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An old Woody Allen joke, paraphrasing because we’re too lazy to look it up, but he gets into a fender bender and responds, as God would, by telling the fender bender offender “Be fruitful and multiply. But not in those words.”
So why rely on us? Soulstice Theatre is performing Woody Allen’s “God” Jan. 24 through Feb. 8 at the
Keith Tamsett Theatre, 3770 S. Pennsylvania Ave., in St. Francis.
It’s the directing debut of Soulstice alumna Stephanie Graham and features a fitting giveback. From Facebook:
Soulstice continues its mission of giving back the community. For this play, Soulstice will partner with Operation Dream, Inc., a mentoring program designed to give young males in urban Milwaukee the support and guidance they need to become men of significance in their community.
Tickets to see “God” are $18 and $20. Click here for details.
By the time you read this, the tickets for The Goodnight Milwaukee Show might all be spoken for already. But just in case, I want you to know about it because I know you will want to attend, if you can.
Goodnight Milwaukee is a late-night comedy talk show hosted by two of Milwaukee’s funniest characters – Tyler Menz and Jake Kornely. It’s a variety show that includes guests, games and – as they say on Facebook – “jokes, lots of jokes!”
It’s only $7 if you get your ticket online (Click here.) or only $10 at the door. But if you buy ahead, you save 30% and assure yourself a seat.
It’s at 9 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 25, in the Arcade Theatre, which is in the Underground Collaborative, 161 W. Wisconsin Ave., lower level.
Anyway, I hope you’re well. Yeah, it’s been “cold enough to freeze the balls off a brass monkey” lately, but hey, it’s winter in Wisconsin. You’ve got Milwaukee Comedy to keep you warm.
See you at the UC,
We have given ourselves permission to say “Happy New Year” until Jan. 31.
With that, we welcome a new year to The Comedy Arcade Show, which opens at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, for its first run of 2014.
The Comedy Arcade Show is a monthly collaborative showcase of local – and sometimes imported – comedy talent. The new year kickoff features a Milwaukee favorite: Ryan Lowe. Besides his hilarious standup routines, Ryan is creator of the movie, “Moby Dick: A Tale of a Whale,” and he is a sketch comedy writer and contributor to the biweekly Writers Block comedy writers workshop.
Besides Ryan, the first 2014 Comedy Arcade Show includes standup comedy form Erik Edmunds, of the Whiskey Sweats Showcase, Steve Breese, the show’s emcee, and maybe even a surprise improvisational comedy act.
The Comedy Arcade Show is in the Arcade Theatre, part of the Underground Collaborative, 161 W. Wisconsin Ave., lower level. Please click here for tickets, which cost $7 in advance or $10 at the door.
One of the more popular open mic venues in Milwaukee is the Art Bar, 722 E. Burleigh Ave., in the Riverwest neighborhood.
That’s where standup comedy performers – both new and veteran – gather on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month to practice their craft before a free audience.
So, this Thursday, Jan. 23, is one of those Thursdays. Get in on the event by being there at 8 p.m. if you want to perform and 8:30 if you just want to laugh. If you go, pay your respects to Josh Balew, the host of the show.
Just as every Monday night there’s a free comedy open mic in the Milwaukee Riverwest neighborhood at Bremen Cafe, every Tuesday night, the Down and Over Pub, in Milwaukee’s Bay View area, has a free comedy open mic.
From Facebook: “Come out for Bay View’s only comedy open-mic! Every Tuesday Milwaukee’s best and bravest comics gather at the Down and Over Pub to try out their new material and polish the old. Joke tellers of all experience levels are welcome and will receive a free drink ticket upon signing up. Don’t miss your chance to say, ‘I laughed at that joke before it was cool.’”
Whatever your role in generating laughs, show up at 2535 S. Kinnickinnic Ave. by 9 p.m. Say hi to Christopher Schmidt, who’s hosting the event.
It’s such a big deal, it needs repeating.
They don’t call it Comedy Show Comedy Show because they stutter.
It’s a free open mic in Milwaukee’s Riverwest neighborhood, every Monday night.
From Facebook: “Comedy Show Comedy Show Open Mic is a FREE COMEDY SHOW at Bremen Cafe! You can see veteran comedians, as well as first-timers get up on stage and make strangers laugh. Anyone sign up and try out their jokes. New material is encouraged! Bring your friends!”
Stand-up performers should sign up at 8 p.m., at 901 E. Clarke St. The show begins at 8:30.
ComedySportz Recreational League crowned champions for its fall season Sunday.
The team Waiting in Punchline emerged the best of eight amateur comedy improv teams after three months of play and two Sundays of playoff matches.
The team includes Bradley Colmerauer, Carly Malison, Laura Bialek, Jon Waldbauer and Jacob Hansen and will, as their prize, play against a professional ComedySportz team in a prime time match at a regular ComedySportz show.
The Rec League is an offshoot of Milwaukee-based ComedySportz and allows trained improv actors a chance to perform free public shows under the supervision of ComedySportz instructors.
Bradley, Carly, Laura and Jon also are part of Crouch Comedy, a new sketch comedy troupe in Milwaukee, which performed its first full-length show two days before the Rec League finals. Crouch also includes Moe Tremper and Pam Zorko.
Not only did Crouch sell out the show at Milwaukee Comedy’s Arcade Theatre, but seats were added, some patrons had to stand and others were turned away.
Milwaukee-based improviser James Boland returns with another night of monster-slaying comedy this Thursday, Dec. 19.
In his No Dice show, James acts as game master, leading several audience volunteers members through an improv Dungeons & Dragons style story. No experience playing DnD is needed, but if you’re a fan, you’ll appreciate the improv all the more.
Admission is free, and there are drink specials.
Plan to be at the Riverwest Public House Cooperative, 815 E. Locust St. at 7:30 p.m.
We’ve been hearing for weeks that Milwaukeeans are clamoring for tickets for the holiday edition of T.I.M. – The Improvised Musical.
The popularity of the monthly impromptu song-and-dance extravaganza has been building throughout its 2½ years. Plus, duh, it’s the holiday show. And, it’s the T.I.M. swan song for Alan Piotrowicz, who has been improvising lighting and sound effects in concert with the T.I.M. cast and The Improvised Band.
If you haven’t seen T.I.M. lately, it’s added instruments to its in-house band and a couple of members to its multi-dimensional cast.
T.I.M. also has become more in-demand, so call today to reserve your $5 tickets – if it’s not already too late. Call during business hours at 414-272-8888.
T.I.M. happens at 7:30 p.m., every third Thursday of the month – which includes Dec. 19, at ComedySportz, 420 S. 1st. St.
It’s the Holidays if you haven’t noticed! Since December is all about giving, Milwaukee Comedy is giving away prizes, give-a-ways and free stuff at every show this month! You could win some awesome swag like t-shirts, buttons, candy, even a beer or FREE tickets and more! Yippee! Free Stuff! All you have to do is see a comedy show this month at our venue, The UC!
Every show will have chances for free tickets to upcoming comedy shows or fun stuff like buttons and candy. Here is your complete guide to Free Stuff December:
Friday, Dec. 13th
7:30pm – Crouch Comedy
Candy, buttons and free tickets to comedy shows, don’t miss this show!
Saturday, Dec. 14th – Double Feature!
7:30pm – Retro Comedy Night
ANCHORMAN 2 Super special giveaway! We will have tickets to see the movie and lots of fun Anchorman 2 swag to give away!
9:00pm – Goodnight Milwaukee
Free Beer with ticket purchase OR see the show for free if you go to Retro Comedy Night!
Friday, Dec. 20th
7:30pm – Comedy Arcade Show
Get a FREE beer with each ticket purchased 21+. And who we kidding? We’ll give out some tickets too!
Friday, Dec. 27th
7:30pm – Variety Hour Happy Hour
What ever is left from this month of give-a-ways could be yours! And don’t worry, we will have some other fun stuff too like tickets to comedy shows and maybe some t-shirts.
Get tickets to any and all of our shows here: http://milwaukeecomedy.com/see-comedy/tickets/
All shows at The Underground Collaborative, 161 W. Wisconsin Ave.,
Lower Level below TJ Maxx in the Grand Ave Mall!