Retro Comedy Night Out

You’re trying to plan your Saturday night and struggling between going out and seeing some friends and staying home and YouTubing one of your old favorite sitcoms. Do you socialize, maybe take in some standup comedy or attend live theater? Or do you hibernate, snuggle up to a screen for some nostalgic TV show that’s like comfort […]

Danger Zone: broadminded

Halloween is history, and Thanksgiving is just a couple of Packer games away. So, it feels about time to have a broadminded comedy show. Sure enough, the grandes dames of Milwaukee comedy are performing their latest show, Danger Zone, the next couple of Friday and Saturday nights at the Tenth Street Theatre, 628 N. 10th […]

Home of ComedySportz

Just to remind everyone, Milwaukee is the birthplace and global headquarters of the ComedySportz franchise. The game-oriented short-form improv institution celebrated its 30th anniversary last year. Occasionally it takes the opportunity to showcase ComedySportz comedians from satellite locations who come to the mother ship to perform. As part of its 2014 anniversary, ComedySportz hosted 24 […]

Fall into Comedy Show – Oct. 17

Pay no attention to the balmy temperatures. The colors of the leaves, the shortening of the days, the mixed array of baseball, football, basketball and hockey scores all confirm that autumn is in full force. So, why not have some comedy? Fall into Comedy Show – 8 p.m., Sat. Oct. 17 Get a sneak peak at […]

Retro Comedy Night – a new season!

We adore this time of year: The crisp evenings, the dewy mornings, the blazing leaves. There’s football, if you’re into that; and pumpkin-spiced everything; and, of course, all the potential of a new TV season. Now, Milwaukee Comedy is presenting one more spectacle to anticipate: The return of Retro Comedy Night. Retro Comedy Night – 8 […]

Truth be told, they’re funny

One of our favorite maxims from Homer (the Simpson, not the poet) is “It’s funny ‘cause it’s true.” (See below.) There’s the classic manual of improvisation, “Truth in Comedy.” There’s even university research revealing that we learn truths about ourselves in what we find funny. So it’s altogether appropriate that the geographically diverse MadChiBrew Presents […]

Neil Hamburger @ Club Garibaldi

Sandwiched between appearances in Madison and Chicago, the “hardest working comedian in existence,” Neil Hamburger is coming to Milwaukee’s Club Garibaldi this week. AKA Gregg Turkington, the brilliant parody of an overworked, underrated, greasy, middle-aged standup is returning to Milwaukee after a 2012 show at Shank Hall and a 2010 performance at the Pabst Theater as part […]

Karma Showcase – Breese swan songs

Our friends at the Caste of Killers Comedy Collective is a comedy show dynamo in Milwaukee, and it is not missing a beat this long Labor Day weekend. Showcase – 8:45 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4, Karma In addition to this being the first Friday of the Caste’s first and third Friday showcases at Karma Bar […]

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 […]

T.I.M. Alumni (Aug. 20)

Fresh from their performance at the 10th Milwaukee Comedy Festival, T.I.M. (The Improvised Musical) resumes its regular third Thursday show at ComedySportz, 420 S. 1st St. Each T.I.M. show is improvised, of course, so the time and place are the only things that are regular in this monthly musical. But this month’s show is extra […]