Improv comedy group and magician to perform all-ages show at Tipton High School
ComedySportz, the Rock Island–based improv comedy group, and magician David Casas will perform at a fundraiser to benefit the Hardacre Theater Preservation Association (HTPA) at 7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 13. The all-ages show will be held in the Tipton High School auditorium.
This is the second Hardacre benefit featuring the ComedySportz “Guys in Ties” troupe in two years. Last April’s show attracted hundreds of residents for a night of audience-driven comedy. All skits, songs and games are created from audience suggestions, so previous attendees are guaranteed a brand-new show.
“The ComedySportz ‘Guys in Ties’ group got such a strong reaction at last year’s benefit, we knew we’d need to have them back as soon as possible,” said Greg Brown, HTPA president. “The best part is everyone who saw year’s show will get a whole new show this time around.”
The high-energy, all-ages ComedySportz show features two teams of improv comedy “actletes” competing for points and laughs, with a referee keeping things moving and calling fouls.
According to the ComedySportz website, “the audience of a typical ComedySportz match has everyone, from kids to grandparents and from grade schoolers to college students. Everyone has a good time, and no one gets offended. We are the perfect improv entertainment choice for the entire family or a first date. All ComedySportz matches are Rated E for everyone.”
Magician David Casas, a Muscatine native, will open the show with his fast-paced act, including audience interaction and comedy. According to Casas’ website, “the combination creates an exhilarating, unique show with the audience laughing, amazed and happily entertained.”
Tickets for the show will be $10 for adults and $5 for students, with all proceeds going to the Hardacre Theater Preservation Association.