Milwaukee Comedy Fest Intro: Rob Christensen

Like the Dodgers of baseball renown, Rob Christensen is based in Los Angeles but started in Brooklyn, N.Y. As his bio explains of Rob Christensen: “He’s been a skateboarder, rapper, graffiti artist, and Air Force Sergeant; but failing at all of that lead him to comedy. Rob’s inexcusable behavior as a kid helped him develop […]

Your Guide to the 2014 Milwaukee Comedy Festival

zv7qrnb You like to laugh, and we have all the laughs you need (plus a few extra just to be safe). There is plenty of info out there (like this post from Milwaukee Record) on the comedy taking the stage in the 9th Milwaukee Comedy Festival. So to give you some info on all the little stuff, here […]

Blonde ambition

Those folks at Greendale Community Theatre are at it again with another ambitious musical with an overachieving cast. The latest production: Legally Blonde – The Musical. From the website: “Watch Harvard Law’s beloved blonde take the stage by sparkling pink storm in this fun, upbeat show starring some of Southeast Wisconsin’s most talented vocalists and dancers.  This much fun shouldn’t […]

Goodnight Milwaukee, Hello Fest

If you have had the misfortune of missing the Goodnight Milwaukee Show with Jake Kornely and Tyler Menz, we pity you. Because you have missed out on jokes and jokey bits and amusing interviews and Milwaukee roulette and Chris the Intern and original music and cooking demonstrations and videos, including this number by Ryan Lowe […]

Milwaukee comedy weekend: $1 an act

Earlier, we informed you of the Saturday, July 19, Sketch 22 show, where you can see 10 original Milwaukee comedy sketches for $10 – which amounts to $1 apiece. Coincidentally, on Friday, July 18, you can watch seven original stand-up comedians perform for $7 – also $1 apiece. Because Milwaukee’s Caste of Killers Comedy Collective is […]

MKE Follies seeking acts

Hey, Milwaukee performing artists, Dance Revolution Milwaukee is prospecting for acts for its next MKE Follies variety show, which is scheduled for Sept. 19. The MKE Follies is a one-night-only show catering to Milwaukee artists. It’s been going on for two years, and the next one is set for The Box, 628 N. Broadway St. […]

T.I.M.: Improvising musicals since 2011

On the occasion of T.I.M. turning 3, let’s remember way back to the summer of 2011: Gasoline prices were plunging toward $3.50 a gallon after topping off near the $4 mark in May. The Milwaukee Brewers were ascending from fifth place in their division to eventually win their first division title in 29 years. Partisan bickering […]

Umbrella Group Milwaukee debuts

Newcomer Umbrella Group Milwaukee has successfully opened with its production of the dark comedy “God of Carnage.” Under the direction of Milwaukee theater veteran Bo Johnson, the cast featuring Anna Figenshtaler, Matt Wickey, Libby Amato and Jason Will is presenting Milwaukee’s premier of the Tony Award-winning play through Sunday, July 20. OnMilwaukee.Com calls the work “an impressive […]

Free Open Improv – Wednesday

Free Open Improv happens every other Wednesday night, beginning July 16.  Milwaukee Comedy is opening the Arcade Theatre, in the Underground Collaborative, for free sessions of open improvised comedy. Members of Sketch Marks will run the 7 p.m. open improv free-for-alls in the lower level of the Plankinton Building, 161 W. Wisconsin Ave. From Facebook: Wednesday, July […]

Sketch 22 July 19

One of our favorite Milwaukee comedy community collaborations happens Saturday, July 19. It’s the 13th installment of the semi-annual Sketch 22 extravaganza, masterminded by Patrick Schmitz. Beginning at 7 p.m., in the garage theater of ComedySportz, 420 S. 1st St., 40 Milwaukee comedy actors will present 10 original comedy sketches created only the night before […]