Complete Guide to the 2015 Milwaukee Comedy Festival

The Milwaukee Record called it “a true local treasure” and “pretty much the perfect celebration of comedy in Milwaukee“.  We think it’s pretty funny, and have spent the last 10 years growing the Milwaukee Comedy Festival into the largest multi-day comedy event in Wisconsin. In fact there are more than a dozen different shows and events in […]

Wednesday: Free Open Improv returns

You know it’s a special week when in the middle of it you’ve got something fun and free and creative to enjoy. That’s the case this week. Because this Wednesday – Wednesday, Sept. 24 – is the next Free Open Improv. That’s why. Members of Sketch Marks take on all comers – from novice to pro – and gently guide […]

DIY Improvisational Comedy – FREE

Whether to stretch improvisational comedy muscles you’ve already flexed before or to first discover the magic of yes-and in relationships, come to the Free Open Improv Wednesday. Every other week, members of Sketch Marks comedy lead all comers in a friendly, exhilarating session of making up brief scenes live on stage, based on time-tested techniques and the […]

Your Guide to the 2014 Milwaukee Comedy Festival

You like to laugh, and we have all the laughs you need (plus a few extra just to be safe). There is plenty of info out there (like this post from Milwaukee Record) on the comedy taking the stage in the 9th Milwaukee Comedy Festival. So to give you some info on all the little stuff, here is […]

How to Promote Your Comedy Show

Here at Milwaukee Comedy, we spend a lot of time putting on great comedy shows, but figuring out the best way to tell our fans about the fun is the real challenge. It can be difficult to promote your own comedy show, but with a little motivation and this simple advice, you can learn How to Promote Your Comedy […]

Seven Easy Tips for First Time Open Mic Comedians

Trying out your stand up comedy skills for the first time can be down right terrifying.  Focus on doing your best and having some fun, and take a look at these Seven Easy Tips for First Time Open Mic Comedians. 1)   Prepare yourself—write some jokes, locate an open mic, and tell your friends to come enjoy […]

Microsoft Humor 1.0

A corporate take on being funny… why not?   I gotta hand it to Microsoft, they have a pretty extensive education competencies section on their website, and the page for humor is surprisingly informative.  Topics include: Proficiency Level, Overdoing Humor, Essentials Questions, Interview Questions, Learning on the Job and even Recommended Readings. Now, granted, the […]

Even the worst comedy can be hilarious!

I came across an interesting write up on the ThirdCoast Digest website the other day written by DJ Hostettler. It talks about a stand up night at a local bar in West Allis that featured one horribly, horribly bad ‘comedian’.  Luckily, the other comics at the evenings events were able to redeem the show by making […]

New Stand Up Comedy Class Today!

A new comedy class has appeared on the scene, beginning tonight at Rounding Third, 6317 W. Bluemound Rd. at 6:30 pm, and running on Mondays for 7 weeks. A similar class began in last week Thursday in Chicago. As I’ve been told: Learn to write, edit and deliver your own material to a live audience! […]