The Blacklist is bringing comedy back to The Freight House! Print
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Written by George Strader   
Thursday, 13 February 2014 16:06
Come enjoy dinner from the Fresh Deli by Nostalgia Farms, grab a brew from Front Street Brewery’s Tap Room, and get ready for uncensored improvised comedy, courtesy of The Blacklist! The Blacklist will be offering just two dates to see uncensored improvisational comedy on the Davenport side of the Quad Cities. With two shows on February 15th hopes to re-energize the downtown during this cold winter month by teaming up with Nostalgia Farms’ Fresh Deli and the Front Street Brewery Tap Room to offer their customers and many of The Blacklist’s fans another reason to come to downtown Davenport for entertainment. George Strader, owner and performer at The Blacklist stated, “Live comedy entertainment hasn’t been at The Freight House venue for over 3 years, and the space has such a fantastic view and neighboring businesses to visit. It just seemed like a great place to put on a show.” The Blacklist, who performs regularly at The Circa ’21 Speakeasy in Rock Island, has the next two weekends off due to Bottoms Up Burlesque’s Soul Train shows occupying the space. The Blacklist will host both an early show and a late show on the 15th show will be “100 Laughs” (the signature show from The Blacklist), in which the show starts with zero and does not stop until The Blacklist tallies 100 audience laughs! Along the way you will enjoy many different games that you, the audience, have complete control of! The crazier the suggestions the better! “100 Laughs” is an adult show, rated R, so leave the kids at home! Doors for “100 Laughs” will open at 6:00pm with the show starting at 7:00pm, and tickets are $10. The late show will be the very popular “Shots ‘n Giggles,” which brings improv comedy and drinking games crashing together into one hilarious night of improvised entertainment! A lot like watching a car wreck, performers will astound you as they do their best to remain in control and on the ball as the shots keep coming and the laughs keep flowing! Described as “Whose Line Is It Anyway? on Jack Daniels,” this a social experiment gone hilariously bad. This is one drinking party you can't miss! “Shots ‘n Giggles” is also R rated with adult material and is strictly for audiences 21 and over. Doors for “Shots ‘n Giggles” will open around 8:30pm, with stand-up comedians taking the stage at 9:00pm and The Blacklist at 10:00pm. Tickets are $12. Tickets for all shows can be purchased ahead of time exclusively at The Blacklist’s website, www.blacklistcomedy.com or can be bought at the door on the night of the show. Seats are limited, so reservations are recommended. Visit the troupe’s website or Facebook page for additional information. Nostalgia Farms’ Fresh Deli: Edward Kraklio – (563) 424-4561 Front Street Brewery Tap Room: Steve and Jennie Zuiderma (563) 322-1569 The Blacklist Improv Comedy Troupe: George Strader – (309) 781-9617