No. Thank YOU, broadminded.

Even as Milwaukee’s sketch comedy scene grows, the local deans of the genre continue to raise the bar. Broadminded comedy performed again in the Milwaukee Comedy Festival (as they have for every one of the nine annual events. And they’re cooking up another course of belly-busting humor just in time for the Macy’s parade and the […]

Live, from New York, it’s T.I.M.

Just back from their performance in the New York Musical Improv Festival, the cast and crew of T.I.M. (The Improvised Musical) are all set for their monthly extravaganza at ComedySportz. Seeing how they were on their way to New York during their regularly scheduled Milwaukee appearance – on the third Thursday of every month, T.I.M. is […]

Evil Dead: The Musical – Milwaukee

Feels like you’ve waited a lifetime to go to the Dead? Well, wait no more. Evil Dead: The Musical Milwaukee! runs from Thursday, Oct. 23 to Saturday, Nov. 1. If you’re unfamiliar with the story, here’s what Facebook says about it: “Five college students spend the weekend in an abandoned cabin in the woods, accidentally […]

Vote, see W. Kamau Bell

First. Be sure to vote Nov. 4. Second. Celebrate that exercise of democracy (and your survival of the political campaigns) by treating yourself to see W. Kamau Bell, whom The New York Times calls “the most promising new talent in political comedy in many years.” Bell is creator, writer and host of the critically acclaimed […]

Milwaukee standup samplers

Like Autumn leaves, Milwaukee standup comedy comes in breath-taking variety – and seems to be everywhere you turn. This week, for instance, you can experience Milwaukee standup comedy at any number of places, including: Steve Breese is hosting the weekly Comedy Show Comedy Show Open Mic. If that sounds redundant, note that the forum requires […]

Plan on Variety Hour Saturday

If you think you’ve got something better to do Saturday night in Milwaukee, it’s only because you don’t already know about the Variety Hour Happy Hour. Two points on that: Where have you been? Get ready to change your plans. Variety is the key here. It’s a comedy show with sketches and stand-up and music […]

Retro Comedy, localized TV sitcom

So the deal is that no one who knows is supposed to talk about which popular TV sitcom from the ‘70s, ‘80s or ‘90s will have an episode staged live at Milwaukee’s Arcade Theatre for Retro Comedy Night. The idea is to surprise comedy-goers with one of their favorite shows from back when and to […]

Grand Comedy Hour Friday

We don’t know why they call $1,000 a grand, except that’s how you feel if you get $1,000. We know that’s the old name for Wisconsin Avenue in downtown Milwaukee, which is why they named the mall The Shops of Grand Avenue. And, of course, that’s the home to Milwaukee Comedy‘s Underground Collaborative and the Arcade […]

Dynamo Kickstand sketch show Oct. 18

Dynamo Kickstand. Add that name to the list of Milwaukee’s growing sketch comedy scene. Veteran comedians Stacy Pawlowski, Ryan Lowe and Greg Bach have teamed up to present their own hilarious take on things in a debut show at 8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 18. As Greg and Ryan recount in the Milwaukee Comedy video above, the […]

Free Open Improv Wednesday

Free Open Improv is back at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 8. That’s because Free Open Improv runs fortnightly. That’s every other week. And we didn’t have it last week, but we had it two weeks ago. So… Join us. Bring friends. We’re now into our fourth month, and the participation keeps growing. The comers range […]