Hotdogs and Hamburgers needs bread

Hotdogs and Hamburgers is a 10-city, six-state, 11-day, four-man comedy tour that hits the road next month from Milwaukee. Tyler Maas recently wrote about it for the Milwaukee Record, in which he did a Q&A with Sammy Arechar, one of the four comedians on the tour. We also posted about it here. Sammy, Steve Breese, […]

Rivers runs through us

In newsrooms, it’s known as the “dreaded local angle.” When a celebrity dies, you have to note some nearby connection, no matter how remote, that ties the deceased to the local reader. The thinking is that local folks don’t really relate to or care about some Nobel Peace Prize recipient who passed away unless they […]

Quick Bits with a Rubber Chicken

The 9th annual Milwaukee Comedy Festival has crossed the road. It is hysterical history. However, we have collected spontaneous exhibitions of comedy from some of the dozens of performers and comedian volunteers who participated in Wisconsin’s largest comedy event. Because it has become our tradition. That’s why. At the 2013 festival, we asked for knock-knock jokes. And […]

Milwaukee Comedy Podcast – Ep. 3 with Johnny Beehner

On the third episode of the Milwaukee Comedy Podcast, Greg sits down with local and national comedian Johnny Beehner, talking comedy, an amazing family charity and the perils in working for a company that destroyed America. If you’re an up and coming standup, Johnny gives some tips and talks about his experience with bookers. Thanks […]

Milwaukee Comedy Podcast – Episode 2b with Ryan Lowe

Moving right along into the second recorded podcast for Milwaukee Comedy with host Greg Bach! This one is chock full of fun – so fun it available to you in two parts! Greg Interviews the Lone Wolf of comedy – Ryan Lowe (Part 2)   We gotta say thanks to the brains and brawn of the podcast: […]

A Great, Plain Example of the Sense of Success

It’s simple. Do what you love because you love doing it.  Keep doing what you love, even if you’re not making money or gaining fame.  The simple desire to pursue something based on passion and enjoyment can lead you to greater places, but it will always make you feel greater no matter where you end […]

Johnny Beehner on Festivals

Festival season is in steady course for comedians and The Milwaukee Comedy Festival is gearing up for another year of great laughs! We thought it would be a great idea to talk with local great Johnny Beehner about comedy festivals! Johnny, who recently competed in Gilda’s LaughFest Best in the Midwest Competition and returned to […]

Pony up to Timmy Williams

A camera, an idea, and a method to reach an audience are the basic ingredients for sketch comedy. Success can be an instant or a result of consistently creating quality material for audiences to enjoy and share. So if creating content is an easy task today than how does a group (or an individual) become […]

Mapping the Road from Jokes to Success

Mike Stanley is a fearless and captivating performer. He’s definitely a comedian who offers an entertaining and rewarding show for audiences; and a show all comedians can appreciate and observe his craft of storytelling.  Milwaukee Comedy had the chance to correspond with Mike Stanley before he hits the stage this weekend at The Comedy Cafe […]

The Process of Comedy Writing

Joke writing can be a daunting task.  It’s hard to come up with an original premise, and make it work on stage.  Sure, your co workers may say you are the funniest person in your office, or you were voted “Class Clown” in your high school.  Congratulations.  The translation from what works in a group […]