So what do you do after four solid years of standup comedy in Milwaukee, of talking your way into new venues, of organizing open mics, of encouraging others – some who have never performed standup before – to join you, of running sometimes four or five shows in a week? What's next?
Well, if you're Milwaukee's Caste of Killers Comedy Collective, obviously, you keep on joking.
Exhibit A: The Caste of Killers' Comedy Showcase, at 8:30 p.m., Friday, May 2, at Karma Bar, 600 E. Ogden Ave. From Facebook:
It's been peer reviewed and verified through stringent scientific experimentation: Karma Bar and Grill is home to Milwaukee's best underground comedy showcase. This comedian-run, independently-produced comedy show that started with a couple of funny guys and a microphone has grown into a full-fledged professional comedy extravaganza. The Caste of Killers showcase only the freshest and brightest comedy acts. From new, local, up-and-coming comics to nationally-touring headliners. The Milwaukee Stand-Up Comedy Showcase is the hidden jewel and the cornerstone of the Milwaukee comedy scene.
Here's this month's lineup: