Milwaukee Comedy brings top-notch comedy shows to Brew City! We feature a variety of local and regional acts — from stand up, sketch comedy, and improv. Milwaukee Comedy has it all at our downtown location and other venues around Milwaukee!
Check out Milwaukee shows and events with our Comedy Events Calendar. You can even add your own comedy event for free!
Celebrating 11 years of laughs! The Milwaukee Comedy Festival runs August 4th thru Sunday, August 7th at three different venues and features 12 different shows full of the best live stand up, improv, and sketch comedy! It starts with the official Kick Off at Lakefront Brewery and ends with Festival headliner Jen Kirkman performing at Turner Hall Ballroom! You know Jen Kirkman from Chelsey Lately, Drunk History, Conan and plenty of others.
We are excited to present another great week of comedy in August! Join us for exciting live shows and some of the best comedy around!
Show Days and Times:
Aug 4, 2016 at 07:30 pm (Thu)
Aug 5, 2016 at 07:30 pm (Fri)
Aug 5, 2016 at 09:30 pm (Fri)
Aug 6, 2016 at 04:00 pm (Sat)
Aug 6, 2016 at 05:30 pm (Sat)
Aug 6, 2016 at 07:30 pm (Sat)
Aug 6, 2016 at 09:30 pm (Sat)
Aug 6, 2016 at 11:30 pm (Sat)
Aug 7, 2016 at 08:00 pm (Sun)
Jen Kirkman Headlines the Milwaukee Comedy Festival!
Jen Kirkman, Comedian and Best Selling Author, as the headliner for the 11th Annual Milwaukee Comedy Festival, closing out the festivities on Sunday August 7 at 8pm at the Historic Turner Hall Ballroom. The show will also feature comedian Allison Dunne.
Jen Kirkman tours throughout the world, her Netflix Original Comedy Special “I’m Gonna Die Alone (And I Feel Fine)” has been called one of the Top 10 comedy specials of 2015 by Time Out NY, New York Magazine, and The Atlantic. Jen is also the New York Times Bestselling author of I Can Barely Take Care of Myself and her follow up book, I Know What I’m Doing and Other Lies I Tell Myself; (Dispatches From a Life Under Construction) was released in April 2016.
Jen Kirkman – Headliner
Jen Kirkman is a national and internationally touring stand-up comedian. Her Netflix Original Comedy Special I’m Gonna Die Alone (And I Feel Fine) is now available for streaming on Netflix worldwide. It was called one of the Top 10 comedy specials of 2015 by Time Out NY, New York Magazine, and The Atlantic.
Jen is also the New York Times Bestselling author of I Can Barely Take Care of Myself and her follow up book, I Know What I’m Doing and Other Lies I Tell Myself; (Dispatches From a Life Under Construction) was released in April 2016.
Jen was a long time writer and round table guest on Chelsea Lately and is also well known for her roles as the narrator in many episodes of Comedy Central’s Drunk History. You’ve also seen Jen on her regular appearances on Comedy Central’s @midnight and CONAN. She also voiced many characters on the Cartoon Network cult classic Home Movies.
Jen has released two stand-up albums Hail to the Freaks (released March 2011) which hit #13 on the Billboard Charts. Her debut album was 2006’s Self Help. Jen has a weekly podcast, I Seem Fun: The Diary of Jen Kirkman, which is often in the top 100 in comedy on iTunes.
“Jen Kirkman is a thinking person’s comedian. Not by being hyper-intellectual—although she’s a fiendishly smart writer and performer—but by doing comedy for people who live inside their own heads.” – The Onion AV Club
“Ms. Kirkman knows how to deliver a one-liner, but her inclination is to linger in the telling of a story. She digs into a subject, embroidering it with jokes at various angles. A huge number of her bits culminate in vivid metaphors.” –The New York Times
“GOING to see American comedian Jen Kirkman is like having a great night out with your smart, sassy, seriously funny BFF.” – Herald Sun
The Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Company is coming to Milwaukee for one night only September 16th at 730pm at Marcus Center’s Wilson Theater at Vogel Hall. The show presented by The Marcus Center for the Performing Arts and Milwaukee Comedy as part of the Envoy Restaurant Off Broadway Series.
UCB TourCo brings the best improv comedians from the legendary Upright Citizens Brigade Theatres in New York and Los Angeles to new audiences all around the country. The UCB Theatre – founded by Amy Poehler, Matt Besser, Ian Roberts, and Matt Walsh – has been home to some of the biggest stars in comedy today. From TV shows like Broad City, Saturday Night Live, Silicon Valley, Veep, and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, to films such as Bridesmaids, The Hangover, and The Heat, our performers are everywhere. Not to mention the writing rooms of Key and Peele, the Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Inside Amy Schumer, and many more. SEE tomorrow’s superstars of comedy right here in Milwaukee.