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 […]

Amanda hug and laugh

Her cover photo on Facebook says it all. It’s a quote and photo of Conan O’Brien: “Work hard, be kind, and amazing things will happen.” That’s the epitome of Amanda Stellberg. For the past few years, you’ve seen her all about the Milwaukee comedy scene. She’s a regular player at ComedySportz. She has participated in […]

Lee Rowley & Friends

One of the more prolific participants in the Milwaukee comedy community, Lee Rowley also has a big heart. Proof of that is the show he has organized to raise money to help send Milwaukee Americorps participants to El Salvador to build two homes through Habitat for Humanity. Lee Rowley & Friends, 8 p.m., Friday, Dec. 26 […]

Boxing Day comedy

We often hear them rehearsing in those cozy rooms of the Underground Collaborative. The cast and co-conspirators of the Variety Hour Happy Hour sound so raucous and rowdy and yet so musical as they get ready for their shows. The results of their hard practice sessions are available for public consumption the day after Christmas, aka Boxing Day. […]

Holiday cheer in Appleton

Here’s a good cause to laugh in that lull between Christmas and New Year’s. The Sears Outlet in Appleton and Heartland Comedy Express are presenting “Comedy Show of Shows” to raise money for Make-A-Wish Wisconsin. 7:30 p.m., Dec. 27, Appleton Holiday Inn, 150 S. Nicolet Road. Admission is a $10 donation at the door. In its […]