Milwaukee Comedy Fest intro: Teen Comedy Day

The Milwaukee Comedy Festival is not just about putting on four days of shows, featuring a variety of comedy styles and acts both local and out-of-state for Milwaukee audiences. From its beginning in 2006, the Milwaukee Comedy Festival has sought to foster development in the Milwaukee comedy. For many of the Milwaukee performers in the […]

Milwaukee Comedy Fest intro: Kickoff

The Milwaukee Comedy Festival runs from Thursday, Aug. 7 through Sunday, Aug. 10. But it really starts at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 6. Because the kickoff event will be just as worth seeing as the other nine shows. That’s why. Unlike the other nine shows, the kickoff features only local talent, instead of a mix […]

International Comedy Festival in Milwaukee

The Milwaukee Comedy Festival, which runs from Thursday, Aug. 7 through Sunday, Aug. 10 is drawing comedy performers from across the country and even Canada. That means that once again the 9th annual festival is an international event. The Canadian representatives bringing the international distinction to the fest are the six-person comedy sketch team of Cash Grab. […]

Jimbo Jameson: Man, Myth and Mustache

This is how rumors get started. A caption on a photo accompanying an article on WisconsinGazette.com might suggest that Matt Kemple is the same person as Jimbo Jameson. In the article, Matthew Reddin reports on the 9th annual Milwaukee Comedy Festival, Aug. 7-10. He writes: “What’s the funniest event in Milwaukee? Most comedy aficionados would […]

Milwaukee Comedy Fest intro: Cash Grab

Back again to make the Milwaukee Comedy Festival a truly international comedy festival is Cash Grab – a sketch comedy troupe based in Toronto. Members include Steve Gignac, Kyle McParland, Ashley Moffatt, Bruno Seiler, Ron Sider and Kyle Woolven. Ashley is the only woman. We just point that out because Ashley can be a man’s […]

History of the Milwaukee Comedy Festival

The year was 2006. The 140-character Internet messaging service Twitter is launched. President George W. Bush signs a law renewing the anti-terrorist Patriot Act and includes a statement to Congress that he does not have to tell them how the law is being used. After singing about it for 48 years, finally, Paul McCartney is […]

Milwaukee Comedy Fest Intro: Mary Zee

Mary Zee has an endearing, self-reflective approach to standup comedy. She boasts about resembling former SNL comedian Molly Shannon and has a huge following on LinkedIn. Her Twitter profile (@Zemidas_Touch) describes the resident of Chicago’s Logan Square as a comedian, writer and time thief. A recent tweet gives us a peek at the thoughtfulness and […]

Milwaukee Comedy Fest Intro: Matt Griffo

Matt Griffo loves cookie dough, apparently. But decidedly, Milwaukee Comedy Festival goers love Matt Griffo. The nerdy, endearing musical comedian originally from Rochester, N.Y., has a knack of taking uncomfortable subjects, such as his grandfather’s racism, and putting them to clever lyrics in catchy tunes. Son of a musician, Matt initially taught himself to play […]

Wednesday: Free Open Improv

It’s that time of the every-other-week again when members of Sketch Marks comedy host a Free Open Improv at Milwaukee Comedy’s Arcade Theatre. The first Free Open Improv session drew a fun mix of veteran and novice improvisers who engaged in an hour of free-flowing impromptu acting. With your participation, the second session, Wednesday, July […]

Milwaukee Comedy Fest Intro: Rob Christensen

Like the Dodgers of baseball renown, Rob Christensen is based in Los Angeles but started in Brooklyn, N.Y. As his bio explains of Rob Christensen: “He’s been a skateboarder, rapper, graffiti artist, and Air Force Sergeant; but failing at all of that lead him to comedy. Rob’s inexcusable behavior as a kid helped him develop […]