Amanda hug and laugh

Her cover photo on Facebook says it all. It’s a quote and photo of Conan O’Brien: “Work hard, be kind, and amazing things will happen.” That’s the epitome of Amanda Stellberg. For the past few years, you’ve seen her all about the Milwaukee comedy scene. She’s a regular player at ComedySportz. She has participated in […]

Lee Rowley & Friends

One of the more prolific participants in the Milwaukee comedy community, Lee Rowley also has a big heart. Proof of that is the show he has organized to raise money to help send Milwaukee Americorps participants to El Salvador to build two homes through Habitat for Humanity. Lee Rowley & Friends, 8 p.m., Friday, Dec. 26 […]

Boxing Day comedy

We often hear them rehearsing in those cozy rooms of the Underground Collaborative. The cast and co-conspirators of the Variety Hour Happy Hour sound so raucous and rowdy and yet so musical as they get ready for their shows. The results of their hard practice sessions are available for public consumption the day after Christmas, aka Boxing Day. […]

Holiday cheer in Appleton

Here’s a good cause to laugh in that lull between Christmas and New Year’s. The Sears Outlet in Appleton and Heartland Comedy Express are presenting “Comedy Show of Shows” to raise money for Make-A-Wish Wisconsin. 7:30 p.m., Dec. 27, Appleton Holiday Inn, 150 S. Nicolet Road. Admission is a $10 donation at the door. In its […]

(T.I.N.Y.) T.I.M. lives

It seems like only yesterday when T.I.M. (The Improvised Musical) began its third-Thursday-of-the-month song-and-dance shows at ComedySportz. With some cast changes, additional instruments in The Improvised Band and hours upon hours of rehearsal and experience, T.I.M. is set to present its third annual holiday show. T.I.M. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11 If you haven’t been […]

Elfish family holiday humor

From our friend, the masterful Jason Powell, comes a new holiday theatrical experience that can be enjoyed by the whole family. For Purely Elfish Reasons – thru Dec. 20, Alchemist Theatre From the website: Santa’s got a problem: A lot of his best elves have moved on to greener pastures, and the workshop is getting […]

Good Humor: Hugs for Higgins

Anybody who has been part of the Milwaukee comedy scene for any length of time will tell you that it is a supportive community. No joking. Find out yourself. 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 4, at ComedySportz, 420 S. 1st St. That’s when comedians and lovers of comedy are scheduled to put on a show […]

Grand Comedy Hour for a grand time

Before it was named Wisconsin Avenue, the main thoroughfare of Milwaukee’s downtown was known as Grand Avenue. That’s why the mall downtown is known as The Shops of Grand Avenue (which translates something like, “storefronts for a commercial corridor that no longer exists”). But seriously, folks, there’s still something grand about this space, and you […]

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 […]