This place makes me laugh

Get out your calendar and set your GPS* because this is a busy week at Milwaukee’s  Arcade Theatre, which is part of the Underground Collaborative at 161 W. Wisconsin Ave., lower level. Another round of improv workshops started Monday at the UC. On Wednesday, the ongoing Open Improv resumes at 7 p.m. for just $3 […]

Crack Open A Funny One!

Finally a comedy show you can look up too - Tall Boys improv brings you an all new comedy show at The UC April 12th with a stand up Special Guest!  Tall Boys features some of the funniest – and tallest members of the Milwaukee comedy scene in one hilarious improv show: Erik Koconis, Lee Rowley, James […]

Now UC it!

It’s getting to be a regular weekend comedy showcase at the Underground Collaborative, in the bowels of the Plankinton Building in Downtown Milwaukee.This weekend, it’s the Underground Comedy Spectacular, featuring live music, giveaways and – you guessed it – comedy.Among those scheduled to appear are standup standouts Stacy Pawlowski and Damon Millard, the band known as […]

Laughing in the dark

This is the second-last weekend for Harold Pinter’s “The Hothouse,” directed by James Boland.  It’s an unsettling comedy about dysfunctional bureaucracy meted out by  deranged characters running an asylum. And it involves a lot of whiskey. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel calls it “wickedly funny and disturbingly creepy at the same time.” ThirdCoast Digest says it’s “captivating […]

Winging It

The good eggs of the Milwaukee comedy community who performed and/or volunteered at the seventh annual Milwaukee Comedy Festival didn’t chicken out when we stuck a camera in their collective faces and asked for impromptu jokes about our favorite rubber fowl. Here are some leftovers, featuring the humor of: Erik Koconis  James Boland  Becca Segal […]

Al & Jim's One-Man Show

Jim and Al are really James and Alex. Their one-man show really is two men. But they’re theatrically schizophrenic, so it’s as if they’re an entire improv troupe. Let’s let them explain via Facebook: “Witness as Alex Grindeland and James Boland attempt the impossible (or rather…very very difficult). These two improv virtuosos will use audience […]

No Kidding

Besides  establishing himself as a performer and instructor of both sketch and improvisational comedy, Patrick Schmitz is a playwright. His latest creation includes some of his students in the cast and an exclamation mark in the title. It’s “The Comedy Kid!” And it’s showing for two nights only. From Facebook: “A comedy play that follows […]

Improv Jam at Riverwest Public House

The Riverwest Public House, at 815 E. Locust St., is a cooperative bar, which doesn’t just mean that it’s a friendly place. It’s owned by and focused on community members, and it supports other cooperatively run local businesses. This Thursday, March 22, the Riverwest Public House is the site for an improvisational comedy jam featuring […]

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