"Laugh in Peace"

If you like laughing and free admission and world peace, here’s an event for you.

Hillel Milwaukee is sponsoring an evening of cross-cultural comedy aimed at using humor to address perceived differences. The show is called “Laugh in Peace.”

It’s at 7 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 3, in the ballroom of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Union, 2200 E. Kenwood Boulevard

From Facebook: “a one-of-a-kind comedy show led by Rabbi Bob Alper, and Arab Muslim comedian Mohammed Amer. These fantastic internationally-known comedians will host an evening full of non-political laughter. Following the show will be a Q and A session. You do not want to miss this!”

Advance publicity includes reviews from The New York Times, the Detroit Free Press and even the World Bank.

And if you don’t like laughing, free admission and world peace, what’s wrong with you?

Improv yourself

It’s another alternate Tuesday, which means it’s time for an Open Improv at Milwaukee’s Underground Collaborative.

Stretch your improvisational tendons at this bi-weekly jam, led by experienced comedians – so you know it’s going to be safe.

The fun begins at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 29, at the U.C., 161 W. Wisconsin Ave., lower level. It costs only $3 per session. The experience is priceless. It’s improv. Who knows what’ll happen?

Come to Papa's

Papa’s Social Club Comedy Tour is an occasional Milwaukee comedy event that showcases top-rate comedy talent.
The next Papa’s tour is a real occasion because it features the standup stylings of:
  • Brian Aldridge
  • Chastity Washington
  • Eric Thorson and 
  • Scott Tolaney
The doors open at 7 p.m., and the show starts at 8 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 14, at 7718 W. Burleigh St.
Click here for $8 advance tickets, or pay $10 at the door.

Tall Boys, Big Laughs, High School

Milwaukee has four very vertical comedians adept at putting audiences very horizontal with laughter.

It’s an improvisational group that calls itself Tall Boys. They are Erik Koconis, Robby McGhee, Lee Rowley and James Boland. Individually, they have an embarrassing wealth of comedy experience. Collectively, they’re unpredictably clever. That’s the wonder of improv.

It just so happens that James, by day, is an educator at Milwaukee’s Tamarack Waldorf School, which happens to be starting a high school next year. To help raise awareness and funds for the high school, the Tall Boys are performing at 7 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 2, at Tamarack Waldorf, 1150 E. Brady St.

Suggested donations are $10 but, of course, we use the word “donation,” which suggests you have discretion to be generous.

Not only will the Tall Boys (coached by imrpov impresario Jared Stepp) perform, but they will feature the standup comedy, the deadpan brilliance of Ryan Lowe.

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