobson Rd.  #114.  In the Mesa Riverview.  Click HERE for map to new location.

Length: 8 weeks
Days:  Wednesday (starts July 30)
Time: 6:30-8:30pm
Tuition:  $250
Ages: 17+
Prerequisites: None

Our beginning Improv class is designed to teach basic improvisational skills through different improv exercises and games. Students can anticipate a safe environment where they can express ideas, receive feedback and be treated with respect from other students and instructors. Improvisation will help students develop such skills as creative thinking, team work, public speaking, listening, and commitment to choice. Students who take our class often express that they have gained insight and skills that have helped them in their careers, education and relationships.  Our classes require a higher standard of creativity that is free of vulgarity & off color content – learn to be funny without them in a Performance Showcase Sept. 17, 2014!

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GIFT CERTIFICATES

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November 30, 2013 – December 30, 2014

7117 E. McDowell Rd.

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JesterZ Gift Certificates are HERE!!  JesterZ Gift Certificates are the PERFECT gift!  Give the gift of laughter!  No limit!! No Expiration Date!!

Here’s how:

  1. Purchase the amount of Gift Certificates you need
  2. Decide how you want to receive the physical certificates (email receipt is NOT certificate)
  3. You give away to your besties, neighbors, coworkers, enemies, etc.
  4. They redeem online for the desired show
  5. They present the physical certificates at the box office when they arrive
  6. They have the funniest night of their life
  7. You are a hero, they hoist you on their shoulders and sing praises to your awesomeness !!

 

Gift Certificates are valid for all general admission JesterZ improv shows and may NOT be redeemed for special events (Christmas Day, Valentines, New Years Eve, Etc)  You must submit a reservation in advance by registering on the event calendar and surrender the physical certificate at box office upon arrival.  JesterZ Improv is not responsible for lost or stolen certificates.

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Free Birthday Tickets – Always

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Happy Birthday!!  We are really excited you’ve decided to attend a JesterZ show to celebrate this wonderful day!!

Step 1.  Pick a Friday or Saturday within 6 days of your Birthday(This is important!!  You will need to show ID at the box office when you arrive!!)  

Step 2.  Reserve your Birthday ticket and purchase any additional tickets in your party (General Admission).  Don’t get them mixed up – just cuz it’s your birthday doesn’t mean you get everyone in for free!!

Step 3.  Contact ALL your friends and invite them to what could be the funniest night of their life!!

Step 4. Send them to our website where they can purchase their own tickets.  Tell them “just having you there will be your gift to me.”

Step 5.  On day of show, print your tickets – Look for BOTH Tickets to arrive in your email (Paid General Admission AND your birthday ticket).

Step 6. Present Tickets & ID that proves it is within 6 days of your birthday.

Step 7.  Enjoy the show!

Step 8.  Post a picture or an update on ANY social media of the GREAT time you had!!

 

See you on your birthday (or at least within 6 days of your birthday).

 


 

Corporate Training

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Corporate Training

Jester’Z Improv has been providing corporate training and team-building nationwide since 2001! Our exercises and workshops will help your teams connect, create and communicate more effectively all while having fun in the learning process!

Team Building
Are you looking for ways to help your team create, connect and communicate better? There is no better way to do that then with the skills mastered in improvisation. One of the most fundamental aspects of improv is the idea of group mind or getting your team on the “same page” by listening, and supporting the ideas of your team members through the creative proceess. With improv trainers and performers with a combined history of well over 70 years, there is no better place to look for team building and training then with Jester’Z Improv!

Workshops
Our hands on approach to workshop and team building creates a unique learning environment of  support and retention. New skills will stay with your employees for years to come!

Building Creativity
Nothing forces you to think outside of the box like improv comedy does. Bring on Jester’Z Improv  for your next training and see what kind of creative juices we can get flowing. We promise you will not regret it!

For pricing and availability call: 480-423-0120

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