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, […]

New year for Milwaukee comedy

Resolve to laugh more in 2015. You know it’s good for you. We’re here to help. Check out our comedy events calendar  regularly for shows to enjoy and workshops to participate in. (If you’re practicing comedy in the Milwaukee area, be sure to share performance dates on the calendar for others to see.) Keep tabs on upcoming […]

Milwaukee Record’s top 2014 comedy

Congratulations to The Underground Collaborative. The home of Milwaukee Comedy was the venue of two of the “15 best comedy shows we saw in 2014,” as declared by Tyler Maas, in the Milwaukee Record. Tyler cited: Johnny Pemberton and Josh Fadem, who appeared at The UC June 21 We were fortunate enough to be among […]

Who Killed Santa? You decide.

Santa came to town and left just as fat, er, just as fast. But here we are after Christmas and Boxing Day, and we still have nagging questions about the Jolly Old Elf. One of those lingering mysteries: Who Killed Santa? That’s right the holiday whodunit, for which the audience determines the ending, is back […]