Eddie Pepitone in Milwaukee!
May 19 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Caste of Killers and Milwaukee Comedy, in conjunction with Chicago’s Lincoln Lodge, are proud to bring Eddie Pepitone, the Bitter Buddha to Milwaukee on Friday, May 19th, at 8pm, it’s a ONE NIGHT ONLY event starring the bellicose star of stage and screen.

The very definition of a cult favorite, Eddie Pepitone is an LA staple that has been in and around this game for a long time.

Just about the very definition of a cult favorite, Eddie Pepitone is an LA staple that has been in and around this game for a long time.

He is a force of nature on stage, switching between social rage and self-doubt. His shows are an energetic combo of calm and chaos, blue-collar angst and sardonic enlightenment. Few comedians working today channel the power of the rant better than Eddie Pepitone.



In addition to his regular stand-up shows, Eddie is stand-out comic/character actor. Beginning in New York City’s improv/sketch scene (where he quickly became a regular face), and continuing on to recurring roles on Late Night with Conan O’Brien. Eddie has also appeared on numerous comedy TV shows, including The Life and Times of Tim, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The Sarah Silverman Program, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Last Comic Standing, and Chappelle’s Show. Fans also might recognize Pepitone from his role in the hit comedy Old School or from his multiple award-winning short, Runyon: Just Above Sunset.

He is also an accomplished dramatic actor, having appeared on Law and Order: Criminal Intent, The Beat, and Now and Again.

Eddie lives in LA now, because there’s no shortage of things to be mad at there.

The show will also feature nationally touring local hot bots, Greg Bach (The Badger Journal Times) and Jason Hillman (Great American Comedy Fest), and will feature some super special guests.

The Underground Collaborative is located in the lower level of the Grand Avenue Mall. Tickets for this incredible show are only $15 online@eventbrite and $20 at the door. More information is available at

Keg Stand Up at Lakefront Brewery!
May 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Keg Stand Up at Lakefront Brewery! @ Lakefront Brewery

Quickly becoming Milwaukee’s favorite comedy show! Milwaukee Comedy and Lakefront Brewery present fresh laughs and fresh beer, it’s Keg Stand Up – a hilarious night of comedy at Lakefront Brewery! The show will feature delicious beer, live stand up comedy and table served food from a special show menu. Yum!

Expect a great time with top regional stand up comics. Doors open at 6:30pm, show at 7pm. If great comedy wasn’t enough, there will also be half off cheese curds, $1 off taps, and some fun give-a-ways as well. This show is hot, hot, HOT and has sold out so plan ahead and grab your tickets today!

Ticketing Info:

Seating for this show is RESERVED SEATING! Tickets $5 presale/ $10 at the door. We’ll always attempt to accommodate BUT seating is limited and shows do sell out! Any seats that don’t sell in the pre-sale online will be offered as walk-up tickets prior to the show.

Bring your ID! This show is 21+ unless accompanied by legal guardian. This show has adult themes. Ticket buyer must be over 21 and have a valid ID. All attendees must be present to receive a ticket.

Please Note: Standing room as well as seats outside of our table service sections will be available as needed for a discounted price at the door. If arriving early, a small tasting room will be open while you wait for seating to begin.

Keg Stand Up at Lakefront Brewery
1872 N Commerce St, Milwaukee, WI

Sunday, May 21st, 2017
Doors open at 6:30pm, show at 7pm

Insult and Battery
May 27 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Insult and Battery @ in the Arcade Theatre at The Underground Collaborative

Two Comics, One Stage, All Funny! Insult and Battery – a laugh filled battle of wits where stand up comics will joke bash each other on stage for your amusement! 8 comics will roast one another in 4 different rounds to emerge as the winner and perform a headlining spot to defend their title. Also, special guest judges and more surprises makes this an unique night of fun. Tickets are only $7 presale/ $10 at the door.

Our second comedy battle of the season will feature the following line up!

Drew Flagge vs Carly Malison
Ton Johnson vs Jared Wing
Elijah Holbrook vs Ben Maier
Stevie Leigh Crutcher vs Tyler Menz

And special guest Chris Schmidt will judge!

Insult and Battery!
Jun 23 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Insult and Battery! @ in the Arcade Theatre at The Underground Collaborative | Milwaukee | Wisconsin | United States

Two Comics, One Stage, All Funny! Insult and Battery – a laugh filled battle of wits where stand up comics will joke bash each other on stage for your amusement! 8 comics will roast one another in 4 different rounds to emerge as the winner and perform a headlining spot to defend their title.

Special guest judges and more surprises makes this an unique night of fun.
Tickets are only $7 presale/ $10 at the door.

June features these funny folks!

Carter Deems v Joe Murphy
Joan La Rosa v Dylan Payne
Ricky Madeja v Levi Yoder
Ton Johnson v Ramie Makhlouf

Milwaukee Comedy Presents: Jessica Michelle Singleton & Nicole Aimée Schreiber LIVE
Jul 19 @ 8:00 pm
Milwaukee Comedy Presents: Jessica Michelle Singleton & Nicole Aimée Schreiber LIVE @ Var Gallery & Studio | Milwaukee | Wisconsin | United States

Comedians Jessica Michelle Singleton and Nicole Aimée Schreiber are driving 3,000 miles to bring laughter across the country and raise money/awareness for The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.

They are coming to Milwaukee for ONE NIGHT ONLY!

Tickets are $5 in advance; $10 at the door

Buy early because seating is very limited!

Karma Comedy Showcase
Jul 22 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Karma Comedy Showcase @ Karma Bar and Grill | Milwaukee | Wisconsin | United States

An all new monthly comedy event! Check out the Karma Comedy Showcase coming up Saturday July 22nd at 8pm. Only $5 at the door and featuring super funny comedy from Addie Blanchard, Drew Flagge, Noah Innis, David Louis and stoping in through Brew City on his national tour, Headliner Preston Tompkins from Denver, CO will present his Crusing in my Carby’s tour! The host is AJ Grill.

This show is presented by Milwaukee Comedy and AJ Grill.

Official Comedy Fest Kick Off
Aug 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Keg Stand Up started as the MCF Kick Off event at Lakefront Brewery in 2015 to a standing room capacity crowd of more than 200 people. In a short time, Keg Stand Up has quickly become the top comedy showcase event in Milwaukee with top regional comics performing to sold out crowds every month! The official Kick Off event at Lakefront Brewery will feature some of the top stand up comics around.

Host is Joe Riley with Seth Davis, Erin Grotheer and headliner Mat Alano-Martin

Official Comedy Fest Kick Off
Keg Stand Up
Wednesday Aug 2
7pm at Lakefront Brewery *Special Event*

MKE Comedy Fest Thursday
Aug 3 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
MKE Comedy Fest Thursday @ The Underground Collaborative

Milwaukee Comedy Festival – Friday Aug 4

7:30pm at Underground Collaborative

Friday offers up two different shows and this first one really packs a punch!  Check out this awesome mix of stand up styles from Milwaukee, Chicago and Kentucky in this unique line up.

Host is Vik Pandya, Josh Ballew, Christopher Schmidt and headliner Keith McGill

Vik Pandya (Host)

Vik is a national touring comic based in Chicago. He’s opened for both Roy Wood Jr. & Michelle Wolf of The Daily Show, and performs regularly at Zanies Comedy Club & the Laugh Factory in Chicago. He’s done a number of festivals all over the country, most notably: Laughing Devil in NYC (2017), Gilda’s LaughFest in Grand Rapids (2017), San Diego Comedy festival (2017 semi finalist), & Cleveland Comedy festival (2016 finalist). He’s a co-producer of one of the largest independent comedy shows in Chicago (Laugh Near Minimalist Furniture) and founding member of Team Us Comedy who produce unique shows all over Chicago.

Josh Ballew

Joshua Ballew is a comedian based in Milwaukee, WI who has been writing and performing since 2013. A mix of personal experiences and social criticism, Ballew’s comedy has been called “humorous” and ranges from observations on racial identity to why Girl Scout cookies taste so good.

Christopher Schmidt
Christopher Schmidt is a Milwaukee based comedian who grew up too obsessed with cartoons and professional wrestling to have any hope of a smooth transition into adulthood. In college he chose to major in creative writing and doing standup is his way of pursuing that mistake to its bitterest end. Crafting his passions for wordplay and storytelling into controversial diatribes about cover bands and tales of being comedically one-upped by a 6th grader, Chris lives to bask in the moment between the establishment of the set up and the delivery of the punch line.

Keith McGill (Headliner)

Keith McGill is clever, insightful, and a little bit eye-opening.  His comedy is truth with a twist. Indianapolis’ NUVO said, “Keith McGill has a style that is smooth and temperate, and lacks any gaudy gimmicks or catch phrases, making him one of the best stand-up acts within earshot… His material is positive and PG-13, yet still intelligently critical of the comical absurdities [of life]…he’s impossible not to like.” Keith is on SIRIUS XM, and his latest CD, PROFESSIONAL BROKE PERSON, is available on iTunes. In addition to doing cruises, Keith has appeared on BET, CMT, LAUGHS on FOX and is a Bob and Tom Show favorite, as well as a much sought-after entertainer for corporate events.  Most recently, Keith was a finalist in the STAND-UP NBC competition.

Michael Ian Black at Milwaukee Comedy Festival
Aug 6 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Michael Ian Black at Milwaukee Comedy Festival @ Turner Hall Ballroom | Milwaukee | Wisconsin | United States

Milwaukee Comedy Festival is proud to announce 2017 festival headliner Michael Ian Black at Turner Hall Ballroom on Sunday, August 6th.

Most known for his iconic work on MTV’s The State, Wet Hot American Summer, Stella, Comedy Central’s Another Period, commentator on the popular I Love the (80’s, 90’s, etc) series and many more, Michael Ian Black is an actor, producer, comedian, writer and director and will headline the 2017 Milwaukee Comedy Festival.


About Michael Ian Black…

Michael Ian Black is a multi-media talent who’s starred in numerous films and TV series, written and/or directed two films, is a prolific author and commentator, and regularly tours the country performing his ribald brand of jokes and observations. He most recently starred in TVLand’s “The Gaffigan Show” and Comedy Central’s “Another Period.” He’s reprising one of his iconic film roles in the upcoming second season of the Netflix “Wet Hot American Summer” series. His third standup comedy special, “Noted Expert,” was released on Epix.

Black’s authored 11 books, including the recently released best seller, “A Child’s First Book of Trump.” He’s written two well-received memoirs: “Navel Gazing: True Tales of Bodies, Mostly Mine (but also my mom’s, which I know sounds weird)”, and “You’re Not Doing It Right: Tales of Marriage, Sex, Death and Other Humiliations.” In 2012, he collaborated with conservative Meghan McCain on “America, You Sexy Bitch: A Love Letter to Freedom.” He’s the author of “My Custom Van (and 50 Other Mind-Blowing Essays That Will Blow Your Mind All Over Your Face),” and seven children’s books, including “Cock-a-Doodle-Doo-Boop!,” “Naked”, “Chicken Cheeks,” “The Purple Kangaroo,” “A Pig Parade Is A Terrible Idea” and “I’m Bored.” He also writes book reviews for the New York Times.

Previously, Black released two stand-up specials, “Very Famous” and “I Am A Wonderful Man.” He and Tom Cavanagh host the popular podcast, “Mike and Tom Eat Snacks.” He also writes and hosts a podcast with Michael Showalter, “Topics,” and his own interview podcast, “How To Be Amazing.” He hosts “Debate Wars” on SeeSo, and he recently hosted “Easiest Game Show Ever” on Pop TV.

Sketch comedy fans know Black’s work on “The State,” “Viva Variety,” “Stella” and “Michael and Michael Have Issues,” all of which he co-created, wrote and starred in. Other TV credits include quirky bowling alley manager ‘Phil’ on the NBC series “Ed,” and his hilarious commentary on cable’s “I Love the…” series. He recently starred in two hit web series that migrated to cable TV: “Burning Love” on E! and “You’re Whole” on Adult Swim.

Black’s movie roles include “Slash,” “Smosh: The Movie,” “They Came Together,” “Hell Baby,” “This is 40,” “Wet Hot American Summer,” “Take Me Home Tonight,” “Reno 911!: Miami,” “The Ten” and “The Baxter.”

Black wrote and directed the film “Wedding Daze,” starring Jason Biggs and Isla Fisher. He also co-wrote the comedy “Run, Fatboy, Run,” directed by David Schwimmer and starring Simon Pegg, Hank Azaria and Thandie Newton.

Comedy on the Bus!
Aug 14 @ 9:13 pm – 10:13 pm
Comedy on the Bus! @ Newaukee Night Market | Milwaukee | Wisconsin | United States

Comedy on the Bus:
The bus stops here…for laughs! Enjoy some quick wit and fast funny at the NEWaukee Night Market on an MCTS bus! A bus-load of talented comedians will perform a series of quick stand up sets. Shows at 6pm, 7pm, and 8pm and totally FREE!

The bus will not be in motion, it will be parked at the Newaukee Night Market on Wednesday, August 16th! Located on Wisconsin Ave. between 2nd and 4th St. Downtown, Milwaukee.