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 […]

WUWM at Nite for laughs and more

Have you heard? WUWM Radio – 89.7 FM has been spicing up its local programming via WUWM at Nite and including more voices from the local scenes. For instance, you can hear the latest from Ex Fabula, the Milwaukee-based story-telling group, after 9 p.m. on Wednesdays. Ex Fabula has a contributor page on WUWM’s website. Of course, this […]

Howling at the Lone Wolf

One of our favorites in Milwaukee Comedy is the very versatile, creative and multi-disciplined Ryan Lowe. He spoke recently with Rachel Owens and Matt Kemple as part of a new series on WUWM Radio – 89.7 FM. Ryan refers to himself as the Lone Wolf and the idiot-savant of comedy. He discusses his craft and […]

Liz Ziner at (free) Comedy Show

Fresh from her Jan. 9 appearance in the Ragtime Variety Hour and her exclusive interview in The Milwaukee Record, Liz Ziner is joining a handful of other brash young standup comedians in the Comedy Show Comedy Show with Jake Kornely and Friends. 8 p.m., Jan. 10, Bremen Cafe, 901 E Clarke St. Click the link above to […]

Sun Will Come Out With Morrow!

Impressions, characters, quips and kookiness – comedian Martin Morrow has an arsenal of comic tools he may pull out at any moment when performing. With a background in not just stand up comedy, but also sketch and improvisation, Morrow has developed a unique style of comedy he has performed all over the country in clubs, […]

Feeling Elfish with Jason Powell

Continuing our all new interview series in collaboration with WUWM@Nite, Rachel and Matt interview the talented and funny Jason Powell! Jason is a writer, composer, actor and all around fun guy. His all original and all ages show For Purely Elfish Reasons is currently playing at the Alchemist Theatre. Check out more at http://wuwm.com/milwaukeecomedy

Shop Small. Laugh Tall.

After hitting the malls and the big-box stores on Black Friday, you can patronize mom-and-pop local merchants on Saturday, Nov. 29, then catch the Tall Boys/Goodnight Milwaukee show at 8 p.m. at ComedySportz, 420 S. 1st St. Just as they combined with Sketch Marks for two shows earlier in November, the Tall Boys are performing with Goodnight […]

Late night Saturday afternoon talk show

Jake Kornely is a funny Milwaukee man of accomplishment and ambition. He keeps busy with his weekely Comedy Show Comedy Show open mic at Bremen Cafe, as well as The Goodnight Milwaukee Show he does with Tyler Menz and various other projects, including the recent Halloween showcase – in which Milwaukee stand-ups performed as costumed characters. […]