Goodnight Milwaukee: Second Round

Remember how a long, long time ago, last week, we told you about The Goodnight Milwaukee Show with Jake Kornely and Tyler Menz? We called them likable and clever and applauded them and their cast, including Greg Bach and Chris Schmidt, for intelligent entertainment and variety and yada, yada, yada. Remember that? Well, fast-forward way ahead […]

Nick Thune this Wednesday!

It has been almost a month since we first told you that Nick Thune is coming to the Underground Collaborative’s Arcade Theatre. This Wednesday, he finally arrives. Here’s what appeared in the Columbia Chronicle about Thune’s Midwest Tour with Doogie Horner, which swerves into Chicago after one night in Milwaukee. The Seattle-based standup explained to […]

Milwaukee’s late-night comedy show

Find a clever, likable guy, dress him in a suit and tie, stand him in front of an audience, then seat him behind a desk beside a couch. That’s your basic formula for late-night talk shows. Here’s the twist. Find two clever, likable guys, dress them, stand them both in front of an audience and […]

Ragtime Variety Hour Friday

The Ragtime Variety Hour is an all-new show that showcases standup comedy and sketch comedy and sprinkles it with music in between. It’s presented by Lisan Wood and Liza Marie and “features comedians and musicians from Milwaukee and beyond” as they say. Among the comedians: Sammy Arechar Frankie JM Stacy Pawlowski Allison Dunne  Powering the […]

Wednesday: Free Open Improv returns

You know it’s a special week when in the middle of it you’ve got something fun and free and creative to enjoy. That’s the case this week. Because this Wednesday – Wednesday, Sept. 24 – is the next Free Open Improv. That’s why. Members of Sketch Marks take on all comers – from novice to pro – and gently guide […]

Improvised Musical and a Raffle

We’ve reported before that Milwaukee’s T.I.M. (The Improvised Musical) will be performing in the New York Musical Improv Festival. We also told you that T.I.M. was trying to raise money to help fund the trip. Well, that campaign closed Sept. 13 and appears a little short of the goal. But you know what they say: The […]

Theatre/Schmeatre comedy in Racine

Our friends to the south, the Over Our Head Players, in Racine, begin a series of original sketch comedies covering the last two weekends in September and the first two weekends in October. Theatre/Schmeatre, as it’s called, is described on the Players’ website as: Short, unrelated original comedies – plus some of the area’s finest […]

Hotdogs and Hamburgers needs bread

Hotdogs and Hamburgers is a 10-city, six-state, 11-day, four-man comedy tour that hits the road next month from Milwaukee. Tyler Maas recently wrote about it for the Milwaukee Record, in which he did a Q&A with Sammy Arechar, one of the four comedians on the tour. We also posted about it here. Sammy, Steve Breese, […]

Jarecki and Powell write again

Every January and July, year in, year out, some of the brightest original comedy sketches in Milwaukee are the collaborations of Jason Powell and Doug Jarecki at the Sketch 22 shows produced by Patrick Schmitz. Well, now Jason and Doug have collected some of those one-night standouts and put together an evening of one-act comedies called […]

Standup every night

Every night has something funny for you this week in Milwaukee. For instance: The Duck and Cover Comedy Hour, 9 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 9, at Frank’s Power Plant This one’s hosted by the very talented Chris Schmidt, and it’s an open mic, so you’ll be seeing a range of rookies and veterans perform. It’s free. […]