The MKE Mikado

Milwaukee Opera Theatre is staging one of those funny Gilbert & Sullivan opera’s, “The Mikado,” and it’s adding just enough creative tweaks that local reviewers are noticing. As Julie Steinbach writes in the Wisconsin Gazette, “when MOT stages the classic, it comes with a twist: a complete reinterpretation of the score and story that sets […]

Modern Mikado with Jason Powell

We have interviewed Jason Powell in the past, and if you listened to it, you know why we had him back! An accomplished composer, actor and all-around funny guy, Jason had an opportunity to modernize a portion of the lyrics to the 100+ year opera THE MIKADO. He spoke with Matt Kemple and Rachel Owens […]

Very Funny People (in Tosa)

Judging from the posts on Facebook, this gig is close to sold out, but there’s no harm in sharing the news. Very Funny People – March 21, Mo’s in Wauwatosa It’s a Very Simply Titled comedy show Saturday night featuring some of our favorite Milwaukee comedy folks. Or as it says on Facebook: Meet us […]

Clothesline Comedy – Saturday

Steve Breese is at it again. He regularly sets up local, regional and even national comedy talent through his First Saturday SockiTumi Comedy Hour and insightful interviews with such up-and-comers as Sam Morril. As Tyler Maas reported in the Milwaukee Record, Steve has been responsible for bringing more high-stature comedians to perform in Milwaukee, including Godfrey and Nick Thune. […]

Mike Lester on passion

It’s understood that (the potential) success in comedy has been pinned down to these key factors: working hard, getting more stage, and writing more material (This also means rewriting material to make the joke ‘just right.’) These are the sorts of answers that aspiring comedians often hear from comedians on their way up the ladder […]

Toothpaste in My Chest Hair

Fresh off the heels of “Holy Shit I’m 30!” a self-produced comedy show in The Underground Collaborative to celebrate his birthday, Milwaukee funny guy Adam Weidman has launched a website – “my brand new content network,” as he calls it. Toothpaste in My Chest Hair From Adam’s news release: This website will serve as the […]

The Morril of the Joke

Joke writing is a process that takes an enormous amount of effort, time and disappointment. It’s like raising a teenager. They’re all considered special, but only a small number of them will ever work, and even fewer will make you proud enough to buy some ice cream. It is a surprise to many that comedy […]

SockiTumi – Dinner and a Punchline

With the first weekend of the month comes another round of The SockitTumi Comedy Hour. Each first Saturday, Steve Breese puts on a comedy show in the Buddha Lounge at Sake Tumi, the funnily named Asian restaurant in downtown Milwaukee, 714 N. Milwaukee St. But it’s not just a lounge of laughs with powerful rice […]

Road Kill barrels into Milwaukee

Road Kill Comedy: Making Their Dreams Come True Milwaukee’s underground comedy scene may be embarking on a new breakthrough – touring comedians making Milwaukee a destination for up-and-coming comedians to spread their humor to residents of Cream City. The Road Kill Comedy Tour will be the first group of comedians from L.A. to make a […]

Tall Boys long form big laughs

They’re useful not just for getting those cans you can’t reach off the top shelf in the supermarket. Tall Boys can make you laugh. Big time! You might say they’re the height of comedy, the upper tier of funny. And this weekend, without having to stand on your tippy toes, you’ll get a couple of chances to […]