Milwaukee Comedy Festival Announces Line Up!

10 Years of Funny celebrates best lineup to date. The Milwaukee Comedy Festival, Wisconsin’s largest comedy event, celebrates Ten Years of Funny, Aug. 6-9, 2015. The annual festival will feature performers from across the U.S. And Canada and will take place at Next Act Theatre and for the first time at the Historic Turner Hall. This year’s final […]

Chastity Washington wins again

Congratulations to Milwaukee’s own Chastity Washington for winning win the 2015 American Black Film Festival’s Comedy Wings Competition, sponsored by HBO. Chastity is a dynamic, energetic standup who tours nationally and just happens to call Milwaukee home. From the competition site: Chastity is a former teacher and coach turned comedian and actress. Her stand-up career highlights include HBO […]

Comedy Café to go

We saw the signs outside the building. Now it’s in the news media. So it must be true. Milwaukee’s Comedy Café is moving. The club, formerly known as JD’s Comedy Café , has scheduled a June 20 finale for its venue at 615 E. Brady St. After 27 years, the Comedy Café is moving to […]

Even more pride

Officially, Pridefest Milwaukee is just June 5-6, but we know that beyond Milwaukee, June is Pride Month, and heck, it’s just something we should be celebrating all year. And, of course, the aforementioned comedy shows contributing to Pridefest weekend are just a tip of the iceberg. We already reported on performances by The Midnite Show […]

Pridefest proud!

Congratulations to the Milwaukee comedy community members participating in Pridefest celebrations this weekend, including: The Midnite Show – 7 p.m. Friday, June 5 The long-running weekly uncensored improv comedy show  (usually seen at midnight on Saturdays at ComedySportz) takes to the Milwaukee Gay Arts Center Stage at Henry Maier Festival Park (aka Summerfest grounds). From The […]

Comedy show to benefit “Hamlet”

Reports from the Schmitz ‘n Giggles open improv jam Tuesday night declared it a success, with about 30 comedians – novice and veteran alike – joining in on a free fun-filled session of seriously funny improvisation. Consider the jam at The Underground Collaborative a warm-up for the Saturday evening star-studded fundraiser for the much-anticipated summer […]

Stand up for comedy this week

The fine folks at Milwaukee Comedy are sorting through a record number of submissions from comedians across the U.S. of A and beyond who hope to perform in the 10th Milwaukee Comedy Festival (Aug. 6-9). But while the festival organizers are watching videos, you and I can be experiencing the real stuff live and in person […]

Sketch Marks & Improv Limbo – May 22

If you want to get something done, we have heard, give it to a busy person. Examples of that abound in the Milwaukee comedy community. Take Sketch Marks. (Please.) It’s a group of local comedians who liked performing with one another and – after talking about it while volunteering at the 8th annual Milwaukee Comedy Festival – […]

Retro Comedy – Saturday night

Everybody obsesses about the future, which is why it’s nice to take a break occasionally and relive the past. That’s the notion of Retro Comedy Night. It lets you reminisce on the simple joys of your childhood through the TV sitcoms of yesteryear. And it gives you a break from all your futuristic viewing devices by bringing […]

Open Improv Jam May 26

From the creative workshop of Patrick Schmitz – he of Sketch 22 hilarity as well as the playwright and director of this summer’s parody of Hamlet – comes a night of improvised interactions. Schmitz ‘n’ Giggles – open improv – 7 p.m., Tue. May 26 From Patrick’s announcement (emphasis and link added): Rich Laguna and I […]