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Just to remind everyone, Milwaukee is the birthplace and global headquarters of the ComedySportz franchise. The game-oriented short-form improv institution celebrated its 30th anniversary last year. Occasionally it takes the opportunity to showcase ComedySportz comedians from satellite locations who come to the mother ship to perform. As part of its 2014 anniversary, ComedySportz hosted 24 […]

Fall into Comedy Show – Oct. 17

Pay no attention to the balmy temperatures. The colors of the leaves, the shortening of the days, the mixed array of baseball, football, basketball and hockey scores all confirm that autumn is in full force. So, why not have some comedy? Fall into Comedy Show – 8 p.m., Sat. Oct. 17 Get a sneak peak at […]

Retro Comedy Night – a new season!

We adore this time of year: The crisp evenings, the dewy mornings, the blazing leaves. There’s football, if you’re into that; and pumpkin-spiced everything; and, of course, all the potential of a new TV season. Now, Milwaukee Comedy is presenting one more spectacle to anticipate: The return of Retro Comedy Night. Retro Comedy Night – 8 […]

Truth be told, they’re funny

One of our favorite maxims from Homer (the Simpson, not the poet) is “It’s funny ‘cause it’s true.” (See below.) There’s the classic manual of improvisation, “Truth in Comedy.” There’s even university research revealing that we learn truths about ourselves in what we find funny. So it’s altogether appropriate that the geographically diverse MadChiBrew Presents […]

A Voyage of Laughs

There is an exciting new improv show that plans to take you on a comic voyage; it’s Voyager: A Comedy Show and it’s happening this Thursday at ComedySportz Milwaukee!  The best of Milwaukee’s stand-up and improv scenes collide at the debut of Voyager with some of the cities best stand-up comics will take the stage and provide […]

Neil Hamburger @ Club Garibaldi

Sandwiched between appearances in Madison and Chicago, the “hardest working comedian in existence,” Neil Hamburger is coming to Milwaukee’s Club Garibaldi this week. AKA Gregg Turkington, the brilliant parody of an overworked, underrated, greasy, middle-aged standup is returning to Milwaukee after a 2012 show at Shank Hall and a 2010 performance at the Pabst Theater as part […]

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 – […]