Nick Vatterott does Milwaukee May 16

Recall Nick Vatterott’s recent appearance on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” (or watch the clip below), and you’ll recognize that this comedian is not just a joke-teller. Vatterott is a brilliant, multidimensional comedic entertainer. For one night only, you can experience Vatterott live in the intimate Arcade Theatre in Downtown Milwaukee. Nick Vatterott – 8 […]

Matt Griffo does music funny

Rochester, N.Y., and Milwaukee, Wis., are a lot a like. Both are situated on Great Lakes, have a river running through the downtown and have been home to iconic global brands such as Kodak and Harley-Davidson. Matt Griffo grew up in Rochester before earning his musical comedy chops in Chicago. Maybe that’s partly why he seems […]

10th Milwaukee Comedy Fest – Aug. 6-9

First Day of March question for you: What comes in like a lamb and goes out like a lion? Answer: Milwaukee comedy audiences roaring with approving laughter at each of the first nine Milwaukee Comedy Festivals. This one’s easier: What comes right after nine? 10th Milwaukee Comedy Fest – Aug. 6-9, 2015 And if you […]

Tall Boys perform around “Nudes”

What’s tall and long and takes shape according to audience suggestions? While you take a moment to think about that, I’ll just blurt out the answer: Tall Boys   That’s right, Milwaukee’s lanky lads of long-form improvisational comedy have scheduled another show. This one is at 8 p.m., Friday, Feb. 6, at ComedySportz, 420 S. […]

Nerding It Out in Midwinter

It’s always great to run into Milwaukee Comedy Festival alumni visiting the Brew City. The Nerdologues, hilarious sketch comedy troupe from Chicago will be performing live this Friday at the Midwinter Gaming Convention, along side role playing games, Larping, and other nerdy-goodness happening at the Hilton Downtown Center in Milwaukee. In their sketch shows, the […]

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 […]

Hoo Ha underground

As the cold snow and subzero windchills blow into Milwaukee, it’s wise to plan a cozy getaway to avoid the elements and enjoy yourself with friends. What better way than to huddle in a basement warming up to some of the funniest comics in the Upper Midwest! At 8 p.m., Friday, Jan. 9, the producers of the Ragtime […]

New year for Milwaukee comedy

Resolve to laugh more in 2015. You know it’s good for you. We’re here to help. Check out our comedy events calendar  regularly for shows to enjoy and workshops to participate in. (If you’re practicing comedy in the Milwaukee area, be sure to share performance dates on the calendar for others to see.) Keep tabs on upcoming […]

Grand Comedy Hour for a grand time

Before it was named Wisconsin Avenue, the main thoroughfare of Milwaukee’s downtown was known as Grand Avenue. That’s why the mall downtown is known as The Shops of Grand Avenue (which translates something like, “storefronts for a commercial corridor that no longer exists”). But seriously, folks, there’s still something grand about this space, and you […]

broadminded Thanksgiving

broadminded Comedy, Milwaukee’s premiere sketch comedy group, has something for everyone in its Thanksgiving show: musical parody political satire a live turkey actual text messages football The all-female troupe – featuring Megan McGee, Anne Graff LaDisa, Stacy Babl and Melissa Kingston – perform the last its four shows at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, Nov. 28 and 29, […]