10th Milwaukee Comedy Fest – Aug. 6-9

First Day of March question for you: What comes in like a lamb and goes out like a lion? Answer: Milwaukee comedy audiences roaring with approving laughter at each of the first nine Milwaukee Comedy Festivals. This one’s easier: What comes right after nine? 10th Milwaukee Comedy Fest – Aug. 6-9, 2015 And if you […]

No Dice – DnD improv

James Boland, who improvises comedy around Milwaukee with Tall Boys and Busy Bar, is performing his Dungeons & Dragons-inspired improv show once again. No Dice: Improv DnD – 8 p.m., Saturday Feb. 28 From Facebook: From the land of Hilaria comes Bolan the Comedian funniest, warrior of the realm, with his Macerophone and his mighty […]

Retro Comedy Night Saturday

For one night and one night only this month, Milwaukee Comedy and the Underground Collaborative will indulge in your lifelong fantasy of being in the live studio audience of one of your all-time favorite TV sitcoms. Except, you don’t get to pick the sitcom. You won’t even know which sitcom it is until just before […]

Milwaukee improv building

m4s0n501 Rumblings in the Milwaukee comedy community show a growing improv scene, and it’s not surprising to see ComedySportz at the epicenter. The 30-year-old international innovator in short-form competitive improv includes workshops, a venue for other performers and outreach through mobile shows at schools and businesses. Jack Martin recalls seeing ComedySportz at a work function […]

Romeo & Juliet, laugh on

Patrick Schmitz has announced that Muskego High School has bought the rights to his parody, “The Comedy of Romeo & Juliet…Kinda Sorta” and is scheduled to present the play the first weekend in May. The students of Muskego High will perform the funniest teenage tragedy you’ll ever see, with 7 o’clock shows on Friday and Saturday […]

WUWM at Nite for laughs and more

Have you heard? WUWM Radio – 89.7 FM has been spicing up its local programming via WUWM at Nite and including more voices from the local scenes. For instance, you can hear the latest from Ex Fabula, the Milwaukee-based story-telling group, after 9 p.m. on Wednesdays. Ex Fabula has a contributor page on WUWM’s website. Of course, this […]

T.I.M. improvises a song cycle

As has been the case for nearly every third Thursday for going on four years, T.I.M. (The Improvised Musical) takes the stage Feb. 19 at ComedySportz, 420 S. 1st St. However, this month, there are some twists. From Facebook: TIM (The Improvised Musical) takes on a new challenge this month. With a stripped down cast […]

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 […]