Improvised Musical and a Raffle

We’ve reported before that Milwaukee’s T.I.M. (The Improvised Musical) will be performing in the New York Musical Improv Festival. We also told you that T.I.M. was trying to raise money to help fund the trip. Well, that campaign closed Sept. 13 and appears a little short of the goal. But you know what they say: The […]

Theatre/Schmeatre comedy in Racine

Our friends to the south, the Over Our Head Players, in Racine, begin a series of original sketch comedies covering the last two weekends in September and the first two weekends in October. Theatre/Schmeatre, as it’s called, is described on the Players’ website as: Short, unrelated original comedies – plus some of the area’s finest […]

Supporting Comedy Never Tasted So Good

If only there was a way to fill yourself with laughter and your taste for BBQ. Lucky for you, there is the Hotdogs and Hamburgers Comedy Tour! It’s a collection of four comedians who all have strong cravings to make people laugh and hitting the road for their first midwest tour as a group. The eleven […]

Variety Hour: Labor of Laughs

Variety Hour Happy Hour is one of the hardest-working comedy shows you’ll see on a regular basis in Milwaukee. That’s not to say a lot of preparation and practice does not go into most improv or standup, but this sketch show is scripted and rehearsed ensemble, and it includes live music, thanks to the talents […]

Be part of comedy history Saturday

Comedy history is being recorded again in Milwaukee, and you can be there. Milwaukee Comedy is hanging new curtains in the Arcade Theatre just in time to accommodate the third iteration of the Comedic Release Show. That’s when eight of the funniest standup comedians in the area perform and their show is recorded to be released […]

(Not the) Same old song and dance

It’s the same only different. Each third Thursday of the month (as it has been for three years), The Improvised Musical (T.I.M.) performs at 7:30 p.m. at ComedySportz for $5 admission. But every month, the one-hour Broadway-style musical they perform is different. Because they’re improvised. That’s why. Each musical is launched by a suggestion yelled […]

Godfrey brings comedy to Milwaukee Wednesday

Godfrey has made you laugh in such TV shows as “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” “30 Rock” and “Louie” and in such movies as Zoolander, Soul Plane and Phat Girlz. He was raised by immigrant parents in Chicago where he was the class clown and went on to play football at the University of Illinois. He was […]

4 Guys, 1 Exit

If you caught them in their previous engagements, including the conclusion to the 9th annual Milwaukee Comedy Festival, then you won’t want to miss the talented teenagers in 4 Guys, 1 Mic. The cast includes four recent Milwaukee high school graduates (and one who’s going to be a junior) who are about to part ways […]

Romeo & Juliet, for giggles

After his smash-hit spoof of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Milwaukee comedy yoda Patrick Schmitz chose a lesser-known work to parody: Romeo and Juliet. As he notes in the video interview above (shot at the Milwaukee Comedy Festival), Patrick pays homage to the Shakespeare tragedy while making it a comedy. The cast is a Milwaukee comedy […]

Free Open Improv Wednesday

Fresh off of the fabulous 9th annual Milwaukee Comedy Festival, Milwaukee Comedy is offering its Free Open Improv Wednesday at Milwaukee Comedy's Arcade Theatre. The first two Free Open Improv sessions attracted an amazing  mix of veteran and novice improvisers who collaborated in free-flowing impromptu acting. With your participation, the third bi-weekly session, Wednesday, Aug. 13, could be […]