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Milwaukee Comedy presents live comedy shows and events all over Brew City and also offers this site as a hub for comedy fans, comedians and the public at large to discover all the great laughs happening in the area. Our shows often feature stand up, sketch comedy or improv in the same line up. We combine different comedic forms and you get a truly unique night of entertainment in a fun and welcoming environment.
There are plenty of laughs for you through our live comedy events year-round and we pride ourselves on presenting high quality and affordable comedy shows. Many of the performers featured in past comedy shows go on to work in television and movies.
Get out and laugh! With a wide-range of entertainment offered, there are always new and exciting laughs to discover!
Comedians On Display this month:
Curated and hosted by Kaitlin McCarthy
$8 online / $10 door
$5 w/ valid Student ID
About the show:
Comedic and artistic tastes are subjective. Some people like Louis CK and Picasso. Others prefer Maria Bamford and Andy Warhol. SUBJECTIVE, exclusively at Var Gallery and Studios, is a showcase where the comedians are the artists and their sets, the work of art. Each comic on display will prepare an artist statement and at the close of the show, we’ll take questions and critiques from the audience. By the end of the night, our hope is that there is no question in the audience’s minds: comedy is art.
Presented by: Milwaukee Comedy
Milwaukee Comedy is proud to present the hilarious Matt Braunger! You recognize him from his Comedy Central and Netflix specials, Conan, The Tonight Show, Showtime as a regular on @midnight and many, many more! Matt has also acted on television including Marvel’s Agent Carter, Disjointed, Bojack Horseman, The Michael J Fox show, Mad TV and more! Check MattBraunger out one night only on Friday, December 15 at 7:30pm. Tickets are only $18 in advance or $20 at the door day of show.
About Matt Braunger…
Matt Braunger grew up in Portland, Oregon and has been professionally hilarious since 2007. The year after that he won “Best of the Fest” at the Aspen Comedy Festival. He’s done two comedy specials: “Shovel Fighter” (Comedy Central), and “Big Dumb Animal” (Netflix). Braunger’s done stand-up on Letterman, The Tonight Show, The Late Late Show, Conan, SXSW Comedy on Showtime, The Meltdown, Live at Gotham, and many more, and is a regular on @Midnight. He’s also an actor, most recently on Marvel’s Agent Carter, Disjointed, The New VIPs, Take My Wife, Bojack Horseman, Up All Night, The Michael J Fox show, Family Tree, Mad TV and many, many more. He recently taped a new hour special in Portland and can be heard weekly on his acclaimed podcast “Ding-Donger with Matt Braunger.” He lives in Los Angeles with his fiancé and 1,000 funky record albums.
Join us for a high-energy comedy show like no other! Matt Griffo and his band will be recording this live musical comedy event on Sat. December 16th at The Underground Collaborative, downtown Milwaukee. Tickets are only $5 online in advance and $7 at the door. This show is being recorded to submit for Comedy Central!
Year after year he has been an audience favorite at the Milwaukee Comedy Festival, Griffo’s show is what you get if Ben Folds and Flight of the Concords had a lovechild. He combines music with comedic lyrics. Griffo sings, plays ukulele, guitar and piano, and is backed up by cellist Leyla I. Royale. He’s been featured on FunnyorDie and Buzzfeed. Their performances are “both toe-tapping and rib-tickling” (Chicago Sun Times). You can check out his music online at www.mattgriffo.com!
Matt Griffo Live Comedy Show Taping!
Sat. December 16th, 7:30pm
at The Underground Collaborative
TODD BARRY – 30TH ANNIVERSARY CROWD WORK TOUR!
Deadpan and hilarious, Todd Barry brings his renowned Crowd Work tour to Milwaukee Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 7:30pm. The New York Times referred to Todd Barry as a “master of standup” and “…few comics are more consistently funny.” You have seen him on Comedy Central, HBO, Conan, Jimmy Kimmel, Chappelle’s Show, Sex and the City, and even Sesame Street! A night of laughs you don’t want to miss!
Todd Barry – 30th Anniversary Crowd Work Tour!
Saturday, January 27, 2018
Doors 7pm, show at 7:30pm
at The Underground Collaborative, 161 W. Wisconsin Ave. (Lower Level, below TJ Maxx in the Grand Ave.)
About Todd Barry….
New York City-based comedian and actor Todd Barry is widely recognized for his roles as the bongo-playing “Third Conchord” on HBO’s Flight of the Conchords and Mickey Rourke’s deli boss in 2009 Oscar winner The Wrestler, and renowned throughout the entertainment industry for his nuanced, measured, and thoroughly original approach to stand-up. Drawing audience members in with his deadpan self-deprecation and ability to pile punchline upon punchline, his decidedly low-key stage persona belies a deeply intelligent, often biting, occasionally absurdist worldview, one lauded by discerning fans who seek a fresh yet honest update to traditional observation and social commentary.
Boasting multiple stand-up appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and two Comedy Central Presents specials, and his latest one hour Comedy Central special Super Crazy. Todd’s resume also includes such hit TV shows as Louie, Delocated, Bored to Death, Tim and Eric, Chappelle’s Show, Sex and the City, and even Sesame Street. Among his additional feature-film highlights are Todd Phillips’s Road Trip, Louis CK’s Pootie Tang, and Mitch Hedberg’s Los Enchiladas.
You can see him soon at Sigourney Weaver’s right hand man in Amy Heckerling’s Vamps, and as Paul Rudd’s co-worker in David Wain’s Wanderlust. Internationally he has performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Montreal’s Just For Laughs Festival, the Vancouver International Comedy Festival, and Kilkenny, Ireland’s Cat Laughs Festival.
Todd has been heard on both The Howard Stern Show and The Bob & Tom Show, and his albums Medium Energy, Falling Off the Bone, and From Heaven are available from Comedy Central Records, Amazon and iTunes. He has earned the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival’s Jury Award, praise from Ricky Gervais as one of the best comedians of 2009, and accolades from The Onion’s A.V. Club, which declared Medium Energy one of the best comedy albums of the decade.
Todd was the subject of a recent New York Times Arts section cover story, which referred to him as a “master of standup” and noted “when it comes to live performance, few comics are more consistently funny.”
In April 2013 the Todd Barry Podcast debuted. It reached #1 on the iT
“Comedy savants revere this Conan and Letterman veteran’s hushed, singsong sarcasm.” – Entertainment Weekly
“Piercing, blinding, slaying, violating wit.” – NPR
“Infuses his observational comedy with a wonderfully individual disdain.” – The Times of London
“He doesn’t suffer fools, and fortunately for his comedy his definition of ‘fool’ doesn’t discriminate.” – Pitchfork.com
“Acerbic wit, deadpan delivery and wickedly smart punchlines.” – Time Out New York
“Barry is so beautifully arid he is positively parched.” – London Evening Standard
“The success lies with the delivery, and in his ability to seamlessly merge ad-libbed material with his prepared schtick.” – The Age, Melbourne
Check out all the shows and events around Milwaukee (not just ours!) with our Comedy Events Calendar.
We are Milwaukee’s premier live comedy production company, presenting dozens of unique and original events every year in intimate and exciting venues across Milwaukee.
Milwaukee Comedy brings local and national acts to the stage, producing some of the cities most popular comedic events including the annual Milwaukee Comedy Festival, Wisconsin’s largest multi-day comedy event. Milwaukee Comedy also works with businesses of all sizes (including several Fortune 500 companies!) in Event Production, Creative Consultation, Team Building and Workshops.We are a local business run by people passionate about comedy. Live Local, Laugh Local!
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