New year for Milwaukee comedy

Resolve to laugh more in 2015. You know it’s good for you. We’re here to help. Check out our comedy events calendar  regularly for shows to enjoy and workshops to participate in. (If you’re practicing comedy in the Milwaukee area, be sure to share performance dates on the calendar for others to see.) Keep tabs on upcoming […]

Milwaukee Record’s top 2014 comedy

Congratulations to The Underground Collaborative. The home of Milwaukee Comedy was the venue of two of the “15 best comedy shows we saw in 2014,” as declared by Tyler Maas, in the Milwaukee Record. Tyler cited: Johnny Pemberton and Josh Fadem, who appeared at The UC June 21 We were fortunate enough to be among […]

Who Killed Santa? You decide.

Santa came to town and left just as fat, er, just as fast. But here we are after Christmas and Boxing Day, and we still have nagging questions about the Jolly Old Elf. One of those lingering mysteries: Who Killed Santa? That’s right the holiday whodunit, for which the audience determines the ending, is back […]

Amanda hug and laugh

Her cover photo on Facebook says it all. It’s a quote and photo of Conan O’Brien: “Work hard, be kind, and amazing things will happen.” That’s the epitome of Amanda Stellberg. For the past few years, you’ve seen her all about the Milwaukee comedy scene. She’s a regular player at ComedySportz. She has participated in […]

Lee Rowley & Friends

One of the more prolific participants in the Milwaukee comedy community, Lee Rowley also has a big heart. Proof of that is the show he has organized to raise money to help send Milwaukee Americorps participants to El Salvador to build two homes through Habitat for Humanity. Lee Rowley & Friends, 8 p.m., Friday, Dec. 26 […]

Boxing Day comedy

We often hear them rehearsing in those cozy rooms of the Underground Collaborative. The cast and co-conspirators of the Variety Hour Happy Hour sound so raucous and rowdy and yet so musical as they get ready for their shows. The results of their hard practice sessions are available for public consumption the day after Christmas, aka Boxing Day. […]

Sun Will Come Out With Morrow!

Impressions, characters, quips and kookiness – comedian Martin Morrow has an arsenal of comic tools he may pull out at any moment when performing. With a background in not just stand up comedy, but also sketch and improvisation, Morrow has developed a unique style of comedy he has performed all over the country in clubs, […]

Holiday cheer in Appleton

Here’s a good cause to laugh in that lull between Christmas and New Year’s. The Sears Outlet in Appleton and Heartland Comedy Express are presenting “Comedy Show of Shows” to raise money for Make-A-Wish Wisconsin. 7:30 p.m., Dec. 27, Appleton Holiday Inn, 150 S. Nicolet Road. Admission is a $10 donation at the door. In its […]

Feeling Elfish with Jason Powell

Continuing our all new interview series in collaboration with WUWM@Nite, Rachel and Matt interview the talented and funny Jason Powell! Jason is a writer, composer, actor and all around fun guy. His all original and all ages show For Purely Elfish Reasons is currently playing at the Alchemist Theatre. Check out more at

(T.I.N.Y.) T.I.M. lives

It seems like only yesterday when T.I.M. (The Improvised Musical) began its third-Thursday-of-the-month song-and-dance shows at ComedySportz. With some cast changes, additional instruments in The Improvised Band and hours upon hours of rehearsal and experience, T.I.M. is set to present its third annual holiday show. T.I.M. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11 If you haven’t been […]