Matt Griffo does music funny

Rochester, N.Y., and Milwaukee, Wis., are a lot a like. Both are situated on Great Lakes, have a river running through the downtown and have been home to iconic global brands such as Kodak and Harley-Davidson. Matt Griffo grew up in Rochester before earning his musical comedy chops in Chicago. Maybe that’s partly why he seems […]

Comedic Double Feature

Lisan Wood and Ryan Lowe, of RagTime and Lone Wolf Comedy, respectively, are cooking up a multi-artist, multimedia comedy show that includes sketch comedy, improvisation and the world premiere of two comedic short films. A Comedic Double Feature – 8 p.m. Friday, April 24 From Facebook: Don’t miss the event that brings together some of the best […]

Comedy Night in Retro

Have a blast from your past by enjoying an all-new rerun of one of your favorite childhood TV sitcoms. Retro Comedy Night – 8 p.m. Saturday, April 18 This is when some of Milwaukee’s finest comedians gather for a one-time re-enactment of an episode of one of your old beloved TV serials from the `70s, […]

Economics of T.I.M.

Economics 101 tells you it’s all about supply and demand. As public demand for a show exceeds the number of seats in the theater, then the show can charge more for the tickets and still expect to have a full house. The Improvised Musical – 7:30 pm Thursday, April 16 Closing in on four years […]

Steve Breese at Comedy Cafe

Congratulations to Steve Breese, a Milwaukee comedy talent and indispensable Milwaukee Comedy behind-the-scenes workhorse. This weekend, April 9-11, Steve appears at Milwaukee’s Comedy Cafe, along with Carmen Morales, setting up the laughs for headliner John Conroy. From the Cafe: D.C. native, John Conroy, has devoted himself to making people laugh. John’s material is smart, aggressive and […]

Broadminded brings Guests

Leave it to those long-lasting ladies of laughter. Broadminded Comedy has thrown down the welcome mat and invited some of Milwaukee’s funniest guests to appear with them in their latest sketch comedy show. Broadminded: Be Our Guest – April 3, 4, 10, 11 The all-female troupe – which has been together as long as the […]

The MKE Mikado

Milwaukee Opera Theatre is staging one of those funny Gilbert & Sullivan opera’s, “The Mikado,” and it’s adding just enough creative tweaks that local reviewers are noticing. As Julie Steinbach writes in the Wisconsin Gazette, “when MOT stages the classic, it comes with a twist: a complete reinterpretation of the score and story that sets […]

Very Funny People (in Tosa)

Judging from the posts on Facebook, this gig is close to sold out, but there’s no harm in sharing the news. Very Funny People – March 21, Mo’s in Wauwatosa It’s a Very Simply Titled comedy show Saturday night featuring some of our favorite Milwaukee comedy folks. Or as it says on Facebook: Meet us […]

Clothesline Comedy – Saturday

Steve Breese is at it again. He regularly sets up local, regional and even national comedy talent through his First Saturday SockiTumi Comedy Hour and insightful interviews with such up-and-comers as Sam Morril. As Tyler Maas reported in the Milwaukee Record, Steve has been responsible for bringing more high-stature comedians to perform in Milwaukee, including Godfrey and Nick Thune. […]

Mike Lester on passion

It’s understood that (the potential) success in comedy has been pinned down to these key factors: working hard, getting more stage, and writing more material (This also means rewriting material to make the joke ‘just right.’) These are the sorts of answers that aspiring comedians often hear from comedians on their way up the ladder […]