Variety Hour Happy Hour is one of the hardest-working comedy shows you’ll see on a regular basis in Milwaukee.

That’s not to say a lot of preparation and practice does not go into most improv or standup, but this sketch show is scripted and rehearsed ensemble, and it includes live music, thanks to the talents of Brian Bayer at the keyboard.

Those who have witnessed the Variety Hour Happy Hour in the past, including those who saw the performance in the 2014 Milwaukee Comedy Festival, can tell you how entertaining these funny people are:

  • Nick Firer
  • Jake Woelfel
  • Brian Bayer
  • Rob Maass
  • Tess Rutkowski

And the Variety Hour Happy Hour includes special guests, so there’s always someone new to the mix.

Next Variety Hour: 8 p.m., Friday, Sept. 5 at the Arcade Theatre

Tickets are $10 online or $15 at the door.