Complete Guide to the 2015 Milwaukee Comedy Festival

The Milwaukee Record called it “a true local treasure” and “pretty much the perfect celebration of comedy in Milwaukee“.  We think it’s pretty funny, and have spent the last 10 years growing the Milwaukee Comedy Festival into the largest multi-day comedy event in Wisconsin. In fact there are more than a dozen different shows and events in…

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Extra Laughs at the Milwaukee Comedy Fest

Every year there are a few surprises that pop up for the annual Milwaukee Comedy Festival, and 2015 marks the most added and special events to date!  The 2015 MCF will feature 8 different shows plus a Kick Off event at Lakefront Brewery on Wednesday, August 5, 2015 and, just announced: Extra Laughs: The Pre- and Post-Show…

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Milwaukee Comedy Festival Announces Line Up!

10 Years of Funny celebrates best lineup to date. The Milwaukee Comedy Festival, Wisconsin’s largest comedy event, celebrates Ten Years of Funny, Aug. 6-9, 2015. The annual festival will feature performers from across the U.S. And Canada and will take place at Next Act Theatre and for the first time at the Historic Turner Hall. This year’s final…

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Last Chance: Comedy Festival Submissions

Can you believe it?  The Milwaukee Comedy Festival has been accepting applications for Sketch, Stand Up and Improv comedy for months now and it’s about  time to close the floodgates!  Submissions are scheduled to close Friday, May 1st at 11:59pm! After that, late submissions will be accepted for one week, but word on the street…

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Late Show Johnny

The career of Milwaukee stand up comedian Johnny Beehner has been rising through the ranks, and most recently he had a big rise in his career when he appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman. Johnny spoke with Rachel Owens and Matt Kemple as part of their comedy series on WUWM Radio – 89.7…

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Celebrating The Giggles and Munchies for National Cannabis Culture (4/20)

The Counter Culture sparked an oddball group called ‘The Waldos’ from the 1970s to launch a search to find the hidden paradise crop of abandoned marijuana plants called Four-Twenty Louis. The Waldos never succeeded to find the hidden stash and burned through most of theirs hanging out after class next to the Louis Pasteur Statue…

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Going Underground in the Shepherd

In case you missed it last week, Tea Krulos of the Shepherd Express wrote an informative write up on the local underground comedy scene, and Milwaukee Comedy’s founder and Producer Matt Kemple was interviewed along with local comic greats Sammy Arechar, Jake Kornely and Allison Dunne. Tea had an opportunity to check out last months Retro Comedy Night, which featured comedian Arechar and…

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Building An Improv Show

You can enjoy some FREE comedy this Monday evening thanks to the Building Blocks of Improv workshop! The show will feature the newest graduates of Milwaukee Comedy with a free comedy show at 8pm. The show will run about 45 minutes in the Arcade Theatre at The Underground Collaborative. Check out Milwaukee’s next generation of improvisational talent!  

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Modern Mikado with Jason Powell

We have interviewed Jason Powell in the past, and if you listened to it, you know why we had him back! An accomplished composer, actor and all-around funny guy, Jason had an opportunity to modernize a portion of the lyrics to the 100+ year opera THE MIKADO. He spoke with Matt Kemple and Rachel Owens…

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A New Promo full of Laughs!

We put together a new promo video, got a minute?  Check it out! It is literally full of laughs, and it will probably make you laugh too.  Watch the video, and then come down to the Grand Ave Mall and watch a live comedy show!     Special thanks to Steve Breese for taking this…

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