Chris Schmidt, top of the COK

Congratulations to Chris Schmidt for winning the fourth Battle Royale of standup comedy, presented by our friends at Caste of Killers Comedy Collective. Besides writing and performing for the Goodnight Milwaukee Show, Chris runs the Tuesday night Duck & Cover open mic at Frank’s Power Plant, in Bay View, and he’s a frequent stand-up performer at open mics and […]

Live, from New York, it’s T.I.M.

Just back from their performance in the New York Musical Improv Festival, the cast and crew of T.I.M. (The Improvised Musical) are all set for their monthly extravaganza at ComedySportz. Seeing how they were on their way to New York during their regularly scheduled Milwaukee appearance – on the third Thursday of every month, T.I.M. is […]

Evil Dead: The Musical – Milwaukee

Feels like you’ve waited a lifetime to go to the Dead? Well, wait no more. Evil Dead: The Musical Milwaukee! runs from Thursday, Oct. 23 to Saturday, Nov. 1. If you’re unfamiliar with the story, here’s what Facebook says about it: “Five college students spend the weekend in an abandoned cabin in the woods, accidentally […]

Plan on Variety Hour Saturday

If you think you’ve got something better to do Saturday night in Milwaukee, it’s only because you don’t already know about the Variety Hour Happy Hour. Two points on that: Where have you been? Get ready to change your plans. Variety is the key here. It’s a comedy show with sketches and stand-up and music […]

Retro Comedy, localized TV sitcom

So the deal is that no one who knows is supposed to talk about which popular TV sitcom from the ‘70s, ‘80s or ‘90s will have an episode staged live at Milwaukee’s Arcade Theatre for Retro Comedy Night. The idea is to surprise comedy-goers with one of their favorite shows from back when and to […]

Grand Comedy Hour Friday

We don’t know why they call $1,000 a grand, except that’s how you feel if you get $1,000. We know that’s the old name for Wisconsin Avenue in downtown Milwaukee, which is why they named the mall The Shops of Grand Avenue. And, of course, that’s the home to Milwaukee Comedy‘s Underground Collaborative and the Arcade […]

Comedians for Critters

We got a note from our old friend, Milwaukee-reared nationally touring comedian Dobie Maxwell. “It’s not often I ask for favors, but right now I can really use your help,” Dobie writes. He is putting together a benefit comedy show. It’s at 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 5, at Shank Hall, 1434 N. Farwell Ave. He […]

Milwaukee’s late-night comedy show

Find a clever, likable guy, dress him in a suit and tie, stand him in front of an audience, then seat him behind a desk beside a couch. That’s your basic formula for late-night talk shows. Here’s the twist. Find two clever, likable guys, dress them, stand them both in front of an audience and […]

Ragtime Variety Hour Friday

The Ragtime Variety Hour is an all-new show that showcases standup comedy and sketch comedy and sprinkles it with music in between. It’s presented by Lisan Wood and Liza Marie and “features comedians and musicians from Milwaukee and beyond” as they say. Among the comedians: Sammy Arechar Frankie JM Stacy Pawlowski Allison Dunne  Powering the […]

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 […]