New Comedy, Old Ideas

Do you smell that?  No, not your dirty underwear. It’s some fresh nostalgia! The Retro Comedy Show returns for another jam-packed night of laughs.
This Friday at The UC will feature stand up from Liza Marie, improv from “Funny, Son of Story” and the retro players: some of Milwaukee’s most talented funny people! And on top of that, there will be FREE BEER for a select few, and that’s no joke! A limited number of VIP tables are up for sale, with each ticket getting a Lakefront beer, as long as you are of legal drinking age, of course!
From the web…

What do you get when you combine stand-up, improv and sketch comedy, centered around ideas from the 70′s and 80′s? It’s Retro Comedy Night: A night of new comedy based on old ideas!

Tickets are available online for $10.00 or $15 at the door. They will also have Limited VIP tables $20.00 – VIP table seating and one free Lakefront beer* with ticket purchase!

Retro Comedy NightFriday, January 18th at 8pm
at The Underground Collaborative

161 W. Wisconsin Ave. 
Lower Level of the Plankinton Building of the Grand Ave. Mall!

*Must be 21+, Limit one free beer per ticket holder.

Mark your calendar

The Milwaukee Comedy Festival has announced dates for its 8thannual extravaganza.

The showcase of local and national talent performing improv, sketch and standup comedy will run from Aug. 1 through Aug. 4 at the Next Act Theatre space, 255 S. Water St., in Milwaukee’s Walker Point neighborhood.

Watch this site for further details and updates, including how to submit applications to perform in the Comedy Fest.

MEANWHILE, to help build momentum and support for Wisconsin’s largest comedy event, consider catching a new sort of show this weekend.

At 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 19, at Milwaukee’s Arcade Theatre, 161 W. Wisconsin Ave., a show called Final Draft will present four one-act plays.

The plays will be based on the collaborative improvisations of 24 performers gathered earlier in the day and randomly assigned to teams of six.

The brainchild of Patrick SchmitzFinal Draft costs $5 and benefits the aforementioned Milwaukee Comedy Festival.

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