Roll-playing improv

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, […]

After Turkey, Comedy

After all your Thanksgiving stuffing and getting fed up with relatives and football and holiday shopping, you deserve some comedy. Milwaukee’s got it for you. Consider the Black Friday debut of a new long-form improvisational comedy group, The Faculty. It features public school teachers Anna Figlesthaler, Kristin Althoff and Lindsey Walcott. The Faculty are appearing on the same bill as the […]

Tall Boys, Big Laughs, High School

Milwaukee has four very vertical comedians adept at putting audiences very horizontal with laughter. It’s an improvisational group that calls itself Tall Boys. They are Erik Koconis, Robby McGhee, Lee Rowley and James Boland. Individually, they have an embarrassing wealth of comedy experience. Collectively, they’re unpredictably clever. That’s the wonder of improv. It just so […]

60 Minutes of Various Comedy

So they’ve changed the name of the comedy show “Variety Hour Half-Hour” to just “Variety Hour Happy Hour.” Because apparently some Milwaukee comedy enthusiasts were confused, that’s why. Some thought the monthly shows at the Arcade Theatre were just 30 minutes long. However, the shows are 60 minutes – one hour – live. And then […]

Standing Tall

And now for something completely different: An improv troupe will be performing at an open mic for standup comedians. Look for it at 9 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 6 – Tuesday Night Comedy – The Down & Over Pub, 2535 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., in Milwaukee’s Bay View. It’s an open mic. Performers need to sign up […]

Cheap way to the Comedy Fest

We’re all looking for deals. So consider this: You get discounts if you pay in advance (rather than at the door) for admission to one of the kick off events for the 8th annual Milwaukee Comedy Festival. Plus, the kick off shows include giveaways, which include a chance to win tickets to the Comedy Fest […]

Tall Boys Ride Again

If you are a fan of improvisational comedy, here’s your chance to be wowed by masters. If you are not a fan, here’s how to become one. The Tall Boys are an ensemble of experienced, avid, elongated Milwaukee comedians who began joking together in earnest earlier this year. By name, they are Lee Rowley, James […]

Rolling funny

From the inventive mind of James Boland comes an improvised evening of comedy, role-playing and monster-slaying. Welcome to No Dice, in which James serves as game master and leads several audience members through a shared story, Dungeons & Dragons style. Adds James, via Facebook: “You don’t need to have any experience playing DnD.” Among other […]

Vertical Underground

A “tall drink of water” is an expression for a visually appealing person of elevated stature. Think of the sight of a tom collins glass filled with icewater on a sweltering day. Now picture chilling with a 16-ounce can of beer on a Friday night with some of the funniest people you know. That’s what […]

Game for Comedy Thursday?

Milwaukee had better be in the mood for a whole lot of comedy Thursday night, not the least of which is the Comedy Arcade. The monthly show – 7:30 p.m., at the Arcade Theatre, 161 W. Wisconsin Ave., lower level – features genuine Milwaukee stand-up comedy and a brand-new improv act called No Dice. From the website: “No Dice will take you […]

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