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 […]

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 […]