Building An Improv Show

You can enjoy some FREE comedy this Monday evening thanks to the Building Blocks of Improv workshop! The show will feature the newest graduates of Milwaukee Comedy with a free comedy show at 8pm. The show will run about 45 minutes in the Arcade Theatre at The Underground Collaborative. Check out Milwaukee’s next generation of improvisational talent!  

Maria Bamford Live in Milwaukee!

 Photo credit: Natalie Brasington If you’re unfamiliar with Maria Bamford’s comedy then get ready for a crash course! A native of Duluth, Minn., Maria has been performing standup comedy since the early ’90s, crafting a surreal style of routine that tackles issues like depression and mental illness from a self-deprecating point of view. Her comedy […]

Broadminded brings Guests

Leave it to those long-lasting ladies of laughter. Broadminded Comedy has thrown down the welcome mat and invited some of Milwaukee’s funniest guests to appear with them in their latest sketch comedy show. Broadminded: Be Our Guest – April 3, 4, 10, 11 The all-female troupe – which has been together as long as the […]

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 […]