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 […]


[raw] Comedy Workshops are taught by some of Milwaukee’s top comedy professionals. Beginner to advanced workshops along with team building and corporate training are available with instruction and guidance from our top comedy instructors. [one_third] [frame] [box-title align=”center”] Matt Kemple/ FOUNDER [/box-title] Founder & Producer of Milwaukee Comedy, Inc., Founder of The Milwaukee Comedy Festival, […]

Featured Comedy

There are plenty of high-quality comedy shows and performers in Milwaukee. Check out our favorite featured comedy acts here.  

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 […]