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Milwaukee Comedy presents live comedy shows and events all over Brew City and also offers this site as a hub for comedy fans, comedians and the public at large to discover all the great laughs happening in the area. Our shows often feature stand up, sketch comedy or improv in the same line up. We combine different comedic forms and you get a truly unique night of entertainment in a fun and welcoming environment.
There are plenty of laughs for you through our live comedy events year-round and we pride ourselves on presenting high quality and affordable comedy shows. Many of the performers featured in past comedy shows go on to work in television and movies.
Get out and laugh! With a wide-range of entertainment offered, there are always new and exciting laughs to discover!
Two Comics, One Stage, All Funny! Insult and Battery – a laugh filled battle of wits where stand up comics will joke bash each other on stage for your amusement! 8 comics will roast one another in 4 different rounds to emerge as the winner and perform a headlining spot to defend their title. Also, special guest judges and more surprises makes this an unique night of fun. Tickets are only $7 presale/ $10 at the door.
Our second comedy battle of the season will feature the following line up!
Drew Flagge vs Carly Malison
Ton Johnson vs Jared Wing
Elijah Holbrook vs Ben Maier
Stevie Leigh Crutcher vs Tyler Menz
And special guest Chris Schmidt will judge!
Milwaukee Comedy Festival is proud to announce 2017 festival headliner Michael Ian Black at Turner Hall Ballroom on Sunday, August 6th.
Most known for his iconic work on MTV’s The State, Wet Hot American Summer, Stella, Comedy Central’s Another Period, commentator on the popular I Love the (80’s, 90’s, etc) series and many more, Michael Ian Black is an actor, producer, comedian, writer and director and will headline the 2017 Milwaukee Comedy Festival.
About Michael Ian Black…
Michael Ian Black is a multi-media talent who’s starred in numerous films and TV series, written and/or directed two films, is a prolific author and commentator, and regularly tours the country performing his ribald brand of jokes and observations. He most recently starred in TVLand’s “The Gaffigan Show” and Comedy Central’s “Another Period.” He’s reprising one of his iconic film roles in the upcoming second season of the Netflix “Wet Hot American Summer” series. His third standup comedy special, “Noted Expert,” was released on Epix.
Black’s authored 11 books, including the recently released best seller, “A Child’s First Book of Trump.” He’s written two well-received memoirs: “Navel Gazing: True Tales of Bodies, Mostly Mine (but also my mom’s, which I know sounds weird)”, and “You’re Not Doing It Right: Tales of Marriage, Sex, Death and Other Humiliations.” In 2012, he collaborated with conservative Meghan McCain on “America, You Sexy Bitch: A Love Letter to Freedom.” He’s the author of “My Custom Van (and 50 Other Mind-Blowing Essays That Will Blow Your Mind All Over Your Face),” and seven children’s books, including “Cock-a-Doodle-Doo-Boop!,”
Previously, Black released two stand-up specials, “Very Famous” and “I Am A Wonderful Man.” He and Tom Cavanagh host the popular podcast, “Mike and Tom Eat Snacks.” He also writes and hosts a podcast with Michael Showalter, “Topics,” and his own interview podcast, “How To Be Amazing.” He hosts “Debate Wars” on SeeSo, and he recently hosted “Easiest Game Show Ever” on Pop TV.
Sketch comedy fans know Black’s work on “The State,” “Viva Variety,” “Stella” and “Michael and Michael Have Issues,” all of which he co-created, wrote and starred in. Other TV credits include quirky bowling alley manager ‘Phil’ on the NBC series “Ed,” and his hilarious commentary on cable’s “I Love the…” series. He recently starred in two hit web series that migrated to cable TV: “Burning Love” on E! and “You’re Whole” on Adult Swim.
Black’s movie roles include “Slash,” “Smosh: The Movie,” “They Came Together,” “Hell Baby,” “This is 40,” “Wet Hot American Summer,” “Take Me Home Tonight,” “Reno 911!: Miami,” “The Ten” and “The Baxter.”
Black wrote and directed the film “Wedding Daze,” starring Jason Biggs and Isla Fisher. He also co-wrote the comedy “Run, Fatboy, Run,” directed by David Schwimmer and starring Simon Pegg, Hank Azaria and Thandie Newton.
Check out all the shows and events around Milwaukee (not just ours!) with our Comedy Events Calendar.
We are Milwaukee’s premier live comedy production company, presenting dozens of unique and original events every year in intimate and exciting venues across Milwaukee.
Milwaukee Comedy brings local and national acts to the stage, producing some of the cities most popular comedic events including the annual Milwaukee Comedy Festival, Wisconsin’s largest multi-day comedy event. Milwaukee Comedy also works with businesses of all sizes (including several Fortune 500 companies!) in Event Production, Creative Consultation, Team Building and Workshops.We are a local business run by people passionate about comedy, Live Local, Laugh Local!