Chris Schmidt, top of the COK

Congratulations to Chris Schmidt for winning the fourth Battle Royale of standup comedy, presented by our friends at Caste of Killers Comedy Collective. Besides writing and performing for the Goodnight Milwaukee Show, Chris runs the Tuesday night Duck & Cover open mic at Frank’s Power Plant, in Bay View, and he’s a frequent stand-up performer at open mics and […]

Shop Small. Laugh Tall.

After hitting the malls and the big-box stores on Black Friday, you can patronize mom-and-pop local merchants on Saturday, Nov. 29, then catch the Tall Boys/Goodnight Milwaukee show at 8 p.m. at ComedySportz, 420 S. 1st St. Just as they combined with Sketch Marks for two shows earlier in November, the Tall Boys are performing with Goodnight […]

broadminded Thanksgiving

broadminded Comedy, Milwaukee’s premiere sketch comedy group, has something for everyone in its Thanksgiving show: musical parody political satire a live turkey actual text messages football The all-female troupe – featuring Megan McGee, Anne Graff LaDisa, Stacy Babl and Melissa Kingston – perform the last its four shows at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, Nov. 28 and 29, […]

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 open mic at Bremen Cafe, as well as The Goodnight Milwaukee Show he does with Tyler Menz and various other projects, including the recent Halloween showcase – in which Milwaukee stand-ups performed as costumed characters. […]

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. […]