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. […]

Mike Lester on passion

It’s understood that (the potential) success in comedy has been pinned down to these key factors: working hard, getting more stage, and writing more material (This also means rewriting material to make the joke ‘just right.’) These are the sorts of answers that aspiring comedians often hear from comedians on their way up the ladder […]

The Morril of the Joke

Joke writing is a process that takes an enormous amount of effort, time and disappointment. It’s like raising a teenager. They’re all considered special, but only a small number of them will ever work, and even fewer will make you proud enough to buy some ice cream. It is a surprise to many that comedy […]

Road Kill barrels into Milwaukee

Road Kill Comedy: Making Their Dreams Come True Milwaukee’s underground comedy scene may be embarking on a new breakthrough – touring comedians making Milwaukee a destination for up-and-coming comedians to spread their humor to residents of Cream City. The Road Kill Comedy Tour will be the first group of comedians from L.A. to make a […]

Tall Boys long form big laughs

They’re useful not just for getting those cans you can’t reach off the top shelf in the supermarket. Tall Boys can make you laugh. Big time! You might say they’re the height of comedy, the upper tier of funny. And this weekend, without having to stand on your tippy toes, you’ll get a couple of chances to […]

No Dice – DnD improv

James Boland, who improvises comedy around Milwaukee with Tall Boys and Busy Bar, is performing his Dungeons & Dragons-inspired improv show once again. No Dice: Improv DnD – 8 p.m., Saturday Feb. 28 From Facebook: From the land of Hilaria comes Bolan the Comedian funniest, warrior of the realm, with his Macerophone and his mighty […]

Retro Comedy Night Saturday

For one night and one night only this month, Milwaukee Comedy and the Underground Collaborative will indulge in your lifelong fantasy of being in the live studio audience of one of your all-time favorite TV sitcoms. Except, you don’t get to pick the sitcom. You won’t even know which sitcom it is until just before […]

Romeo & Juliet, laugh on

Patrick Schmitz has announced that Muskego High School has bought the rights to his parody, “The Comedy of Romeo & Juliet…Kinda Sorta” and is scheduled to present the play the first weekend in May. The students of Muskego High will perform the funniest teenage tragedy you’ll ever see, with 7 o’clock shows on Friday and Saturday […]

March to Hatter Madnesss

 (Photo by Ross Zentner) The Hatter’s gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate if you’re late for the very important dates of Amanda J. Hull‘s original play inspired by Alice in Wonderland. Hatter Madness – Feb. 12-March 1 Presented by Milwaukee Entertainment Group, as reported in the Shepherd Express, Hatter Madness tells an unfamiliar tale of some […]