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

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, that […]

Outskirts in the Underground

The upstart theater group, Outskirts Theatre Co., is following up its inaugural production of “Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead,” with a new production at the Underground Collaborative’s Arcade Theatre. And Baby Makes Seven – January 15-17 From the website:  With the help of their good friend Peter, Anna and Ruth can have […]

Darryl Hill Comedy has an Edge

You know him as a nationally touring standup and a character actor in such films as “Meet the Browns” and “Barbershop 2: Back in Business.” This past weekend, Milwaukee’s own Allen Edge directed one of the 10 comedy sketches at Patrick Schmitz‘s semi-annual Sketch 22. Now, you get a chance to see him deliver his masterfully […]

Howie against hunger

Milwaukee gets its share of big-name national comedians stopping by to perform, including Waukesha-reared Frank Caliendo, who does two shows at the Riverside Theater on Saturday, Jan. 17. Then, Howie Mandel comes to Brew City. Howie Mandel’s show is a benefit for the Hunger Task Force and the Harry and Rose Samson Family Jewish Committee […]