Members of the PHS Jolly Pranksters

Jolly Pranksters competing in ComedySportz League

Posted January 29, 2018

The Plymouth High School Jolly Pranksters comedy team is competing for the 12th year in the ComedySportz High School League, the only school in the county to do so.

The team will participate in matches on Saturdays at the ComedySportz Arena, 420 S. 1st St., Milwaukee. General admission $3 for one match, $5 for two or $8 for three. Plymouth will compete at:

  • Feb. 3: against Greenfield at 11 a.m., and against Tosa East at 1 p.m.
  • Feb. 17: against Potpourri at noon, and against Brookfield at 1 p.m.
  • March 17: against Tosa West at 11 a.m., against JV2 at noon, and against Tosa East at 1 p.m.
  • April 7: against Brookfield at 11 a.m.                                                      

ComedySportz matches consist of a variety of improvisational games played by the team members, or "act-letes," who spontaneously create comedic scenes and skits. The players compete to earn points that are awarded based on the audience response, and the group that is dubbed by the referee as being the funniest earns the most points.

Audience participation is highly encouraged and an integral part of each show. Accordingly, PHS fans can ride the team bus, which is expected to leave the student lot at 9:30 a.m. and return by 3 p.m.; transportation is free, but contact advisor Janet DeJean Newton to make a reservation.

The Jolly Pranksters also will present free shows for the community at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 19 and Thursday, May 17 in the PHS Amphitheatre.

The 2017-18 Jolly Pranksters players include:

  • Seniors: Dillon Nemitz, Justin Schmitz, Mady Straub (Guest Player), and Quinn Zwick
  • Juniors: Adam Dwyer
  • Sophomores: Chase Jasinski, Michael Krusiec, Elizabeth Riley, Cami Schroeder, and Andrew Van Norwick , and Annamarie Welnetz
  • Freshmen: Robbie Grimes, Josh Harms, Olivia Straub, Vaughn Zwick, Zoe Zwick, and Jadenne Wallin

The Jolly Pranksters would like to thank the 2017-18 sponsors: Subway, Waldo State Bank, Masters Gallery Foods, Arnold Mediation Services, Piggly Wiggly, Pleasant View Realty, and Northside Auto & Truck.

Learn more:
• For more information, contact Janet DeJean Newton, PHS English and drama teacher, at (920) 893-6911.
• Visit The Arts section of our District Report Card to learn more about how our students excel at a variety of traditional and unique arts opportunities.