Late night Saturday afternoon talk show

Jake Kornely is a funny Milwaukee man of accomplishment and ambition. He keeps busy with his weekely Comedy Show Comedy Show, among other things. And somehow he has time for another unique endeavor: he’s taping his late-night style talk show in the middle of the day. This Saturday, the Jake Kornely Show will tape it’s […]

Thursday Night Musical Improv

The National Football League has tried to make Thursday nights a bigger deal by scheduling games then (much as it has tried to do with Monday nights and Sunday nights, because, you know, football makes everything better, and we can’t get enough on Sunday afternoons alone to satisfy us for the whole week). Of course, […]

Underground: Rising comedy venue

Congratulations to the Underground Collaborative for garnering a runner-up acknowledgement in the Shepherd Express Best of Milwaukee 2014. The annual compilation, based on votes by readers, listed the UC along with Comedy Café as runners-up to ComedySportz as the area’s best comedy club. So way to go for those places, too! The UC is a […]

Giving food at ComedySportz

Underscoring the “giving” in Thanksgiving, ComedySportz is extending its non-perishable food drive for the Hunger Task Force. The Milwaukee-based mecca for short-form competitive improvisational comedy is extending a food donation campaign begun last weekend. Donate food, get 1/2 off entry to a show, Fri. Nov. 14 That applies to the donor’s choice of the 7:30 p.m. […]

Kornely takes Comedy Show Underground

Perhaps you’ve seen Comedy Show Comedy Show open mics at a Riverwest tavern or Comedy Show Comedy Show showcases at a East Side bowling emporium. Now, Jake Kornely is locating his signature standup show to Downtown Milwaukee. 8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 14, Underground Collaborative From Facebook: Comedy Show Comedy Show with Jake Kornely and Friends is a […]

Any Given Monday, Nov. 6-15

Midway through the football season, it’s about time to venture off the couch in your man cave or the bar stool at your local sports pub and do what real men do for entertainment: See a play. Pink Banana Theatre Co. has just the ticket for you: Any Given Monday. It’s a dark comedy that […]

Tall Boys & Sketch Marks comedy & food drive

Following their sold-out show at the 2014 Milwaukee Comedy Festival, Milwaukee-based Tall Boys improv and Sketch Marks sketch comedy have scheduled back-to-back performances together on Friday, Nov. 7 and Saturday, Nov. 8. The Tall Boys, including Erik Koconis, Robby McGhee, James Boland and Lee Rowley,  are a premier long-form improv group, coached by Jared Stepp. […]

Halloween Comedy Show: Trick & Treat

m4s0n501 Many of us live all year long for Halloween. So we’re not going to let it get confined to just one day. That’s why you’ll find plenty of Halloween-flavored entertainment options well before and past Oct. 31. And you can include this: Halloween Comedy Show, Saturday, Nov. 1 As Tyler Maas explains in the […]

No. Thank YOU, broadminded.

Even as Milwaukee’s sketch comedy scene grows, the local deans of the genre continue to raise the bar. Broadminded comedy performed again in the Milwaukee Comedy Festival (as they have for every one of the nine annual events. And they’re cooking up another course of belly-busting humor just in time for the Macy’s parade and the […]

Live, from New York, it’s T.I.M.

Just back from their performance in the New York Musical Improv Festival, the cast and crew of T.I.M. (The Improvised Musical) are all set for their monthly extravaganza at ComedySportz. Seeing how they were on their way to New York during their regularly scheduled Milwaukee appearance – on the third Thursday of every month, T.I.M. is […]