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 […]

Liz Ziner at (free) Comedy Show

Fresh from her Jan. 9 appearance in the Ragtime Variety Hour and her exclusive interview in The Milwaukee Record, Liz Ziner is joining a handful of other brash young standup comedians in the Comedy Show Comedy Show with Jake Kornely and Friends. 8 p.m., Jan. 10, Bremen Cafe, 901 E Clarke St. Click the link above to […]

Hoo Ha underground

As the cold snow and subzero windchills blow into Milwaukee, it’s wise to plan a cozy getaway to avoid the elements and enjoy yourself with friends. What better way than to huddle in a basement warming up to some of the funniest comics in the Upper Midwest! At 8 p.m., Friday, Jan. 9, the producers of the Ragtime […]

Sketch 22 – It’s about time

One of our favorite Milwaukee comedy events is Sketch 22, which happens to be scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 10. We have to wait for it every six months, so it’s about time for the 14th Sketch 22. And the event is about time, too. It’s about the time it takes to create a comedy sketch, […]