Tony Tone
Tony Tone
Tony Tone has worked as a radio personality in Muscatine and the Quad Cities since 2006. He currently serves as Muscatine Community School District Communication and Community Outreach Director and writes Talk of the Town with Tony Tone for the Discover Muscatine newspaper.

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ComedySportz Quad Cities is back! I have to tell you that typing that felt good! If you’re reading this and have never heard of ComedySportz (which I will refer to as CSz in this article), do a quick Google search and then come back to this article.

CSz was always a great choice when it came to date night or celebrating a birthday or other event because it is fun for the whole family! Not only are my wife, Kasey, and I huge fans of CSz, I am proud to say that I was a performer for about a year and a half in the 2010-2011 timeframe. It was such an incredible experience and something I am very proud and grateful to have been a part of. I made some really good friendships and laughed a lot!

CSz is a fast-paced, all-ages improvisational comedy show using audience suggestions in a highly-competitive match between a red team and a blue team. The teams compete for laughs, and the audience decides the winner! There is no script or plan ahead of time, resulting in a highly interactive, hysterical, and non-stop experience! It started in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in 1984. It was a long-time staple in the Quad Cities after Jeff Adamson and his family franchised their location. The Adamson family enjoyed years of success before ultimately deciding not to continue with CSz. I got to know Jeff, Patrick, and Jim Adamson well, and I can tell you all three are so funny and so smart!

Recently, Bob Kelly, a CSz veteran performer, announced that CSz would be returning to the Quad Cities and bringing the fun! Get this–you have a chance to join the CSz team! They’re hosting auditions this week at the Spotlight Theatre located at 1800 7th Avenue in Moline, Illinois. Auditions will take place on Tuesday Sept. 6 and Wednesday, Sept. 7 at 6 p.m. or Sunday, Sept. 11 at 2 p.m.! Each audition will last approximately two and a half hours, and anyone attending must be at least 17-years-old. No experience is necessary.

I can vividly recall the audition process that I was a part of back in the day because I tore a giant hole in my shorts and had to use backup pants. You read that correctly! I’m not sure if that ended up helping my cause, but it was hilarious and embarrassing at the same time.

For those just wanting to attend a CSz show, they’ll begin in November and will be held at the Spotlight Studio (lower level of the Spotlight Theatre at the address listed above). So, get ready to laugh again with the return of ComedySportz Quad Cities! All the best to Bob Kelly, Rick Davis, Monta Ponsetto, the CSz team, and all who will audition! Go big, and do whatever you can to avoid splitting your shorts!

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