Elfish family holiday humor

From our friend, the masterful Jason Powell, comes a new holiday theatrical experience that can be enjoyed by the whole family. For Purely Elfish Reasons – thru Dec. 20, Alchemist Theatre From the website: Santa’s got a problem: A lot of his best elves have moved on to greener pastures, and the workshop is getting […]

Good Humor: Hugs for Higgins

m4s0n501 Anybody who has been part of the Milwaukee comedy scene for any length of time will tell you that it is a supportive community. No joking. Find out yourself. 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 4, at ComedySportz, 420 S. 1st St. That’s when comedians and lovers of comedy are scheduled to put on a […]

Grand Comedy Hour for a grand time

Before it was named Wisconsin Avenue, the main thoroughfare of Milwaukee’s downtown was known as Grand Avenue. That’s why the mall downtown is known as The Shops of Grand Avenue (which translates something like, “storefronts for a commercial corridor that no longer exists”). But seriously, folks, there’s still something grand about this space, and you […]

Chris Schmidt, top of the COK

Congratulations to Chris Schmidt for winning the fourth Battle Royale of standup comedy, presented by our friends at Caste of Killers Comedy Collective. Besides writing and performing for the Goodnight Milwaukee Show, Chris runs the Tuesday night Duck & Cover open mic at Frank’s Power Plant, in Bay View, and he’s a frequent stand-up performer at open mics and […]

Shop Small. Laugh Tall.

After hitting the malls and the big-box stores on Black Friday, you can patronize mom-and-pop local merchants on Saturday, Nov. 29, then catch the Tall Boys/Goodnight Milwaukee show at 8 p.m. at ComedySportz, 420 S. 1st St. Just as they combined with Sketch Marks for two shows earlier in November, the Tall Boys are performing with Goodnight […]

broadminded Thanksgiving

broadminded Comedy, Milwaukee’s premiere sketch comedy group, has something for everyone in its Thanksgiving show: musical parody political satire a live turkey actual text messages football The all-female troupe – featuring Megan McGee, Anne Graff LaDisa, Stacy Babl and Melissa Kingston – perform the last its four shows at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, Nov. 28 and 29, […]

Late night Saturday afternoon talk show

Jake Kornely is a funny Milwaukee man of accomplishment and ambition. He keeps busy with his weekely Comedy Show Comedy Show open mic at Bremen Cafe, as well as The Goodnight Milwaukee Show he does with Tyler Menz and various other projects, including the recent Halloween showcase – in which Milwaukee stand-ups performed as costumed characters. […]

Thursday Night Musical Improv

The National Football League has tried to make Thursday nights a bigger deal by scheduling games then (much as it has tried to do with Monday nights and Sunday nights, because, you know, football makes everything better, and we can’t get enough on Sunday afternoons alone to satisfy us for the whole week). Of course, […]

Underground: Rising comedy venue

Congratulations to the Underground Collaborative for garnering a runner-up acknowledgement in the Shepherd Express Best of Milwaukee 2014. The annual compilation, based on votes by readers, listed the UC along with Comedy Café as runners-up to ComedySportz as the area’s best comedy club. So way to go for those places, too! The UC is a […]

Giving food at ComedySportz

Underscoring the “giving” in Thanksgiving, ComedySportz is extending its non-perishable food drive for the Hunger Task Force. The Milwaukee-based mecca for short-form competitive improvisational comedy is extending a food donation campaign begun last weekend. Donate food, get 1/2 off entry to a show, Fri. Nov. 14 That applies to the donor’s choice of the 7:30 p.m. […]