The Milwaukee Comedy Festival is not just about putting on four days of shows, featuring a variety of comedy styles and acts both local and out-of-state for Milwaukee audiences.
From its beginning in 2006, the Milwaukee Comedy Festival has sought to foster development in the Milwaukee comedy. For many of the Milwaukee performers in the nine shows (including the kickoff event), the 9th annual Milwaukee Comedy Festival will be their first on stage.
Part of developing talent and appreciation for comedy is encouraging young performers.
Once again, the Milwaukee Comedy Festival is scheduling Teen Comedy Day. In past festivals, the teen days have provided some of the best-received comedy of the event, with inspired performances and enthusiastic audiences.
Performers for Teen Comedy Day include:
Organized Chaos (improv) – First Stage Theater Academy has a 7-year-old advanced improv comedy training program. Students work together for a full year on such areas as spontaneity, integrity and leadership.
Brown Deer High School Improv – Students can study improv at Brown Deer with the school’s drama teacher, Patrick Schmitz, who also is the organizer and instructor of Organized Chaos, founder of Sketch 22 and a co-producer of the Milwaukee Comedy Festival.
4 Guys, 1 Mic (sketch) – Sketches stem from characters the four guys have created. “We are a young group and we pride ourselves on our age and we use it for comedy we combine some sketch and improv stuff to create comedy. “
Teen Comedy Day is at 2 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 10.
Get your $15 tickets by clicking here, or pay $20 at the door. (To see multiple shows in the Milwaukee Comedy Festival, Aug. 7-10, consider an All-Access Pass for $50.)
All the shows are at Next Act Theatre, 255 S. Water St.