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The Variety Hour Half Hour is a funny show with a funny name. It’s an all new live show featuring a late-night talk show format including live music, sketch comedy, interviews and videos – and it’s about an hour if you see it live. The first one was a big hit on May 24th, and now, to make the name more understandable, about 30 minutes of the show is available online!
Check out the clips below and enjoy a few laughs before the next Variety Hour Half Hour, which will be a part of the Milwaukee Comedy Festival Kick Off Week the last week of July!
Variety Hour Half Hour! Episode 1
Friday, May 24, 2013
- Eric Thorson, the emcee
- Kristen Toomey
- Tyler Menz
- Ryan Holman
- Choa Feng
- Sarah Connor
- Damon Millard
The showcase is at 8:30 p.m., Friday, May 17, at the Karma Bar & Grill, 600 E. Ogden Ave. Admission is $10 at the door or $5 in advance by clicking here.
- Damon Millard
- Tom Grimm
- Greg Bach
- Tim Higgins
- Jake Kornely
- Ryan Holman
- Sammy Arechar, the emcee
Tickets are $7.
- Chastity Washington
- Jason Hillman
- Dave Labedz
- Lara Beitz
- Nate Seek
The price of admission there is $5. Bowling not included.
“You’ll be sure to do a spit take once you see the special effect achievement that is these four gentlemen (Evan Koepnick, Josh Barto, Mike Walker and Scott Heaton) performing right in front of you. So close it will feel like you can touch them (please don’t).”
“Audiences heard these stellar storytellers at Ex Fabula’s StorySlams at the Times Cinema in Washington Heights, at Stonefly in Riverwest and Club Garibaldi in Bay View and now these crowd favorites will return to the stage to share a brand new story on a brand new theme – ‘Lost In Translation!!!’ “
- Carl Fuerst
- Becca Segal
- Jennifer Evenson
- Rich Christensen
- Molly Snyder
- Linda Cieslik and
- Dave Hendrickson
Story time is 7:30 p.m., Thursday, May 16, at Turner Hall Ballroom, 1034 N. 4th St.
“No Dice will take you on an improvised adventure. Game master James Boland will lead a group of adventurers, selected from the audience, through an epic tale of monster slaying.”
- Tim Higgins
- Chris Lay
- and Erik Koconis (above right)
“Main Stage cast member Jordan Gwiazdowski is moving to New York at the end of this month! Please come wish him the best farewell ever with us!”
Because of its burgeoning popularity, you might want to make reservations for T.I.M. by calling (414) 272-8888. Otherwise, don’t show up too close to show time (7:30 p.m., Thursday, May 16) or you might not get a seat.
You might miss the chance to join in and say bye-bye, Jordan.
It’s Mother’s Day Weekend! Check out some comedy and bring your Mom!
Retro Comedy Night, Saturday, May 11 features a ton of laughs including stand up from Sarah Connor, sketch comedy with Broadminded Comedy, and of course the Retro Comedy Show – a classic sitcom performed live on stage!
The show starts at 8 p.m., Saturday, May 11 (Mother’s Day Eve!) at The Arcade Theatre, 161 W. Wisconsin Ave., lower level. (Click here for directions!) Only $10 in advance (Order here.) or $15 at the door, if it hasn’t sold out by the time you get there!
Tickets are $7 ($12 if you want to lounge on a couch and walk away with a lovely parting gift.) Get them in advance by clicking here.
If your looking for some Family Friendly comedy this weekend, take mom and the whole family to
Comedy Sportz Milwaukee! 3pm Matinee, 7:30pm and 10:00pm shows. ComedySportz is an all Improv, all suggestion based comedy show, fun for all ages. Two teams of “Actletes” get suggestions from the audience, create scenes onstage, and compete for your laughs! You decide what each scene is about, you decide who you think is funnier, and you decide who wins! If you haven’t guessed yet– the most important part of the show is YOU!
Bring your kids, bring your grandma, bring your friends, hey!
Milwaukee has quickly become the go-to place for big name performers and comedy acts the last few years. But it’s not too often that one of these top notch names comes to town for a big show AND offers a FREE hands-on workshop at The UC as well. Comedy legend Frank Ferrante will present an hour long interactive workshop, Creating a One-Person Show for free Thursday, April 25th at 6pm in The Underground Collaborative.
From the web…
Frank Ferrante shares his experience developing his two solo shows “An Evening With Groucho” and “By George” – based on the life of legendary director/playwright George S. Kaufman (“The Man Who Came to Dinner,” “You Can’t Take It With You,” etc.) Mr. Ferrante offers approaches and tools to theater students interested in pursuing acting careers emphasizing the importance of research, observation and character development.
South Milwaukee PAC in partnership with the Milwaukee Comedy Fest present Frank Ferrante’s workshop:
Creating a One-Person Show
Thursday, April 25 at 6 to 7 p.m.
at The Underground Collaborative, 161 W. Wisconsin Ave., Lower Level (check out this super informative video with directions!)
FREE* – (open to 20 registrants) Students must register in advance to ensure a spot!
Click here to register for free: http://bpt.me/373949
*fine print on FREE: registrants are strongly encouraged to purchase tickets to Frank’s one-man show, “An Evening with Groucho” on Friday, April 26 at the South Milwaukee PAC – more info. at www.southmilwaukeepac.org
Saturday’s Retro Comedy Night is usually packed with a lot of entertainment for the buck, but for some reason, we just keep upping the stakes. Movie and television star Mark Metcalf will be featured in the retro sitcom portion of the show. Mark has over 70 professional credits to his name including Animal House, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the more recent Mad Men.
Check out Mark in this classic Twisted Sister video!
Finally a comedy show you can look up too - Tall Boys improv brings you an all new comedy show at The UC April 12th with a stand up Special Guest!
Tall Boys features some of the funniest – and tallest members of the Milwaukee comedy scene in one hilarious improv show: Erik Koconis, Lee Rowley, James Boland and Robby McGee! Add some stand up from Beth Lewinski and you have one heck of a night of comedy!
So what could be better than an all-star Milwaukee line up? How about a free foamy beverage to each responsible – and 21+ ticket holder! That’s right, you get a FREE Schlitz Tall Boy with ticket!*
Get your tickets right here!
The show is happening at Milwaukee’s newest comedy venue, The Underground Collaborative, 161 W. Wisconsin Ave. Lower Level of the Plankinton Building of the Grand Ave. Mall.
$10 in advance or $15 at the door day of show and FREE Schlitz Tall Boy with ticket!*