Milwaukee improv building

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 years […]

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 […]

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 […]