Mojo Dojo Comedy: Tall Boys Improv

When: October 2, 2015 @ 8:00 pm
Where: ComedySportz Milwaukee – Farina Arena, 420 South 1st Street, Milwaukee, WI 53204, USA

They’re tall, they’re handsome, but most important, they’re funny! Longtime Milwaukee improvisers James Boland, Erik Koconis, Robby McGhee and Lee Rowley formed Tall Boys Improv in 2013, under the tutelage of Jared Stepp. Today, they[…]

Mojo Dojo Comedy

Over the course of three decades, Milwaukee has been Ground Zero for competitive short-form improvisational comedy through the world headquarters of ComedySportz. Those who wanted to practice long-form improv have, well, improvised their own comedy scenes. The weekly Midnite Show, an uncensored Saturday night performance at ComedySportz, has been going since 2001. Groups such as […]

The Comedy of Hamlet (Aug. 20-22)

From the plumed quill of Patrick Schmitz and the barbed wit of the Shakesparody Players comes another comedic take on one of theatre’s great tragedies. The Comedy of Hamlet…kinda sorta – Aug. 20-22 Just as they made us laugh at Romeo & Juliet last summer, Patrick and his cast are creating humor from the Fresh […]

I Should Know This (Aug. 14)

From the inscrutable imagination of Kristoffer Puddicombe comes a spanking new Milwaukee show that includes comedy, music and quizzes involving live audience participation. I Should Know This – 8 p.m., Friday, Aug. 14 Inspired in part by NPR’s “Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!” and the one-two punch of music and comedy performed way back when by Willy […]

Comedy Fest profile: Tall Boys

Milwaukee’s premier long-form improvisational comedy quartet has a special treat for its monthly first-Friday show. Instead of performing, as usual, at the Farina Arena of ComedySportz, Tall Boys is making a second consecutive appearance at the Milwaukee Comedy Festival. Tall Boys – 8 p.m. show, Friday, Aug. 7 “The Tall Boys are really happy to […]

Variety Hour Happy Hour turns 2

In two years, a human makes the remarkable feat of developing from an immobile, totally dependent being to a toddling wonder who can speak and laugh and dance. Although it’s still not potty-trained, Variety Hour Happy Hour has reached its second birthday. The Milwaukee-grown sketch comedy show that includes music and interviews has been delighting […]

Tall Boys Improv presents: 2 x 4

When: May 3, 2015 @ 8:00 pm
Where: ComedySportz Milwaukee, 420 South 1st Street, Milwaukee, WI 53204, USA

This April join the Tall Boys and some very special guests as they present 2 x 4. Four groups of two person improv! A portion of the proceeds from the show’s ticket sales will benefit[…]

Tall Boys long form big laughs

They’re useful not just for getting those cans you can’t reach off the top shelf in the supermarket. Tall Boys can make you laugh. Big time! You might say they’re the height of comedy, the upper tier of funny. And this weekend, without having to stand on your tippy toes, you’ll get a couple of chances to […]

No Dice – DnD improv

James Boland, who improvises comedy around Milwaukee with Tall Boys and Busy Bar, is performing his Dungeons & Dragons-inspired improv show once again. No Dice: Improv DnD – 8 p.m., Saturday Feb. 28 From Facebook: From the land of Hilaria comes Bolan the Comedian funniest, warrior of the realm, with his Macerophone and his mighty […]

Milwaukee improv building

Rumblings in the Milwaukee comedy community show a growing improv scene, and it’s not surprising to see ComedySportz at the epicenter. The 30-year-old international innovator in short-form competitive improv includes workshops, a venue for other performers and outreach through mobile shows at schools and businesses. Jack Martin recalls seeing ComedySportz at a work function years […]