T.I.M. time again

T.I.M., The Improvised Musical, Milwaukee’s monthly make-it-up-as-they-go song-and-dance show, is back as usual, on the third Thursday of the month at ComedySportz, 420 S. 1st St. The Improvised Musical (T.I.M.) – 7:30 p.m. May 21 The shows are Broadway-style musicals based on titles suggested on the spot by the audience. The Improvised Band is part […]

Variety Hour Happy Hour turns 2

In two years, a human makes the remarkable feat of developing from an immobile, totally dependent being to a toddling wonder who can speak and laugh and dance. Although it’s still not potty-trained, Variety Hour Happy Hour has reached its second birthday. The Milwaukee-grown sketch comedy show that includes music and interviews has been delighting […]

Late Late Breakfast in MKE

You should be up by 2 o’clock on a Saturday afternoon anyway, right? You’ve got to eat, right? So why not support local comedy in the process? Because Saturday, May 16, you can catch the first stop in the nationally touring “Late Late Breakfast,” that’s why. Late Late Breakfast – Saturday May 16, Bremen Café From […]

Laughter on the 23rd Floor

All good things must come to an end, they say. So we’re sorry to inform you this is the last weekend of Neil Simon’s “Laughter on the 23rd Floor.” As Bonnie North wrote for WUWM (89.7 FM), the production begun April 23 by upstart Broccoli Theatricals succeeds in sharing the genius of sketch comedy master […]

Brian Posehn @ Milwaukee Comedy Fest

Brian Posehn will perform at Turner Hall Ballroom for the finale of the 10th annual Milwaukee Comedy Festival. Milwaukee Comedy and The Pabst Theater announced May 1 that the journeyman comedian best known for playing the pot-smoking neighbor on Comedy Central’s “The Sarah Silverman Program” will be capping off the 2015 Milwaukee Comedy Fest on […]

Last Chance: Comedy Festival Submissions

Can you believe it?  The Milwaukee Comedy Festival has been accepting applications for Sketch, Stand Up and Improv comedy for months now and it’s about  time to close the floodgates!  Submissions are scheduled to close Friday, May 1st at 11:59pm! After that, late submissions will be accepted for one week, but word on the street […]

Nick Vatterott does Milwaukee May 16

Recall Nick Vatterott’s recent appearance on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” (or watch the clip below), and you’ll recognize that this comedian is not just a joke-teller. Vatterott is a brilliant, multidimensional comedic entertainer. For one night only, you can experience Vatterott live in the intimate Arcade Theatre in Downtown Milwaukee. Nick Vatterott – 8 […]

Hamming for Hamlet

Hamlet is back. And he’s funnier than ever. Save the date: Saturday, May 30. That’s when you have a chance to see some of Milwaukee’s brightest comedy talent and contribute to the world premiere of Patrick Schmitz‘s “The Comedy of Hamlet…kinda sorta.” Patrick is following the success of last summer’s parody of Romeo & Juliet with a […]

Matt Griffo does music funny

Rochester, N.Y., and Milwaukee, Wis., are a lot a like. Both are situated on Great Lakes, have a river running through the downtown and have been home to iconic global brands such as Kodak and Harley-Davidson. Matt Griffo grew up in Rochester before earning his musical comedy chops in Chicago. Maybe that’s partly why he seems […]

Late Show Johnny

The career of Milwaukee stand up comedian Johnny Beehner has been rising through the ranks, and most recently he had a big rise in his career when he appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman. Johnny spoke with Rachel Owens and Matt Kemple as part of their comedy series on WUWM Radio – 89.7 […]