Pridefest proud!

Congratulations to the Milwaukee comedy community members participating in Pridefest celebrations this weekend, including: The Midnite Show – 7 p.m. Friday, June 5 The long-running weekly uncensored improv comedy show  (usually seen at midnight on Saturdays at ComedySportz) takes to the Milwaukee Gay Arts Center Stage at Henry Maier Festival Park (aka Summerfest grounds). From The […]

Comedy show to benefit “Hamlet”

Reports from the Schmitz ‘n Giggles open improv jam Tuesday night declared it a success, with about 30 comedians – novice and veteran alike – joining in on a free fun-filled session of seriously funny improvisation. Consider the jam at The Underground Collaborative a warm-up for the Saturday evening star-studded fundraiser for the much-anticipated summer […]

Stand up for comedy this week

The fine folks at Milwaukee Comedy are sorting through a record number of submissions from comedians across the U.S. of A and beyond who hope to perform in the 10th Milwaukee Comedy Festival (Aug. 6-9). But while the festival organizers are watching videos, you and I can be experiencing the real stuff live and in person […]

Sketch Marks & Improv Limbo – May 22

If you want to get something done, we have heard, give it to a busy person. Examples of that abound in the Milwaukee comedy community. Take Sketch Marks. (Please.) It’s a group of local comedians who liked performing with one another and – after talking about it while volunteering at the 8th annual Milwaukee Comedy Festival – […]

Retro Comedy – Saturday night

Everybody obsesses about the future, which is why it’s nice to take a break occasionally and relive the past. That’s the notion of Retro Comedy Night. It lets you reminisce on the simple joys of your childhood through the TV sitcoms of yesteryear. And it gives you a break from all your futuristic viewing devices by bringing […]

Open Improv Jam May 26

From the creative workshop of Patrick Schmitz – he of Sketch 22 hilarity as well as the playwright and director of this summer’s parody of Hamlet – comes a night of improvised interactions. Schmitz ‘n’ Giggles – open improv – 7 p.m., Tue. May 26 From Patrick’s announcement (emphasis and link added): Rich Laguna and I […]

T.I.M. time again

T.I.M., The Improvised Musical, Milwaukee’s monthly make-it-up-as-they-go song-and-dance show, is back as usual, on the third Thursday of the month at ComedySportz, 420 S. 1st St. The Improvised Musical (T.I.M.) – 7:30 p.m. May 21 The shows are Broadway-style musicals based on titles suggested on the spot by the audience. The Improvised Band is part […]

Variety Hour Happy Hour turns 2

In two years, a human makes the remarkable feat of developing from an immobile, totally dependent being to a toddling wonder who can speak and laugh and dance. Although it’s still not potty-trained, Variety Hour Happy Hour has reached its second birthday. The Milwaukee-grown sketch comedy show that includes music and interviews has been delighting […]

Late Late Breakfast in MKE

You should be up by 2 o’clock on a Saturday afternoon anyway, right? You’ve got to eat, right? So why not support local comedy in the process? Because Saturday, May 16, you can catch the first stop in the nationally touring “Late Late Breakfast,” that’s why. Late Late Breakfast – Saturday May 16, Bremen Café From […]

Laughter on the 23rd Floor

All good things must come to an end, they say. So we’re sorry to inform you this is the last weekend of Neil Simon’s “Laughter on the 23rd Floor.” As Bonnie North wrote for WUWM (89.7 FM), the production begun April 23 by upstart Broccoli Theatricals succeeds in sharing the genius of sketch comedy master […]