Two Brothers One Mind

“We’re just two brothers that are on stage, having a lot of fun,” says Chad Orr of Two Brothers, One Mind. “We’re going to show you something that’s pretty neat, and you’re going to have fun with us – enjoy the ride.” While comedy and magic may not seem like the most natural combination, brothers […]

No Offense, but Theo Von is the Best.

The phrase ‘No Offense’ is usually followed by an insulting statement about a person, place, or an idea which isn’t meant to offend the recipient. Like for an example, no offense, but this library where I’m writing this interview smells terrible. Well, maybe that’s just a nasal observation. It could even be my own offensive body odor considering there’s no body sitting […]

Learning the Ropes – Marketing!

Getting people together for a bbq or birthday is easy, but what if you want to get more than your friends or family to show up? Milwaukee Comedy has the answer with “Marketing Your Local Event“, a great introduction to event marketing and taught by one of the top live event producers in town, Matt […]

Stewart Huff Talks ‘Philosophical Comedy’

Stewart Huff has been on the standup comedy circuit for the past 15 years. In that time he’s performed in comedy clubs nationally and internationally, including the Improv in Los Angeles and New York, and he’s been part of the HBO Las Vegas Festival, where his act can be viewed on pay-per-view. He also has three […]

Comedy Fest Talk on WUWM

In Milwaukee, it’s easy to get overwhelmed when choosing which summer festivals to attend. The Milwaukee Comedy Festival is celebrating “Ten Years of Funny!” August 6-8 . Billed as Wisconsin’s largest comedy event, the annual festival features performers from across the United States and Canada, and takes place at the Next Act Theatre, and for the first time […]

The Comedy of Hamlet (Aug. 20-22)

From the plumed quill of Patrick Schmitz and the barbed wit of the Shakesparody Players comes another comedic take on one of theatre’s great tragedies. The Comedy of Hamlet…kinda sorta – Aug. 20-22 Just as they made us laugh at Romeo & Juliet last summer, Patrick and his cast are creating humor from the Fresh […]

Comedy Fest profile: Variety Hour Happy Hour

Nick Firer and Brian Bayer were in one of the original acts to perform in the first Milwaukee Comedy Festival, when it was known as the Sketch and Improv Comedy Festival. Firer and Bayer performed in the 9th Milwaukee Comedy Fest as Variety Hour Happy Hour. They’re back again, along with Rob Maass, Jessie Mahne, Tess Rutkowski, Nick […]

Comedy Killed the Radio Star

The team behind the Milwaukee Comedy Festival has been having a great time putting things together for the 10th yearly event happening this week!  Part of the process is press and media coverage, like this great time on TMJ4’s Morning Blend or this fun article in the Wisconsin Gazette. Another good time was had by comedy fest […]

Comedy Fest profile: Tall Boys

Milwaukee’s premier long-form improvisational comedy quartet has a special treat for its monthly first-Friday show. Instead of performing, as usual, at the Farina Arena of ComedySportz, Tall Boys is making a second consecutive appearance at the Milwaukee Comedy Festival. Tall Boys – 8 p.m. show, Friday, Aug. 7 “The Tall Boys are really happy to […]