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 […]

More than a One-Man Show

‘Tis but a fortnight until the Milwaukee Comedy Festival. The four-day event features funny guys and gals from all over the country. Plus it showcases some of the top comedy talent based in the Milwaukee area. Among those calling Milwaukee home are James Boland and Alex Grindeland, who perform long-form improv under the name Al […]

Three on One

Three men performing two one-man shows at the same time. OK, so the shows are in different places. Do the math. The one-man one-man show is award-winning Milwaukee comic John McGivern, who will contribute his Irish-Catholic storytelling to the grand opening of the fellowship hall at the Wauwatosa Avenue United Methodist Church. The event is […]

Al and Jim's One Man Show

Brand new comedy duo features two of Milwaukee’s premier comedians!  Alex Grindeland and James Boland are putting on a two person one man improv show. Not sure what that means, but when you have two guys that both have extensive comedy and theatre backgrounds, you are going to see something exciting. From the web: Witness as Alex […]

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