Shows and Events

Milwaukee Comedy prides itself on offering high quality and affordable comedy shows! Audience LaughingYou always get great entertainment in a fun and welcoming environment. With a wide-range of events offered, there are always new and exciting laughs to discover!

Purchase comedy show tickets easily and securely right online! We encourage people to purchase tickets in advance, as shows do sell out. Doors open 30 minutes prior to showtime and seating is general admission unless stated otherwise.

 

Check out our events below! Check out all the shows and events around Milwaukee (not just ours!) with our Comedy Events Calendar.

Apr
23
Sun
Keg Stand Up at Lakefront Brewery
Apr 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Quickly becoming Milwaukee’s favorite comedy show! Milwaukee Comedy and Lakefront Brewery present fresh laughs and fresh beer, it’s Keg Stand Up – a hilarious night of comedy at Lakefront Brewery! The show will feature delicious beer, live stand up comedy and table served food from a special show menu. Yum!

Expect a great time with top regional stand up comics.  Doors open at 6:30pm, show at 7pm. If great comedy wasn’t enough, there will also be half off cheese curds, $1 off taps, and some fun give-a-ways as well. This show is hot, hot, HOT and has sold out so plan ahead and grab your tickets today!

Ticketing Info:

Seating for this show is RESERVED SEATING! Tickets $5 presale/ $10 at the door. We’ll always attempt to accommodate BUT seating is limited and shows do sell out! Any seats that don’t sell in the pre-sale online will be offered as walk-up tickets prior to the show.

Bring your ID! This show is 21+ unless accompanied by legal guardian. This show has adult themes. Ticket buyer must be over 21 and have a valid ID. All attendees must be present to receive a ticket.

Please Note: Standing room as well as seats outside of our table service sections will be available as needed for a discounted price at the door. If arriving early, a small tasting room will be open while you wait for seating to begin.

Keg Stand Up at Lakefront Brewery
1872 N Commerce St, Milwaukee, WI

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017
Doors open at 6:30pm, show at 7pm

May
5
Fri
Dave Stone in Milwaukee!
May 5 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Comedian Dave Stone is coming to Milwaukee one night only!
Based in Los Angeles by way of Atlanta, Dave Stone made his television debut on “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” in 2013 and in the same year was selected to the prestigious “New Faces” roster of the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal. Since then, he has been seen on season 8 of NBC’s “Last Comic Standing”, Viceland’s “Flophouse”, and Travel Channel’s “Cheat Day Chow Down”. When not headlining clubs across the country, Dave regularly tours with Craig Ferguson. He also can be heard voicing several characters on Adult Swim’s “Squidbillies”, co-hosting his new paranormal podcast “The Boogie Monster” with Kyle Kinane, and hosting his weekly alt-country radio show “The Gravy Boat“.

Also featuring the very funny Tyler Menz, Ton Johnson and the evening will be hosted by Addie Blanchard.

May
13
Sat
Neil Hamburger in Milwaukee!
May 13 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Neil Hamburger in Milwaukee! @ Club Garibaldi's | Milwaukee | Wisconsin | United States

Neil Hamburger returns to Milwaukee for an epic One Night Only show with special guests and lots of funny. See him live at Club Garibaldi on Saturday, May 13, 2017! This show will sell out, seating is limited.

America’s Funnyman Neil Hamburger is the hard-est working comedian in existence, performing up to 399 shows a year internationally to critical acclaim and audience bewilderment. He has toured as the hand-picked opener for Tenacious D, Tim & Eric, and Faith No More, appeared on TV shows ranging from Fox News’ Red Eye to Tim and Eric Awesome Show Great Job! and Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and worked extensively with Tom Green on his internet talk show. Among his dozen or so albums and DVDs is the new LP release Hot February Night.

RECENT PRESS:

“A phlegm- lled sack of putrid self-loathing, Neil Hamburger is the perfect satire of a slick, profes- sional nightclub comedian. If you’ve ever suspected that behind the glossy veneer of fake bonhomie of those perma-smile acts lies an ugly, embittered, grotesque soul — well Hamburger is that demon made esh. In some living Sisyphean hell, every night he dons his tuxedo, greases down his hair and ploughs through the vile set that disgusts even him, just so he can earn a three-piece chicken din- ner. His contempt for his own pitiful existence is surpassed only for his contempt for the audience who compel him trudge through his despicable cavalcade of jokes. And my, these gags are certainly not for the faint of heart, as he plumbs the depths of depravity for the sake of a laugh.” — Chortle (UK)

“Hamburger is the clapped-out husk of a decorous Southern gentleman, now coughing in painful hacks, suppurating lth through his tuxedo, and her to tip a slurry of abuse all over celebrity and modern life…a combination of malignance and desiccated vaudeville.” — T he Guardian (UK)

“Neil Hamburger remains the greatest comedian I’ve seen the greater majority of an audience walk out on…. No one was leaving their seats this evening though, as this peerless performer shocked and delighted in equal measure…. On the road for 12 years with scarcely a day off, Hamburger is a condemned showbiz lag, doomed to perform his antagonistic anti-comedy to potential hostility forever.” — The Scotsman (UK)

“A brilliantly awful persona of an old-school, C-list funnyman — the kind with an ill- tting tuxedo and an enormous, greasy combover — on a very bad night. Neil Hamburger toys with an audience’s expectations (and patience), and indeed his act is a kind of rude commentary on stand-up comedy altogether.” — New York Times

May
16
Tue
Nick Thune – Proud of Myself Tour
May 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Nick Thune – Proud of Myself Tour @ The Underground Collaborative | Milwaukee | Wisconsin | United States

Nick Thune returns to Milwaukee for One Night Only! His unique style and delivery make Nick a true audience favorite. He last appeared on The UC stage a few years ago to a sold out audience. Also featuring the very funny Emily Heller. Get your tickets now for what is sure to be an excellent night of comedy: Nick Thune – Proud of Myself Tour.

About Nick Thune…

Nick Thune, comedian / actor, hails from the Great Northwest (Seattle), where he spent his early years growing up. Nick’s absurdist view and deadpan wit have distinguished his unique style of storytelling mixed with one-liners.

Nick has appeared on The Tonight Show 10 times, Conan 2 times, and Late Night 1 time. On each occasion, he won. He performs comedy to sold out crowds across the country and around the world, and has been featured at the prestigious Montreal Comedy Festival, South By Southwest, Bonnaroo, The Moontower Comedy Festival, The Dublin Comedy Festival, The Melbourne International Comedy Festival, and many more.

 

 

Nick Thune – Proud of Myself Tour
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 7:30pm
at The Underground Collaborative
161 West Wisconsin Avenue, Lower Level of the Grand Ave (below TJ Maxx)

 

May
19
Fri
Eddie Pepitone in Milwaukee!
May 19 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Caste of Killers and Milwaukee Comedy, in conjunction with Chicago’s Lincoln Lodge, are proud to bring Eddie Pepitone, the Bitter Buddha to Milwaukee on Friday, May 19th, at 8pm, it’s a ONE NIGHT ONLY event starring the bellicose star of stage and screen.

The very definition of a cult favorite, Eddie Pepitone is an LA staple that has been in and around this game for a long time.

Just about the very definition of a cult favorite, Eddie Pepitone is an LA staple that has been in and around this game for a long time.

He is a force of nature on stage, switching between social rage and self-doubt. His shows are an energetic combo of calm and chaos, blue-collar angst and sardonic enlightenment. Few comedians working today channel the power of the rant better than Eddie Pepitone.

In addition to his regular stand-up shows, Eddie is stand-out comic/character actor. Beginning in New York City’s improv/sketch scene (where he quickly became a regular face), and continuing on to recurring roles on Late Night with Conan O’Brien. Eddie has also appeared on numerous comedy TV shows, including The Life and Times of Tim, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The Sarah Silverman Program, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Last Comic Standing, and Chappelle’s Show. Fans also might recognize Pepitone from his role in the hit comedy Old School or from his multiple award-winning short, Runyon: Just Above Sunset.

He is also an accomplished dramatic actor, having appeared on Law and Order: Criminal Intent, The Beat, and Now and Again.

Eddie lives in LA now, because there’s no shortage of things to be mad at there.

The show will also feature nationally touring local hot bots, Greg Bach (The Badger Journal Times) and Jason Hillman (Great American Comedy Fest), and will feature some super special guests.

The Underground Collaborative is located in the lower level of the Grand Avenue Mall. Tickets for this incredible show are only $15 online@eventbrite and $20 at the door. More information is available at MilwaukeeComedy.com.

Aug
6
Sun
Michael Ian Black at Milwaukee Comedy Festival
Aug 6 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Michael Ian Black at Milwaukee Comedy Festival @ Turner Hall Ballroom | Milwaukee | Wisconsin | United States

Milwaukee Comedy Festival is proud to announce 2017 festival headliner Michael Ian Black at Turner Hall Ballroom on Sunday, August 6th.

Most known for his iconic work on MTV’s The State, Wet Hot American Summer, Stella, Comedy Central’s Another Period, commentator on the popular I Love the (80’s, 90’s, etc) series and many more, Michael Ian Black is an actor, producer, comedian, writer and director and will headline the 2017 Milwaukee Comedy Festival.

 

About Michael Ian Black…

Michael Ian Black is a multi-media talent who’s starred in numerous films and TV series, written and/or directed two films, is a prolific author and commentator, and regularly tours the country performing his ribald brand of jokes and observations. He most recently starred in TVLand’s “The Gaffigan Show” and Comedy Central’s “Another Period.” He’s reprising one of his iconic film roles in the upcoming second season of the Netflix “Wet Hot American Summer” series. His third standup comedy special, “Noted Expert,” was released on Epix.

Black’s authored 11 books, including the recently released best seller, “A Child’s First Book of Trump.” He’s written two well-received memoirs: “Navel Gazing: True Tales of Bodies, Mostly Mine (but also my mom’s, which I know sounds weird)”, and “You’re Not Doing It Right: Tales of Marriage, Sex, Death and Other Humiliations.” In 2012, he collaborated with conservative Meghan McCain on “America, You Sexy Bitch: A Love Letter to Freedom.” He’s the author of “My Custom Van (and 50 Other Mind-Blowing Essays That Will Blow Your Mind All Over Your Face),” and seven children’s books, including “Cock-a-Doodle-Doo-Boop!,” “Naked”, “Chicken Cheeks,” “The Purple Kangaroo,” “A Pig Parade Is A Terrible Idea” and “I’m Bored.” He also writes book reviews for the New York Times.

Previously, Black released two stand-up specials, “Very Famous” and “I Am A Wonderful Man.” He and Tom Cavanagh host the popular podcast, “Mike and Tom Eat Snacks.” He also writes and hosts a podcast with Michael Showalter, “Topics,” and his own interview podcast, “How To Be Amazing.” He hosts “Debate Wars” on SeeSo, and he recently hosted “Easiest Game Show Ever” on Pop TV.

Sketch comedy fans know Black’s work on “The State,” “Viva Variety,” “Stella” and “Michael and Michael Have Issues,” all of which he co-created, wrote and starred in. Other TV credits include quirky bowling alley manager ‘Phil’ on the NBC series “Ed,” and his hilarious commentary on cable’s “I Love the…” series. He recently starred in two hit web series that migrated to cable TV: “Burning Love” on E! and “You’re Whole” on Adult Swim.

Black’s movie roles include “Slash,” “Smosh: The Movie,” “They Came Together,” “Hell Baby,” “This is 40,” “Wet Hot American Summer,” “Take Me Home Tonight,” “Reno 911!: Miami,” “The Ten” and “The Baxter.”

Black wrote and directed the film “Wedding Daze,” starring Jason Biggs and Isla Fisher. He also co-wrote the comedy “Run, Fatboy, Run,” directed by David Schwimmer and starring Simon Pegg, Hank Azaria and Thandie Newton.

 

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