Retro Comedy Night – a new season!

We adore this time of year: The crisp evenings, the dewy mornings, the blazing leaves. There’s football, if you’re into that; and pumpkin-spiced everything; and, of course, all the potential of a new TV season. Now, Milwaukee Comedy is presenting one more spectacle to anticipate: The return of Retro Comedy Night. Retro Comedy Night – 8 […]

Truth be told, they’re funny

One of our favorite maxims from Homer (the Simpson, not the poet) is “It’s funny ‘cause it’s true.” (See below.) There’s the classic manual of improvisation, “Truth in Comedy.” There’s even university research revealing that we learn truths about ourselves in what we find funny. So it’s altogether appropriate that the geographically diverse MadChiBrew Presents […]

Lucky Milwaukee Film Fest

Comedy is a big part of the Milwaukee Film Fest this year, and Milwaukee Comedy is happy to sponsor another incredible selection this year. Through intimate interviews with comedic greats and activists alike, Bobcat Goldthwait’s award-winning documentary Call Me Lucky has had the film festival circuit buzzing with audiences and critics up on their feet in applause […]

A Voyage of Laughs

There is an exciting new improv show that plans to take you on a comic voyage; it’s Voyager: A Comedy Show and it’s happening this Thursday at ComedySportz Milwaukee!  The best of Milwaukee’s stand-up and improv scenes collide at the debut of Voyager with some of the cities best stand-up comics will take the stage and provide […]

Neil Hamburger @ Club Garibaldi

Sandwiched between appearances in Madison and Chicago, the “hardest working comedian in existence,” Neil Hamburger is coming to Milwaukee’s Club Garibaldi this week. AKA Gregg Turkington, the brilliant parody of an overworked, underrated, greasy, middle-aged standup is returning to Milwaukee after a 2012 show at Shank Hall and a 2010 performance at the Pabst Theater as part […]

Karma Showcase – Breese swan songs

Our friends at the Caste of Killers Comedy Collective is a comedy show dynamo in Milwaukee, and it is not missing a beat this long Labor Day weekend. Showcase – 8:45 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4, Karma In addition to this being the first Friday of the Caste’s first and third Friday showcases at Karma Bar […]

Mojo Dojo Comedy

Over the course of three decades, Milwaukee has been Ground Zero for competitive short-form improvisational comedy through the world headquarters of ComedySportz. Those who wanted to practice long-form improv have, well, improvised their own comedy scenes. The weekly Midnite Show, an uncensored Saturday night performance at ComedySportz, has been going since 2001. Groups such as […]

Comedy Fest Talk on WUWM

In Milwaukee, it’s easy to get overwhelmed when choosing which summer festivals to attend. The Milwaukee Comedy Festival is celebrating “Ten Years of Funny!” August 6-8 . Billed as Wisconsin’s largest comedy event, the annual festival features performers from across the United States and Canada, and takes place at the Next Act Theatre, and for the first time […]

T.I.M. Alumni (Aug. 20)

Fresh from their performance at the 10th Milwaukee Comedy Festival, T.I.M. (The Improvised Musical) resumes its regular third Thursday show at ComedySportz, 420 S. 1st St. Each T.I.M. show is improvised, of course, so the time and place are the only things that are regular in this monthly musical. But this month’s show is extra […]