I Should Know This (Aug. 14)

From the inscrutable imagination of Kristoffer Puddicombe comes a spanking new Milwaukee show that includes comedy, music and quizzes involving live audience participation. I Should Know This – 8 p.m., Friday, Aug. 14 Inspired in part by NPR’s “Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!” and the one-two punch of music and comedy performed way back when by Willy […]

Every Event in the 2015 Milwaukee Comedy Festival

Everything Happening at the 2015 Milwaukee Comedy Festival! We kicked things off at Lakefront Brewery Wednesday night to a crowd of more than 200 people.  Join us for some or all of the dozen+ shows and special events that remain in the 2015 Milwaukee Comedy Festival!  Check out festival.milwaukeecomedy.com for all the info along with videos, comic […]

Comedy show to benefit “Hamlet”

Reports from the Schmitz ‘n Giggles open improv jam Tuesday night declared it a success, with about 30 comedians – novice and veteran alike – joining in on a free fun-filled session of seriously funny improvisation. Consider the jam at The Underground Collaborative a warm-up for the Saturday evening star-studded fundraiser for the much-anticipated summer […]

Sketch Marks & Improv Limbo – May 22

If you want to get something done, we have heard, give it to a busy person. Examples of that abound in the Milwaukee comedy community. Take Sketch Marks. (Please.) It’s a group of local comedians who liked performing with one another and – after talking about it while volunteering at the 8th annual Milwaukee Comedy Festival – […]

Laughter on the 23rd Floor

All good things must come to an end, they say. So we’re sorry to inform you this is the last weekend of Neil Simon’s “Laughter on the 23rd Floor.” As Bonnie North wrote for WUWM (89.7 FM), the production begun April 23 by upstart Broccoli Theatricals succeeds in sharing the genius of sketch comedy master […]

Nick Vatterott does Milwaukee May 16

Recall Nick Vatterott’s recent appearance on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” (or watch the clip below), and you’ll recognize that this comedian is not just a joke-teller. Vatterott is a brilliant, multidimensional comedic entertainer. For one night only, you can experience Vatterott live in the intimate Arcade Theatre in Downtown Milwaukee. Nick Vatterott – 8 […]

Hamming for Hamlet

Hamlet is back. And he’s funnier than ever. Save the date: Saturday, May 30. That’s when you have a chance to see some of Milwaukee’s brightest comedy talent and contribute to the world premiere of Patrick Schmitz‘s “The Comedy of Hamlet…kinda sorta.” Patrick is following the success of last summer’s parody of Romeo & Juliet with a […]

Comedic Double Feature

Lisan Wood and Ryan Lowe, of RagTime and Lone Wolf Comedy, respectively, are cooking up a multi-artist, multimedia comedy show that includes sketch comedy, improvisation and the world premiere of two comedic short films. A Comedic Double Feature – 8 p.m. Friday, April 24 From Facebook: Don’t miss the event that brings together some of the best […]

The MKE Mikado

Milwaukee Opera Theatre is staging one of those funny Gilbert & Sullivan opera’s, “The Mikado,” and it’s adding just enough creative tweaks that local reviewers are noticing. As Julie Steinbach writes in the Wisconsin Gazette, “when MOT stages the classic, it comes with a twist: a complete reinterpretation of the score and story that sets […]

Clothesline Comedy – Saturday

Steve Breese is at it again. He regularly sets up local, regional and even national comedy talent through his First Saturday SockiTumi Comedy Hour and insightful interviews with such up-and-comers as Sam Morril. As Tyler Maas reported in the Milwaukee Record, Steve has been responsible for bringing more high-stature comedians to perform in Milwaukee, including Godfrey and Nick Thune. […]