Shot Through the Heart

Ever since New Year’s, you’ve had hucksters and merchandisers pandering to your sense of romance, wooing you to spend big money on some special someone for Valentine’s Day. And then there’s this group of Milwaukee comedians offering to make you laugh for a $5 cover charge. They’re calling the event Shot Through the Heart, and if […]

Coyote Butler, Friday the 13th

Milwaukee comedygoers best know improvised comedy as the short-form genre associated with ComedySportz. Because the Milwaukee-based global entertainment company has been developing, teaching, performing and franchising its improv games for more than 30 years, that’s why. But there’s also long-form version of improvisational comedy. That’s what you saw last Friday, Feb. 6, if you caught […]

March to Hatter Madnesss

 (Photo by Ross Zentner) The Hatter’s gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate if you’re late for the very important dates of Amanda J. Hull‘s original play inspired by Alice in Wonderland. Hatter Madness – Feb. 12-March 1 Presented by Milwaukee Entertainment Group, as reported in the Shepherd Express, Hatter Madness tells an unfamiliar tale of some […]

Clam Jam Mondays in Riverwest

Clam Jam is the latest iteration of the standing Monday open mic for standup comedy in Milwaukee’s funky Riverwest neighborhood. Real-life roommates Allison Dunne and Liz Ziner host the Clam Jam, which took the place of the long-running Comedy Show Comedy Show open mic beginning Feb. 2. Clam Jam – 8 p.m. Mondays, Bremen Cafe […]

Tall Boys perform around “Nudes”

What’s tall and long and takes shape according to audience suggestions? While you take a moment to think about that, I’ll just blurt out the answer: Tall Boys   That’s right, Milwaukee’s lanky lads of long-form improvisational comedy have scheduled another show. This one is at 8 p.m., Friday, Feb. 6, at ComedySportz, 420 S. […]

MKE Follies calling for performers

Dance Revolution Milwaukee already has one MKE Follies show under its 2015 belt. Now it’s gearing up for two more editions the follies, which are a bi-monthly variety show providing performance opportunities for Milwaukee artists. To that end, DRM has put a call out for performers. From the announcement: DRM is seeking local artists to perform […]

Spread the Nudes, Feb. 6-14

From the folks who brought you Evil Dead: The Musical (“Audiences left covered in copious amounts of fake blood and with huge smiles on their faces!”) comes a midwinter mindblower: Spread the Nudes Here’s a description, via the website of Jared Stepp’s Giant Spider Productions, which is presenting Spread the Nudes with Milwaukee Comedy: The […]

Anthony Washington Saturday

You can’t end the first month of 2015 without taking in a grand comedy hour. So, to make it convenient for you, the folks at Milwaukee Comedy are running The Grand Comedy Hour – 8 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 31 This month’s Grand Comedy Hour features Milwaukee’s own Anthony Washington (pictured), who has been performing his unique […]

Howling at the Lone Wolf

One of our favorites in Milwaukee Comedy is the very versatile, creative and multi-disciplined Ryan Lowe. He spoke recently with Rachel Owens and Matt Kemple as part of a new series on WUWM Radio – 89.7 FM. Ryan refers to himself as the Lone Wolf and the idiot-savant of comedy. He discusses his craft and […]

Comedic Release Show, Vol. 4

m4s0n501 We know it seems like 2015 just got started, but already we’re looking forward to the end of January. Because we can’t wait for the Comedic Release Show. That’s why. Comedic Release Show, 8 p.m., Friday, Jan. 30 If you haven’t been to any of the previous three volumes of the Comedic Release Show, […]