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 […]

This Festival Features the Funny!

It’s always exciting to see what kind of line up the annual Milwaukee Comedy Festival puts together. This year doesn’t disappoint, with plenty of talent from all over including Milwaukee, Chicago, L.A. and Canada. Wisconsin’s largest comedy event celebrates nine years this year, August 7-10, 2014. The annual event will offer audiences a variety of […]

All Access Comedy Festival Passes Go!

You can finally go out side without a jacket (at least most of this week), Summerfest is in full swing and the smell of beer is in the air! That can mean only one thing, Milwaukee Comedy Festival All Access Passes are now available! Wisconsin’s largest comedy event has offered crowds hundreds of hours of […]

T.I.M. waits for no one

Milwaukee’s ComedySportz arena is still humming from the World Championship and 30th anniversary festivities there last weekend. On Thursday, June 26, The Improvised Musical (T.I.M.) channels that momentum into a full-blown song-and-dance story that’s never been sung or danced before. Yeah. We know. T.I.M. always performs on the third Thursday of the month. Well, never say always. […]

Stand-Up Cinema and the Laugh Crusade

You, the audience, are allowed to be seated for Stand-Up Cinema. The standups are the Milwaukee comedians who enhance your movie-going experience. At 10 pm., Friday, June 20, Stand-Up Cinema presents “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” the 1981 Steven Spielberg (director) – George Lucas (writer) film starring the pride and joy of Ripon College, Harrison Ford. But […]

Milwaukee Comedy Podcast – Ep. 3 with Johnny Beehner

On the third episode of the Milwaukee Comedy Podcast, Greg sits down with local and national comedian Johnny Beehner, talking comedy, an amazing family charity and the perils in working for a company that destroyed America. If you’re an up and coming standup, Johnny gives some tips and talks about his experience with bookers. Thanks […]