If someone asks if you want to stay in Monday night, just answer, "No Dice."
That's the name of the improvised comedy show led by Milwaukee's James Boland at the Riverwest Public House Cooperative. In No Dice, James adapts the Dungeons & Dragons roleplaying game to improvise audience-involved comedy. From Facebook:
"Nationally performing comedian James Boland will get some volunteers from the audience and some suggestions of Monsters and Dungeon Location for the adventure, and will then lead the volunteers through a DnD adventure based on the wacky suggestions. You don't need to know anything about DnD to have the best time ever at this."
No Dice begins begins at 7:30 p.m., Monday, March 10, at the Pub House, 815 E. Locust St. Admission is $2.
Speaking of Riverwest…
At 8:30 p.m. Monday, March 10, the weekly Comedy Show Comedy Show Open Mic showcases up-and-coming as well as established standup comedy talent. It's free, and it's at the Bremen Cafe, 901 E. Clarke St. (Arrive at 8, if you want to perform.)
Speaking of Improv…
No Dice offers a chance to enjoy and participate in improv, or you could take an intro-to-improv class presented by Milwaukee Comedy and taught by Amanda Eaton. That's at 6:30 p.m., Monday, March 10, at the Underground Collaborative, 161 W. Wisconsin Ave., lower level. The two-hour workshop is $10, but you have to enroll in advance. Click here for more information.
(Coincidentally, Amanda and James both perform in the Comedy Arcade Show, 7:30 p.m., Friday, March 21, also at the Underground Collaborative. Amanda is part of Sketch Marks comedy. James is a member of the Tall Boys improv quartet, which includes Robby McGhee, Erik Koconis and Lee Rowley, who also is a member of Sketch Marks. For more information on the Comedy Arcade Show, click here.)